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Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Teresa Shewry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Pacific Ocean has long inspired literary imaginings of promising worlds, including Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis. This book asks how literary writers imagine ocean futures ... 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


Introduction: Locating Queer Ecologies

Nicole Seymour

in Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037627
eISBN:
9780252094873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter bridges the seeming theoretical disconnect between queer theory and ecocriticism. In doing so the chapter promotes a “queer ecology”—an emerging paradigm in which the ... More


Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Paola Iovene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Twentieth-century Chinese literature has been characterized by an obsession with the future, an obsession that is often commented on but rarely scrutinized. Most studies of Chinese literature ... 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


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


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


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


A Clean Place To Die: Fog, Toxicity, and Shame in End of Spring in Jiangnan

Paola Iovene

in Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter offers a close reading of Ge Fei’s 2011 novel, exploring its use of fog as a poetic trope, as a concrete manifestation of environmental pollution, and as a vector for manifestations of ... 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


Shipwreck Modernity: "Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719"

Steve Mentz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691036
eISBN:
9781452953571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691036.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Shipwreck sinks human ambitions into the global ocean. In the wet chaos of disaster, sailors and writers seek temporary stability amid dynamic change. The vast archive of early modern representations ... 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


Canto 30

LeeAnn Derdeyn and Tim Redman

in Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954408
eISBN:
9781786944337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954408.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Building off critical gestures from Eva Hesse and Phillip Furia, we claim throughout this essay that Pound’s Canto 30 privileges ecology, an ecopoetics that situates human persons within their ... More


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