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Material Ecocriticism

Author: Serenella Iovino; Serpil Oppermann
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ecocriticsim is the study of literature and the environment from an interdisciplinary point of view, coming together to analyze the environment and determine possible solutions for the correction of the contemporary environmental situation. The discipline was heralded by publication of The Ecocrticism Reader (U Georgia, 1996) and Lawrence Buell's The Environmental Imagination (Harvard, 1995). Recently, all kinds of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Serenella Iovino; Serpil Oppermann
ISBN: 9780253013958 025301395X 9780253013989 0253013984
OCLC Number: 862588939
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xiv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Storied matter / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen --
Introduction: Stories come to matter / Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann --
Part I: Theories and relations. From ecological postmodernism to material ecocriticism : creative materiality and narrative agency / Serpil Oppermann ; Limits of agency : notes on the material turn from a systems-theoretical perspective / Hannes Bergthaller ; Creative matter and creative mind : cultural econology and literary creativity / Hubert Zapf ; Natural play, natural metaphor, and natural stories : biosemiotic realism / Wendy Wheeler ; The ecology of colors : Goethe's materialist optics and ecological posthumanism / Heather I. Sullivan --
Part II: Narratives of matter. Bodies of Naples : stories, matter, and the landscapes of porosity / Serenella Iovino ; When it rains / Lowell Duckert ; Painful material realities, tragedy, ecophobia / Simon C. Estok ; Semiotization of matter : a hybrid zone between biosemiotics and material ecocriticsm / Timo Maran --
Part III: Politics of matter. Pro/polis : three forays into the political lives of bees / Catriona Sandilands ; Excremental ecocriticism and the global sanitation crisis / Dana Phillips ; Oceanic origins, plastic activism, and new materialism at sea / Stacy Alaimo ; Meditations on natural worlds, disabled bodies, and a politics of cure / Eli Clare --
Part IV: Poetics of matter. Corporeal fieldwork and risky art : Peter Goin and the making of Nuclear landscapes / Cheryll Glotfelty ; Of material sympathies, Paraclesus, and Whitman / Jane Bennett ; Source of life : Avatar, Amazonia, and an ecology of selves / Joni Adamson ; The liminal space between things : epiphany and the physical / Timothy Morton --
Coda. Open closure : a diptych on material spirituality. Spirits that matter : pathways toward a rematerialization of religion and spirituality / Kate Rigby ; Mindful new materialisms : Buddhist roots for material ecocriticsm's flourishing / Greta Gaard --
Afterword: The commonwealth of breath / David Abram.
Responsibility: edited by Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann.

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Offers new ways to analyze language and reality, human and nonhuman life, mind and matter, without falling into well-worn paths of thinking. Bringing ecocriticism closer to the material turn, this  Read more...

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