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Based on concepts of coexistence between nonhumans and humans, it creates new narratives with the models of utopia, symbiocene, empathy. The author, while observing a community of free-roaming cats, co-created a series of interspecies communication and utopian experiments with humans and cats. The work is inspired by the author’s close intertwining with nonhumans and continues her artistic practice based in anthrozoology. It exemplifies artistic co-creation with nonhumans, more-than-human public space geography and the potential of artistic research as a scientific discipline.</p> Ivana Filip Copyright (c) 2022 Ivana Filip https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 385–403 385–403 10.14746/pss.2022.22.20 The Cat that ThereforeIAm https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36029 <p>This is a review of the cat-related exhibition Little Measure of All Things and spoken<br>word, a musical performance Life is Ca’ah, a collaboration with musician Dalibor<br>Zovko, at the opening of the exhibition by artist, researcher and activist Ivana Filip, Atelier Žitnjak, curator: Bojan Krištofić, Zagreb, March 25–April 16, 2022.</p> Suzana Marjanić Copyright (c) 2022 Suzana Marjanić https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 443–450 443–450 10.14746/pss.2022.22.23 Ekokritika i Zarobljenik šumske kuće Anđelke Martić u izdanju Eko Vjeverice ( Ecocriticism and Anđelka Martić’s Prisoner of the Forest House in Eco Squirrel Book Series ) https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35962 <p>The introductory part of the article aims to briefly present the main ideas of ecocriticism, a relatively new theoretical approach to the study of literary texts, and also provide basic information about a special publishing project launched at the beginning of the 1990s byMladost publishing house—Eko Vjeverica ( Eco Squirrel ), a book series intended for children. After that, the focus of the analysis is shifted to one of the titles from the series, Zarobljenik šumske kuće ( Prisoner of the Forest House ), a collection of stories written by a Croatian author Anđelka Martić. The main research issues in this article, which are at the same time the basic guidelines of ecocritical approach in the analysis of literary works, relate to the study of fundamental ecological values implied by the word “nature”—what nature is in a given context, in which way nature is experienced and perceived by human characters and how that perception has changed over the years, and also how the world around us acquires meaning through textual representations of nature. </p> Ana Batinić Copyright (c) 2022 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 27 45 10.14746/pss.2022.22.1 The Motif of Nature in Early Russian Soviet Utopian and Dystopian Novels https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35964 <p>In this paper the most important works of Russian-Soviet literary utopia and dystopia have been analysed to investigate the role of nature. In literary utopias, people and their needs are the measure of all things, and the image of a utopian future is the vision of a nature so subdued that the need to eat and sleep have been subdued as well. Yet authors, such as Chayanov, emphasise the importance of a coexistence with nature. Dystopian authors ( Platonov and Zamyatin ) see the meaning of nature symbolically. They see nature not only as an unconquerable force, but also as a force entirely impermissible to defeat and that should not be defeated: for Platonov and Zamyatin nature is the eternal source of all that is to come.</p> Rafaela Božić Copyright (c) 2022 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 47 66 10.14746/pss.2022.22.2 An Ecocritical Approach to Đuro Sudeta’s Mor—The Original Werewolf Legend https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35979 <p>This paper outlines the main reading strategies of ecocriticism. Its main theoretical interest lies not in the pure extraction of literary motifs of Nature, but in the deconstruction of the diversity between Nature and Culture, representing Nature as the postmodern significant “Other” relating to contemporary environmental problems and thus exposing literary approaches in the past ( including<br>postmodernism ) as anthropocentric. The main part of this paper focuses on the example of the application of ecocritical strategies in Đuro Sudeta’s modernist and impressionistic novella Mor, which leads to the suggestion of reforming conventional readings in traditional literary history.