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Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics A Green Critique

By: Krishanu Maiti(Editor), Soumyadeep Chakraborty(Editor), Scott Slovic(Foreword By)
288 pages
Publisher: Lexington Books
Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics
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Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics: A Green Critique focuses on the interface of the Anthropocene, sustainability, ecological aesthetics, multispecies relationality, and the environment as reflected in literature and culture. This book examines how writers have addressed ecological crises and environmental challenges that transcend national, cultural, political, social, and linguistic borders. It demonstrates how, as the environmental humanities developed and emerged as a critical discipline, it generated a diverse range of interdisciplinary fields of study such as ecographics, ecodesign, ecocinema, ecotheology, ecofeminism, ethnobotany, ecolinguistics, and bioregionalism, and formed valuable, interdisciplinary networks of critique and advocacy – and its contemporary expansion is exceptionally salient to social, political, and public issues today.


Foreword / Scott Slovic
Critiquing the Green Studies: Introductory Thoughts / Krishanu Maiti and Soumyadeep Chakraborty (Editors)

Part I: The Anthropocene, Sustainability and Policy
1. Eco-criticism in a Changing Policy Landscape / Frederick Gordon
2. Learning to think in the Anthropocene: What can Deleuze-Guattari teach us? / David R. Cole
3. Solar Power in the Anthropocene: Narrative and its Discontents / Susan Haris

Part- II: Ecological Aesthetics and Intermediality
4. The Plasto(s)cene: Ecographics in Rachel Hope Allison’s I’m Not a Plastic Bag / Pramod K. Nayar
5. Ted Hughes, Ecology and the Arts / Ann Skea
6. Representation in Media Texts: Shaping Contemporary Perceptions of the Anthropogenic Climate Change in Documentaries / Asmae Ourkiya
7. Defeating the Charges of Denialism: Confronting the Climate Change Crisis in Nila Madhab Panda’s Kadvi Hawa / Sk Tarik Ali
8. Aesthetics vs. Functionality of Ecodesign: Exploring Sustainable Architectural Models Based on Ecological and Bioclimatic Design Principles / Stephen Poon
9. “Imag(e)ining” along a Himalayan Trekking Trail / Apratim Kundu

Part- III: Imagining Nature, Writing Ecology
10. Language Ecology in the Mythic Narrative of Easterine Kire’s Son of the Thundercloud / Shruti Das
11. E. M. Forster’s Bioregional Sense of Place: “Only Connect…” / Gulsah Gocmen
12. Salvaging Nature from Ruins of Development in Mamang Dai’s Poetry / Neeraj Sankhyan and Suman Sigroha
13. Re-membering the Coyolxauhqui: Conocimiento as Environmental activism in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God and Helena Maria Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus / Lakshmi Chithra and Swarnalatha Rangarajan
14. The Panchavati and the Green Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna / Debdas Roy

Part- IV: Woman, Nature and Culture
15. Malignancy of Goneril: Nature’s Powerful Warrior / Nicole Dittmer
16. Escape to Nature in Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho / Shelby Heathcoat
17. The Realms of the ‘Natural’ and the ‘Female’: A study of Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown / Raktima Bhuyan and Hemanga Dutta

Part- V: Multispecies / Interspecies Relationalities
18. Towards Literary Ethnobotany: Burmese Poetry and Biocultural Knowledge of Plants / John Charles Ryan
19. Preventing Invasion: Stopping the Spread of Quagga Mussels to Bear Lake / Chelsea Adams
20. “You Will See What It Is to Be a King”: The Power of a Fish in The Sword in the Stone / Justine Breton
21. Silent Translators: The Role of the Animal as a Mediator in Medieval Human Relationships / Heather Dail

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Krishanu Maiti teaches English language and literature at Panskura Banamali College, Vidyasagar University. Soumyadeep Chakraborty teaches English language and literature at Raja N.L. Khan Women’s College, Vidyasagar University.

By: Krishanu Maiti(Editor), Soumyadeep Chakraborty(Editor), Scott Slovic(Foreword By)
288 pages
Publisher: Lexington Books
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