Lost Chances? Re-Negotiating Forest Activism in the Anthropocene

Sarah Marak

Abstract


This essay examines the recent cultural revisit of previous forms of forest activism. Focusing on the 2019 Austrian art installation “For Forest” by Klaus Littmann and the 2018 novel The Overstory by American novelist Richard Powers, the article takes a closer look at the representation of, and reactions to, eco-activism and shows how discrediting representations and backlash against such activism blocks the development of an ecological consciousness.


Keywords


Environmental Activism; Climate change; Anthropocene; ‘Ecoterrorism’; Literary representation; Art

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5283/copas.340

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