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Local natures, global responsibilities : ecocritical perspectives on the new English literatures

Author: Laurenz Volkmann
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2010.
Series: Cross/cultures, 121.; ASNEL papers, 15.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
études diverses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurenz Volkmann
ISBN: 9789042028128 9042028122
OCLC Number: 607091175
Notes: Papers from the 19th annual conference of the German Society for the Study of the New English Literatures (GNEL/ASNEL), held and Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, in May 2007.
Description: xvii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dialogism as a solution for the present obstacles to an ecological culture / Vernon Gras --
Green fields: ecocriticism in South Africa / Derek Barker --
Ecocriticism and a non-anthropocentric humanism: reflections on local natures and global responsibilities / Serenella Iovino --
Utopian ecology: technology and social organization in relation to nature and freedom / Alex Shishin --
Emplotting an ecosystem: Amitav Gosh's The hungry tide and the question of form in ecocriticism / Jens Martin Gurr --
Refugees, settlers and Amitav Ghosh's The hungry tide / Nishi Pulugurtha --
Sea of transformation: re-writing Autralianness in the light of whaling / Sissy Helff --
Tracking the tassie tiger: extinction and ethics in Julia Leigh's The hunter / Kylie Crane --
Asset or home? Ecopolitical ethics in Patricia Grace's Potiki / Claudia Duppé --
Imaginary restraints: Michael Crummey's River thieves and the Beothuk of Newfoundland / Anke Uebel --
The human and the non-human world in Zakes Mda's The heart of redness and The whale caller / Astrid Feldbrügge --
"Castaways in the very heart of the city": island and metropolis in J.M. Coetzee's Foe / Marion Fries-Dieckmann --
When trees become kings; nature as a decolonizing force in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness / Michael Mayer --
Towards a postcolonial environment? Nature, 'native', and nation in Scottish representations of the oil industry / Silke Stroh --
The medium is ... the monster? Global aftermathematics in Canadian articulations of Frankenstein / Mark A. McCutcheon --
Reading as an animal: ecocriticism and Darwinism in Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan / Greg Garrard --
Faustian dreams and apocalypse in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake / Giuseppina Botta --
Science as deconstruction of natural identity: Arthur Conan Doyle's "When the world screamed" and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake / Ingrid-Charlotte Wolter --
Ecocatastrophes in recent American (non- )fictional texts and films / Nils Zumbansen & Marcel Fromme --
Framing disaster: images of nature, media, and representational strategies in Hollywood disaster movies / Nicole Schröder --
F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The ice palace": climate, culture, and stereotypes / Sawako Taniyama --
Sex and the city?: ecofeminism and the urban experience in Angela Carter, Anne Enright and Bernardine Evaristo / Susanne Gruss --
Travel as transgression: Claude McKay's Banana bottom, J.M. Coetzee's Life and times of Michael K, and Hanif Kureishi's The black album / Florian Niedlich --
GLobal minds and local mentalities: 'topographies of terror' in Salman Rushdie's Fury and Shalimar the clown / Ines Detmers.
Series Title: Cross/cultures, 121.; ASNEL papers, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Laurenz Volkmann [and others].

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