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Title Dark nature : anti-pastoral essays in American literature and culture / edited by Richard J. Schneider.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.936 D248 2016    ---  Available
Description xix, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Ecocritical theory and practice
Ecocritical theory and practice.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index.
Contents Dark nature and the American canon. "Famine is a frightful monster": constructing nature in colonial road trips by Sarah Kemble Knight and William Byrd II / Gina Claywell ; "Passage into new forms": the negative ecologies of Charles Brockden Brown / Elizabeth Kubek ; Dutchman on the brink: the ghost ship as avatar of dark (American) nature in Poe's "MS. Found in a Bottle" / Mark Henderson ; Thoreau's Week and the work of the eco-lament / Jesse Curran ; The Gnostic dark side of nature in Herman Melville and Cormac McCarthy: carrying the fire out of Arcadia / Federico Bellini ; Fiendish fumaroles and malevolent mud pots: the ecoGothic aspects of Owen Wister's Yellowstone stories / Jennifer Schell ; Frontiersmen, robber barons, architects, and the darkening aesthetics of nature in A Lost Lady / Monika Elbert -- Dark nature and new voices. The Dark side of two nature writing genres: Nature Noir and Wisconsin Death Trip / Richard J. Schneider ; The "Dark ecology" of the bomb: writing the nuclear as a part of "nature" in Cold War American literature / Sarah Daw ; The Poetry of Adele Ne Jame: dark nature, cosmic justice, and the communion of paradoxology / T. Mera Moore Lafferty ; Anti-pastoral imagery and the quest for a Cajun identity / Rachel A. Paparone ; (Dark) nature and masculinity: the anti-pastoralism of Benjamin Percy's The Wilding / Dana Edwards Prodoehl ; Angry Eden: hyperobjects, plant entelechy, and the horror of eco-colonization in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy / Matthew Masucci ; "What's the world but shine / and seem": radical kitsch and Mark Doty's figurative poetics / Isabel Galleymore -- Dark nature and the media. Listening to the dark side of nature / Anette Vandsų ; Eco-horror cinematic techniques in television nature documentaries: Monsters Inside Me and the dark side of nature / Robin L. Murray; Joseph K. Heumann ; Hunger in the heart of nature: Werner Herzog's anti-sentimental dispatches from the American Wilderness (reflections on Grizzly Man) / David LaRocca.
Summary A collection of essays on American literature and culture, offering examples of how a vision of nature's darker side can create a fuller understanding of humanity's relation to nature. included are chapters on canonical American literature, new voices in American literature, and nonprint American media. This is the first collection of essays applying the "dark ecology" principle to American literature.
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Human ecology in literature.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Philosophy.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Philosophy.
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
Ecocriticism. (OCoLC)fst00901428
Human ecology in literature. (OCoLC)fst00962998
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01034574
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Schneider, Richard J., editor.
ISBN 9781498528115 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1498528112 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781498528139 (paperback ; alk. paper)
9781498528122 (electronic)

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