[Full Book] Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow

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Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Author: Mark Christopher Allister
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 199

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Mark Christopher Allister, Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow books, This study brings together the genres of autobiography and environmental literature. It examines a form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by standing outside the text in writing about the natural world, and inside it in making that exposition part of the grieving process.


[Full Book] Deep Map Country

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Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Author: Susan Naramore Maher
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 228

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Susan Naramore Maher, Deep Map Country Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Deep Map Country books, "Scholarly study of Great Plains nonfiction writers in the genre of "deep mapping," a genre that weaves together strata of narrative that includes natural history, cultural history, geography, memoir, and inter-textual material"--


[Full Book] Emotion Identity And Death

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Chang-Won Park
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 248

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Chang-Won Park, Emotion Identity And Death Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Emotion Identity And Death books, Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies of emotion that focuses on issues surrounding death, and the first among death studies which focuses on the issue of emotion. Themes explored include: themes of grief in the ties that bind the living and the dead, funerals, public memorials and the art of consolation, obituaries and issues of war and death-row, use of the internet in dying and grieving, what people do with cremated remains, new rituals of spiritual care in medical contexts, themes bounded and expressed through music, and more.


[Full Book] Animalities

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Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Author: Michael Lundblad
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Michael Lundblad, Animalities Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Animalities books, New and cutting-edge work in animality studies, human-animal studies, and posthumanismRepresentations of animality continue to proliferate in various kinds of literary and cultural texts. This pioneering volume explores the critical interface between animal and animality studies, marking out the terrain in relation to twentieth-century literature and film. The range of texts considered here is intentionally broad, answering questions like, how do contemporary writers such as Amitav Ghosh, Terry Tempest Williams, and Indra Sinha help us to think about not only animals but also humans as animals? What kinds of creatures are being constructed by contemporary artists such as Patricia Piccinini, Alexis Rockman, and Michael Pestel? How do aanimalities animate such diverse texts as the poetry of two women publishing under the name of aMichael Field, or an early film by Thomas Edison depicting the electrocution of a circus elephant named Topsy? Connecting these issues to fields as diverse as environmental studies and ecocriticism, queer theory, gender studies, feminist theory, illness and disability studies, postcolonial theory, and biopolitics, the volume also raises further questions about disciplinarity itself, while hoping to inspire further work abeyond the human in future interdisciplinary scholarship.Key Features10 provocative case studies focused on representations and discourses of animals and animality in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, art, and film in EnglishNew work from both internationally renowned and emerging figures in the burgeoning fields of animality studies, human-animal studies, and posthumanism, suggesting innovative and significant new directions to exploreBroad introduction to the kinds of questions scholars in the humanities have considered in relation to animals and animality


[Full Book] Toni Morrison S A Mercy

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Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Author: Shirley A. Stave
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 160

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Shirley A. Stave, Toni Morrison S A Mercy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Toni Morrison S A Mercy books, Toni Morrison’s ninth novel, A Mercy, has been received with much acclaim by both the critical and lay reading public. Hailed as her best novel after the award-winning Beloved, most critics to date have concentrated on its setting in the late seventeenth century, a time in which, according to the author herself, slavery was “pre-racial,” a time before the “Terrible Transformation” irrevocably linked slavery to skin-color or “race.” Though a slender, easy to read novel, A Mercy is in fact a richly-layered text, full of multiple meanings and possibilities, a work of art that has only just begun to be “mined” for its critical import. The present volume is the first to deal with these possibilities, presenting a variety of critical approaches that include narrative theory, the eco-critical, the geographical, the allegorical, the Miltonian, the feminist, the metaphorical, and the Lacanian. As such, not only is it conceived to enrich the work of Morrison scholars and students, but also to illuminate the use of critical theory in elucidating a complex literary text. A Mercy clamors for close reading and thoughtful interrogation and promises to reward the perceptive reader.


