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Westernness
Westernness

A Meditation

Williamson, Alan

A first-person meditation on the literary and visual arts of the American West, Westernness: A Meditation explores how this region has developed its own distinct culture...


Of Land, Bones, and Money
Of Land, Bones, and Money

Toward a South African Ecopoetics

McGiffin, Emily

The South African literature of iimbongi, the oral poets of the amaXhosa people, has long shaped understandings of landscape and history and offered a forum for grappling with...


Story Line
Story Line

Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail

Marshall, Ian

Many hikers on the Appalachian Trail take books as companions, in spite of the extra weight in their packs, but Ian Marshall carries the habit to new literary, ecological, and...


Different Shades of Green
Different Shades of Green

African Literature, Environmental Justice, and Political Ecology

Caminero-Santangelo, Byron

Engaging important discussions about social conflict, environmental change, and imperialism in Africa, Different Shades of Green points to legacies of African...


Building Natures
Building Natures

Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning

Daniel, Julia

In Building Natures, Julia Daniel establishes the influence of landscape architecture, city planning, and parks management on American poetry to show how modernists...


"The Best Read Naturalist"
"The Best Read Naturalist"

Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Branch, Michael P., Mohs, Clinton

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in American nature writing, yet until now readers have had no book devoted to this central theme in his work. "The...


Eden's Endemics
Eden's Endemics

Narratives of Biodiversity on Earth and Beyond

Callaway, Elizabeth

In the past thirty years biodiversity has become one of the central organizing principles through which we understand the nonhuman environment. Its deceptively simple...


The Best and Worst Country in the World
The Best and Worst Country in the World

Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape

Adams, Stephen

From its earliest days, the Virginia landscape has elicited dramatically contradictory descriptions. The sixteenth-century poet Michael Drayton exalted the land as "earth's...


Postcolonial Green
Postcolonial Green

Environmental Politics and World Narratives

Roos, Bonnie, Hunt, Alex

Postcolonial Green brings together scholarship bridging ecocriticism and postcolonialism. Since its inception, ecocriticism has been accused of being inattentive to the...


Mary Austin's Regionalism
Mary Austin's Regionalism

Reflections on Gender, Genre, and Geography

Schaefer, Heike

Best known for The Land of Little Rain, a collection of natural-history essays about the California deserts, the Western writer Mary Austin (1868–1934) was a prolific literary...


Back from the Far Field
Back from the Far Field

American Nature Poetry in the Late Twentieth Century

Quetchenbach, Bernard W.

Many poets writing after World War II have found the individual focus of contemporary poetics poorly suited to making statements directed at public issues and public ethics....


Basura
Basura

Cultures of Waste in Contemporary Spain

Amago, Samuel

What makes trash trash? How do we decide what to throw away? Driven by these questions and others, Samuel Amago takes us through the streets and alleys of Spain, sorting...


Framing the World
Framing the World

Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film

Willoquet-Maricondi, Paula

The essays in this collection make a contribution to the greening of film studies and expand the scope of ecocriticism as a discipline traditionally rooted in literary studies...


Going by Contraries
Going by Contraries

Robert Frost's Conflict with Science

Hass, Robert Bernard

One of the most vexing problems facing American modernist poets was how to find a place for poetry and religion in a culture that considered science its most reliable source of...


Visions of the Land
Visions of the Land

Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology

Bryson, Michael A.

The work of John Charles Fremont, Richard Byrd, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John Wesley Powell, Susan Cooper, Rachel Carson, and Loren Eiseley represents a widely divergent body...


Magnificent Decay
Magnificent Decay

Melville and Ecology

Nurmi, Tom

What is Melville beyond the whale? Long celebrated for his stories of the sea, Melville was also fascinated by the interrelations between living species and planetary systems,...


William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship
William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship

The Roots of Environmentalism in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Hess, Scott

In William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship, Scott Hess explores Wordsworth’s defining role in establishing what he designates as "the ecology of authorship": a...


Novel Cultivations
Novel Cultivations

Plants in British Literature of the Global Nineteenth Century

Chang, Elizabeth Hope

Nineteenth-century English nature was a place of experimentation, exoticism, and transgression, as site and emblem of the global exchanges of the British Empire. Popular...


Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature
Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature
Murphy, Patrick D.

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...


Dancing with Disaster
Dancing with Disaster

Environmental Histories, Narratives, and Ethics for Perilous Times

Rigby, Kate

The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more...


Topographies of the Sacred
Topographies of the Sacred

The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

Rigby, Kate

Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the Sacred...


Italy and the Environmental Humanities
Italy and the Environmental Humanities

Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies

Iovino, Serenella, Cesaretti, Enrico, Past, Elena

Bringing together new writing by some of the field’s most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy--as a territory of both...


Out of the Shadow
Out of the Shadow

Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land

West, Rinda

In western culture, the separation of humans from nature has contributed to a schism between the conscious reason and the unconscious dreaming psyche, or internal human "nature...


Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa
Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa

From Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins Marsh

Elder, John

"Set aside your Bella Tuscanys and Year in Provences for a different kind of travel book. Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa puts a walking stick in your hand and...


Topographies of the Sacred
Topographies of the Sacred

The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

Rigby, Kate

Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the...


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