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New Book: Culture and Media: Ecocritical Explorations

2014 July 4
by Shared by Steve Rust

A terrific looking new collection of essays on media and ecocriticism edited by Rayson K. Alex, Susan Deborah, and Sachin Dev entitled Culture and Media: Ecocritical Explorations will soon be published by Cambridge Scholars Press. Here’s the rundown:


Indian ecocriticism has not yet adequately demonstrated the applicability of ecological/deep ecological/tinai principles to visual texts. Culture and Media: Ecocritical Explorations closes this gap at the most opportune moment. Though this volume accommodates ecologically oriented interpretations from several cultures across the world, it reserves the centre stage for Indian ecocriticism and ecotheory quite appropriately. The volume effectively challenges the major documents on ecocriticism and theory (published by international presses), which have been reluctant to give space to tinai criticism and theory that transcend Dravidian or Tamil boundaries. The day is not far when cinema of the world, shaped by tinai theory, will employ tinai hermeneutics to gain fresh insight, which, in turn, will feed into the processes of creation and production of relevant and great movies.

In addition to the editors, contributors include:

Richard Kerridge
Patrick D. Murphy
Simon C. Estok
Susan Ward and Kitty Van Vuuren
Deidre Pike
Yalan Kathryn Chang
Patrick Brereton
Moses Samuel
Nirmal Selvamony
Lynne Hull
Padini Nirmal
Nabeta Sangili



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  1. July 10, 2014

    Thank you Prof. Rust for posting in this dynamic space.

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