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Shared Selves: Latinx Memoir and Ethical Alternatives to Humanism

Suzanne Bost

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042799
eISBN:
9780252051654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042799.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Writing about marginalized lives has the power to shift norms. In telling their own stories, John Rechy, Aurora Levins Morales, Gloria Anzaldúa, and other Latinx writers make visible experiences and ... More


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


Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

John Patrick Walsh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941633
eISBN:
9781789629200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that contemporary Haitian literature historicizes the political and environmental problems brought to the surface by the 2010 earthquake by building on texts of earlier generations, ... 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


Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788-1853

Seth T. Reno

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940834
eISBN:
9781789623185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Situated at the intersection of affect studies, ecocriticism, aesthetics, and Romantic studies, this book presents a genealogy of love in Romantic-era poetry, science, and philosophy. While feeling ... More


The new treason of the intellectuals: Can the University survive?

Thomas Docherty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526132741
eISBN:
9781526138965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132741.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This book addresses the condition of the university today. There has been a fundamental betrayal of the institution by the political class, perverting it from its proper social and cultural ... More


Contemporary Scottish Poetry and the Natural World: Burnside, Jamie, Robertson and White

Monika Szuba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474450607
eISBN:
9781474477093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contemporary Scottish Writers and the Natural World examines the work of four Scottish poets – John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, Robin Robertson and Kenneth White – in the light of philosophical ... More


Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Sarah Daw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Writing Nature is the first full-length ecocritical study of Cold War American literature. The book analyses the function and representation of Nature in a wide range of Cold War texts, and reveals ... 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


Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature

Kara Watts, Molly Volanth Hall, and Robin Hackett (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056289
eISBN:
9780813058078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056289.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Affective Materialities reads modernist literature for the ways in which bodies come to matter physically, socially, and juridically using two recent turns in literary studies—one to affect studies ... 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


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