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Ecocritical Theology

Author : Joan Anderson Ashford
ISBN : 9780786490721
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The literary field of ecocriticism appraises texts from the perspective of the natural world, its biosystems, its animals (human and otherwise), and its ecological interconnections. Exploring a range of contemporary American novelists whose narratives resonate with numerous ecological challenges, this work examines humankind's relationship with the environment in the context of Judeo-Christian theological views. It demonstrates how characters from novels such as John Updike's Rabbit Run, DeLillo's White Noise, Toni Morrison's Paradise, and Cormac McCarthy's The Road take neopastoral journeys t.

The Ecocritical Psyche

Author : Susan Rowland
ISBN : 9781136502958
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Ecocritical Psyche unites literary studies, ecocriticism, Jungian ideas, mythology and complexity evolution theory for the first time, developing the aesthetic aspect of psychology and science as deeply as it explores evolution in Shakespeare and Jane Austen. In this book, Susan Rowland scrutinizes literature to understand how we came to treat 'nature' as separate from ourselves and encourages us to re-think what we call 'human.' By digging into symbolic, mythological and evolutionary fertility in texts such as The Secret Garden, The Tempest, Wuthering Heights and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the book argues that literature is where the imagination, estranged from nature in modernity, is rooted in the non-human other. The Ecocritical Psyche is unique in its interdisciplinary expansion of literature, psyche, science and myth. It develops Jungian aesthetics to show how Jung's symbols correlate with natural signifying, providing analytical psychology with a natural home in ecocritical literary theory. The book is therefore essential reading for seasoned analysts and those in training as well as academics involved in literary studies and Jungian psychology.

Emerald Green An Ecocritical Study Of Irish Literature

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Poets of Northern Ireland--and their connection to Ireland's wild west coast-- are examined in Chapter 5, including Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley and explores the redemptive sentiment implicit in their nature poetry.

A Century Of Early Ecocriticism

Author : David Mazel
ISBN : 0820322229
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the 1970s the relationship between literature and the environment emerged as a topic of serious and widespread interest among writers and scholars. The ideas, debates, and texts that grew out of this period subsequently converged and consolidated into the field now known as ecocriticism. A Century of Early Ecocriticism looks behind these recent developments to a prior generation's ecocritical inclinations. Written between 1864 and 1964, these thirty-four selections include scholars writing about the “green” aspects of literature as well as nature writers reflecting on the genre. In his introduction, David Mazel argues that these early “ecocritics” played a crucial role in both the development of environmentalism and the academic study of American literature and culture. Filled with provocative, still timely ideas, A Century of Early Ecocriticism demonstrates that our concern with the natural world has long informed our approach to literature.

Postcolonial Ecocriticism

Author : Graham Huggan
ISBN : 9781136966385
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Postcolonial Ecocriticism, Graham Huggan and Helen Tiffin examine relationships between humans, animals and the environment in postcolonial texts. Divided into two sections that consider the postcolonial first from an environmental and then a zoocritical perspective, the book looks at: narratives of development in postcolonial writing entitlement and belonging in the pastoral genre colonialist 'asset stripping' and the Christian mission the politics of eating and representations of cannibalism animality and spirituality sentimentality and anthropomorphism the place of the human and the animal in a 'posthuman' world. Making use of the work of authors as diverse as J.M. Coetzee, Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe, Jamaica Kincaid and V.S. Naipaul, the authors argue that human liberation will never be fully achieved without challenging how human societies have constructed themselves in hierarchical relation to other human and nonhuman communities, and without imagining new ways in which these ecologically connected groupings can be creatively transformed.

Emerald Green

Author : Tim Wenzell
ISBN : 9781443818001
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Emerald Green: An Ecocritical Study of Irish Literature analyzes a wide range of Irish literature whose themes tie into a reverence for the natural world of Ireland. From an ecocritical perspective, these works, tied into an understanding of the landscape and particular aspects of nature, attain a fresh new meaning and foster a more relevant reflection of Ireland’s beautiful literary landscape. The analysis begins with the first Irish writers, the hermit poets, and examines the ways in which the Irish hermit and saint were connected spiritually, through both pagan and early Christian values, to the natural world. The book then examines Irish literature from the perspective of the deforested landscape and the landscapes of farmland, divided property, famine, ruins, and a threatening natural world. Following the Famine, the book moves on to explore the establishment of the pastoral dream in this loss of landscape, and a re- connection to nature through the writers of the Irish Literary Renaissance. From there, the analysis shifts to the nature writing of Ireland’s islands, including nature and community on Achill Island, storytelling on the Aran Islands, exile in nature on Skellig Michael, and the mythmaking of the Great Blasket Island. Moving north and into the twentieth century, Emerald Green focuses on four nature poets from Northern Ireland: Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley; all four are redeemed by nature through their returns to the rural landscape of Ireland’s west coast. The book concludes with an examination of modern Irish environmental writers and naturalist poets, as well as journalists weighing in on current environmental concerns in Ireland. Emerald Green concludes with an assessment of the future of nature in Ireland, and how the significant reduction of this country’s natural landscape will alter its literary landscape as well.

Natures Nation Revisited

Author : European Association for American Studies. Conference
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121557743
Genre : American literature
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Taking their cue from Perry Miller's early definition of America as 'Nature's Nation', the essays collected in this volume offer critical reconsiderations of the manifold ways in which, over time, different concepts of 'nature' have affected US attitudes towards the land Americans have explored, settled, cultivated, exploited and, more recently, also begun to protect. Scholars from Europe and North America approach the topic from a wide range of disciplines -- history, literature, popular culture, religion, social and economic geography, film studies, ethnic studies, philosophy, ethics, gender and sexuality studies, and Native American studies. Conjointly the thirty-five essays re-examine the infinite manifestations of 'nature' in US culture, politics and society, from practices of gardening, strip-mining, farming and urban planning, to forms of environmentalist activism and representations of 'nature' and nationality in literature, film, art and ideology. In addition, they explore the possibilities of newer approaches -- eco-criticism, eco-theology, eco-feminism, 'eco-queer' studies and transnational perspectives -- within the interdisciplinary domain of American studies.

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