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Prismatic Ecology

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN 13 : 1452940010
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Prismatic Ecology PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emphasizing sustainability, balance, and the natural, green dominates our thinking about ecology like no other color. What about the catastrophic, the disruptive, the inaccessible, and the excessive? What of the ocean’s turbulence, the fecundity of excrement, the solitude of an iceberg, multihued contaminations? Prismatic Ecology moves beyond the accustomed green readings of ecotheory and maps a colorful world of ecological possibility. In a series of linked essays that span place, time, and discipline, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen brings together writers who illustrate the vibrant worlds formed by colors. Organized by the structure of a prism, each chapter explores the coming into existence of nonanthropocentric ecologies. “Red” engages sites of animal violence, apocalyptic emergence, and activism; “Maroon” follows the aurora borealis to the far North and beholds in its shimmering alternative modes of world composition; “Chartreuse” is a meditation on postsustainability and possibility within sublime excess; “Grey” is the color of the undead; “Ultraviolet” is a potentially lethal force that opens vistas beyond humanly known nature. Featuring established and emerging scholars from varying disciplines, this volume presents a collaborative imagining of what a more-than-green ecology offers. While highlighting critical approaches not yet common within ecotheory, the contributions remain diverse and cover a range of topics including materiality, the inhuman, and the agency of objects. By way of color, Cohen guides readers through a reflection of an essentially complex and disordered universe and demonstrates the spectrum as an unfinishable totality, always in excess of what a human perceives. Contributors: Stacy Alaimo, U of Texas at Arlington; Levi R. Bryant, Collin College; Lowell Duckert, West Virginia U; Graham Harman, American U in Cairo; Bernd Herzogenrath, Goethe U of Frankfurt; Serenella Iovino, U of Turin, Italy; Eileen A. Joy; Robert McRuer, George Washington U; Tobias Menely, Miami U; Steve Mentz, St. John’s U, New York City; Timothy Morton, Rice U; Vin Nardizzi, U of British Columbia; Serpil Oppermann, Hacettepe U, Ankara; Margaret Ronda, Rutgers U; Will Stockton, Clemson U; Allan Stoekl, Penn State U; Ben Woodard; Julian Yates, U of Delaware.


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Ecological Solidarities

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 13 : 0271085576
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Ecological Solidarities PDF Format Full Free by Krista E. Hughes and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2020-01-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Operating on the premise that our failure to recognize our interconnected relationship to the rest of the cosmos is the origin of planetary peril, this volume presents academic, activist, and artistic perspectives on how to inspire reflection and motivate action in order to construct alternative frameworks and establish novel solidarities for the sake of our planetary home. The selections in this volume explore ecologies of interdependence as a frame for religious, theological, and philosophical analysis and practice. Contributors examine questions of justice, climate change, race, class, gender, and coloniality and discuss alternative ways of engaging the world in all its biodiversity. Each essay, poem, reflection, and piece of art contributes to and reflects upon how to live out entangled differences toward positive global change. Constructive and practical, global and local, communal and personal, Ecological Solidarities is an innovative contribution to the discourses on relational and liberative thought and practice in religion, philosophy, and theology. It will be welcomed by scholars of World Christianity and theology as well as seminary students, activists, and laity interested in issues of justice and ecology.