[Full Book] Alternatives In Biography

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Publisher: Masarykova univerzita
Author: Stephen Hardy
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Languages : en
Pages : 310

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Stephen Hardy, Alternatives In Biography Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Alternatives In Biography books, Kniha se zabývá texty z anglicky psaných literatur, které svým způsobem zpochybňují fiktivní, osobní či akademické žánrové konvence ve vztahu k literární auto/biografii, a spíše upozorňují na mnohoznačnost způsobů psaní o životě a konstruování subjektivity. Každá ze čtyř kapitol zkoumá specifický typ transgresivní auto/biografie: pastorální biografii v dílech Petera Ackroyda, Johna Bergera a Paula Cartera; kolaborativní auto/biografie domorodých obyvatel v Austrálii v textech Kima Scotta a Hazel Brown a Rity a Jackie Hugginsových; beletrizované autobiografie A. Newmana a Forresta Reeda; a bioregionální biografie Emily Carrové a Emmy Bell Milesové.


[Full Book] Dated

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Category : Dating services
Languages : en
Pages : 230

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Mark Allister, Dated Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dated books, On the cusp of his fifth decade, Allister, a professor of English at a liberal arts college in Minnesota, finds himself divorced and utilizing online searches for love--both an ordeal and an opportunity. He records his journey of discoveries in a diary that is remarkably candid about his longings, anxieties, and embarrassments.


[Full Book] Writing The Trail

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Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Author: Deborah Lawrence
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 170

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Deborah Lawrence, Writing The Trail Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Writing The Trail books, For a long time, the American West was mainly identified with white masculinity, but as more women’s narratives of westward expansion came to light, scholars revised purely patriarchal interpretations. Writing the Trail continues in this vein by providing a comparative literary analysis of five frontier narratives---Susan Magoffin’s Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico, Sarah Royce’s A Frontier Lady, Louise Clappe’s The Shirley Letters, Eliza Farnham’s California, In-doors and Out, and Lydia Spencer Lane’s I Married a Soldier---to explore the ways in which women’s responses to the western environment differed from men’s. Throughout their very different journeys---from an eighteen-year-old bride and self-styled “wandering princess” on the Santa Fe Trail, to the mining camps of northern California, to garrison life in the Southwest---these women moved out of their traditional positions as objects of masculine culture. Initially disoriented, they soon began the complex process of assimilating to a new environment, changing views of power and authority, and making homes in wilderness conditions. Because critics tend to consider nineteenth-century women’s writings as confirmations of home and stability, they overlook aspects of women’s textualizations of themselves that are dynamic and contingent on movement through space. As the narratives in Writing the Trail illustrate, women’s frontier writings depict geographical, spiritual, and psychological movement. By tracing the journeys of Magoffin, Royce, Clappe, Farnham, and Lane, readers are exposed to the subversive strength of travel writing and come to a new understanding of gender roles on the nineteenth-century frontier.


[Full Book] Visions Of The Land

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Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Author: Michael A. Bryson
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 228

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Michael A. Bryson, Visions Of The Land Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Visions Of The Land books, "Visions of the Land looks at the period from 1840 to 1970 through the works of seven explorers, scientists, and writers, in order to examine the various ways our culture has viewed nature. In this ambitious work, Michael A. Bryson draws upon a wide array of references (narratives, technical reports, natural histories, scientific autobiographies, fictional utopias, and popular scientific literature), to better illustrate the constantly changing manner in which our culture has chosen to conceptualize nature. Dividing the book into three parts, "Narratives of Exploration and the Scientist-Hero," "Imagined Communities and the Scientific Management of Nature," and "Nature's Identity and the Critique of Science," Bryson discusses the works of John C. Fremont, Richard Byrd, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John Wesley Powell, Susan Cooper, Rachel Carson, and Loren Eiseley"--H-Net.


[Full Book] Ecofeminism And The Indian Novel

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Sangita Patil
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 150

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Sangita Patil, Ecofeminism And The Indian Novel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ecofeminism And The Indian Novel books, Ecofeminism and the Indian Novel tests the theories of ecofeminism against the background of India’s often different perceptions of environmental problems, challenging the hegemony of Western culture in thinking about human problems. This book moves beyond a simple application of the concepts of ecofeminism, instead explaining the uniqueness of Indian novels as narratives of ecofeminism and how they can contribute to the development of the theory of ecofeminism. In examining a selection of novels, the author argues that Indian texts conceptualize the ecological crisis more as a human problem than as a gender problem. The book proposes that we should think of ecofeminism as ecohumanism instead, seeing human beings and nature as a part of a complex web. Novels analysed within the text include Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve (1954), Shivram Karanth’s Return to Earth (2002) and Na D’Souza’s Dweepa (2013). Ecofeminism and the Indian Novel will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecofeminism, ecocriticism, ecological feminism, environmental humanities, gender studies, ecological humanities, feminist studies and Indian literature.