</p> Domagoj Brozović Copyright (c) 2022 Domagoj Brozović https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 67–81 67–81 10.14746/pss.2022.22.3 An Image of the Human Body and Its Relationship with Nature in the Statements of Supporters of Alternative Health Theories https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35981 <p>The aim of the article is to present the image of the body in relation to nature appearing in statements of the supporters of alternative health theories, as well as the processes of mythization of nature. The research material consists of statements by members of discussion groups on Facebook, and the research methodology—tools of anthropological and cognitive linguistics. The first part of the article discusses the changes in the dominant paradigm of perception of the relationship between the body and nature, the second part contains a brief description of the research methods, and the third part is the analysis of the material.</p> Anna Chudzik Copyright (c) 2022 Anna Chudzik https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 83–107 83–107 10.14746/pss.2022.22.4 Glued Nature: Sticker Albums with Animal and Plant Themes in Southeast Europe from an Ecohumanities Perspective https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35986 <p>Collecting sticker albums is part of growing up, learning, and having fun formany children in Southeast Europe from the mid-1950, when the first picture albums appeared, until today. Among the most famous examples are sticker albums with plant and animal themes analyzed from ecohumanities perspectives, i.e., the permeation of Nature and Culture. While most authors start from the<br>content ( textual and visual analysis ), the author of this paper takes a completely different perspective. After the analysis, four major periods are visible ( the early 1970s, second half of the 1980s, second half of the 1990s and early 2000s and the period from 2013 to 2018 ) in which the increase in the number and quality of the mentioned albums correlates with a greater presence of green policies and politics.</p> Goran Đurđević Copyright (c) 2022 Goran Đurđević https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 109–127 109–127 10.14746/pss.2022.22.5 Ecocriticism and Geopoetics: Ecopsychological Landscapes https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35989 <p>Based on comparative research on ecocriticism and geopoetics ( Kenneth White) as two theoretical discourses concerning the relationship between literature and environment, the aim of this paper is to explore the connection between literary landscapes and their psychological foundation. Ecocriticism, as a dynamic, complex, and sometimes inconsistent system of thinking about nature and literature, can be enriched byWhite’s geopoetics, which has not only a theoretical but also an important practical dimension. A question of landscape in art is viewed, through these theoretical positions, as one of the crucial moments for personal and collective human self-identification in environment.</p> Uroš Đurković Copyright (c) 2022 Uroš Đurković https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 129–140 129–140 10.14746/pss.2022.22.6 My Four Dogs: Urban Ecology in Vjeran Miladinović Merlinka’s Terezin sin https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35993 <p>In this article, I analyze the relations between humans, non-humans, and infrastructure in Vjeran Miladinović Merlinka’s fictionalized autobiography Terezin sin. I argue that queer humans and non-humans share a particular ontological and axiological space and time in urban ecology in relation to the built environment of cis-heteronormative socius grounded in reproductive heterosexuality.<br>The fictionalized autobiography that is explored in this article offers a particular view of minoritarian relation as it depicts a queer form of relationality that is lived sideways to the cis-heteronormativity and reproductive heterosexuality as an oppressive form of life that creates a specific kind of infrastructural intimacy for itself in the urban built environment. Relations between queer humans and<br>non-humans under these conditions are decidedly messy, as they are described as both caring and exploitative in Terezin sin.</p> Andrija Filipović Copyright (c) 2022 Andrija Filipović https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 141–159 141–159 10.14746/pss.2022.22.7 A Multi-species World in the Poetry of Alenka Jovanovski and Vesna Liponik https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35994 <p>The article examines selected poems that deal with the inter-species relations in a multi-species world, from the collections of poems Tisoč osemdeset stopinj (Thousand Eighty Degrees) by Alenka Jovanovski and roko razje (Eats Away the Hand) byVesna Liponik. Through the analysis and interpretation, we investigate how their poetics work when it collides with the demonization of the other and the overt or covert social and environmental speciesism. In doing so, we discuss the symbolic and active power of poetry, the poets’ critique of the binary divide between man and other beings, and their emphasis on the inherent value of animal and, in awider context, their political-economic critique of global capitalism and linguistic, symbolic, material human violence against other species and nature.