Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture

Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813923727
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: New World Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey is Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. Renée K. Gosson is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Bucknell University. George B. Handley is Associate Professor of the Humanities at Brigham Young University and author of Postslavery Literatures in the Americas: Family Portraits in Black and White.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Natural Histories
Sugar and the Environment in Cuba (Antonio Benitez-Rojo)
Isla Incognita (Derek Walcott)
Shaping the Environment: Sugar Plantation, or Life after Indentured Labor (Cyril Dabydeen)
Coffee and Colonialism in Julia Alvarez's A Cafecito Story (Trenton Hickman)

Part 2: Myths of Origins
Subjection and Resistance in the Transformation of Guyana's Mytho-Colonial Landscape (Shona N. Jackson)
A Long Bilingual Conversation Concerning Paradise Lost: Landscapes in Haitian Art (LeGrace Benson)
"Caribbean Genesis": Language, Gardens, Worlds (Jamaica Kincaid, Derek Walcott, Edouard Glissant)
" The Argument of the Outboard Motor": An Interview with Derek Walcott (George B. Handley)

Part 3: Hybridity and Creolization
Cultural and Environmental Assimilation in Martinique: An Interview with Raphael Confiant (Renée K. Gosson)
Moving the Caribbean Landscape: Cereus Blooms at Night as a Re-imagination of the Caribbean Environment (Isabel Hoving)
"Rosebud is my mama, stanfaste is my papa": Hybrid Landscapes and Sexualities in Surinamese Oral Literature (Natasha Tinsley)
" He of the Trees": Nature, Environment, and the Creole Religiosities in Caribbean Literature (Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert)

Part 4: Aesthetics of the Earth
" Man Fitting the Landscape": Nature, Culture, and Colonialism (Helen Tiffin)
Flashbacks of an Orchid: Rhizomatic Narration in Patrick Chamoiseau's Biblique des derniers gestes (Heidi Bojsen)
Landscapes, Narratives, and Tropical Nature: Creole Modernity in Suriname (Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger)
The Uses of Landscape: Ecocriticism and Martinican Cultural Theory ((Eric Prieto)
From Living Nature to Borderless Culture in Wilson Harris's Work (Hena Maes-Jelinek)

Epilogue: Theater of the Arts (Wilson Harris)




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