Strange Beauty: Ecocritical Approaches to Early Medieval Landscape
Strange Beauty brings the developing discipline of environmental literary criticism to bear on narratives of nature and the Otherworld from early cultures around the Irish Sea. Reflecting on an Otherworld associated with human experience, Siewers uses texts such as the Ulster Cycle and the Mabinogi to relate views of nature, symbolism and language. This book uncovers early syntheses of Christian and indigenous Insular cultures which express an integration of the spiritual and physical landscapes that are marginalized in later medieval thought. Strange Beauty opens a window on distinctive alternative views of the relation of culture to nature still relevant today.
Ecocriticism, Medieval Studies, Celtic Studies, Eriugena, Christianity and Nature, Mabinogi, Ulster Cycle
Celtic Studies | Medieval Studies | Religion
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Siewers, Alf, "Strange Beauty: Ecocritical Approaches to Early Medieval Landscape" (2009). Faculty Books. 19.