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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(5); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020502.

The Cultural Symbols of Stone and Ecopoetics


Lele Sun

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Lele Sun

College of Literature, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou730020, China

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Stone metaphors and different cultural codes highlight the transformation of natural philosophy, which is closely related to ecopoetics.In the Western tradition, The ponder of subject in front of a stone is ascetic meditation of natural philosophy, which makes the stone take on the meaning of Stoicism and influences the creation of nature poetry of subsequent generations.In the reflection on the subject and centralism, stone became a metaphor for breaking ontology, which also promoted the arrival of post-humanistic era and laid the foundation for ecopoetics. In the context of the post-humanist material shift, ecocriticism also pays attention to material and proposes the “stories in stone”. This kind of material activity and material narrative view has become an important aspect of post-humanist ecopoetics.


Stone/rocks, Nature, Metaphor, Ecopoetics

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Lele Sun. The Cultural Symbols of Stone and Ecopoetics. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 5: 9-14. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020502.


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