The Post-Pastoral Ideology: The Creative-Destructive Process of Dylan Thomas’s “F T G F D F” and “R M D F C L”
Lead Guest Editor:
Mohsen Zohrab Baigy
Young Researchers and Elite club, Boroujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University,
Arak, Markazi, Iran
The topic in Eco-critical framework, which is selected as a spatial issue, tries to clarify one aspect of Gifford’s post-pastoral ‘creative-destructive’ process. Post-pastoral “is a poetry or pattern of narrative which escapes the closed circuit of pastoral and reactive anti-pastoral, and take[s] responsibility for our problematic responsibility with our natural home ground, from slugs to our solar system, from genes to galaxies, or as Marvell puts it, all that can be encompassed by a green Thought in a green Shade” (Gifford 2006: 57). In this topic, creative-destructive process particularly pertinent to express that the cycle of growth and decay are in balance and none of them is dominant. With the employment of syllogism which often used as a tool in showing the bridge between microcosm and macrocosm, this spatial issue sheds more light on the reality of death, which has its sublimity of sacralization since the death is followed by perpetual life. Limit papers are solicited in creative-destructive aspect of Gifford’s post-pastoral theory.
Aims and Scope:
1. Creative-destructive trace 2. Showing the cycle of growth and death 3. Relation between microcosm and macrocosm 4. The employment of syllogism