Seeking Environmental Awareness in Postmodern Fictions

Oppermann S. G.

CRITIQUE-STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION, vol.49, no.3, pp.243-253, 2008 (AHCI) identifier identifier


The author posits that postmodern fictions can create environmental awareness, as they incorporate ecological issues in their narratives in a dialogic interaction with their textual strategies as well as disclose how the discursive constructions of nature shape and condition the human valuation and understanding of the environment. Postmodern fictions also transcend false dichotomies in a process of writing that self-consciously interrelates texts and contexts.