This volume examines the interrelations between ecological concerns and personal forms of writing in Europe, Asia, and America. It assembles contributions from an international conference of experts from four continents who provide new insights into the redefinition of the self in contact with nature in different parts of the world. Articles range from the American tradition of nature writing via the ecological traditions of Native Americans and ethnic communities to Asian attitudes of nature worship and the dangers to human and animal lives on planet earth. Beyond the familiar Anglo-American focus, these case studies, interpretations of auto/biographical texts and films begin to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern discourses and propose new approaches to the theoretical basis of ecocriticism and life writing.