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The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Chris Campbell and Michael Niblett (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This unique edited collection of scholarly articles brings together the work of a diverse range of literary and cultural critics, creative writers, and environmental and social activists. It marks an ... More


Critical Environments: World-Ecology, World Literature, and the Caribbean

Chris Campbell and Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Chris Campbell and Michael Niblett offer an overview of the environmental history of the Caribbean, and of the trajectories of the fields of postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. ... More


The Political Ecology of Storms in Caribbean Literature

Sharae Deckard

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Sharae Deckard explores the metaphorics and aesthetics of tropical storms and ocean-borne “disasters” in Caribbean fictions. The essay considers how Caribbean writers use ... More


Zombies, Gender, and World-Ecology: Gothic Narrative in the Work of Ana Lydia Vega and Mayra Montero

Kerstin Oloff

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Kerstin Oloff posits the zombie as a figure that registers the logic of capitalism-as-world-ecology. She examines the work of two contemporary writers – Puerto Rican Ana Lydia Vega ... More


‘The Abstract Globe in One’s Head’: Robert Schomburgk, Wilson Harris, and the Ecology of Modernism

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Michael Niblett examines the work of the nineteenth-century Anglicized Prussian explorer Robert Schomburgk alongside Wilson Harris’s 1965 novel The Eye of the Scarecrow. Arguing for ... More


Mining and Mastery: Ethnography and World-Ecology in the Work of Charles Barrington Brown

Chris Campbell

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Chris Campbell examines the case of Charles Barrington Brown in British Guiana (1867-70), reading the narrative of Brown’s surveying expeditions in the Guyanese interior, Canoe and ... More


The Season is Stalled: Ashbery’s Changing Climate

Stephen J. Ross

in Invisible Terrain: John Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198798385
eISBN:
9780191839405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798385.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Poetry

The final chapter, a survey of Ashbery’s prolific “late period,” argues that the archive of “bad” nature poetry examined in Chapter 4 is shadowed by a related archive of poetry about climate change. ... More


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