The Ecopoetics of Entanglement in Contemporary Turkish and American Literatures

  • Meliz Ergin

Part of the Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment book series (LCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Toward a Theory of Entanglement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Meliz Ergin
      Pages 13-52
  3. Collective Living, Connective Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
  4. Bodies, Ecologies, Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Meliz Ergin
      Pages 169-200
    3. Meliz Ergin
      Pages 201-231
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 237-244

About this book


This book foregrounds entanglement as a guiding concept in Derrida’s work and considers its implications and benefits for ecocritical thought. Ergin introduces the notion of "ecological text" to emphasize textuality as a form of entanglement that proves useful in thinking about ecological interdependence and uncertainty. She brings deconstruction into a dialogue with social ecology and new materialism, outlining entanglements in three strands of thought to demonstrate the relevance of this concept in theoretical terms. Ergin then investigates natural-social entanglements through a comparative analysis of the works of the American poet Juliana Spahr and the Turkish writer Latife Tekin. The book enriches our understanding of complicity and accountability by revealing the ecological network of material and discursive forces in which we are deeply embedded. It makes a significant contribution to current debates on ecocritical theory, comparative literature, and ecopoetics.


Latife Tekin Juliana Spahr thisconnectionofeveryonewithlungs Well Then There Now Posthumanism Ecologies and politics Rüyalar ve Uyanışlar Defteri Urbanization, ecological decay, and ecopolitics comparative ecocriticism ecopoetics intersection between nature and society ecocritical theory Derrida and ecocriticism

Authors and affiliations

  • Meliz Ergin
    • 1
  1. 1.Koç UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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