In this lecture, Oona Frawley looks at how movements in ecocriticism that call for links to be made with postcolonialism challenge us, here in Ireland and outside of it, to do work that has not come naturally. As critics like Rob Nixon have pointed out, ecocriticism and postcolonialism were, in fact, often at odds with each other as the fields arose, operating at a disconnect.
The political work of postcolonialism seemed quite different to that performed by ecocriticism, says Frawley. It seemed as though there were two sets of delegates, in other words, lobbying intellectuals and activists for their attention.
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