FASA (The Finnish American Studies Association) Seminar 2017

Sukhenko, I. (Speaker: Presenter)

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“Nuclear Narrative” within Ecocritical Studies

The project is focused on studying the concept of ”nuclear energy” within eco-narratives in the aspect of distinguishing local/global dimensions of shaping ecological identity in the aspect of “provincializing” ecocritical studies in European/American societies in particular. This vision involves finding out the ways of ecocritical vision on ”nuclear energy” and ”nuclear catastrophe” concepts. Studying “nuclear narrative” in North American writing practices (in comparison to the East-European ones) gives an opportunity to distinguish the local/global features of the ecocritical studies in the context of researching ecological memory and ecological identity in the post-traumatic societies. The analysis of literary responses to the nuclear disasters within cultural and social contexts can not only distinguish the transformations of “nuclear disaster” perception (the Chernobyl, the Fucusima, Three Mile Island, “nuclear test sites” etc), while highlighting the political component of the “nuclear narrative” but also allows finding out the national features of “nuclear literature” within the ecocritical studies.
Period1 Dec 2017
Event typeSeminar
LocationHelsinki, Finland