Words For A Small Planet: Ecocritical Views by Nanette NorrisWords For A Small Planet: Ecocritical Views by Nanette Norris

Words For A Small Planet: Ecocritical Views

EditorNanette NorrisPreface byAnnie M. Ingram

Hardcover | November 21, 2012

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Ecocriticism has matured beyond nature writing, beyond writing about nature. The essays in this volume look at the broader cultural, historical, sociological, and psychological implications of ecology in written, visual, and sound culture. In keeping with our sense of a global community, these essays are representative of international scholarship on ecology and the environment, and display the range of insight of which this criticism is capable. Focusing on popular culture, this volume is in the vanguard of our collective reflections on the directions in which our various societies are going.
Nanette Norris is Assistant Professor of English at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, where she teaches undergraduate courses in twentieth century literature. Her work has appeared in Images of the Child, ed. Harry Eiss (Bowling Green, 1994), Engaging the Enemy: Canada in the 1940s, ed. Andrew Hiscock and Muriel Chamberlain (Dinefwr...
Title:Words For A Small Planet: Ecocritical ViewsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 9.34 × 6.25 × 0.92 inPublished:November 21, 2012Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739171585

ISBN - 13:9780739171585


Table of Contents

PrefaceAnnie Merrill IngramIntroduction: Ecocritical Spring and Evolutionary DiscourseAndrew Belyea and Nanette NorrisChapter 1: Imaginary Representations and Cultural Performances Of EcocriticismEduardo Barros-GrelaChapter 2: Ecological Narrative or Imperial Exploitation: What's the "Monster" in Animal Planet's River Monsters? Christopher JusticeChapter 3: The Representation of Nature: An Ecocritical Reading of Juan León Mera's CumandáFrederico A. ChalupaChapter 4: Nature Versus War in Letters from the Front, 1914-1918Sylvie HousielChapter 5: A Passage to India: An Ecocritical ReadingYomna Al-AbdulkareemChapter 6: Nature, Women, and the Ecotext: Self-Discovery in Emily Nasrallah's Short Stories "The Cocoon" and "The Butterfly"Iman A. HanafyChapter 7: Jerusalem in the poetry of Tamim El-Barghouti and Yehuda AmichaiHessa Al-KahlanChapter 8: Omumu Concept of Begetting: A Pro-Feminist Lesson from Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart Chinyere OkaforChapter 9: The Legacy of the American War in Vietnam: Tim O'Brien's "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"Nanette NorrisChapter 10: National Narrative as Wilderness: An Ecocritical Interpretation of Civilización y barbarie in Modern Argentine LiteratureAnne E. HillerChapter 11: Unnatural Appetites and the Case of the Cannibal in Korean CinemaColette BalmainChapter 12: Is 'Eco' Enough?: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, Wayland Drew's The Erthring Cycle, and Evolutionary FictionAndrew Belyea

Editorial Reviews

Words for a Small Planet is an important book that makes connections between traditional forms of eco-criticism and emerging, non-Western settings, texts, and frameworks.  Anyone who studies and writes about literature and environment in the 21st Century needs to add this book to their collection!