Literature as Cultural Ecology

Drawing on the latest debates in ecocritical theory and sustainability studies, Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts outlines a new approach to the reading of literary texts. Hubert Zapf considers the ways in which literature operates as a form of cultural ecology, using language, imagi...

Full description

Main Author: Hubert Zapf
Format: eBook
Published: Bloomsbury Academic 2016
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: Directory of Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
LEADER 01711nmm a2200277 u 4500
001 EB001227494
003 EBX01000000000000000870797
005 00000000000000.0
007 cr|||||||||||||||||||||
008 160701 |||
020 |a 9781474274654 
100 1 |a Hubert Zapf 
245 0 0 |a Literature as Cultural Ecology  |h Elektronische Ressource 
260 |b Bloomsbury Academic  |c 2016 
300 |a 1 electronic resource (312 p.) 
653 |a Literature (General) 
653 |a Human ecology. Anthropogeography 
989 |b DOAB  |a Directory of Open Access Books 
856 |u http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474274685 
856 |u http://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&rid=18982  |z Description of rights in Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB): Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (CC by-nc-nd) 
082 0 |a 800 
082 0 |a 581 
082 0 |a 140 
520 |a Drawing on the latest debates in ecocritical theory and sustainability studies, Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts outlines a new approach to the reading of literary texts. Hubert Zapf considers the ways in which literature operates as a form of cultural ecology, using language, imagination and critique to challenge and transform cultural narratives of humanity's relationship to nature. In this way, the book demonstrates the important role that literature plays in creating a more sustainable way of life. Applying this approach to works by writers such as Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Zakes Mda, and Amitav Ghosh, Literature as Cultural Ecology is an essential contribution to the contemporary environmental humanities