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Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 303 Seiten
Examines the literatures of the Caribbean from an ecocritical perspective in all language areas of the region. This book explores... Weiterlesen
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Zusammenfassung Examines the literatures of the Caribbean from an ecocritical perspective in all language areas of the region. This book explores the ways in which the history of transplantation and settlement has provided unique challenges and opportunities for establishing a sense of place and an environmental ethic in the Caribbean.

Autorentext

Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey is Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. Renee K. Gosson is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Bucknell University. George B. Handley is Associate Professor of the Humanities at Brigham Young University and author of Postslavery Literatures in the Americas: Family Portraits in Black and White (Virginia).

Klappentext

In its exploration of the relationship between nature and culture, this collection focuses on four overlapping themes: how Caribbean texts inscribe the environmental impact of colonial and plantation economies; how colonial myths of edenic and natural origins are revisioned; what the connections are between histories of biotic and cultural creolization; and how a Caribbean aesthetics might usefully articulate a means to preserve sustainability in the context of tourism and globalization. By creating a dialogue between the growing field of ecological literary studies, which has primarily been concerned with white settler narratives, and Caribbean cultural production, especially the region's negotiation of complex racial and ethnic legacies, these essays explore the ways in which the history of transplantation and settlement has provided unique challenges and opportunities for establishing a sense of place and an environmental ethic in the Caribbean.
The volume includes an extensive introduction by the editors and essays by Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Derek Walcott, Wilson Harris, Cyril Dabydeen, Helen Tiffen, Hena Maes-Jelinek, and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, among others, as well as interviews with Walcott and Raphaël Confiant. It will appeal to all those interested in Caribbean, literary, and ecocritical studies.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture
Untertitel: Between Nature And Culture
Editor:
EAN: 9780813923727
ISBN: 978-0-8139-2372-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Univ Of Virginia Pr
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 303
Gewicht: 463g
Größe: H224mm x B153mm x T25mm
Jahr: 2005
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