Ecological Criticism for the Present: Literature, Nature and Critical Inquiry

ASLEIndia Announces New Book on Ecocriticism
Ecological Criticism for the Present engages with the logic of ecology and rhetoric of the theory, seeking to inquire into its reach in terms of continuity and interdependence. When ecology and the environment have become catch words often blown and bandied about indiscriminately and casually these days, the essays in this volume lead us to reflect on their theoretical connections and profounder socio-historical depths in unproblematic terms easy to comprehend. With contributions from diverse hands, this book edited and introduced by a leading ecocritic from India, is certainly bound to interest and engage the casual reader as well as the inquisitive scholar.
CONTENTS:
1. Murali Sivaramakrishnan—Introduction– Continuities and Interdependence: Literature, Nature and Critical Inquiry–Ecological Criticism for Our Times
2. Murali Sivaramakrishnan –Echoing Ecospiritual Values for a new age
3. Mihai A. Stroe — Ecomorphic Horizons: From the Dark Ages to the Romantic Big Bang of Culture and Beyond
4. Reena J Andrews — Ecocentric Dimensions in the Poetry of Robinson Jeffers
5. BS Korde –Descriptions of Landscape in Sylvia Plath’s Crossing the Water and Winter Trees
6. Margarita Carretero-González– The other Wordsworth: a female gaze on the natural world
7. Priyadarshi Patnaik –Embodying Nature through Aesthetic Experience
8. Rohith P –People and Forests: An Eco-Social reading of Kadamanitta’s poems
9. Elmar Schenkel. Poppo Pingel and Hugo Kükelhaus– Exploring the Physical Roots of Architecture.
10. Usha V.T. The Ecopoetics of Ted Hughes
11. K. Reshmi –Body as Colony: An Ecofeminist Analysis of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale
12. S.M. Gupta — Ecocritical Reading of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi
13. Sumana Biswas– An Ecocritical Expedition into Shakespeare’s Cymbeline
14. Wanda Baxter –To Know ‘Place’: proposed curriculum that integrates literature and science, imagination and reductionism
15. Ujjwal Jana: Representation of Nature in Ancient Indian Literature
16. Murali Sivaramakrishnan– Life Lines :Water, Life, and the Indian Experience— Cultural Meanings, Social Significance and Literary Implications
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