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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Ursula K Heise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book analyzes the relationship between the imagination of the global and the ethical commitment to the local in environmentalist thought and writing from the 1960s to the present. Part I ... More


Narrative in the World Risk Society

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter establishes connections between ecocriticism and risk theory. It gives a survey of theories of risk perception and the knowledge theoretical questions they have raised from the 1970s to ... More


Toxic Bodies, Corporate Poisons: Local Risks and Global Systems

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Ch. 4, analyzes the representation of local risk scenarios in two American novels that focus on exposure to chemical toxins, Don DeLillo’s White Noise and Richard Powers’s ... More


Afterglow: Chernobyl and the Everyday

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Chs. 4 and 5, focuses on two German novels about the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, Christa Wolf’s Accident: A Day’s News and Gabriele Wohmann’s Sound of the Flute. Both ... More


From the Blue Planet to Google Earth: Environmentalism, Ecocriticism, and the Imagination of the Global

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter traces environmentalist visions of the planet from the 1960s to the present. In the 1960s and 1970s, environmentalist thought combined utopian visions of global ecological connectedness ... More


Introduction: Opening Gambit

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter introduces the key concepts of the book and offers an overview of the period covered. It argues that conversation does not necessarily work towards communion, but involves an element of ... More


The Drama of Capital: Risk, Belief, and Liability on the Victorian Stage

Jane Moody

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Victorian drama and its dealings with risk and liability. Here, The Poor of New York is presented as a striking example of a wider issue: the dramatization of scenes from ... More


Prediction Theories: “The Path of the Law,” The Wings of the Dove, and the Engagement with Temporality

Lisi Schoenbach

in Pragmatic Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195389845
eISBN:
9780199918393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389845.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Four claims that James’s remarkably subtle and nuanced registry of emotions and personal interactions-long taken to indicate an apolitical aestheticism-should be linked directly to his ... More


Resolving scenes

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Scene confrontations should end with the protagonist in bigger trouble than before through complete or partial failure to achieve the scene’s goal. Four possible ways in which to end scenes are ... More


The International Novel

Annabel Patterson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300198003
eISBN:
9780300210408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198003.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the fall of 2010 and the spring of 2011, the NBER held two conferences that brought together leading academic researchers, central bankers, and other financial market experts to discuss ideas on ... More


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