Environmental and Nature Writing

With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · ...

Author: Sean Prentiss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472592545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction · Researching, revising and publishing · Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic The book also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T. Dungy, David Gessner, Jennifer Lunden, Erik Reece, David Treuer, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alyson Hagy, Bonnie Nadzam, Lydia Peelle, Benjamin Percy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Major Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.

The Environmental Imagination

Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a major work of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing.

Author: Lawrence Buell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674258622

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

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Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a major work of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing.

Conserving Words

Conserving Words looks at five authors of seminal works of nature writing who also founded or revitalized important environmental organizations: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club, Mabel Osgood Wright and the National ...

Author: Daniel J. Philippon

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082032759X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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Conserving Words looks at five authors of seminal works of nature writing who also founded or revitalized important environmental organizations: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club, Mabel Osgood Wright and the National Audubon Society, John Muir and the Sierra Club, Aldo Leopold and the Wilderness Society, and Edward Abbey and Earth First! These writers used powerfully evocative and galvanizing metaphors for nature, metaphors that Daniel J. Philippon calls “conserving” words: frontier (Roosevelt), garden (Wright), park (Muir), wilderness (Leopold), and utopia (Abbey). Integrating literature, history, biography, and philosophy, this ambitious study explores how “conserving” words enabled narratives to convey environmental values as they explained how human beings should interact with the nonhuman world.

Voices in the Wilderness

American nature writers as literary artists and political catalysts.

Author: Daniel G. Payne

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874517524

Category: Science

Page: 181

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American nature writers as literary artists and political catalysts.

Early American Nature Writers

Discusses the lives and works of 52 early American nature writers.

Author: Daniel Patterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313346801

Category: History

Page: 433

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Discusses the lives and works of 52 early American nature writers.

Beyond Nature Writing

The authors push well beyond that established framework with this collection of essays by respected ecocritics and scholars from the literary and environmental arenas.

Author: Karla Armbruster

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813920140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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Ecocriticism, a field of study that has expanded dramatically over the past decade, has nevertheless remained--until recently--closely focused on critical analyses of nature writing and literature of wilderness. The authors push well beyond that established framework with this collection of essays by respected ecocritics and scholars from the literary and environmental arenas.

Earthly Words

Essays on Contemporary American Nature and Environmental Writers John R.
Cooley ... Sons and daughters of Thoreau abound in contemporary American
writing , " Edward Abbey writes in his introduction to Abbey ' s Road ( 1979 ) ...

Author: John R. Cooley

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472065378

Category: Science

Page: 270

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An essential collection of criticism on the leading nature writers of today.

Writing about Nature

Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook covers genres, techniques, and publication issues for aspiring writers, scholars, and students who want to share their experiences in nature and the outdoors.

Author: John A. Murray

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826330851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook covers genres, techniques, and publication issues for aspiring writers, scholars, and students who want to share their experiences in nature and the outdoors.

What s Nature Worth

Based on interviews with a dozen prominent environmental writers, this work explores how the art of storytelling might bring new perspectives and insights to discussions regarding the “value” of nature and the environment.

Author: Terre Satterfield

Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press

ISBN: UOM:39015058734248

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 310

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Based on interviews with a dozen prominent environmental writers, this work explores how the art of storytelling might bring new perspectives and insights to discussions regarding the “value” of nature and the environment.

Nature Writing of the Anthropocene

This is a dystopian tendency in the genre, in which descriptions of nature are increasingly characterized by the writer’s concerns over what is happening to the landscape in question, and what the future might hold in a world where ...

Author: Christian Hummelsund Voie

Publisher:

ISBN: 9188527336

Category:

Page: 190

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The point of departure for this study is the hypothesis that the American genre of nature writing has reached an important crossroads in the way it describes the human-nature relationship. My study argues that the awareness of the large-scale environmental changes that are signaled in terms such as the Anthropocene has changed the way nature writers approach their genre. Where traditional nature writing would tend to posit a separation between pristine and humanized environments, the nature writing of the Anthropocene emerges from the awareness that environmental impacts have reached a scope where no such distinction can be made. The traditional narrative of retreat to pristine nature or the wilderness from civilization has thus been replaced in Anthropocenic nature writing with the narrative of confrontation with a natural environment impacted by humans. This is a dystopian tendency in the genre, in which descriptions of nature are increasingly characterized by the writer’s concerns over what is happening to the landscape in question, and what the future might hold in a world where industrial humanity is affecting all ecological processes. Such literature increasingly foregrounds the best available environmental science, and the texts mark a shift from the traditional focus on spiritual connections with the environment, towards more material and functional understandings of the role of humanity in the complex organic and inorganic dynamics that maintain the world’s ecosystems. This dissertation analyzes the emergence of Anthropocenic awareness in selected texts of contemporary American nature writing with reference to its five main features: scientific interest in the function of ecosystems, interest in the agency of matter rendered through what is referred to as material nature writing, the dignification of the overlooked, the environmental landscape of fear, and a turn in the genre towards matters of environmental justice. Even though what I refer to as Anthropocenic nature writing may seem dystopian, this dissertation foregrounds the various ways in which the narrative of confrontation with the human also invites activism and engagement in the hope of stimulating change and environmental justice.

The New Nature Writing

Rooted in the work of an older generation of environment-focused authors and activists, this new form is both stylistically innovative and mindful of ecology and conservation practice.

