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Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context

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Book Series: Energy, Ecology, and the Environment ISSN: 19252935 ISBN: 9781552385487 Year: Pages: 624 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
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Ecocriticism can be described in very general terms as the investigation of the many ways in which culture and the environment are interrelated and conceptualized. Ecocriticism aspires to understand and often to celebrate the natural world, yet it does so indirectly by focusing primarily on written texts. Hailed as one of the most timely and provocative developments in literary and cultural studies of recent decades, it has also been greeted with bewilderment or scepticism by those for whom its aims and methods are unclear. This book seeks to bring into view the development of ecocriticism in the context of Canadian literary studies. Selections include work by Margaret Atwood, Northrop Frye, Sherrill Grace, and Rosemary Sullivan.

Ecological Form

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ISBN: 9780823282128 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102770
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Hensley and Steer look to join the conceptual tools of contemporary ecocriticism with the rich archive of nineteenth century thinking about imperial and ecological intertwinement. This collection of essays draws on that archive to demonstrate the relevance of Victorian thought for current theory and practice. Ecological Form argues that ecology, the empire, and literary thinking were inseparable during the Victorian period; and its claim that connections among these domains challenge the methodological assumptions of both contemporary ecocriticism and literary and cultural studies

Object Oriented Environs

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ISBN: 9780692642030 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0130.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Object Oriented Environs is the lively archive of a critical confluence between the environmental turn so vigorous within early modern studies, and thing theory (object oriented ontology, vibrant materialism, the new materialism and speculative realism). The book unfolds a conversation that attempts to move beyond anthropocentrism and examine nonhumans at every scale, their relations to each other, and the ethics of human enmeshment within an agentic material world. The diverse essays, reflections, images and ephemera collected here offer a laboratory for probing the mystery and potential autonomy of objects, in their alliances and in performance. The book is the trace of an event-space crafted over a day of conversation in two seminars at the Shakespeare Association of America meeting in 2014 in St. Louis and offers its nineteen essays as the end to the work-cycle of the collective we crafted that day. It is a noisy collation, full of bees, bushes, laundry, crutches, lists, poems, plague vectors, planks, chairs, rain, shoes, meat, body parts, books, and assorted humans (living and dead), and also a repertoire of dance steps, ways of configuring the relations between subject and object, actors or actants (human and otherwise). It is also a book that asks readers to ponder their environs, to consider the particularities of their world, of their reading experiences, and to consider what orders of meaning we might be able to derive from attending closely to all the very many things we come into being with.

Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes

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ISBN: 9789089649447 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089649447 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for people's actions. This book accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as Beowulf and Judith, as well as descriptions of natural events from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other documentary texts, Heide Estes shows that Anglo-Saxon ideologies which view nature as diametrically opposed to humans, and the natural world as designed for human use, have become deeply embedded in our cultural heritage, language, and more.

Dating Beowulf

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ISBN: 9781526136442 Year: Pages: 344 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Featuring essays from some of the most prominent voices in early medieval English studies, Dating Beowulf: studies in intimacy playfully redeploys the word ‘dating’, which usually heralds some of the most divisive critical impasses in the field, to provocatively phrase a set of new relationships with an Old English poem. This volume presents an argument for the relevance of the early Middle Ages to affect studies and vice versa, while offering a riposte to anti-feminist discourse and opening avenues for future work by specialists in the history of emotions, feminist criticism, literary theory, Old English literature, and medieval studies alike. To this end, the chapters embody a range of critical approaches, from queer theory to animal studies and ecocriticism to Actor-Network theory, all organized into clusters that articulate new modes of intimacy with the poem.

Environment and Narrative

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ISBN: 9780814214206 9780814277546 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103730
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Never before has a collection of original essays strived to create such constructive, shared discourse between ecocritical and narrative scholars as well as environmental humanities scholars interested in narrative. Erin James and Eric Morel’s volume Environment and Narrative: New Directions in Econarratology explores the complexity of pairing material environments and their representations with narrative forms of understanding. To explore the methodological possibilities within “econarratology,” the contributors evaluate the mechanics of how narratives convey environmental understanding via building blocks such as the organization of time and space, characterization, focalization, description, and narration. They also query how readers emotionally and cognitively engage with such representations and how the process of encountering different environments in narratives stands to affect real-world attitudes and behaviors.

Global Indigeneities and the Environment

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ISBN: 9783038422402 9783038422419 Year: Pages: XII, 244 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-241-9 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Global Indigeneities and the Environment—covering fields from American Indian Studies, anthropology, communications, ethnoecology, ethnomusicology, geography, global studies, history, and literature, the purpose of the Special Issue is to give new understandings of the concept of global indigeneities and to showcase some of the most promising work in the field to date.

Imagining Earth

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837639568 9783839439562 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839439562 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101957
Subject: Social Sciences
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While concepts of Earth have a rich tradition, more recent examples show a distinct quality: Though ideas of wholeness might still be related to mythical, religious, or utopian visions of the past, ''Earth'' itself has become available as a whole. This raises several questions: How are the notions of one Earth or our Planet imagined and distributed? What is the role of cultural imagination and practices of signification in the imagination of ''the Earth''? Which theoretical models can be used or need to be developed to describe processes of imagining Planet Earth? This collection invites a wide range of perspectives from different fields of the Humanities to explore the means of imagining Earth.

Die Ökologie der Literatur

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783839407530 9783899427530 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.14361/9783839407530 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Dieses Buch unternimmt den innovativen Versuch, das Paradigma einer ökologisch orientierten Literaturwissenschaft mit Niklas Luhmanns Systemtheorie auf eine tragfähige theoretische Grundlage zu stellen. Zugleich wird unter den Auspizien der beiden Diskurse der Vorschlag gemacht, den Code des Kunstsystems neu zu fassen. Die Studie leistet damit mehreres: eine umfassende Einführung in das im deutschsprachigen Raum (noch) wenig bekannte Paradigma der ökologischen Literaturwissenschaft bzw. des »Ecocriticism«, eine perspektivenreiche Kombination von Systemtheorie und Literaturwissenschaft sowie eine Erprobung des theoretisch Erarbeiteten an ausgewählten Texten Peter Handkes.

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