</p> Marjetka Golež Kaučič Copyright (c) 2022 Marjetka Golež Kaučič https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 161–180 161–180 10.14746/pss.2022.22.8 “It Is Not Me Who Is the Host, But Nature Itself”. An Ecocentric Analysis of the Creative Legacy of Vasyl′ Tkachuk https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35995 <p>The interpretation of Vasyl′ Tkachuk’s stories from an ecocritical point of view showcases new aspects of understanding the prose legacy of this remarkable writer. Of course, the true love for the Hutsul region, one that the “proud” Hutsul people live in harmony with, one that, unlike in the works of Vasyl′ Stefanyk, is not only the cause of the Hutsul people’s extreme poverty but is sincerely loved and praised by them, is not the only merit of Tkachuk’s stories. Ecocritical dimensions of the “humble rural pictures, so touching to the core” ( Mykhaylo Rudnytskyi ) imply certain aspects of the critical literary analysis of Tkachuk’snovels, such as ethno national identity of the author and his characters, unbreakable unitywith the traditions of ancestors, apotheosis of the soil—one that not only feeds but is also responsible for the unique “national spirit” of the Carpathian highlanders, ecological awareness of the old Hutsul people and the philosophical layer of the literary legacy of the author.</p> Anna Horniatko-Szumiłowicz Copyright (c) 2022 Анна Горнятко-Шумилович https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 181–194 181–194 10.14746/pss.2022.22.9 An Appeal for a Creaturely Attitude to Animals in Vasily Rozanov’s Writing https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35997 <p>The work of Vasily Rozanov offers a relevant case study of our changing relation to natural-cultural contact zones with animals. Rozanov used a comparative approach to human-animal connections to change the societal attitude to the physical body and erase boundaries between human and animal corporeality. I focus on his narratives that promote a creaturely attitude to animals in the context of societal problems. The issues he addresses have special relevance to the current pandemic realia. I argue that Rozanov used both ethico-religious and secular arguments, as well as logic and emotion as part of his strategy to appeal to wider audiences. The hybrid genre of his narratives was a new form of literature that employed multiple rhetorical devices in creating creaturely poetics.</p> Henrietta Mondry Copyright (c) 2022 Henrietta Mondry https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 195–215 195–215 10.14746/pss.2022.22.10 Man, Space and Nature. The Bay of Kotor in the Prose of Nikola Malović https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35998 <p>The article presents the imaginary structure of The Bay of Kotor in selected works ( the novels: Latajući Bokelj [Wandering Bokelj], Jedro nade [Sail of Hope] and the collection of short stories Prugastoplave storije [Striped Blue Stories]) by Nikola Malović, as well as the issues of ideological consequences of this literary creation, in which the region becomes a metonymy for the problems of the modern world. The story of the Bokelian identityis a story about rooting, about space treated as oikos, and about a man as one of the elements of this system. In Malović’s reflection, the awareness of the writer’s place of origin is combined with the awareness<br>of responsibility for it. Looking for the disastrous consequences for humans in the interdependence between power ( politics ) and knowledge ( civilization development ), in returning to the tradition and experiences of ancestors, he sees an antidote to the devastating activity of man, which links this concept with the current of research referred to as traditional ecological knowledge.</p> Sylwia Nowak-Bajcar Copyright (c) 2022 Sylwia Nowak-Bajcar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 217–236 217–236 10.14746/pss.2022.22.11 Ecopoetics and the Mimesis Problem [ Reffering to Slađan Lipovec Poetry ] https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35999 <p>The article discusses the topic of poetry, poetic language and mimesis in the context of ecocritical and ecopoetic approach to the study of literature. The first part presents and discusses significant theoretical and critical insights regarding the relationship between poetic language and the environment—from ecophenomenology to insights influenced bypoststructuralism. Based on these more general observations, the second part provides an interpretation of poetry by contemporary Croatian poet Slađan Lipovec, whose poetry features prominently the themes of the natural environment.