Literature, Nature, and Other: Ecofeminist Critiques
The book first establishes a theoretical framework for conceptualizing environmental analysis. It then develops a conception of environmental literature with an emphasis on works by women, arguing for the need to reconceptualize woman/nature and nature/culture associations, and critiquing the problems of male poetic sex-typing of the planet. Murphy also elaborates on specific works and authors, with an emphasis on literary texts by Hampl, Harjo, Snyder, and Le Guin. Additionally, he treats issues of canon and pedagogy, as well as the possibility of agency in a postmodern era.
Ranging across diverse fields and incorporating cultural studies, post-structuralist literary theory, and ecofeminist philosophy, Literature, Nature, and Other both defines and critiques the current terrains of literary ecocriticism and nature writing/environmental literature. Literary examples are drawn from fiction, poetry, and prose, including postmodern metanarratives and works by Native Americans and Chicanas.
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Prolegomenon for an Ecofeminist Dialogics
Ground Pivot Motion Ecofeminist Theory Dialogics and Literary Practice
Voicing Another Nature
Reconceiving the Relations of Woman and Nature Nature and Culture Contemporary Environmental Literature by Women
SexTyping the Planet Gaia Imagery and the Problem of Subverting Patriarchy
Somagrams in AnOther Tongue Patricia Hampls Resort
Ecology and Love The Spiderwebs of Joy Harjo
Let the Survivors of Contact Speak In the Canon and in the Classroom
Centering the Other Trickster Midwife Pedagogy
The Present is to Nature as the Past is to Culture as the Future is to Agency
Simply Uncontrollable Or Steaming Open the Envelope of Ideology
Dialectics or Dialogics Method and Message in the Classroom