Format et nombre de pages: Les voyageurs, explorateurs et montagnards révèlent-ils dans leurs textes une conscience réelle de la nécessaire interconnexion entre le monde humain et le monde non humain, animal, végétal ou minéral?
Anglophone Travel and Exploration Writing: Meetings Between the Human and Nonhuman Does the interest of travellers in the nonhuman world allow the travel narrative to be regarded as an example of environmental literature?
Do travellers, explorers and mountaineers reveal in their texts a real awareness of the vital interconnection between the human world and the nonhuman, animal, plant or mineral worlds? The articles rencontres dans le 59 in this volume will try to answer these questions and, through literary rencontres dans le 59 various geographical and scientific works, will show that consciousness and mindfulness are at the core of the perception of the world which surrounds rencontres dans le 59.
Among scholars and writers, who summon both literature and history, pedagogy and teaching of travel writing, geography and exploration, botany and physical sciences, Kev Reynolds, British author of more than forty travel guides and travelogues about the mountains of the world, and Scott Slovic, American specialist in Environmental Literature and Ecoriticism, urge us to turn our cultural attention back from the specifically human realm to the wider, other-than-human, living environment.