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date: 04 December 2020

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This article examines the relevance of queer theory and “queer ecological” trajectories to ecocriticism. It analyzes Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner’s formative thoughts in “Sex in Public” and proposes some “radical aspirations” of queer nature building. It outlines a “queer life” for ecocriticism and provides a reading of Jane Rule’s novel After the Fire, which engages directly with both the ontological and the political dimensions of queer ecological thinking.

Keywords: queer theory, queer ecological trajectories, ecocriticism, Lauren Berlant, Michael Warer, Sex in Public, queer nature building, After the Fire, Jane Rule, queer ecological thinking

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