The Resource Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies : fences, boundaries, and fields, Patrick D. Murphy

Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies : fences, boundaries, and fields, Patrick D. Murphy

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Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies : fences, boundaries, and fields
Title
Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies
Title remainder
fences, boundaries, and fields
Statement of responsibility
Patrick D. Murphy
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Ecocritical Explorations, Patrick D. Murphy explores environmental literature and environmental cultural issues through both theoretical and applied criticism. He engages with the concepts of referentiality, simplicity, the nation state, and virtual reality in the first section of the book, and then goes on to interrogate these issues in contemporary environmental literature, both American and international. He concludes his argument with a discussion of the larger frames of family dynamics and un-natural disasters, such as hurricanes and global warming, ending with a chapter on the integration of scholarship and pedagogy in the classroom, with reference to his own teaching experiences. Murphy's study provides a wide ranging discussion of contemporary literature and cultural phenomena through the lens of ecological literary criticism, giving attention to both theoretical issues and applied critiques. In particular, he looks at popular literary genres, such as mystery and science fiction, as well as actual disasters and disaster scenarios. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies is a timely contribution to ecological literary criticism and an insightful look into how we represent our relationship with the environment."--Back cover
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DLC
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1951-
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Murphy, Patrick D.
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.E25
LC item number
M87 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Philosophy of nature in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Écocritique
  • Écologie
  • Philosophie de la nature
  • Umweltgefährdung
  • Literatur
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ökologie
  • Natur
  • Literatur
  • Literatur
  • American literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Philosophy of nature in literature
  • USA
Label
Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies : fences, boundaries, and fields, Patrick D. Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-207) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The four elements and the recovery of referentiality in ecocriticism -- Pt. I: Climbing through conceptual fences. The complexity of simplicity ; Difference and responsibility in literary alternatives to the nation-state ; Paradise or a pair of dice : contradictions and contingencies in real and virtual terrains for tomorrow's college students ; Toward transnational ecocritical theory : the example of Hwa Yol Jung -- Pt. II: Surveying the boundaries of genre. Nature in the contemporary American novel ; The non-alibi of alien scapes : science fiction and ecocriticism ; The non-alibi of pragmatic utopianism and wild variability, or, Optimistic variations on a science fiction theme ; Mysteries of nature and environmental justice -- Pt. III: Culturally crossing the field. Nature-nurturing fathers in a world beyond our control ; Scenarios of disaster : crying wolf, scaring away the elephants, and heading 'em off at the pass ; Hurricanes and hubris : American responses in literature and culture to natural weather extremes and their human-driven intensifications ; Randing widely in the classroom
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 217 p.
Isbn
9780739131756
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2008055644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297529916
  • (OCoLC)ocn297529916
Label
Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies : fences, boundaries, and fields, Patrick D. Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The four elements and the recovery of referentiality in ecocriticism -- Pt. I: Climbing through conceptual fences. The complexity of simplicity ; Difference and responsibility in literary alternatives to the nation-state ; Paradise or a pair of dice : contradictions and contingencies in real and virtual terrains for tomorrow's college students ; Toward transnational ecocritical theory : the example of Hwa Yol Jung -- Pt. II: Surveying the boundaries of genre. Nature in the contemporary American novel ; The non-alibi of alien scapes : science fiction and ecocriticism ; The non-alibi of pragmatic utopianism and wild variability, or, Optimistic variations on a science fiction theme ; Mysteries of nature and environmental justice -- Pt. III: Culturally crossing the field. Nature-nurturing fathers in a world beyond our control ; Scenarios of disaster : crying wolf, scaring away the elephants, and heading 'em off at the pass ; Hurricanes and hubris : American responses in literature and culture to natural weather extremes and their human-driven intensifications ; Randing widely in the classroom
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 217 p.
Isbn
9780739131756
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2008055644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297529916
  • (OCoLC)ocn297529916

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