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Memorials Matter: Emotion, Environment, and Public Memory at American Historical Sites

Christy Tidwell
By Jennifer K. Ladino. University of Nevada Press, 2019.  From the sculptured peaks of Mount Rushmore to the Coloradan prairie lands at Sand Creek to the idyllic islands of the Pacific, the West’s signature environments add a new dimension to the study of memorials. In such diverse and often dramatic landscapes, how do the natural and built environments shape our emotions? In Memorials Matter, Jennifer Ladino investigates the physical environments of seven diverse National Park Service (NPS) sites in the American West and how they ...

The Disposition of Nature: Environmental Crisis and World Literature

Christy Tidwell

By Jennifer Wenzel. Fordham, 2019. 

How do literature and other cultural forms shape how we imagine the planet, for better or worse? In this new book, Jennifer Wenzel examines the formal innovations, rhetorical appeals, and sociological imbrications of world literature that might help us confront unevenly distributed environmental crises, including global warming.

The Disposition of Nature argues that assumptions about what nature is are at stake in conflicts over how it is inhabited or used. Both environmental discourse and world literature scholarship tend to confuse ...

Hispanic Ecocriticism

Christy Tidwell

Edited by José Manuel Marrero Henríquez. Peter Lang, 2019.

Hispanic Ecocriticism finds a rich soil in the main topics of environmental concern in the literature of Latin America and Spain, not only as a source for renewing critical analysis and hermeneutics but also for the benefit of global environmental awareness. In a renewed exchange of transatlantic relationships, Hispanic Ecocriticism intermingles Latin American ecocritical issues of interest–the oil industry; contamination of forest and rivers; urban ecologies; African, Andean, and Amazonian biocultural ecosystems–with those of interest in ...

Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature

Edited by Kara Watts, Robin Hackett, and Molly Volanth Hall. University Press of Florida, 2019

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Affective Materialities reexamines modernist theorizations of the body and opens up the artistic, political, and ethical possibilities at the intersection of affect theory and ecocriticism, two recent directions in literary studies not typically brought into conversation.

Modernist creativity, the volume proposes, may return to us notions of the feeling, material ...

Ecofictions, Ecorealities, and Slow Violence in Latin America and the Latinx World

Christy Tidwell

Edited by Ilka Kressner, Ana María Mutis, Elizabeth M. Pettinaroli. Routledge, 2019.

Ecofictions, Ecorealities, and Slow Violence in Latin America and the Latinx World brings together critical studies of Latin American and Latinx writing, film, visual, and performing arts to offer new perspectives on ecological violence. Building on Rob Nixon’s concept of “slow violence,” the contributions to the volume explore processes of environmental destruction that are not immediately visible yet expand in time and space and transcend the limits of our experience. Authors ...

Foreign Language Teaching and the Environment: Theory, Curricula, Institutional Structures

Christy Tidwell

Edited by Charlotte Melin. The Modern Language Association, 2019. 

At a time when environmental humanities and sustainability studies are creating new opportunities for curricular innovation, this volume examines factors key to successful implementation of cross-curricular initiatives in language programs. Contributors discuss theoretical issues pertinent to combining sustainability studies with foreign languages, describe curricular models transferable to a range of instructional contexts, and introduce program structures supportive of teaching cultures and languages across the curriculum. Exploring the intersection of ecocritical theory, second language acquisition research, and disciplinary fields, these essays demonstrate ...

Toward Antarctica

Christy Tidwell

By Elizabeth Bradfield. Boreal Books, 2019.

Toward Antarctica was named as one of 2019’s best books by NPR’s poetry reviewer Tess Taylor on All Things Considered.

Poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield’s fourth collection documents and queries her work as a guide on ships in Antarctica, offering an incisive insider’s vision that challenges traditional tropes of The Last Continent. Inspired by haibun, a stylistic form of Japanese poetry invented by 17th-century poet, Matsuo Bashō to chronicle his journeys in remote Japan, Bradfield uses photographs, compressed prose, and short poems to ...

The Ecology of Story: World as Character

By Nina Munteanu, Pixl Press (June 11, 2019)

Learn how to write for the Anthropocene: from habitats and trophic levels to metaphor and archetype. Explore the fundamentals of ecology, insights of world-building, and how to master layering-in of metaphoric connections between setting and character. The Ecology of Story: World as Character is the 3rd guidebook in Nina Munteanu’s acclaimed “how to write” series for novice and professional writers.

Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist / limnologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative novels, short ...

Pastoral (2nd Edition)

By Terry Gifford. Routledge, 2019.

Updated throughout, this new edition provides a clear and invaluable introduction to the study of pastoral. Terry Gifford traces the history of the genre from its classical origins through to contemporary writing and introduces the major writers and critical issues relating to pastoral. Gifford breaks the term down into three accessible concepts – pastoral, anti-pastoral, post-pastoral – and provides up-to-date examples from literature and film. New chapters explain the continuing tradition of georgic literature and the recent evolution of ...

Reconciling Nature: Literary Representations of the Natural, 1876-1945

By Robert Myers. SUNY Press, 2019.

Reconciling Nature maps the complex views of the environment that are evident in celebrated American novels written between the Centennial Celebration of 1876 and the end of the Second World War. During this period, which includes the Progressive era and the New Deal, Americans held three contradictory views of the natural world: a recognition of nature’s vulnerability to the changes brought by industrialism; a fear of the power of nature to destroy human civilization; and a desire to make ...

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