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Veer Ecology

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ISBN 13 : 1452955751
Pages : 536 pages
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Download Veer Ecology PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2017-12-15 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The words most commonly associated with the environmental movement—save, recycle, reuse, protect, regulate, restore—describe what we can do to help the environment, but few suggest how we might transform ourselves to better navigate the sudden turns of the late Anthropocene. Which words can help us to veer conceptually along with drastic environmental flux? Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert asked thirty brilliant thinkers to each propose one verb that stresses the forceful potential of inquiry, weather, biomes, apprehensions, and desires to swerve and sheer. Each term is accompanied by a concise essay contextualizing its meaning in times of resource depletion, environmental degradation, and global climate change. Some verbs are closely tied to natural processes: compost, saturate, seep, rain, shade, sediment, vegetate, environ. Many are vaguely unsettling: drown, unmoor, obsolesce, power down, haunt. Others are enigmatic or counterintuitive: curl, globalize, commodify, ape, whirl. And while several verbs pertain to human affect and action—love, represent, behold, wait, try, attune, play, remember, decorate, tend, hope—a primary goal of Veer Ecology is to decenter the human. Indeed, each of the essays speaks to a heightened sense of possibility, awakening our imaginations and inviting us to think the world anew from radically different perspectives. A groundbreaking guide for the twenty-first century, Veer Ecology foregrounds the risks and potentialities of living on—and with—an alarmingly dynamic planet. Contributors: Stacy Alaimo, U of Texas at Arlington; Joseph Campana, Rice U; Holly Dugan, George Washington U; Lara Farina, West Virginia U; Cheryll Glotfelty, U of Nevada, Reno; Anne F. Harris, DePauw U; Tim Ingold, U of Aberdeen; Serenella Iovino, U of Turin; Stephanie LeMenager, U of Oregon; Scott Maisano, U of Massachusetts, Boston; Tobias Menely, U of California, Davis; Steve Mentz, St. John’s U; J. Allan Mitchell, U of Victoria; Timothy Morton, Rice U; Vin Nardizzi, U of British Columbia; Laura Ogden, Dartmouth College; Serpil Opperman, Hacettepe U, Ankara; Daniel C. Remein, U of Massachusetts, Boston; Margaret Ronda, U of California, Davis; Nicholas Royle, U of Sussex; Catriona Sandilands, York U; Christopher Schaberg, Loyola U; Rebecca R. Scott, U of Missouri; Theresa Shewry, U of California, Santa Barbara; Mick Smith, Queen’s U; Jesse Oak Taylor, U of Washington; Brian Thill, Golden West College; Coll Thrush, U of British Columbia, Vancouver; Cord J. Whitaker, Wellesley College; Julian Yates, U of Delaware.


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Ecocritical Aesthetics

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0253032113
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Ecocritical Aesthetics PDF Format Full Free by Peter Quigley and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-28 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lively collection of essays explores the vital role of beauty in the human experience of place, interactions with other species, and contemplation of our own embodied lives. Devoting attention to themes such as global climate change, animal subjectivity, environmental justice and activism, and human moral responsibility for the environment, these contributions demonstrate that beauty is not only a meaningful dimension of our experience, but also a powerful strategy for inspiring cultural transformation. Taken as a whole, they underscore the ongoing relevance of aesthetics to the ecocritical project and the concern for beauty that motivates effective social and political engagement.


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Handbook of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110314592
Pages : 725 pages
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Download Handbook of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology PDF Format Full Free by Hubert Zapf and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-05-10 with total page 725 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ecocriticism has emerged as one of the most fascinating and rapidly growing fields of recent literary and cultural studies. From its regional origins in late-twentieth-century Anglo-American academia, it has become a worldwide phenomenon, which involves a decidedly transdisciplinary and transnational paradigm that promises to return a new sense of relevance to research and teaching in the humanities. A distinctive feature of the present handbook in comparison with other survey volumes is the combination of ecocriticism with cultural ecology, reflecting an emphasis on the cultural transformation of ecological processes and on the crucial role of literature, art, and other forms of cultural creativity for the evolution of societies towards sustainable futures. In state-of-the-art contributions by leading international scholars in the field, this handbook maps some of the most important developments in contemporary ecocritical thought. It introduces key theoretical concepts, issues, and directions of ecocriticism and cultural ecology and demonstrates their relevance for the analysis of texts and other cultural phenomena.


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Whale Song

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13 : 1501329278
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Whale Song PDF Format Full Free by Margret Grebowicz and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-09-07 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The sapiens of the sea, whales are the other intelligent, social, and loquacious animal. But they seem to swim away the more people chase after them in an effort to communicate and connect. Why does the meaning of their mesmerizing songs continue to elude us? In times of unprecedented environmental and social loss, Whale Song ponders the problems facing ocean ecosystems and offers lessons from those depths for human social life and intimacy. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.


