« ‘Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.‘
This alarming scene from Rachel Carson’s 1962 Silent Spring, which documents the effect of chemical insecticides and fertilizers on the US bird population, emphasizes that the absence of bird songs signals environmental degradation to Carson and fellow humans. That music, created by the more-than-human-world, connects with the violence humans have enacted on the environment they also inhabit. The lack of bird song calls attention to the environmental injustice that impacts life and fertility, including the human and more-than-human world. »
Date limite de soumission : 15 janvier 2022.
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