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Vol 6 No 1 (2022): Land in Literature

This issue of Literary Cultures explores land as a literary theme in modern and contemporary works. The issue specifically focuses on literature wherein land may be interpreted as vulnerable or under threat. Every article has a unique perspective on the relationship between humans and land, the sometimes volatile aspect of this relationship and its textual representations. The aim of this issue is to encourage a nuanced conversation about how land is altered and affected by human behavior, and the way colonialism, industrialism, and socio-political structures have impacted our understanding of land. The issue will offer a unique way of looking at issues like climate change, rapid urbanization and the loss of land, by contextualizing them through the lens of race, warfare and economic and social disparities.

Published: 2023-01-18

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