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Perspectives on Ecocriticism

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1527534294
Pages : 274 pages
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Download Perspectives on Ecocriticism PDF Format Full Free by Ingemar Haag and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-05-08 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume gathers together papers presented at the conference “Ecocriticism in the Nordic Countries; Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” held in Västerås, Sweden, in 2017, organized by the research group Ecocritical Forum at Mälardalen University. The conference, which was an attempt to survey local ecocritical activities, transcended Nordic boundaries, engaging scholars from Europe and the United States. This expansion from the local to the global mirrors the subject of the conference: ecocriticism, a cross-disciplinary field of research in the intersection of environmental issues and cultural expressions. The chapters here engage with topical issues such as the Anthropocene, sustainability in education, and civilizational critique, as well as schools of thought such as materialism, dark ecology and animal studies. The contributions discuss several types of cultural expressions, including film and other visual media, university course design and Nordic, and English language novels and poetry. This volume will attract the interest of readers from a number of different backgrounds, both in the Nordic countries and internationally.


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The ecological eye

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1526121581
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The ecological eye PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Patrizio and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-06 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the popular imagination, art history remains steeped in outmoded notions of tradition, material value and elitism. How can we awaken, define and orientate an ecological sensibility within the history of art? Building on the latest work in the discipline, this book provides the blueprint for an ‘ecocritical art history’, one that is prepared to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene, climate change and global warming. Without ignoring its own histories, the book looks beyond – at politics, posthumanism, new materialism, feminism, queer theory and critical animal studies – invigorating the art-historical practices of the future.


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Relations 4.1 - June 2016

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Publisher : LED Edizioni Universitarie
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ISBN 13 : 8879167693
Pages : 138 pages
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Download Relations 4.1 - June 2016 PDF Format Full Free by Serenella Iovino and published by LED Edizioni Universitarie. This book was released on 2016-06-30 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Table of Contents: Past the Human: Narrative Ontologies and Ontological Stories. Editorial, Serenella Iovino, Roberto Marchesini, Eleonora Adorni - Posthumanism in Literature and Ecocriticism. Introduction, Serenella Iovino - From Posthumanism to Posthuman Ecocriticim, Serpil Oppermann - Threatening Animals?, Heather I. Sullivan - The Posthuman that Could Have Been: Mary Shelley’s Creature, Margarita Carretero González - Gadda’s Pasticciaccio and the Knotted Posthuman Household, Deborah Amberson, Elena Past - Posthuman Spaces of Relation: Literary Responses to the Species Boundary in Primate Literature, Diana Villanueva Romero - Can the Humanities Become Post-human? Interview with Rosi Braidotti, Cosetta Veronese - Recent Approaches in the Posthuman Turn: Braidotti, Herbrechter, and Nayar, Başak Ağın Dönmez - More-than-green Ecologies, Christopher Schliephake - Posthuman Narratives, Italian Style, Emiliano Guaraldo - Deep Breathing Ecocriticism: Stories, Matter, and Spiritual Dimensions, Alessandro Macilenti


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The Ecology of Modernism

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Publisher : University of Alabama Press
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ISBN 13 : 0817358293
Pages : 216 pages
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Download The Ecology of Modernism PDF Format Full Free by Joshua Schuster and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2015-10-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ecology of Modernism explores the unexpected absence of an environmental ethic in American modernist and avant-garde poetics, given its keen concern with an environmental aesthetic, and explains why American modernism was never green. Examining the relationships of key modernist writers, poets, and musicians to nature, industrial development, and pollution, Joshua Schuster posits that the curious failure of modernist poets to develop an environmental ethnic was a deliberate choice and not an inadvertent omission.


