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Can the Nonhuman Speak?: A Postcolonial Ecocritical Reading of David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay explores the representation of nonhuman nature in David Malouf’s postcolonial novel Remembering Babylon. By applying a postcolonial ecocritical framework to the narrative the essay shows how nonhuman nature, including the animalised human “other”, is subject to Western ideologies that see them as resources or services to be exploited. However, the essay also reveals how the nonhuman “others” are opposing these views by resisting the Western pastoralizing practices and exposing environmental threats, as well as altering some of the Diasporic character’s views of the nonhuman “other” and their sense of displacement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Postcolonial, Ecocriticism, Malouf, Remembering Babylon, Nonhuman, Pastoral, Environment
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Languages and Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24039OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24039DiVA: diva2:1104414
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English
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no programme (freestanding course)
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Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-06-01 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved

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