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Contact collects sixteen previously unpublished essays that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
environments, the urbanized Northeast, and lynching sites. The
authors relate environmental discourse to practice, including the
teaching of green design in composition classes, the restoration of
damaged landscapes, the persuasive strategies of environmental
activists, the practice of urban architecture, and the impact of
human technologies on nature.
The essays also put ecocriticism into greater contact with the
natural sciences, including elements of evolutionary biology,
biological taxonomy, and geology. Engaging both ecocritical theory
and practice, these authors more closely align ecocriticism with
the physical environment, with the wide range of texts and cultural
practices that concern it, and with the growing scholarly
conversation that surrounds this concern.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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