Natural Discourse: Toward Ecocomposition

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SUNY Press, Feb 19, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
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The first full-length book to address the relationships between environment and discourse, Natural Discourse explains why and how ecocomposition has become such a critical part of composition studies. Beginning by exploring the roots of ecocomposition, including a history of the use of the term ecocomposition, the book then examines ecological aspects of composition studies, and looks at how ecocomposition is informed by ecocriticism, cultural studies, ecofeminism, environmental rhetoric, and composition studies. The authors draw on their own experiences as teachers of writing and outdoor enthusiasts to describe how ecocomposition can address issues of language and nature, public intellectualism, and pedagogy.
 

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Contents

Ecocomposition
1
The Evolution of Ecocomposition
17
Ecology and Composition
61
Ecocomposition and Activist Intellectualism
85
Ecocomposition Pedagogy
115
Ecocomposition Perspectives Perceptions and Possibilities
153
Notes
179
References
183
Index
193
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Sidney I. Dobrin is Associate Professor of English and the Director of Writing Programs at the University of Florida.

Christian R. Weisser is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. They are the coeditors of Ecocomposition, also published by SUNY Press.

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