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Planet

Alison J. Murray Levine

in Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940414
eISBN:
9781789629408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a cluster of high-budget French environmental documentaries that have brought unprecedented attention back to the wildlife genre by reinventing it. It pays particular attention ... More


Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Christine L. Marran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Ecology without Culture, Christine L. Marran introduces biotropes—material and semiotic figures that exist for human perception—to navigate how and why the material world has proven to be an ... More


Slow Violence in Film

Christine L. Marran

in Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how documentarian Tsuchimoto Noriaki created a perceptual field for invisible toxins. I discuss the formal, theoretical, and social modes in Tsuchimoto’s nuclear and medical ... More


Res Nullius: The Domestic Turn in Environmental Literature

Christine L. Marran

in Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces the concept of a “domestic turn” in ecocritical poetry and fiction that consciously demands that biotropes refuse the rural and urban dialectic. Representation under what I ... More


Obligate Storytelling

Christine L. Marran

in Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter identifies a mode of storytelling that foregrounds material relations among beings as fundamental to narrative and calls this form of expression “obligate storytelling.” Obligate ... More


Ecology without Culture

Christine L. Marran

in Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces my concept of the “biotrope” to navigate the broader question of why and how the material world has proven to be such an effective medium for representing culture. It then ... More


Literature without Us

Christine L. Marran

in Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Five returns to the question of cultural identity and cultural humanism as a problem for ecocriticism and ecopolitics. In addressing the scale of the planetary, this chapter shows that ... More


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