In the Mind's Eye: Essays across the Animate World

In the Mind's Eye: Essays across the Animate World

by Elizabeth Dodd


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In this collection of exquisite essays, Elizabeth Dodd explores the natural and human history of sites in the American Southwest, the caves of southern France, the Kansas grasslands, and the forests of the Pacific Northwest. In the Mind’s Eye considers the artistic and creative impulses of those who preceded us, making sense of the different ways in which they—and we—express our experiences of landscape in words and images.
Hiking to find ancient petroglyphs in the American Southwest, canoeing black-water rivers to reach ancient trees in the coastal Southeast, and considering artists as varied as Georgia O’Keeffe and the poet of Beowulf , Dodd discerns the nature of place as well as our place in nature. Combining lyrical narrative, reflection, history, and science, Dodd invites readers to consider their aesthetic ancestors and connect with the legacies of these landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803215665
Publisher: Nebraska
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Dodd is a professor of English at Kansas State University. She is the author of several books, including Archetypal Light and Prospect: Journeys and Landscapes.

Table of Contents


Setting Forth in Their Footprints  

Memory's Hills   

Cold Meditations 

Walden, Woods    


In the Mind's Eye

Here the Animal  

La Descente

In Situ    


The Shannon Creek Eagles     

Bones of Fear    


In Such a Homecoming   

The Kingdom

The Scribe in the Woods

Selected Bibliography  


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