Når poesien deltager i økokritikken, finder betydningen sig i lydene - Om det fonematiske niveau i Katarina Frostensons Flodtid og Lars Skinnebachs Enhver betydning er også en mislyd

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Claus K. Madsen
Publisher: Universitetsforlaget AS
Publication year: 2016
Journal: Edda
Volume number: 103
Issue number: 4
Start page: 313
End page: 330
eISSN: 1500-1989


Ecocriticism rarely takes a formalistic approach. This article nonetheless focuses how the long poems’ extended poetic enactment in an ecocritical context imbues meaning-dividing elements like graphemes and phonemes with meaning. This lettered meaningfulness is achieved in two distinctly different ways. Frostenson’s Flodtid achieves it through a river-poetic flow where the amalgamation of letters in movements of the eyes or lungs use means analogous to the flow of the river to imbue the singular meaning-dividing letters with meaning. The /O/ is symbolized as negation of a catastrophic flow and the /Ö/ entanglement with it, so ecocritical meaning accumulates in the lettered flow. Skinnebach’s Enhver betydning er også en mislyd achieves it through a drone-poetic insistence. The titles waylaying of meaning and the poetic text’s unwillingness to state matters clearly urges an attempt at meaning in the static around a foregrounded i-pattern indexical to the climate catastrophe. Ecocritical meaning accumulates by the text. These intrinsic and extrinsic phonematics are presented in detail in the ensuing ecocritical reading.


ecocritisicm, ecological literacy, ecopoetics, fonematik, indexicality, Langdigt, Long Poem, Långdikt

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