[Full Book] American Literature

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Hans Bertens
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 314

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Hans Bertens, American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Literature books, This comprehensive history of American Literature traces its development from the earliest colonial writings of the late 1500s through to the present day. This lively, engaging and highly accessible guide: offers lucid discussions of all major influences and movements such as Puritanism, Transcendentalism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism and Postmodernism draws on the historical, cultural, and political contexts of key literary texts and authors covers the whole range of American literature: prose, poetry, theatre and experimental literature includes substantial sections on native and ethnic American literatures explains and contextualises major events, terms and figures in American history. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to situate their reading of American Literature in the appropriate religious, cultural, and political contexts.


[Full Book] Unsettling Nature

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Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Author: Taylor Eggan
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 310

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Taylor Eggan, Unsettling Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Unsettling Nature books, The German poet and mystic Novalis once identified philosophy as a form of homesickness. More than two centuries later, as modernity’s displacements continue to intensify, we feel Novalis’s homesickness more than ever. Yet nowhere has a longing for home flourished more than in contemporary environmental thinking, and particularly in eco-phenomenology. If only we can reestablish our sense of material enmeshment in nature, so the logic goes, we might reverse the degradation we humans have wrought—and in saving the earth we can once again dwell in the nearness of our own being. Unsettling Nature opens with a meditation on the trouble with such ecological homecoming narratives, which bear a close resemblance to narratives of settler colonial homemaking. Taylor Eggan demonstrates that the Heideggerian strain of eco-phenomenology—along with its well-trod categories of home, dwelling, and world—produces uncanny effects in settler colonial contexts. He reads instances of nature’s defamiliarization not merely as psychological phenomena but also as symptoms of the repressed consciousness of coloniality. The book at once critiques Heidegger’s phenomenology and brings it forward through chapters on Willa Cather, D. H. Lawrence, Olive Schreiner, Doris Lessing, and J. M. Coetzee. Suggesting that alienation may in fact be "natural" to the human condition and hence something worth embracing instead of repressing, Unsettling Nature concludes with a speculative proposal to transform eco-phenomenology into "exo-phenomenology"—an experiential mode that engages deeply with the alterity of others and with the self as its own Other.


[Full Book] The World In Which We Occur

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Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Author: Neil W. Browne
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Neil W. Browne, The World In Which We Occur Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The World In Which We Occur books, "To fully understand human involvement in the natural world, Browne argues that disciplinary boundaries must be opened, with profound implications for the practice of democracy. The degradation of the physical environment and democratic decay, for Browne, are rooted in the same problem: our persistent belief that humans are somehow separate from their physical environment. Browne probes the work of a number of major American writers through the lens of Dewey's philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.


[Full Book] Life Writing In The Posthuman Anthropocene

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Publisher: Springer Nature
Author: Ina Batzke
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 268

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Ina Batzke, Life Writing In The Posthuman Anthropocene Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Life Writing In The Posthuman Anthropocene books, Life Writing in the Posthuman Anthropocene is a timely collection of insightful contributions that negotiate how the genre of life writing, traditionally tied to the human perspective and thus anthropocentric qua definition, can provide adequate perspectives for an age of ecological disasters and global climate change. The volume’s eight chapters illustrate the aptness of life writing and life writing studies to critically reevaluate the role of “the human” vis-à-vis non-human others while remaining mindful of persisting inequalities between humans regarding who causes and who suffers damage in the Anthropocene age. The authors in this collection not only expand the toolbox of life writing studies by engaging with critical insights from the fields of posthumanism and ecocriticism, but, in turn, also enrich those fields by offering unique approaches to contemplate the responsibility of humans for as well as their relational existence in the posthuman Anthropocene.


