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date: 19 October 2021

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This article analyzes the challenges of contemporary English novel to ecocriticism. It explains that the novel has often been considered to be unsuitable or at least problematic for ecocritical analysis and argues that a broadening of ecocriticism is needed if it wants to develop as a critical practice and continue to raise awareness about environmental concerns. It examines several relevant novels including David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Jon McGregor’s If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, and Ian McEwan’s Solar.

Keywords: English novel, ecocriticism, ecocritical analysis, environmental concerns, Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, Jon McGregor, Solar, Ian McEwan

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