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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Contents

Acknowledgments
Avantgarde Nostalgia
Ecocritical Gleaning
Materialism and Ecocriticism 43
CULTURE SOCIETY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
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
MODELS FROM PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY
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
ETHICS AND OTHERNESS

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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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