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Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature

Hannah Boast


Hydrofictions identifies water as a new topic of literary and cultural analysis at a critical moment for the world’s water resources, focusing on the urgent context of Israel/Palestine. It argues for the necessity of recognising water’s importance in understanding contemporary Israeli and Palestinian literature, covering topics including representations of the River Jordan; the history of Zionist and Israeli swamp drainage; the emergence of Israeli and Palestinian environmentalisms; the role of the Mediterranean in Israeli identity; and the hydropolitics of war and occupation. In doing so, it ... More

Keywords: Water, Israel, Palestine, Middle Eastern Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Postcolonial Ecocriticism, Ecocriticism, Environmental Politics, Environmental Humanities, Blue Humanities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474443807
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443807.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Boast, author
University College Dublin