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Make waves : water in contemporary literature and film

Author: Paula Anca Farca
Publisher: Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Make Waves: Water in Contemporary Literature and Film underscores how water is a creatively transformative symbol through which we synthesize environmental concerns and a source of cultural and political tensions exacerbated by climate change. At its core, Make Waves seeks to demonstrate that water is an immense reservoir of artistic potentiality and an agent of historical and cultural exchange. The goal of this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Anca Farca
ISBN: 9781948908313 194890831X 9781948908429 1948908425
OCLC Number: 1108782595
Description: vi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Cover Page; Copyright Page; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; Part 1: Water Natures: Culture, Identity, and Creativity; 1. Liquidity Incorporated: Economic Tides and Fluid Data in Hito Steyerl's Liquidity Inc.; 2. Material States of Poetry: The Stanza Stones; 3. Preying on Water: Hunting Spiritual and Environmental Rebirth on the Kentucky River in Selected Essays from Wendell Berry's The Long-Legged House; 4. "Let everything that binds fall": The Significance of Water in David Vann's Fiction; 5. Water-Blind: Erosion and (Re)Generation in Colm Tóibín's The Heather Blazing Part 2: Water Cultures: Nations, Borders, and Water Wars; 6. A Clash of Water Cultures in John Nichols's The Milagro Beanfield War; 7. Watershed Ethics and Dam Politics: Mapping Biopolitics, Race, and Resistance in Sleep Dealer and Watershed; 8. Thomas King Tells a Different Story: Dams, Rivers, and Indigenous Literary Hydromythology; 9. Shifting Tides: A Literary Exploration of the Colorado River Delta; 10. Poetry and Revolution on the Brink of Ecological Disaster: Ernesto Cardenal and the Interoceanic Canal in Nicaragua 11. "Bad for the Glass": Chinatown's Skewed Rendition of the California Water Wars; 12. The Cinematic Portrayal of Water Wars in Bolivia and Ecuador; Part 3: Arid and Awash: High Pollution, High Energy Demands, and High Waters; 13. Troubled Waters: Unveiling Industrial Negligence in Three Deepwater Horizon Films; 14. The River as Character in Niger Delta Poetry; 15. Water and Mental Health in Three British Climate Fiction Novels; 16. There Will Be Blood: Water Futures in Paolo Bacigalupi's The Water Knife and Claire Vaye Watkins's Gold Fame Citrus; Concluding Remarks; About the Contributors
Responsibility: edited by Paula Anca Farca.

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In this edited collection, contributors tackle current water issues in the era of climate change using a wide variety of recent literature and film. At its core, this collection demonstrates that  Read more...

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