Reading the Earth: New Directions in the Study of Literature and the Environment

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press

Ecocriticism is a scholary approach to literature that is rapidly building momentum and legitimacy because of its usefulness as a means of inquiry into the relationship between human culture and the nonhuman world. This collection demonstrates promising new directions in the study of literature and environment and suggests the importance and passion of this scholarly enterprise.

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Contains a collection of papers originally delivered at the first conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) in June 1995. The first two sections discuss literary theory and pedagogical concerns. The last two cover 19th-century writers such as John James Audubon; 20th-century writings by such authors as Annie Dillard and Terry Tempest Williams; and ecocritical studies of Aime Cesaire, Peter Greenaway, and the postmodern writer Don DeLillo. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780893012205
  • Publisher: Caxton Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ego or Eco Criticism? Looking for Common Ground 3
Toward an Ecology of Justice: Transformative Ecological Theory and Practice 9
Talking about Trees in Stumptown: Pedagogical Problems in Teaching EcoComp 19
Dropping the Subject: Reflections on the Motives for an Ecological Criticism 29
Bodega Head: An Excursion in Nuclear Shamanism 41
"Whole Shoals of Men": Representations of Women Anglers in Seventeenth-Century British Poetry 55
Dorothy Wordsworth, Ecology, and the Picturesque 67
Mary Austin's Nature: Refiguring Tradition through the Voices of Identity 79
Misogyny in the American Eden: Abbey, Cather, and Maclean 97
The Body as Bioregion 107
The Ornithological Autobiography of John James Audubon 119
"A beautiful and thrilling specimen": George Catlin, the Death of Wilderness, and the Birth of the National Subject 129
Nathaniel Hawthorne Had a Farm: Artists, Laborers, and Landscapes in The Blithedale Romance 145
Agrarian Environmental Models in Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Farming" 155
Exploring the Linguistic Wilderness of The Maine Woods 165
"I only seek to put you in rapport": Message and Method in Walt Whitman's Specimen Days 179
Beyond the Excursion: Initiatory Themes in Annie Dillard and Terry Tempest Williams 197
Aime Cesaire's A Tempest and Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books as Ecological Readings and Rewritings of Shakespeare's The Tempest 209
Seeing, Believing, and Acting: Ethics and Self-Representation in Ecocriticism and Nature Writing 225
Don DeLillo's Postmodern Pastoral 235
"The world was the beginning of the world": Agency and Homology in A.R. Ammons's Garbage 247
Notes on Editors and Contributors 259
Index 263
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