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  Estonian Journal of Ecology

ISSN 1736-7549 (electronic)   ISSN 1736-602X (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences: Biology, Ecology
(ISSN 1406-0914)
Published since 1952
 

Estonian Journal of Ecology

ISSN 1736-7549 (electronic)   ISSN 1736-602X (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences: Biology, Ecology
(ISSN 1406-0914)
Published since 1952
 

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Botanical nature writing: an ecocritical analysis; pp. 9–19

(Full article in PDF format) doi: 10.3176/eco.2012.1.03


Authors

Kadri Tüür, Triin Reitalu

Abstract

We present an ecocritical analysis of Haide-Ene Rebassoo’s book of nature writing Botaanilisi kilde 17 Hiiumaa suvest [Botanical Fragments from 17 Summers in Hiiumaa]. The dynamic tripartite model of nature writing is applied on the source material for advancing ecocritical theory, as well as for demonstrating the relevance of ecocriticism in the study of previously under-conceptualized texts often considered popular science. On the basis of the analysis, it is concluded that our source text features scientific, belletristic, and pragmatic dimensions of nature writing, with the main emphasis on botanical scientific knowledge.

Keywords

ecocriticism, botany, nature writing, nature protection.

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