Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility

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University of Nevada Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 245 pages
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Scott Slovic has spent his life as a teacher, writer, environmental activist & leader in the field of ecocritical literary studies. Here, he reflects on the motivations of his life - the commitment to do some good in the world & the impulse to enjoy life - & examines the tension created by his efforts to balance these two poles.
 

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Contents

Going Away to Think
10
STORYTELLING VALUES COMMUNICATION CONTACT
27
Authenticity Occupancy and Credibility
62
Mexico City Declaration 21 January 2000
83
Gated Mountains
101
Animals and Humans
108
Oh Lovely Slab
164
Out of Time
189
I7 Even Better than the Real Thing
212
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About the author (2008)

Scott Slovic is a professor of Literature and Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno. The author, editor, or coeditor of many books, his research specialties include American environmental literature, the relation between narrative discourse and environmental values, autobiography and environmental experience, and environmental rhetoric. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University (1983) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University (1986, 1990). He was the founding president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, and has edited ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment since 1995.

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