Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context
Free

Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context

By Ella Soper
Free
Book Description

Ecocriticism can be described in very general terms as the investigation of the many ways in which culture and the environment are interrelated and conceptualized. Ecocriticism aspires to understand and often to celebrate the natural world, yet it does so indirectly by focusing primarily on written texts. Hailed as one of the most timely and provocative developments in literary and cultural studies of recent decades, it has also been greeted with bewilderment or scepticism by those for whom its aims and methods are unclear. This book seeks to bring into view the development of ecocriticism in the context of Canadian literary studies. Selections include work by Margaret Atwood, Northrop Frye, Sherrill Grace, and Rosemary Sullivan.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Series Page
  • Full Cover Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Publication Information For Republished Essays
  • Introduction: Ecocriticism Northof the Forty-ninth Parallel
  • SECTION 1: NATURE AND NATION: BEFORE AND BEYOND THEMATIC CRITICISM
  • 1: Selections from The Bush Garden: Essays on the Canadian Imagination (1971)
  • 2: Selections from Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature (1972)
  • 3: La forêt or the Wilderness as Myth (1987)
  • 4: Quest for the Peaceable Kingdom: Urban/Rural Codes in Roy, Laurence, and Atwood (1984)
  • 5: Women in the Wilderness (1986)
  • SECTION 2: THE EMERGENCE OF ECOCRITICISM IN CANADA
  • 6: “Along the Line of Smoky Hills”: Further Steps towards an Ecological Poetics (1990)
  • 7: So Big about Green (1991)
  • 8: So Unwise about Green (1996)
  • 9: Eruptions of Postmodernity: The Postcolonial and the Ecological (1993)
  • 10: Contemporary Canadian Poetry from the Edge: An Exploration of Literary Ecocriticism (1995)
  • 11: Nature’s Nation, National Natures? Reading Ecocriticism in a Canadian Context (1998)
  • SECTION 3: READING CANADIAN LANDSCAPES
  • 12: Nature Trafficking: Writing and Environment in the Western Canada–U.S. Borderlands
  • 13: Calypso Trails: Botanizingon the Bruce Peninsula (2010)
  • 14: Knowledge, Power, and Place: Environmental Politics in the Fiction of Matt Cohen and David Adams Richards (2007)
  • SECTION 4: ENVIRONMENTS AND CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS
  • 15: Canadian Art according to Emily Carr: The Search for Indigenous Expression (2005)
  • 16: “Mon pays, ce n’est pasun pays, c’est l’hiver”: Literary Representations of Nature and Ecocritical Thought in Quebec
  • 17: Decolonizasian: Reading Asianand First Nations Relations in Literature (2008)
  • SECTION 5: NEIGHBOURS UNKNOWN: ANIMALS IN CANADIAN LITERATURE
  • 18: Selections from Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature (1972)
  • 19: Political Science: Realism in Roberts’s Animal Stories (1996)
  • 20: The “I” in Beaver: Sympathetic Identification andSelf-Representation in Grey Owl’s Pilgrims of the Wild (2007)
  • 21: The Ontology and Epistemology of Walking: Animality in Karsten Heuer’s Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd
  • SECTION 6: IN FULL BLOOM:NEW DIRECTIONS IN CANADIAN THEORY
  • 22: Poetics of the Semiosphere: Pataphysics, Biosemiotics, and Imaginary Solutions for Water (2011)
  • 23: Literature and Geology: An Experiment in Interdisciplinary, Comparative Ecocriticism
  • 24: The Dwelling Perspective in English-Canadian Drama
  • Afterword: Ecocritical Futures
  • Appendix: Taking Flight: From Little Grey Birds to The Goose
  • Notes on the Contributors
  • Index
  • Back Cover
    No review for this book yet, be the first to review.
      No comment for this book yet, be the first to comment
      Also Available On
      App store smallGoogle play small
      Categories
      Curated Lists
      • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
        by Christopher M. Bishop
        Data mining
        by I. H. Witten
        The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction
        by Various
        See more...
      • CK-12 Chemistry
        by Various
        Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
        by John Hutchinson
        An Introduction to Chemistry - Atoms First
        by Mark Bishop
        See more...
      • Microsoft Word - How to Use Advanced Algebra II.doc
        by Jonathan Emmons
        Advanced Algebra II: Activities and Homework
        by Kenny Felder
        de2de
        by
        See more...
      • The Sun Who Lost His Way
        by
        Tania is a Detective
        by Kanika G
        Firenze_s-Light
        by
        See more...
      • Java 3D Programming
        by Daniel Selman
        The Java EE 6 Tutorial
        by Oracle Corporation
        JavaKid811
        by
        See more...