The Future of Environmental Criticism

Author: Lawrence Buell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405151978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement. A critical summary of the emerging discipline of “ecocriticism”. Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism. Traces the history of the ecocritical movement from its roots in the 1970s through to its diversification and proliferation today. Takes account of different ecocritical positions and directions. Describes major tensions within ecocriticism and addresses major criticisms of the movement. Looks to the future of ecocriticism, proposing that discourses of the environment should become a permanent part of literary and cultural studies.

The Invention of the Biblical Scholar

Author: Stephen D. Moore
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451418442
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this "tale of two disciplines," Stephen D. Moore and Yvonne Sherwood invite the reader into a paradox: just as the wider field of literary studies has now come to operate "after theory," biblical scholars continue their long search for an elusive Holy Grail?a definitive literary-critical theory. Understanding that paradox requires revisiting the peculiar history by which the curious figure of the biblical scholar was invented during the Enlightenment, and how contemporary biblical scholarship continues?however unwittingly?to pursue Enlightenment goals.

Water in Medieval Literature

Author: Albrecht Classen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498539858
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book uncovers the tremendous importance of water for European medieval literature, focusing on a large number of writers and poets. Water proves to be highly meaningful in religious, literary, and factual narratives insofar as it emerges as a central catalyst to bring about epiphany and epistemological and spiritual illumination.

Recomposing Ecopoetics

Author: Lynn Keller
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 081394063X
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the first book devoted exclusively to the ecopoetics of the twenty-first century, Lynn Keller examines poetry of what she terms the "self-conscious Anthropocene," a period in which there is widespread awareness of the scale and severity of human effects on the planet. Recomposing Ecopoetics analyzes work written since the year 2000 by thirteen North American poets--including Evelyn Reilly, Juliana Spahr, Ed Roberson, and Jena Osman--all of whom push the bounds of literary convention as they seek forms and language adequate to complex environmental problems. Drawing as often on linguistic experimentalism as on traditional literary resources, these poets respond to environments transformed by people and take "nature" to be a far more inclusive and culturally imbricated category than conventional nature poetry does. This interdisciplinary study not only brings cutting-edge work in ecocriticism to bear on a diverse archive of contemporary environmental poetry; it also offers the environmental humanities new ways to understand the cultural and affective dimensions of the Anthropocene.

Wenn das Schlachten vorbei ist

Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446239529
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Zwei Fraktionen von Umweltschützern liefern sich einen erbitterten Kampf. Schauplatz sind die Channel Islands vor der Südküste von Kalifornien, wo die Umwelt vom Menschen empfindlich gestört wurde. Soll man das Gleichgewicht des Ökosystems mit viel Steuergeldern wiederherstellen - was zwangsläufig die Ausrottung mancher Tierarten bedeutet -, oder soll man um jeden Preis das Töten verhindern? T. C. Boyles furioser, apokalyptischer Roman handelt von der Ausbeutung der Natur durch den Menschen und den katastrophalen Folgen. Boyle hat eines seiner ältesten Themen weiterentwickelt, nie war er so bitter und böse, nie war es ihm so ernst.

Schafe blicken auf

Author: John Brunner
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641100550
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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„Sauerstoff – 25 Cent!“ Kurz nach der Jahrtausendwende steht die Menschheit am Abgrund: In den Städten ist die Luftverschmutzung so stark, dass man ohne Filtermasken das Haus nicht mehr verlassen kann; die Sonne sieht man nur noch selten; Meere und Seen sind verseucht; Leitungswasser zu trinken birgt ein unkalkulierbares Risiko. Die Verbrechensrate ist explodiert, die Menschen sind krank, immer mehr Kinder kommen missgebildet zur Welt. Wie bei einem Puzzle setzt sich nach und nach aus verschiedenen Handlungssträngen, Nachrichtenfetzen, Listen von Umweltgiften und Werbeslogans das erschreckende Bild einer Zukunft zusammen, die immer noch Wirklichkeit werden kann.