For this issue of Landscapes, we invited contributors to reflect on the concept of ecotone as a method of interrogating intersections between literature, culture, art and landscapes. We wanted to encourage the ecocritical and creative arts communities (including poets, writers, photographers, painters and graphic artists) to engage with this term in the hopes that ecotone would do for the environmental humanities what Mary Louise Pratt’s contact zone did for cultural and post-colonialist studies (see, for example, Pickles and Rutherdale). Taking our cue from Donna Haraway’s provocative study of interspecies contact zones in When Species Meet, we proposed the use of ecotone to rethink ecocritical assumptions about the natural world as a harmonious, organic, integrated space to which humanity must relearn its connection.
& Ryan, J.
Scholarly Ecotones in the Information Landscape.
Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 7(1).
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