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Title: Post-apocalypse now: Landscape and environmental values in The Road and The Walking Dead

Creator:

Dell'Agnese, Elena

Date issued/created:

2014

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Geographia Polonica Vol. 87 No. 3 (2014)

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

May landscape description be considered an eco-critical metaphor? This paper proposes a text analysis of two post-apocalyptic narratives, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, as novel and movie, and the zombie drama The Walking Dead, as graphic novel and television series. Neither narrative provides an explanation for its apocalypse, or a direct warning as regards human environmental misbehaviour. But both the barren landscape described in the former work, and the renaturalizing one presented in the latter second may convey an environmental meaning, albeit in a different way. To evaluate the way in which contemporary audiences negotiate this, further research would be necessary.

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Relation:

Geographia Polonica

Volume:

87

Issue:

3

Start page:

327

End page:

341

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0016-7282 ; 10.7163/GPol.2014.22 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:47366

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eng

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Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

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European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure

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