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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


Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first detailed study of the ‘peak oil movement,’ this book combines sociology, literary criticism, history and environmental studies to explore an early twenty-first century environmental social ... More


Ecocriticism extends its boundaries

Peter Barry and William Welstead

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994396
eISBN:
9781526132260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994396.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter maps out the richness of ecocriticism as it has extended its boundaries during the past decade from environmental literary texts to the wider environmental humanities. The still growing ... More


Introduction: For All the Wild Hearts

Sarah M. Pike

in For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294950
eISBN:
9780520967892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294950.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Introduction The introduction provides an overview of the book by placing it in the context of the environmental humanities, religious studies, youth culture studies and ritual studies. I offer ... More


Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Chris Pak

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the emergence and development of terraforming in science fiction from H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) to James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar (2009). Terraforming is the ... More


The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Louise Westling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book is an interdisciplinary work in environmental humanities that puts Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy into dialogue with evolutionary biology, animal studies, and literature, arguing for ... More


Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge

Nicholas Allen, Nick Groom, and Jos Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795155
eISBN:
9780191836503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In all the complex cultural history of the islands of Britain and Ireland, the idea of the coast as a significant representative space is critical. For many artists, coastal space has figured as a ... More


On-site natural heritage interpretation: an ecocritical reading

William Welstead

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994396
eISBN:
9781526132260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994396.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One of the most ubiquitous features of the official countryside is the proliferation of interpretation boards that inform and enhance our experience of the natural world. Writers, artists, ... More


At Nature's Edge: The Global Present and Long-term History

Gunnel Cederlöf and Mahesh Rangarajan (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489077
eISBN:
9780199093908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489077.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In an epoch when environmental issues make the headlines, this is a work that goes beyond the everyday. Ecologies as diverse as the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean coast, the Negev desert and the ... More


Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

David Herman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book aims to develop a cross-disciplinary approach to post-Darwinian narratives concerned with animals and human-animal relationships. In outlining this integrative approach to storytelling in a ... More


Materiality and Memory: Body, Blood, and Land in Rabbinic Tales of Death and Dismemberment

Julia Watts Belser

in Rabbinic Tales of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190600471
eISBN:
9780190600495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190600471.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reads Bavli Gittin’s destruction narratives through the lens of ecological materialist criticism, tracing the trail of blood and other fleshy residues of the body that run through the ... More


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