Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies: Fences, Boundaries, and Fields 9780739131732, 0739131737, 9780739131756, 0739131753

In Ecocritical Explorations, Patrick D. Murphy explores environmental literature and environmental cultural issues throu

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Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies: Fences, Boundaries, and Fields
 9780739131732, 0739131737, 9780739131756, 0739131753

Table of contents :
The four elements and the recovery of referentiality in ecocriticism --
The complexity of simplicity --
Difference and responsibility in literary alternatives to the nation-state --
Paradise or a pair of dice : contradictions and contingencies in real and virtual terrains for tomorrow's college students --
Toward transnational ecocritical theory : the example of Hwa Yol Jung --
Nature in the contemporary American novel --
The non-alibi of alien scapes : science fiction and ecocriticism --
The non-alibi of pragmatic utopianism and wild variability, or, Optimistic variations on a science fiction theme --
Mysteries of nature and environmental justice --
Nature-nurturing fathers in a world beyond our control --
Scenarios of disaster : crying wolf, scaring away the elephants, and heading 'em off at the pass --
Hurricanes and hubris : American responses in literature and culture to natural weather extremes and their human-driven intensifications --
Randing widely in the classroom.

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