• “Biotopes and Ecotones: Slippery images on the edge of the French Atlantic”

    Author(s):
    Maura Coughlin (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Art history, Ecocriticism, Visual culture
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    coastal ecology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FV2J
    Abstract:
    Several images of the French Atlantic shoreline that I discuss in this essay imaginatively engage with the ecology of the edge of the sea, including its human and non human biological communities. Coming from a visual studies perspective, I am interested in articulating an ecological realism of the French Atlantic coast: looking at the intersections of landscape painting, ecological visual culture and the rise of intertidal natural history. Because my research extends far beyond the usual range of art history, I am looking to marine science for vocabulary and metaphors in my descriptions of seaside communities and ecologies.
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    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 month ago
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    All Rights Reserved

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