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Title Writing the environment : ecocriticism and literature / edited by Richard Kerridge and Neil Sammells
Published London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York, NY : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1998


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Description x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction / Richard Kerridge -- Pt. 1. Ecocritical Theory. 1. Magpie / Sueellen Campbell. 2. The (im)possibility of ecocriticism / Dominic Head. 3. Anotherness and inhabitation in recent multicultural American literature / Patrick D. Murphy. 4. Poetry and biodiversity / Jonathan Bate. 5. Body politics in American nature writing. 'Who may contest for what the body of nature will be?' / Gretchen Legler -- Pt. 2. Ecocritical History. 6. Acts of God: providence, the Jeremiad and environmental crisis / Barbara White. 7. Crabbe's disorderly nature / John Lucas. 8. Wilde nature / Neil Sammells. 9. Feathered women: W. H. Hudson's Green Mansions / N. H. Reeve. 10. 'Or shall I bring you the sound of poisons?': Silent Spring and Sylvia Plath / Tracy Brain -- Pt. 3. Contemporary Writing. 11. Heidegger, Heaney and the problem of dwelling / Greg Garrard. 12. Small rooms and the ecosystem: environmentalism and DeLillo's White Noise / Richard Kerridge
13. Ecopolitics and the literature of the borderlands: the frontiers of environmental justice in Latina and Native American writing / M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jacqueline S. Palmer. 14. Children's literature and the environment / Karin Lesnik-Oberstein. 15. Creating the world we must save: the paradox of television nature documentaries / Karla Armbruster
Summary Like other radical critiques, environmentalism cuts across academic boundaries and offers a major challenge to existing cultural and political divisions. This is the first book to draw together the rich variety of environmentalist positions - from ecofeminism to deep ecology - and theorize their contribution to critical theory, literature and popular culture. [from publisher's website]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Ecology in literature.
English literature -- History and criticism.
Environmental literature -- History and criticism.
Environmental protection in literature.
Nature in literature.
Popular culture in literature.
Popular culture.
Author Kerridge, Richard.
Sammells, Neil.
LC no. 98172800
ISBN 1856494292
1856494306 (paperback)