Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies

Author: Catrin Gersdorf

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

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Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies is a collection of essays written by European and North American scholars who argue that nature and culture can no longer be thought of in oppositional, mutually exclusive terms. They are united in an effort to push the theoretical limits of ecocriticism towards a more rigorous investigation of nature's critical potential as a concept that challenges modern culture's philosophical assumptions, epistemological convictions, aesthetic principles, and ethical imperatives. This volume offers scholars and students of literature, culture, history, philosophy, and linguistics new insights into the ongoing transformation of ecocriticism into an innovative force in international and interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies.

Nature, Technology and Cultural Change in Twentieth-Century German Literature

Nature, Technology and Cultural Change in Twentieth-Century German Literature

Author: A. Goodbody

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230589629

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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This book traces shifting attitudes towards science and technology, nature and the environment in Twentieth-century Germany. It approaches them through discussion of a range of literary texts and explores the philosophical influences on them and their political contexts, and asks what part novels and plays have played in environmental debate.

Literature of Nature

Literature of Nature

Author: Patrick D. Murphy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579580106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

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Sixty-five contributions discuss historical and contemporary nature writing--nonfiction, fiction, and poetry--in the US and Canada; Europe; Asia and the Pacific; Africa and Arab nations; and Latin America. An additional section considers the literature thematically and cross-culturally. Sample topics include the mountain in 20th- century French literature, woman and the land in the Romanian agrarian novel, war and environment in African literature, and science fiction as environmental literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Großstadtdschungel

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Großstadtdschungel

Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783423434454

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren. Regenwürmer kommen bestens zurecht in verdreckter Innenstadterde. Motten fliegen nicht mehr ins Licht. Gras gedeiht prächtig auf zinkdurchsetztem Boden. Und Kojoten warten an Ampeln. Tiere legen ererbte Verhaltensweisen ab. Man kann Evolution in Echtzeit beobachten, und das mitten in der Stadt. Das ist das große Wunder, das in diesem Buch gewürdigt wird.

Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Author: Cuf Lecturer in English Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor in English Hugh White

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198187300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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'Nature' is a significant term in medieval ethical discourse. This book examines the idea of the natural in the work of major writers, including Jean de Meun, Gower, and Chaucer. Often understood to be on the side of reason and the good, nature can also be associated with the animal, the non-rational, and as such can be seen as encouraging immoral behaviour.