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Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies

Ecocriticism and Geocriticism

Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies

Editors: Tally Jr., Robert T., Battista, Christine M., Saville (Eds.)

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Although treated as two distinct schools of thought, ecocriticism and geocriticism have both placed emphasis on the lived environment, whether through social or natural spaces. For the first time, this interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses the complementary and contested aspects of these approaches to literature, culture, and society.

About the authors

Robert T. Tally Jr. is Associate Professor of English at Texas State University, USA. He is the author of Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism; Poe and the Subversion of American Literature; Spatiality (The New Critical Idiom); Utopia in the Age of Globalization; and, as editor, Geocritical Explorations, Literary Cartographies, and The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said.
 
Christine M. Battista is the Chair of Media and Communication Studies and Assistant Professor of English at Johnson and Wales University, USA, where she teaches critical media studies, literary theory, American literature, and postcolonial literature.

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"This is a timely volume that engages with a significant and growing area of literary and cultural studies. For some time there have been two largely distinct schools - place studies and spatial theory - that explore related but rarely linked ideas. This collection is designed to help bring these two approaches together. And it does so admirably. It is a significant contribution and will help to reconcile the differing strands of place and spatial theory. I learned a lot from it and I am sure other readers will as well." - Tom Lynch, Professor of English, University of Nebraska, USA
"This is a timely volume that engages with a significant and growing area of literary and cultural studies. For some time there have been two largely distinct schools - place studies and spatial theory - that explore related but rarely linked ideas. This collection is designed to help bring these two approaches together. And it does so admirably. It is a significant contribution and will help to reconcile the differing strands of place and spatial theory. I learned a lot from it and I am sure other readers will as well." - Tom Lynch, Professor of English, University of Nebraska, USA

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Ecocritical Geographies, Geocritical Ecologies, and the Spaces of Modernity

    Tally, Robert T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Geocriticism Meets Ecocriticism: Bertrand Westphal and Environmental Thinking

    Prieto, Eric

    Pages 19-35

  • Ecocritical and Geocritical Conjunctions in North Atlantic Environmental Multimedia and Place-Based Poetry

    Gladwin, Derek

    Pages 37-54

  • Noncommittal Commitment: Alien Spaces of Ecocosmopolitics in Recent World Literature

    Geier, Ted

    Pages 55-73

  • Affective Edgelands: Wildness, History, and Technology in Britain’s Postindustrial and Postnatural Topographies

    Bristow, Tom

    Pages 77-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecocriticism and Geocriticism
Book Subtitle
Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies
Editors
  • Robert T. Tally Jr.
  • Christine M. Battista
  • Saville
Series Title
Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54262-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137542625
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55367-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55914-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 214
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