Coming Into Contact

Coming Into Contact

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A snapshot of ecocriticism in action, Coming into Contact collects sixteen previously unpublished essays that explore some of the most promising new directions in the study of literature and the environment. They look to previously unexamined or underexamined aspects of literature's relationship to the environment, including swamps, internment camps, Asian American environments, the urbanized Northeast, and lynching sites. The authors relate environmental discourse to practice, including the teaching of green design in composition classes, the restoration of damaged landscapes, the persuasive strategies of environmental activists, the practice of urban architecture, and the impact of human technologies on nature. The essays also put ecocriticism into greater contact with the natural sciences, including elements of evolutionary biology, biological taxonomy, and geology. Engaging both ecocritical theory and practice, these authors more closely align ecocriticism with the physical environment, with the wide range of texts and cultural practices that concern it, and with the growing scholarly conversation that surrounds this concern.Writing. A popular saying has it that today we know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. To refine this a little we might say that today we know the price ... In this essay I discuss ... Ishimure was first recognized for her writing about an environmental pollution issue and for her social activism related to this cause.

Title:Coming Into Contact
Author:Annie Merrill Ingram
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 2010-01-25


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