</p> Branislav Oblučar Copyright (c) 2022 Branislav Oblučar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 237–254 237–254 10.14746/pss.2022.22.12 Chernobyl as an Exclusion Zone and Self-Knowledge [ According to Markiyan Kamysh’s Book Oformliandiia or Walk in the Zone https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36015 <p>The presented article refers to Chornobyl as a text of culture which reflects such important problems as nature, human, ecology and memory. These problems the author of the research interprets through the literary work by contemporary Ukrainian writer Markiian Kamysh. The sources of literary contents of the writer’s book are based on his own experience of illegal travel to the Exclusion Zone,<br>called stalkering. The hero of the book pays attention to the existential need of the contemporary human—how to establish a dialogue with nature, and to reveal yourself in it. Chornobyl in literature about environment is not only a symbol of catastrophe, but a space of finding yourself as part of nature, history and culture.</p> Oksana Pukhonska Copyright (c) 2022 Оксана Пухонська https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 255–271 255–271 10.14746/pss.2022.22.13 On the Position of the Organic Unbuilt Nature in the Poetics and Ideology of Eastern Adriatic Futurism https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36018 <p>The article offers an overview of lesser-known aspects of the Eastern Adriatic futuristic avant-garde in a broader sense: both the futuristic movement itself and the phenomena that relied on it in conventional interpretations. Selected episodes relate to the examination of the futuristic relationship to the organic unbuilt nature. Emphasis is placed on the comparative image of this multicultural and multilingual literary region, beyond national historiographical conventions.</p> Aljoša Pužar Copyright (c) 2022 Aljoša Pužar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 271–288 271–288 10.14746/pss.2022.22.14 (Bio-/Cyber-/Robo-)technologically Enhanced and Designed “People” in the Most Recent Croatian Dystopian Prose https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36019 <p>The following paper focuses on typification and cataloguing of the various manifestations of body decorating and enhancing in selected novels and stories, and also tries to examine their meanings, what changes they bring, what attitude of the authors towards technological progress they reveal and what social/cultural phenomena and processes they reflect. The paper also questions the upgrades of the human mind and the transformations of humans into some other forms of existence. Nine contemporary dystopian novels and five short stories have been studied for the purposes of this research. The methodological framework consists of texts that question the enhancement of the human body conducted in various ways, especially through biotechnology, bioengineering, cybernetics, robotics, etc.</p> Vladimira Rezo Copyright (c) 2022 Vladimira Rezo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 289–308 289–308 10.14746/pss.2022.22.15 Essence of Harmony https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36020 <p>The paper aims to explore the harmonious relations between man and nature, in terms of ecopsychology, representing a solutionfor pointless/deviant discussions in the field of post- and transhumanism, especially in the abnormal period of the pandemic. According to the author, the establishment of harmony is primarily contained in the “moderation” of the senses and the ratio through intuitive knowledge. The establishment of several patterns of harmony will be considered through Honeyland ( 2019 ), the poetry of Koneski, and the eco analysis of Miljovska. The paper will examine the intuitive human abilityto establish this harmony, seen as a process of creating cosmic balance. The analyzed works manifest the harmonious relationship: human—biotope, principles of “eco-cosmos” of the local man.</p> Lidija Stojanović Copyright (c) 2022 Лидија Стојановиќ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 309–326 309–326 10.14746/pss.2022.22.16 Human Attitudes to Nature in Four Stories from The Decameron 2020 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36022 <p>The Decameron 2020 started in Croatia as an online literary event in the time of the first quarantine caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and resulted in an e-book of fifty-two selected short stories. Its initiators and editors, Ana Cerovac, Vesna Kurilić and Antonija Mežnarić, recognized the peculiarity of the experience of living in the end times, as well as the potential for comparison of the e-book with Boccaccio’s classic, and set up an online space where authors from Croatia and the region could ( re )create or transform their experiences, or reflect upon them. This paper focuses on four stories from the collection in which nature is given<br>special significance: Algernonova osveta (Algernon’s Revenge) by Nataša Milić, Zaražena (Infected) bySunčica Mamula, Redukcije(Reductions) byAnaKutleša and 2030 byRadmila Rakas. It investigates the range of feelings and attitudes towards<br>nature in the time of pandemic and quarantine, as reflected in these four stories.