Extending ecocriticism

Crisis, collaboration and challenges in the environmental humanities

by Peter Barry, William Welstead

Description
This volume of essays explores the scope for a further extension of ecocriticism across the environmental humanities. Contributors, who include both established academics and early career researchers in the humanities, were given free rein to interpret the brief. The collection is unusual in that it considers collaboration between individuals both in the same discipline and across creative disciplines. Subjects include familiar environments close to home and those such as Iceland and Antarctica, where narratives of climate, geology and ecology provide a stark backdrop to creative output. A further innovation is the inclusion of essays on public art, natural heritage interpretation and the visualisation and aesthetic impact of wind farms. The book will be of interest to writers, artists, students and researchers in the environmental humanities and those with a general interest in the cultural response to the environment.
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Endorsements

This book explores the relevance and potential of the still-expanding field of ecocriticism across the wider humanities, at a time when writers and artists are increasingly experimenting with new ways of working and new ways of looking at the world around us. The editors invited contributions on these matters from authors across and beyond the humanities, encouraging them to interpret the brief in their own way. The resulting collection of essays is wide in scope, covering such topics as eco-focused writing about death, collaborations between artists, letter carvers and poets, the exploration of 'eco-art', and the application of ecocriticism to professional disciplines such as heritage interpretation and the visualisation of the visual impact of proposed windfarms. Further essays explore the creative response to the environment across issues ranging from the everyday environmental nuisance of discarded dog mess bags to the scientific and climate-change narratives emerging from the Antarctic. The resulting essays are accessible to general readers and will also inform undergraduates and those embarking on a research career in the environmental humanities. Additionally, the book will interest creative writers and artists, helping to inform their collaborative practice. Each chapter will be of special interest to practitioners and students of that discipline, as well as newcomers and interested enquirers. With the visual arts some essays take an alternative approach to that of classical narrative art history, and the literary essays often adopt a visual approach to the word, considering site-bound installations and scripts carved in stone as public art.

Reviews

This book explores the relevance and potential of the still-expanding field of ecocriticism across the wider humanities, at a time when writers and artists are increasingly experimenting with new ways of working and new ways of looking at the world around us. The editors invited contributions on these matters from authors across and beyond the humanities, encouraging them to interpret the brief in their own way. The resulting collection of essays is wide in scope, covering such topics as eco-focused writing about death, collaborations between artists, letter carvers and poets, the exploration of 'eco-art', and the application of ecocriticism to professional disciplines such as heritage interpretation and the visualisation of the visual impact of proposed windfarms. Further essays explore the creative response to the environment across issues ranging from the everyday environmental nuisance of discarded dog mess bags to the scientific and climate-change narratives emerging from the Antarctic. The resulting essays are accessible to general readers and will also inform undergraduates and those embarking on a research career in the environmental humanities. Additionally, the book will interest creative writers and artists, helping to inform their collaborative practice. Each chapter will be of special interest to practitioners and students of that discipline, as well as newcomers and interested enquirers. With the visual arts some essays take an alternative approach to that of classical narrative art history, and the literary essays often adopt a visual approach to the word, considering site-bound installations and scripts carved in stone as public art.

Author Biography

Peter Barry is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth;

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: October 2017
  • English
  • 9781784994396 / 1784994391
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 110 USD
  • Manchester University Press
  • Readership: General/trade; College/higher education; Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Dimensions: 234 X 156 mm
  • Reference Code: 1368