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  • November 30, 2013 To November 30, 2013

  • Seminars

  • K K Birla Goa Campus

  • Online

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • speaker

Ms. Heidi Danzl

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Salzburg, Austria

Superfunds Fictionalized: An Eco-cosmopolitan Approach to Animal’s People by Indra Sinhaa

Abstract:  Dipesh Chakrabarty stated in a thought-provoking paper: “The Anthropocene, one might say, has been an unintended consequence of human choices.” How this global human agency is represented in literature within this contest is a major interest of eco-cosmopolitanism. This global approach to ecocriticism was developed by Ursula Heise, an ecocritic at UCLA. Animal's People (2007) by Indra Sinha (a fictionalized account of the Bhopal tragedy) serves as an example in her article in The Routledge Companion to World Literature (2012). Further ecocritical analyses of the novel, focusing on aspects of genre, i.e., spy novel, noir, private eye (Anthony Carrigan) or the picaresque (Rob Nixon) will be enriched by this paper.