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Toward A Literary Ecology

Author : Karen E. Waldron
ISBN : 9780810891982
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scholarship of literature and the environment demonstrates myriad understandings of nature and culture. While some work in the field results in approaches that belong in the realm of cultural studies, other scholars have expanded the boundaries of ecocriticism to connect the practice more explicitly to disciplines such as the biological sciences, human geography, or philosophy. Even so, the field of ecocriticism has yet to clearly articulate its interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary nature. In Toward a Literary Ecology: Places and Spaces in American Literature, editors Karen E. Waldron and Robert Friedman have assembled a collection of essays that study the interconnections between literature and the environment to theorize literary ecology. The disciplinary perspectives in these essays allow readers to comprehend places and environments and to represent, express, or strive for that comprehension through literature. Contributors to this volume explore the works of several authors, including Gary Snyder, Karen Tei Yamashita, Rachel Carson, Terry Tempest Williams, Chip Ward, and Mary Oliver. Other essays discuss such topics as urban fiction as a model of literary ecology, the geographies of belonging in the work of Native American poets, and the literary ecology of place in “new” nature writing. Investigating texts for the complex interconnections they represent, Toward a Literary Ecology suggests what such texts might teach us about the interconnections of our own world. This volume also offers a means of analyzing representations of people in places within the realm of an historical, cultural, and geographically bounded yet diverse American literature. Intended for students of literature and ecology, this collection will also appeal to scholars of geography, cultural studies, philosophy, biology, history, anthropology, and other related disciplines.

Vom Ursprung Oekokritischen Denkens Zu Einem Kosmopolitanen Ansatz Der Urbanen Oekokritik

Author : Andrea Edl
ISBN : 3631628188
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Die Okokritik als okologisch orientierte Literaturwissenschaft behandelt die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Literatur und Umwelt. Die Autorin sieht die Quelle okokritischen Denkens bei den amerikanischen IndianerInnen und den TranszendentalistInnen. Demzufolge wird die gegenwartige Umweltkrise als Resultat eines kurzsichtigen Anthropozentrismus betrachtet. Der in der Mystik fussende Okozentrismus sieht die apokalyptische Bedrohung der Natur als Appell zur Veranderung. Diese interdisziplinare Studie ist eine theoretische Grundlegung der urbanen Okokritik. In ihr werden soziale, politische und kulturelle Realitaten von der amerikanischen Wildnis bis zur urbanen Dystopie vergegenwartigt. Mit Theorien von Ort und Raum wird die traditionelle Okokritik zu einem kosmopolitanen Ansatz der urbanen Okokritik erweitert und europaisches und amerikanisches Denken integriert."

Weird Realism

Author : Graham Harman
ISBN : 9781780999074
Genre : Philosophy
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As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers. Lovecraft was one of the brightest stars of the horror and science fiction magazines, but died in poverty and relative obscurity in the 1930s. In 2005 he was finally elevated from pulp status to the classical literary canon with the release of a Library of America volume dedicated to his work. The impact of Lovecraft on philosophy has been building for more than a decade. Initially championed by shadowy guru Nick Land at Warwick during the 1990s, he was later discovered to be an object of private fascination for all four original members of the twenty-first century Speculative Realist movement. In this book, Graham Harman extracts the basic philosophical concepts underlying the work of Lovecraft, yielding a weird realism capable of freeing continental philosophy from its current soul-crushing impasse. Abandoning pious references by Heidegger to Hölderlin and the Greeks, Harman develops a new philosophical mythology centered in such Lovecraftian figures as Cthulhu, Wilbur Whately, and the rat-like monstrosity Brown Jenkin. The Miskatonic River replaces the Rhine and the Ister, while Hölderlin's Caucasus gives way to Lovecraft's Antarctic mountains of madness.

The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia

Author : Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu
ISBN : 0313316996
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Alphabetically arranged entries discuss the Nobel Prize-winning author's works, themes, and major characters, as well as providing an overview of her life and achievements.

Design As Future Making

Author : Susan Yelavich
ISBN : 9781472574725
Genre : Design
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Design as Future-Making brings together leading international designers, scholars, and critics to address ways in which design is shaping the future. The contributors share an understanding of design as a practice that, with its focus on innovation and newness, is a natural ally of futurity. Ultimately, the choices made by designers are understood here as choices about the kind of world we want to live in. Design as Future-Making locates design in a space of creative and critical reflection, examining the expanding nature of practice in fields such as biomedicine, sustainability, digital crafting, fashion, architecture, urbanism, and design activism. The authors contextualize design and its affects within issues of social justice, environmental health, political agency, education, and the right to pleasure and play. Collectively, they make the case that, as an integrated mode of thought and action, design is intrinsically social and deeply political.


Author : Jessica Hagedorn
ISBN : 9781480440203
Genre : Fiction
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Finalist for the National Book Award and a 2015 Wall Street Journal Book Club selection: An intense portrait of the Philippines in the late 1950s Dogeaters follows a diverse set of characters through Manila, each exemplifying the country’s sharp distinctions between social classes. Celebrated novelist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn effortlessly shifts from the capital’s elite to the poorest of the poor. From the country’s president and first lady to an idealist reformer, from actors and radio DJs to prostitutes, seemingly unrelated lives become intertwined.

The Maine Woods

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 9781425008789
Genre : Fiction
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It is authors's personal story of exterior and interior discoveries in a natural setting all conveyed in masterly prose. Thoreau takes the reader on a wonderful journey through the largely uninhabited forests of Maine. Author's knowledge in natural life is surprising. His journeys also include an Indian guide, giving an opportunityto to record Indian names for places. Informative read!

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