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The bioregional imagination : literature, ecology, and place

Author: Tom Lynch; Cheryll Glotfelty; Karla Armbruster; Ezra J Zeitler
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bioregionalism is an innovative way of thinking about place and planet from an ecological perspective. Although bioregional ideas occur regularly in ecocritical writing, until now no systematic  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Lynch; Cheryll Glotfelty; Karla Armbruster; Ezra J Zeitler
ISBN: 9780820341712 0820341711 9780820335926 0820335924
OCLC Number: 755004222
Description: xiv, 438 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Big picture, local place: a conversation with David Robertson, Robert L. Thayer Jr. / Cheryll Glotfelty --
Still under the influence: the bioregional origins of the Hub City Writers Project / John Lane --
Representing Chicago wilderness / Rinda West --
"To become beavers of sorts": Eric Collier's memoir of creative ecology at Meldrum Creek / Norah Bowman-Broz --
The poetics of water: currents of reclamation in the Columbia River Basin / Chad Wriglesworth --
Restoring the imagination of place: narrative reinhabitation and the Po Valley / Serenella Iovino --
"This is what matters": reinhabitory discourse and the "poetics of responsibility" in the work of Janisse Ray / Bart Welling --
Mapping placelore: Tim Robinson's ambulation and articulation of Connemara as bioregion / Christine Cusick --
The challenge of writing bioregionally: performing the Bow River in Jon Whyte's Minisniwapta: Voices of the river / Harry Vandervlist --
Figures of life: Beverley Farmer's The seal woman as an Australian bioregional novel / Ruth Blair --
Melancholy botany: Charlotte Smith's bioregional poetic imaginary / Heather Kerr --
The nature of region: Russell Banks, New England, and New York / Kent C. Ryden --
Critical utopianism and bioregional ecocriticism / David Landis Barnhill --
Critical bioregionalist method in Dune: a position paper / Daniel Gustav Anderson --
"Los campos extranos de esta ciudad"/"The strange fields of this city": urban bioregionalist identity and environmental justice in Lorna Dee Cervantes's "Freeway 280" / Jill Gatlin --
Bioregionalism, postcolonial literatures, and Ben Okri's The Famished road / Erin James --
Seasons and nomads: reflections on bioregionalism in Australia / Libby Robin --
Reading climate change and work in the circumpolar north / Pavel Cenkl --
Douglas Livingstone's poetry and the (im)possibility of the bioregion / Dan Wylie --
"Fully motile and awaiting further instructions": thinking the feral into bioregionalism / Anne Milne --
Out of the field guide: teaching habitat studies / Laurie Ricou --
Switching on light bulbs and blowing up mountains: ecoliteracy and energy consumption in general education English courses / Wes Berry --
Teaching bioregional perception, at a distance / Laird Christensen --
Where you at 20.0 / Kathryn Miles, Mitchell Thomashow --
A bioregional booklist / Kyle Bladow.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Lynch, Cheryll Glotfelty, and Karla Armbruster ; maps by Ezra Zeitler.

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