[Full Book] Ecoambiguity

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Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Author: Karen Thornber
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 688

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Karen Thornber, Ecoambiguity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ecoambiguity books, East Asian literatures are famous for celebrating the beauties of nature and depicting people as intimately connected with the natural world. But in fact, because the region has a long history of transforming and exploiting nature, much of the fiction and poetry in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages portrays people as damaging everything from small woodlands to the entire planet. These texts seldom talk about environmental crises straightforwardly. Instead, like much creative writing on degraded ecosystems, they highlight what Karen Laura Thornber calls ecoambiguity—the complex, contradictory interactions between people and the nonhuman environment. Ecoambiguity is the first book in any language to analyze Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese literary treatments of damaged ecosystems. Thornber closely examines East Asian creative portrayals of inconsistent human attitudes, behaviors, and information concerning the environment and takes up texts by East Asians who have been translated and celebrated around the world, including Gao Xingjian, Ishimure Michiko, Jiang Rong, and Ko Un, as well as fiction and poetry by authors little known even in their homelands. Ecoambiguity addresses such environmental crises as deforesting, damming, pollution, overpopulation, species eradication, climate change, and nuclear apocalypse. This book opens new portals of inquiry in both East Asian literatures and ecocriticism (literature and environment studies), as well as in comparative and world literature.


[Full Book] Topographies Of The Sacred

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Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Author: Catherine E. Rigby
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 323

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Catherine E. Rigby, Topographies Of The Sacred Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Topographies Of The Sacred books, Although the British romantic poets - notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron - have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, this text compares English and German literary models of romanticism.


[Full Book] Pilgrimage To Vallombrosa

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Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Author: John Elder
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 300

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by John Elder, Pilgrimage To Vallombrosa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pilgrimage To Vallombrosa books, "Set aside your Bella Tuscanys and Year in Provences for a different kind of travel book. Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa puts a walking stick in your hand and Marsh's Man and Nature in your knapsack, exploring how Italians have managed their natural and cultural heritage in ways that sustain both. John Elder's poetic meditations on land and life demonstrate that only by searching beyond our familiar boundaries can we discover better ways of living back at home."--Marcus Hall, author of Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration "This collaboration--between George Perkins Marsh and John Elder, between Vermont and Italy, between maple and olive--is one of the smartest, soundest, deepest books about the relationship between people and nature that I've ever read. It will be a classic."--Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature "Elder's impassioned pilgrimage shows us how to delight in messy wilderness, to secure a curative habitation of the world, and, with Marsh, to lend ecological nous to our gravest task: knowing ourselves and respecting one another. Let the maple seeds and olive stones of Elder's visionary harvest restore to us a reflective and redemptory future."--from the foreword by David Lowenthal The pivotal figure in Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa is the nineteenth-century diplomat and writer George Perkins Marsh, generally regarded as America's first environmentalist. Like Elder, Marsh was a Vermonter, and his diplomatic career took him for some years to Italy, where, witnessing the ecological devastation wrought upon the landscape by runaway deforestation and the plundering of other natural resources, he was moved to produce his famous manifesto, Man and Nature. Marsh drew parallels between the despoiled Italian environment and his home landscape of Vermont, warning that the latter was vulnerable to ecological woes of a similar magnitude if not carefully maintained and protected. In short, his was a prescient voice for stewardship. Elder follows in Marsh's footsteps along a trajectory running from Vermont to Italy, and at length fetches up at the managed forest of Vallombrosa. Punctuated throughout with learned and genial considerations of the poetry of Wordsworth, Basho, Dante, and Frost, Elder's narrative takes up issues of sustainability as practiced locally, reports on family doings, and returns finally--as did Marsh's--to Vermont, where he measures traditional stewardship values against more aggressive conservation-oriented measures such as the expansion of wilderness areas. John Elder, Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, is the author of Reading the Mountains of Home and The Frog Run. Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism


[Full Book] Toward A Literary Ecology

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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Author: Karen E. Waldron
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 248

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Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow by Karen E. Waldron, Toward A Literary Ecology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Toward A Literary Ecology books, In this book, editors Karen E. Waldron and Robert Friedman have assembled a collection of essays that study the interconnections between literature and the environment to theorize literary ecology. The disciplinary perspectives in these essays allow readers to comprehend places and environments, and to represent, express, or strive for that comprehension through literature. Contributors to this volume explore the works of several authors, including Gary Snyder, Karen Tei Yamashita, Rachel Carson, Terry Tempest Williams, Chip Ward, and Mary Oliver. Other essays discuss such topics as urban fiction as a model of literary ecology, the geographies of belonging in the work of Native American poets, and the literary ecology of place in “new” nature writing. Investigating texts for the complex interconnections they represent, this book suggests what such texts might teach us about the interconnections of our own world.