Invasive species

Menozzi F. (2013) Invasive Species and the Territorial Machine: Shifting Interfaces between Ecology and the Postcolonial.’ in ariel: A Review of International English Literature. 44(4) pp 181-202

  • interesting text that looked at the relationship between ecology and imperialism
  • Deleuze and Guattari’s Deterritorialisation
  • invasive species as example of overabundance – common and widespread
  • landscape change and introduction of invasive species as a tool for capitalism and something that aids but also inhibits conquest
  • interesting shifts in language, distinction between ‘settler’ and ‘conquerer’ changes meaning
  • ecocriticism
  • This article made me think about ways in which I can talk about plants/landscape in conversation with social issues of mobility rather than as representative or allegory of them

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