Ecocriticism and Pandemics

Wen-Hui Chang, Sheng-Mei Ma


As the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the 21st century by totally changing people’s lives, it has also become one of the factors that is bringing forward new ways of thinking about the environment. Eco­criticism has therefore become a new trend in cross-disciplinary research, necessitated by the state of emergency due to the pandemic. In The Ecocriticism Reader, Cheryll Glotfelty notes that “Ecocriticism is the study of the relationship between literature and the physical environment”, in other words, it is a combination of literature and the ­natural environment as an implicit criticism between human/non-human...

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