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Coming into Contact: Explorations in Ecocritical Theory and Practice
A snapshot of ecocriticism in action, Coming into Contact collects sixteen previously unpublished essays that explore some of the most promising new directions in the study of literature and the environment. They look to previously unexamined or underexamined aspects of literature's relationship to the environment, including swamps, internment camps, Asian American environ ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 15th 2007 by University of Georgia Press
(first published 2007)
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Coming into Contact is a quality new collection of ecocritical scholarship aimed at further pushing the boundaries of this young field. Many of the essays are excellent, including those by Anthony Lioi and Onno Oerlemans; others are just alright. My one criticism is that in pushing the boundaries of the critical discipline and in stressing the interdisciplinarity of ecocriticism, there is maybe too much time spent on things nonliterary--which is perhaps a personal preference. Certainly it was ...more