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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Fire Was in the Reptile’s Mouth : Towards a Transcultural Ecological Poetics
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'This paper compares two creation narratives from indigenous peoples on either side of the Pacific Ocean, the relationships between which catalyse the theorisation of a transcultural approach to ecological poetics. The comparison of these narratives reveals important, rhizomatic similarities, and also unmistakable regional differences, concerning the origins of language and culture in Yanomami (Venezuela) and MakMak (Australia) communities. Concomitant with the centrality of indigenous thought in this theorisation of ecopoetics is the de­centrality of human-only conceptions of poetics. Accordingly, the paper considers non-semantic forms of poetics such as birdsong in order to de-centre classically Western, humanist conceptions of language and ecology.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Landscapes Ecotones as Contact Zones vol. 7 no. 1 2016 9388640 2016 periodical issue 2016
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