Ecocriticism, a field of study that has expanded dramatically over the past decade, has nevertheless remainedauntil recentlyaclosely focused on critical analyses of nature writing and literature of wilderness. Karla Armbruster and Kathleen R. Wallace push well beyond that established framework with this groundbreaking collection of essays by respected ecocritics and scholars from the literary and environmental arenas. Together, their work signals a new direction in the field and offers refreshingly original insights into a broad spectrum of texts.Nature writing, too, represents such a vital edge. ... itself to the genres of poetry, fiction, drama, along with critical theories declaring texts to be no more than self- referential webs of words. ... Just so, the kind of personal, reflective essay that we call nature writing points to the power of literature rooted in the earth, but it comes anbsp;...
|Title||:||Beyond Nature Writing|
|Publisher||:||University of Virginia Press - 2001|