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Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment

Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives

Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada

Authors: Crane, K.

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The concept of 'wilderness' as a foundational idea for environmentalist thought has become the subject of vigorous debates. Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives offers a taxonomy of the forms that wilderness writing has taken in Australian and Canadian literature, re-emphasizing both country's origins as colonies.

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KYLIE CRANE is a Junior Professor for Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Mainz, Germany.

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"Quite expansive and thought-provoking . . . Myths of Wilderness is a useful contribution to scholarship on wilderness writing." - Journal of Postcolonial Writing


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Crane, Kylie

    Pages 1-32

  • Wilderness as Projection: Reading Practices and Aritha Van Herk’s Places Far From Ellesmere

    Crane, Kylie

    Pages 33-57

  • Wilderness as Liminal Space: Tim Winton’s Dirt Music and Problems of the Map

    Crane, Kylie

    Pages 59-82

  • Wilderness Beyond Frontiers: Matrices of Belonging in Kim Mahood’s Craft For A Dry Lake

    Crane, Kylie

    Pages 83-108

  • Wilderness Values (I): Aesthetic and Scientific Rhetoric in Mark Hume’s River of the Angry Moon

    Crane, Kylie

    Pages 109-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives
Book Subtitle
Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada
Authors
Series Title
Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00079-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137000798
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00078-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43342-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 228
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