</p> Svjetlana Sumpor Copyright (c) 2022 Svjetlana Sumpor https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 327–342 327–342 10.14746/pss.2022.22.17 Sea as an Element and a Space of Confrontation between Nature and Culture. Damir Miloš’s Ecopoetics in Kornatske priče and Meke ulice https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36024 <p>The article attempts to present selected prose works by Damir Miloš as an example of Croatian maritime literature and ecological writing. In the posthumanist view, the symbiosis of man and nature constitutes a postpastoral attempt to return to Arcadia. In Miloš’s prose, ecopoetics is manifested in J. F. Lyotard’s idea of “house-building” ( oikon and poesis ), which is currently also discussed by other researchers, in the harmony of the human and the world of nature, as well as in the perspective of pansociologism, according to which “everything is society,” and all existence means “entering into interactions,” and, lastly, in the optics of Bruno Latour’s hyperhumanism. The element of the sea ( its flora and fauna) in an ecocritical approach is characterised by liquidity, ambiguity as well as transgression and liminality ( between the world of nature and culture ). In addition to its causative elements, it can also communicate ( non-anthroponormative languages, post-koiné ).</p> Ewa Szperlik Copyright (c) 2022 Ewa Szperlik https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 343–361 343–361 10.14746/pss.2022.22.18 Ethics of Interpretation of Symbolic Texts https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36027 <p>The main subject of the review is Mykola Ilnytskyi’s book Reading and Re-reading…, which is very important research on Ukrainian literature in contemporary humanities. The book includes four chapters in all of which fundamental interests of the researcher are described. Mykola Ilnytskyi reviews the classic texts of Taras Shevchenko, Ivan Franko ( chapter 1 ), and the literature of the first part of the 20th century ( chapter 2 ), as well as contemporary texts ( chapters 3, 4 ). This book is not an extensive view of the history of literature of the 20th century. Its main peculiarity is the delivery of important fragments and episodes of literary history. The essays combine a liberal understanding of the subject and an unobtrusive interpretation of the texts, which reflects the unique ethical culture of the researcher. Mykola Ilnytskyi is clearly aware of the multiplicity of meanings offered byfiction, and therefore does not insist on his own right to the truth, but only offers well-founded and personally verified versions of literary plots.</p> Yaroslav Polishchuk Copyright (c) 2022 Ярослав Поліщук https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 407–419 407–419 10.14746/pss.2022.22.21 Crypto-Christian—Post-Apophatic—Post-Secular https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36028 <p>This article is a review of the study entitled Защото е на скрито… Християнският светоглед в творчеството на Атанас Далчев (Because It Is Hidden… The Christian Worldview in the Works of Atanas Dalchev ), byKamen Rikev ( Lublin: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, 2020, pp. 340 ).</p> Ewelina Drzewiecka Copyright (c) 2022 Евелина Джевиецка https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 421–440 421–440 10.14746/pss.2022.22.22 Ivana BrlićMažuranić and Her Brlićevac https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36025 <p>The article, based on the commemorative books of the Brlićevac summer house and the correspondence of the Croatian writer Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, attempts to show the influence that the family estate had on Brlić-Mažuranić and her work. Atthe estate in the immediate vicinityof Brod, where the spouses lived, the family spent the summer months for many consecutive years and Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić wrote most of her works. The close contact with nature, which this place provided to a nature-loving writer, became the dominant source of her inspiration, it also guaranteed great well-being, unattainable in other places she lived ( Brod,<br>Zagreb ). The property played a huge role in the life of the famous Croatian who, in her time free from the work in the vineyard, willingly devoted herself to recreation typical of a summer resort, and each celebration of the moments spent together with the loved ones, led to a kind of sacralization of this space.</p> Anita Gostomska Copyright (c) 2022 Anita Gostomska https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 365–381 365–381 10.14746/pss.2022.22.19 Eco, Eco… Ecopoetics, Ecopsychology: Literature and Psyche(Goran Đurđević, Suzana Marjanić, Krystyna Pieniążek-Marković) https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/35959 Goran Đurđević Suzana Marjanić Krystyna Pieniążek-Marković Copyright (c) 2022 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 9 16 Eco, Eco… Ecopoetics, Ecopsychology: Literature and Psyche https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/36030 Goran Đurđević Suzana Marjanić Krystyna Pieniążek-Marković Copyright (c) 2022 Goran Đurđević, Suzana Marjanić, Krystyna Pieniążek-Marković https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 22 17 24