Aidan Tynan, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University (Wales), presented his book The Desert in Modern Literature and Philosophy: Wasteland Aesthetics (Edinburgh UP, 2020) in the Greenhouse online book talk series on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 16:00 Central European time.

Tynan offers a timely and provocative rethinking of some of the core assumptions of ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. Showing the significance of deserts and wastelands in philosophy literature since Romanticism, he argues that the desert has served to articulate anxieties over the cultural significance of space in the Anthropocene.

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