No. 22 (2022): Eco, eco… ecopoetics, ecopsychology: literature and psyche
Eco, eco… ecopoetics, ecopsychology: literature and psyche

Thematic special issue "Eco, eco… ecopoetics, ecopsychology: literature and psyche" has been developed as link between ecological literature and ecopsychology. AS E. O. Wilson, in his book Reconciliation: The Uniqueness of Knowledge, pointed out, the desire for reconciliation is found in all-new academic disciplines that seek to return to the ecology. Thus, ecopsychology was initiated in 1992 by Theodore Roszak in his book The Voice of the Earth, which explores the relationship between human beings and the natural world through ecological and psychological principles and seeks to develop ways to expand the emotional connection between individuals and the natural world by establishing and developing a sustainable way of life and removing alienation from nature.

Ecological literature and ecopoetics are concepts on the edge or areas of contact between development, creation of literary works with a perspective of poetics and ecological efforts in the Anthropocene towards syntagma “our Earth house” or as conveniently noted by Jonathan Skinner, editor of Ecopoetics - ecopoetics is a creation of home. Ecopoetics has been expanding in various ways from Anthropocenic literature through ecophenomenology, ecocriticism, and ecomelancholia, while ecological literature provides a space for different interpretations and analyses of the interpenetration of words, art, ecology, and nature.

Within this topic, editors try to connect “word” and “psyche” (studies will include ecopoetics, environmental and ecological literature, and ecopsychology) in the context of a pandemic (2020-2021) which will fundamentally change our relationship to natural-cultural contact zones, including posthumanism and transhumanism. These concepts are open to interpretation within various theoretical directions and bonds of the human and the world-more-than-human, so it is possible to analyse different aspects of the relationship to eco ties and separations within literature and other subdisciplines such as cultural botany, technologies, androids and cyborgs and the post pandemic world of the Anthropocene and Wastocene defined by Marco Armiero. In this issue, we invite the authors to analyse mentioned terms within the Slavic literature.

The title Eco, eco (Eko, eko) has been synonym to legendary children's book by Hrvoje Hitrec, the abbreviation of the academic journal Economic and Ecohistory (Ekonomska i ekohistorija) and Tajči Čekada's performance Eko / eko - human milk, the only human-specific milk.

Eco, Eco… Ecopoetics, Ecopsychology: Literature and Psyche

Ana Batinić
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 )
PDF (Hrvatski)
Rafaela Božić
The Motif of Nature in Early Russian Soviet Utopian and Dystopian Novels
Domagoj Brozović
An Ecocritical Approach to Đuro Sudeta’s Mor—The Original Werewolf Legend
Anna Chudzik
An Image of the Human Body and Its Relationship with Nature in the Statements of Supporters of Alternative Health Theories
PDF (Język Polski)
Goran Đurđević
Glued Nature: Sticker Albums with Animal and Plant Themes in Southeast Europe from an Ecohumanities Perspective
PDF (Hrvatski)
Uroš Đurković
Ecocriticism and Geopoetics: Ecopsychological Landscapes
PDF (Srpski)
Andrija Filipović
My Four Dogs: Urban Ecology in Vjeran Miladinović Merlinka’s Terezin sin
Marjetka Golež Kaučič
A Multi-species World in the Poetry of Alenka Jovanovski and Vesna Liponik
Anna Horniatko-Szumiłowicz
“It Is Not Me Who Is the Host, But Nature Itself”. An Ecocentric Analysis of the Creative Legacy of Vasyl′ Tkachuk
PDF (Українська)
Henrietta Mondry
An Appeal for a Creaturely Attitude to Animals in Vasily Rozanov’s Writing
Sylwia Nowak-Bajcar
Man, Space and Nature. The Bay of Kotor in the Prose of Nikola Malović
PDF (Język Polski)
Branislav Oblučar
Ecopoetics and the Mimesis Problem [ Reffering to Slađan Lipovec Poetry ]
PDF (Hrvatski)
Oksana Pukhonska
Chernobyl as an Exclusion Zone and Self-Knowledge [ According to Markiyan Kamysh’s Book Oformliandiia or Walk in the Zone
PDF (Українська)
Aljoša Pužar
On the Position of the Organic Unbuilt Nature in the Poetics and Ideology of Eastern Adriatic Futurism
PDF (Język Polski)
Vladimira Rezo
(Bio-/Cyber-/Robo-)technologically Enhanced and Designed “People” in the Most Recent Croatian Dystopian Prose
Lidija Stojanović
Essence of Harmony
PDF (Język Polski)
Svjetlana Sumpor
Human Attitudes to Nature in Four Stories from The Decameron 2020
Ewa Szperlik
Sea as an Element and a Space of Confrontation between Nature and Culture. Damir Miloš’s Ecopoetics in Kornatske priče and Meke ulice
PDF (Język Polski)