Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches

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Axel Goodbody, Kate Rigby
University of Virginia Press, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 322 pages
Passing glories and romantic retrievals: avant-garde nostalgia and hedonist renewal / Kate Soper -- Green things in the garbage: ecocritical gleaning in Walter Benjamin's arcades / Catriona Sandilands -- Raymond Williams: materialism and ecocriticism / Martin Ryle -- Sense of place and lieu de mémoire: a cultural memory approach to environmental texts / Axel Goodbody -- From literary anthropology to cultural ecology: German ecocritical theory since Wolfgang Iser / Timo Müller -- The social theory of Norbert Elias and the question of the nonhuman world / Linda Williams -- From the modern to the ecological: Latour on Walden pond / Laura Dassow Walls -- Martin Heidegger, D.H. Lawrence, and poetic attention to being / Trevor Norris -- Merleau-Ponty's ecophenomenology / Louise Westling -- Gernot Böhme's ecological aesthetics of atmosphere / Kate Rigby -- Dialoguing with Bakhtin over our ethical responsibility to anothers / Patrick D. Murphy -- Coexistence and coexistents: ecology without a world / Timothy Morton -- The matter of texts: a material intertextuality and ecocritical engagements with the Bible / Anne Elvey -- There can be no democracy without a culture of difference / Luce Irigaray -- The ecological Irigaray? / Christopher Cohoon -- Cybernetics and social systems theory / Hannes Bergthaller -- Ecocentric postmodern theory: interrelations between ecological, quantum, and postmodern theories / Serpil Oppermann -- Affinity studies and open systems: a non-equilibrium, ecocritical reading of Goethe's Faust / Heather I. Sullivan -- Blake, Deleuze, and the emergence of ecological consciousness / Mark Lussier -- The biosemiotic turn: Abduction, or, the nature of creative reason in nature and culture / Wendy Wheeler.

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Avantgarde Nostalgia
Ecocritical Gleaning
Materialism and Ecocriticism 43
The Social Theory of Norbert Elias and the Question
Latour on Walden Pond 98
Martin Heidegger D H Lawrence and Poetic Attention to Being 113
Ecology without a World 168
A Material Intertextuality and Ecocritical
There Can Be No Democracy without a Culture of Dierence 194
Interrelations between Ecological
A Nonequilibrium Ecocritical
Blake Deleuze and the Emergence of Ecological Consciousness 256
Abduction or the Nature of Creative Reason

MerleauPontys Ecophenomenology 126
Gernot Böhmes Ecological Aesthetics of Atmosphere 139

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Axel Goodbody, Professor of German Studies and European Culture at the University of Bath, is the author of Nature, Technology, and Cultural Change in Twentieth-Century German Literature: The Challenge of Ecocriticism and associate editor of the journal Ecozon@. Kate Rigby, Associate Professor in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University, is the author of Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism (Virginia) and coeditor of the journal Philosophy Activism Nature.

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