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Ecocriticism on the Edge

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ISBN 13 : 1472506707
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Ecocriticism on the Edge PDF Format Full Free by Timothy Clark and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-24 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twenty-first century has seen an increased awareness of the forms of environmental destruction that cannot immediately be seen, localised or, by some, even acknowledged. Ecocriticism on the Edge explores the possibility of a new mode of critical practice, one fully engaged with the destructive force of the planetary environmental crisis. Timothy Clark argues that, in literary and cultural criticism, the “Anthropocene”, which names the epoch in which human impacts on the planet's ecological systems reach a dangerous limit, also represents a threshold at which modes of interpretation that once seemed sufficient or progressive become, in this new counterintuitive context, inadequate or even latently destructive. The book includes analyses of literary works, including texts by Paule Marshall, Gary Snyder, Ben Okri, Henry Lawson, Lorrie Moore and Raymond Carver.


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Nerd Ecology: Defending the Earth with Unpopular Culture

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ISBN 13 : 1472567641
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Nerd Ecology: Defending the Earth with Unpopular Culture PDF Format Full Free by Anthony Lioi and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media, Nerd Ecology is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture's engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works as Star Trek, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The Hunger Games, and superhero comics such as Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.


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Twenty-First Century Drama

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137484039
Pages : 348 pages
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Download Twenty-First Century Drama PDF Format Full Free by Siân Adiseshiah and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-06-17 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within this landmark collection, original voices from the field of drama provide rich analysis of a selection of the most exciting and remarkable plays and productions of the twenty-first century. But what makes the drama of the new millenium so distinctive? Which events, themes, shifts, and paradigms are marking its stages? Kaleidoscopic in scope, Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now creates a broad, rigorously critical framework for approaching the drama of this period, including its forms, playwrights, companies, institutions, collaborative projects, and directors. The collection has a deliberately British bent, examining established playwrights – such as Churchill, Brenton, and Hare – alongside a new generation of writers – including Stephens, Prebble, Kirkwood, Bartlett, and Kelly. Simultaneously international in scope, it engages with significant new work from the US, Japan, India, Australia, and the Netherlands, to reflect a twenty-first century context that is fundamentally globalized. The volume’s central themes – the financial crisis, austerity, climate change, new forms of human being, migration, class, race and gender, cultural politics and issues of nationhood – are mediated through fresh, cutting-edge perspectives.


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Literary and Cultural Production, World-Ecology, and the Global Food System

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 303076155X
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Literary and Cultural Production, World-Ecology, and the Global Food System PDF Format Full Free by Chris Campbell and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-08-12 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary and Cultural Production, World-Ecology, and the Global Food System marks a significant intervention into the field of literary food studies. Drawing on new work in world literature, cultural studies, and environmental studies, the essays gathered here explore how literary and cultural texts have represented and responded to the global food system from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Covering topics such as the impact of colonial monocultures and industrial agriculture, enclosure and the loss of the commons, the meatification of diets, the toxification of landscapes, and the consequences of climate breakdown, the volume ranges across the globe, from Thailand to Brazil, Cyprus to the Caribbean. Whether it is anxieties over imported meat in late Victorian Britain, labour struggles on Guatemalan banana plantations, or food dependency in Puerto Rico, the contributors to this volume show how fiction, poetry, drama, film, and music have critically explored and contributed to food cultures worldwide.


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The Aesthetics of Necropolitics

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1786606860
Pages : 228 pages
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Download The Aesthetics of Necropolitics PDF Format Full Free by Natasha Lushetich and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-12-11 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collection comprises contributions from leading artist-theorists in the fields of necropolitics and tactical media, and from increasingly influential scholars of biomediality and urban performativity


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Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Cultures of Antiquity

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498532853
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Cultures of Antiquity PDF Format Full Free by Christopher Schliephake and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-12-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By focusing on ancient culture and its reception, this book fills integrates antiquity into our current ecocritical theory and practice to fill in a gap in our environmental debates. It aims at a re-evaluation of antiquity in the light of present-day environmental concerns and re-frames our contemporary outlook on the more-than-human world in the light of cultures far removed from our own.


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Consequential Art

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 13 : 1487505035
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Consequential Art PDF Format Full Free by Samuel Amago and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-08-08 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deploying diverse theoretical approaches - from history, memory, and emotion to urban ecology, feminism, queer studies, intermediality, and visual culture - this volume explores contemporary Spain's vibrant, diverse, socially-invested, and longstanding comics culture.