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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


Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

John Gatta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Since colonial times, the sense of encountering an unseen, transcendental Presence within the natural world has been a characteristic motif in American literature and culture. In this book, the ... 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


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


The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Dana Phillips

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book surveys trends in environmental thought in the US from the mid-19th century to the present day. Its author's chief interest is in ecocriticism — a new field of inquiry that focuses on ... More


Expostulations and Replies

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

First-generation ecocriticism often originated in an epiphany, which tended to occur when desk-bound professors of literature suddenly rediscovered the natural world and found it not only refreshing, ... More


Ecology Then and Now

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Popularly, ecology is still associated with utopian values and concepts such as balance, harmony, and community, despite the fact that scientists no longer see these values and concepts as relevant ... More


Art for Earth's Sake

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Ecocriticism in its early years was more appreciative than truly critical. It was hostile to literary theory, which it found overly skeptical and needlessly abstruse, and against which it urged a ... More


What Do Nature Writers Want?

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a sustained discussion of American “nature writing” which in the narrow sense of the term refers to a nonfiction prose essay describing its author's efforts to establish an ... More


A Word for Wildness

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This epilogue reviews some of the issues of most importance in this book, especially those that have been raised but not yet resolved by ecocriticism. In particular, it explores the idea not of ... More


Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End

Margaret Ronda

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603141
eISBN:
9781503604896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Remainders: American Poetry at Nature’s End discusses postwar poetry as an essential archive of ecological thinking in the era of the Great Acceleration, a period of rapid and unprecedented change to ... More


Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake

Kimberly J. Devlin and Christine Smedley (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061542
eISBN:
9780813051451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061542.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In seventeen new readingsof Finnegans Wake, leading Joyce experts offer diverse critical perspectives on each chapter of Joyce’s masterpiece, paying special attention to the resonances and ... More


Extending Ecocriticism: Crisis, Collaboration and Challenges in the Environmental Humanities

Peter Barry and William Welstead (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994396
eISBN:
9781526132260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume of essays explores the scope for a further extension of ecocriticism across the environmental humanities. Contributors, who include both established academics and early-career ... More


Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Kevin Brazil, David Sergeant, and Tom Sperlinger (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The death of Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing sparked a range of commemorations that cemented her place as one of the major figures of twentieth- and twenty-first- century world literature. This ... More


Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy

Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279500
eISBN:
9780823281558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279500.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book launches a new mode of philosophical and ethical reflection with respect to the challenges posed by the degradation of the natural environment. While the work of French philosopher Jacques ... More


Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Rachel Falconer (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This volume constitutes the first collection of scholarly essays devoted to a sustained critical assessment of the writings of Kathleen Jamie, one of Scotland’s leading contemporary poets. Nationally ... More


Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Ursula K. Heise

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. This book analyzes ... More


Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Michael Lundblad (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Representations of animality continue to proliferate in various kinds of literary and cultural texts. This pioneering volume explores the critical interface between animal studies and animality ... More


‘And now Intellect, Discovering its own effects’: Tim Robinson as Narrative Scholar

Christine Cusick

in Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, culture and environment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992781
eISBN:
9781526104427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992781.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Christine Cusick's essay ‘“And now intellect, discovering its own effects”: Tim Robinson as Narrative Scholar’ argues that scholarship rooted in both experience and academic discourse requires that ... More


Essayist of place: postcolonialism and ecology in the work of Tim Robinson

Eóin Flannery

in Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, culture and environment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992781
eISBN:
9781526104427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992781.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Eóin Flannery situates Robinson’s visual and verbal works within contemporary environmental and postcolonial contexts by arguing that his career and body of work are exemplary engagements with the ... More


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