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Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment: Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment


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The Environment on Stage: Scenery or Shapeshifter?

The Environment on Stage: Scenery or Shapeshifter?

1st Edition

Julie Hudson
August 12, 2019

The Environment on Stage: Scenery or Shapeshifter? investigates a pertinent voice of theatrical performance within the production and reception of ecotheatre. Theatre ecologies, unavoidably enmeshed in the environment, describe the system of sometimes perverse feedback loops running through...

Modernism in the Green: Public Greens in Modern Literature and Culture

Modernism in the Green: Public Greens in Modern Literature and Culture

1st Edition

Julia Daniel, Margaret Elizabeth Konkol
August 01, 2019

Modernism in the Green traces a trans-Atlantic modernist fascination with the creation, use, and representation of the modern green. From the verdant public commons in the heart of cities to the lookout points on mountains in national parks, planned green spaces serve as felicitous stages for the...

Women and Water in Global Fiction

Women and Water in Global Fiction

1st Edition

Elizabeth Jones, Emma Staniland
August 01, 2019

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Ecoprecarity: Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture

Ecoprecarity: Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture

1st Edition

Pramod K. Nayar
May 20, 2019

Ecoprecarity: Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture presents an examination of ecoprecarity - the precarious lives that humans lead in the process and event of ecological disaster, and the increasing precarious state of the environment itself as a result of human interventions - in...

Christina Rossetti’s Environmental Consciousness

Christina Rossetti’s Environmental Consciousness

1st Edition

Todd O. Williams
May 08, 2019

Christina Rossetti’s Environmental Consciousness takes a cognitive ecocritical approach to Rossetti’s writing as it developed throughout her career. This study provides a unique understanding of Rossetti’s identity as an artist through a cognitive model while also engaging significantly with her...

Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse

Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse

1st Edition

Ben Holgate
February 12, 2019

Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse makes a dual intervention in both world literature and ecocriticism by examining magical realism as an international style of writing that has long-standing links with environmental literature. The book argues that, in the era of...

Ecocriticism and the Poiesis of Form: Holding on to Proteus

Ecocriticism and the Poiesis of Form: Holding on to Proteus

1st Edition

Aaron M. Moe
February 11, 2019

Ecocriticism and the Poiesis of Form: Holding on to Proteus demonstrates how a fractal imagination helps one hold the form of a poem within the reaches of Deep Time, and it explores the kinship between the hazy, liminal moment when Sound becomes Syllable and the hazy, liminal moment when the sage...

Human Minds and Animal Stories: How Narratives Make Us Care About Other Species

Human Minds and Animal Stories: How Narratives Make Us Care About Other Species

1st Edition

Wojciech Małecki, Piotr Sorokowski, Bogusław Pawłowski, Marcin Cieński
February 05, 2019

The power of stories to raise our concern for animals has been postulated throughout history by countless scholars, activists, and writers, including such greats as Thomas Hardy and Leo Tolstoy. This is the first book to investigate that power and explain the psychological and cultural mechanisms...

Captivity Literature and the Environment: Nineteenth-Century American Cross-Cultural Collaborations

Captivity Literature and the Environment: Nineteenth-Century American Cross-Cultural Collaborations

1st Edition

Kyhl D. Lyndgaard
January 17, 2019

In his study of captivity narratives, Kyhl Lyndgaard argues that these accounts have influenced land-use policy and environmental attitudes at the same time that they reveal the complex relationship between ethnicity, landscape, and authorship. In connecting these themes, Lyndgaard offers readers...

Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America

Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America

1st Edition

Deena Rymhs
January 02, 2019

Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America explores mobility, spatialized violence, and geographies of activism in a diverse archive of literary and visual art by Indigenous authors and artists. Building on Raymond Williams’s observation that "traffic is not...

The Radical Ecology of the Shelleys: Eros and Environment

The Radical Ecology of the Shelleys: Eros and Environment

1st Edition

Colin Carman
November 20, 2018

The Radical Ecology of the Shelleys: Eros and Environment is the first full-length study to explore a radically queer ecology at work in writings by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley as their discussions of nature and the natural consistently link ecology and erotic practice....

The Ecophobia Hypothesis

The Ecophobia Hypothesis

1st Edition

Simon C. Estok
June 19, 2018

The Ecophobia Hypothesis grows out of the sense that while the theory of biophilia has productively addressed ideal human affinities with nature, the capacity of “the biophilia hypothesis” as an explanatory model of human/ environment relations is limited. The biophilia hypothesis cannot adequately...

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