New Directions In Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

Author: Andrea Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443809225
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New Directions In Ecofeminist Literary Criticism from the Author: Andrea Campbell. As ecofeminism continues to gain attention from multiple academic discourses, the field of literary criticism has been especially affected by this philosophy/social movement. Scholars using ecofeminist literary criticism are making new and important arguments concerning literature across the spectrum and issues of environment, race, class, gender, sexuality, and other forms of oppression. The essays in New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism highlight the intersections of these oppressions through the works of different authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Hogan and Flora Nwapa, and demonstrate the expansion of ecofeminist literary criticism to a more global scale as well as important connections with the field of environmental justice. This collection offers fresh insight and expands the important discussion surrounding the field of ecofeminism and literature.

Masculinities And Literary Studies

Author: Josep M. Armengol
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351862952
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Masculinities And Literary Studies from the Author: Josep M. Armengol. As more and more work is being done in the name of the ever-growing field of study of literary representations of masculinities, it seems timely to not only review its development and main contributions to the larger field of masculinity studies, but also to look at its latest advances and new directions. These are precisely the two main aims of Masculinities and Literary Studies, which seeks to explore the conjunction between these two fields while exploring some of the latest developments and new directions resulting from such intersections. If much of the existing masculinity scholarship has traditionally been grounded in a specific discipline, this volume also seeks to provide an innovative methodological approach to the subject of literary masculinities by proving the applicability of the latest interdisciplinary masculinity scholarship - namely, sociology, social work, psychology, economics, political science, ecology, etc. - to the literary analysis, thus crossing the traditional boundary between the Social Sciences and the Humanities in new and profound ways. Presenting the latest advances in masculinity scholarship, this interdisciplinary book will appeal to gender and masculinity scholars from a wide variety of fields, including sociology and social work, psychology, philosophy, political science, and cultural and literary studies.

Teaching North American Environmental Literature

Author: Mark C. Long
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 9780873528108
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Teaching North American Environmental Literature from the Author: Mark C. Long. From stories about Los Angeles freeways to slave narratives to science fiction, environmental literature encompasses more than nature writing. The study of environmental narrative has flourished since the MLA published Teaching Environmental Literature in 1985. Today, writers evince a self-consciousness about writing in the genre, teachers have incorporated field study into courses, technology has opened up classroom possibilities, and institutions have developed to support study of this vital body of writing. The challenge for instructors is to identify core texts while maintaining the field's dynamic, open qualities.The essays in this volume focus on North American environmental writing, presenting teachers with background on environmental justice issues, ecocriticism, and ecofeminism. Contributors consider the various disciplines that have shaped the field, including African American, American Indian, Canadian, and Chicana/o literature. The interdisciplinary approaches recommended treat the theme of predators in literature, ecology and ethics, conservation, and film. A focus on place-based literature explores how students can physically engage with the environment as they study literature. The volume closes with an annotated resource guide organized by subject matter.

The Environmental Justice Reader

Author: Joni Adamson
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816522071
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The Environmental Justice Reader from the Author: Joni Adamson. A collection of essays on the environmental justice movement, examining the various ways that teaching, art, and political action affect change in environmental awareness and policies.

The Environmental Unconscious In The Fiction Of Don Delillo

Author: Elise Martucci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135861013
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The Environmental Unconscious In The Fiction Of Don Delillo from the Author: Elise Martucci. This book presents an ecocritical reading of DeLillo’s novels in an attempt to mediate between the seemingly incompatible influences of postmodernism and environmentalism. Martucci argues that although DeLillo is responding to and engaging with a postmodern culture of simulacra and simulation, his novels do not reflect a postmodernist theory of the "end of nature." Rather, his fiction emphasizes the lasting significance of the natural world and alerts us to the dangers of destroying it. In order to support this argument, Martucci examines DeLillo’s novels in the context of traditional American literary representations of the environment, especially through the lens of Leo Marx’s discussion of the conflict between technology and nature found in traditional American literature. She demonstrate that DeLillo’s fiction explores the way in which new technologies alter perceptions and mediate reality to a further extent than earlier technologies; however, she argues that he keeps the material world at the forefront of his novels, thereby illuminating the environmental implications of these technologies. Through close readings of Americana, The Names, White Noise, and Underworld, and discussions of postmodernist and ecocritical theories, this project engages with current criticism of DeLillo, postmodernist fiction, and environmental criticism.

Literatur Als Kulturelle Kologie

Author: Hubert Zapf
Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag
ISBN: 9783484220638
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Literatur Als Kulturelle Kologie from the Author: Hubert Zapf. The relationship between literature and culture is described here in terms of an ecologically defined functional model of literary texts. Fictional texts are not only sensors identifying questionable cultural developments and hence representing an indispensable medium for cultural criticism. In addition, they are loci for the renewal of cultural creativity. The first part of the book supplies the theoretical substantiation for this approach and develops it into a fully-fledged literary ecology in the framework of present-day tendencies. The second part demonstrates the plausibility and sustaining power of the approach with reference to six representative American novels from different periods.

Such News Of The Land

Author: Thomas S. Edwards
Publisher: Univ Pr of New England
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Such News Of The Land from the Author: Thomas S. Edwards. A collection of new essays establishes women's voices as a powerful presence in US nature writing.