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Murphy, Patrick D., 1951-
Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies : fences, boundaries, and fields / Patrick D. Murphy
Lanham : Lexington Books, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS169.E25 M87 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- History and criticism
Ecology in literature
Environmental literature -- History and criticism
Philosophy of nature in literature
Physical Description xi, 217 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-207) and index
Contents Introduction: The four elements and the recovery of referentiality in ecocriticism -- Pt. I: Climbing through conceptual fences. 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 -- Pt. II: Surveying the boundaries of genre. 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 -- Pt. III: Culturally crossing the field. 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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