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Introduction: Ecocriticism and the Mid-Twentieth Century

Sarah Daw

in Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter begins by contextualising the study, discussing the representation of Nature in early Cold War American culture and the emergence of modern environmentalism from 1945. The ... More


The Question Concerning Nature

Sean McGrath

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In Ecology without Nature, Timothy Morton breaks with the folksy and somewhat frumpy environmental holism of the ’70s and ’80s, and confirms the growing conviction in continental philosophical ... More


The Hedge Fund of Reality: Ontology and Financial Derivatives

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter elaborates how the Object Oriented Ontology’s universe of things works too closely with financial capitalism, as both generate a posthuman reality. The OOO seems too preoccupied with the ... More


J. G. Ballard’s Dark Ecologies: Unsettling Nature, Animals, and Literary Tropes

Frida Beckman

in Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beckman explores the ways that some of J. G. Ballard’s works can be seen as exemplifying a “dark ecology,” a critique of the universalist concept of “Nature” that keeps animals and the nonhuman world ... More


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