Literature Nature and Other

Literature  Nature  and Other
Author: Patrick D. Murphy
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2022
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781438413990

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Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.

Literature Nature and Other

Literature  Nature  and Other
Author: Patrick D. Murphy
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1995-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0791422771

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Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.

Literature of Nature

Literature of Nature
Author: Patrick D. Murphy,Terry Gifford,Katsunori Yamazato
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 490
Release: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1579580106

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Sixty-five contributions discuss historical and contemporary nature writing--nonfiction, fiction, and poetry--in the US and Canada; Europe; Asia and the Pacific; Africa and Arab nations; and Latin America. An additional section considers the literature thematically and cross-culturally. Sample topics include the mountain in 20th- century French literature, woman and the land in the Romanian agrarian novel, war and environment in African literature, and science fiction as environmental literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Farther Afield in the Study of Nature oriented Literature

Farther Afield in the Study of Nature oriented Literature
Author: Patrick D. Murphy
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0813919053

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In the 1990s, the emerging field of ecocriticism—nature-sensitive literary studies—began to establish and define itself. Arguing that the field has matured to the point where it requires a thorough critique and new theoretical underpinnings, Patrick D. Murphy suggests a variety of ways ecocriticism can become more inclusive in its objects of study and more sophisticated in its methodologies. According to Murphy, ecocriticism in the United States has been too narrowly associated with the study of nonfiction. To broaden the field's purview, he proposes a new taxonomy that draws an important distinction between nature writing—a nonfiction essay form descended from Henry David Thoreau—nature literature, which includes fiction and poetry, and environmental literature, which is inspired by and concerned with a threatened natural world. He also urges ecocritics to expand their study to international literature, and he proceeds to survey nature-oriented prose from Central America, the Caribbean, southern Africa, Spain, and Japan. On a theoretical level, Murphy addresses the relationship of ecofeminism to postmodernism and provides interpretations of contemporary American multicultural and women's literature, including works by Gary Snyder, Simon Ortiz, Jane Brox, Pat Mora, Lori Anderson, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Sallie Tisdale, and Terry Tempest Williams. Applying his theories of ecocritical analysis to underappreciated or unknown literature, especially fiction and poetry by American women writers of color, Murphy introduces his fellow critics to authors ripe for ecocritical analysis. Murphy's wide-ranging book will no doubt serve as a watershed in the development of ecocriticism.

Nature Environment and Activism in Nigerian Literature

Nature  Environment  and Activism in Nigerian Literature
Author: Sule E. Egya
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-03-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781000050080

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Nature, Environment, and Activism in Nigerian Literature is a critical study of environmental writing, covering a range of genres and generations of writers in Nigeria. With a sustained concentration on the Nigerian experience in postcolonial ecocriticism, the book pays attention to textual strategies as well as distinctive historicity at the heart of the ecological force in contemporary writing. Focusing on nature, the environment, and activism, the author decentres African ecocriticism, affirming the eco-social vision that differentiates environmental writing in Nigeria from those of other nations on the continent. The book demonstrates how Nigerian writers, beyond connecting themselves to the natures of their communities, respond to ecological problems through indigenous literary instrumentalism. Anchored on the analytical concepts of nature, environment, and activism, the study is definitive in foregrounding the contribution of Nigerian writing to studies in ecocriticism at continental and global levels. This book will be of interest to scholars of African and Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and the environmental humanities.

Nature Technology and Cultural Change in Twentieth Century German Literature

Nature  Technology and Cultural Change in Twentieth Century German Literature
Author: A. Goodbody
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-10-24
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780230589629

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This book traces shifting attitudes towards science and technology, nature and the environment in Twentieth-century Germany. It approaches them through discussion of a range of literary texts and explores the philosophical influences on them and their political contexts, and asks what part novels and plays have played in environmental debate.

The Truth of Ecology

The Truth of Ecology
Author: Dana Phillips
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2003
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0195137698

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A wide-ranging appraisal of environmental thought. It explores such topics as the history of ecology, radical science studies and ecology, the need for greater theoretical sophistication in ecocriticism, the dubious legacy of Thoreau, and the contradictions of contemporary nature writing.

Literature and Nature

Literature and Nature
Author: Bridget Keegan,James C. McKusick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1114
Release: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028631351

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Literature and Nature exposes students to the tremendous diversity of literacy responses to the physical environment. The selections cover four centuries of the best nature writing produced in Britain and America from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. The book includes contributions by writers from all walks of life - men and women of different races, classes and nationalities, each of whom adds a unique perspective to our understanding of the literary representation of the natural world. Contents include a variety of literary forms, including poems, short stories, non-fiction essays, travel narratives, and excerpts from novels. These varied selections reveal how concern for the environment cuts across differences of gender, social class, education, religion, race, and ethnicity. Literature and Nature provides a wide range of texts, from both well-known and less-familiar writers, and it offers students a broad base of knowledge from which to reflect and respond.