Author: Jos Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474275033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In the last decade there has been a proliferation of landscape writing in Britain and Ireland, often referred to as 'The New Nature Writing'. Rooted in the work of an older generation of environment-focused authors and activists, this new form is both stylistically innovative and mindful of ecology and conservation practice. The New Nature Writing: Rethinking the Literature of Place connects these two generations to show that the contemporary energy around the cultures of landscape and place is the outcome of a long-standing relationship between environmentalism and the arts. Drawing on original interviews with authors, archival research, and scholarly work in the fields of literary geographies, ecocriticism and archipelagic criticism, the book covers the work of such writers as Robert Macfarlane, Richard Mabey, Tim Robinson and Alice Oswald. Examining the ways in which these authors have engaged with a wide range of different environments, from the edgelands to island spaces, Jos Smith reveals how they recreate a resourceful and dynamic sense of localism in rebellion against the homogenising growth of “clone town Britain.”

Wildbranch

A powerful collection of essays and poetry by both prominent American environmental writers and exciting new voices.

Author: Florence Caplow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1607811243

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 292

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A powerful collection of essays and poetry by both prominent American environmental writers and exciting new voices.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018

One line of research, “intent-oriented,” has converged on a consensus that what
drives environmental behaviors is not ... That self-identification has been shown
to be a better predictor of pro-environment/energy-saving behaviors than other ...

Author: Sam Kean

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9781328987808

Category:

Page: 368

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Best-selling author Sam Kean edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.

Literature of Nature

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Patrick D. Murphy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579580106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Writing the Environment in Nineteenth Century American Literature

Taken together, these essays offer a fresh perspective on the roots of environmental literature in nineteenth-century American nonfiction, fiction, and poetry as well as in multi-genre compositions such as the travel writings of Margaret ...

Author: Steven Petersheim

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498508384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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The nineteenth-century roots of environmental writing in American literature are often mentioned in passing and sometimes studied piece by piece. Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness of Early Scribes of Nature brings together numerous explorations of environmentally-aware writing across the genres of nineteenth-century literature. Like Lawrence Buell, the authors of this collection find Thoreau’s writing a touchstone of nineteenth-century environmental writing, particularly focusing on Thoreau’s claim that humans may function as “scribes of nature.” However, these studies of Thoreau’s antecedents, contemporaries, and successors also reveal a range of other writers in the nineteenth century whose literary treatments of nature are often more environmentally attuned than most readers have noticed. The writers whose works are studied in this collection include canonical and forgotten writers, men and women, early nineteenth-century and late nineteenth-century authors, pioneers and conservationists. They drew attention to the conflicted relationships between humans and the American continent, as experienced by Native Americans and European Americans. Taken together, these essays offer a fresh perspective on the roots of environmental literature in nineteenth-century American nonfiction, fiction, and poetry as well as in multi-genre compositions such as the travel writings of Margaret Fuller. Bringing largely forgotten voices such as John Godman alongside canonical voices such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson, the authors whose writings are studied in this collection produced a diverse tapestry of nascent American environmental writing in the nineteenth-century. From early nineteenth-century writers such as poet Philip Freneau and novelist Charles Brockden Brown to later nineteenth-century conservationists such as John James Audubon and John Muir, Scribes of Nature shows the development of an environmental consciousness and a growing conservationist ethos in American literature. Given their often surprisingly healthy respect for the natural environment, these nineteenth-century writers offer us much to consider in an age of environmental crisis. The complexities of the supposed nature/culture divide still work into our lives today as economic and environmental issues are often seen at loggerheads when they ought to be seen as part of the same conversation of what it means to live healthy lives, and to pass on a healthy world to those who follow us in a world where human activity is becoming increasingly threatening to the health of our planet.

The Future of Nature

A collection of writings by such contributors as Ursula Le Guin, David Orr, and Mark Dowie evaluates the role of human nature as both a key and obstacle in achieving environmental goals, in a volume that explores such topics as America's ...

Author: Barry Holstun Lopez

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123315447

Category: Nature

Page: 391

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A collection of writings by such contributors as Ursula Le Guin, David Orr, and Mark Dowie evaluates the role of human nature as both a key and obstacle in achieving environmental goals, in a volume that explores such topics as America's incarnation society, spiritual ecology, and the military-industrial landscape. Original.

Nature Writing

This comprehensive study traces the evolution of nature writing from the pastoralism of Aristotle and Virgil to current American writers. It is illustrated by close readings of writers such as Thoreau, John Muir and Mary Austin.

Author: Don Scheese

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415938899

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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This comprehensive study traces the evolution of nature writing from the pastoralism of Aristotle and Virgil to current American writers. It is illustrated by close readings of writers such as Thoreau, John Muir and Mary Austin.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

Nature was experimenting with hundreds of different body shapes and organs,
which burst forth from the fossil record. ... which, as Daniel Duane discusses in “
What Remains,” has recently borne the brunt of much environmental chaos.

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780358074298

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. "Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care," writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. "If we fail in this endeavor, then we must face dire consequences." From the startlingly human abilities of AI, to the devastating accounts of California's forest fires, to the impending traffic jam on the moon, the selections in this year's Best American Science and Nature Writing explore the latest mysteries and marvels occurring in our labs and in nature. These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today's brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care. THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2020 INCLUDES RIVKA GALCHEN - ADAM GOPNIK - FERRIS JABR - JOSHUA SOKOL - MELINDA WENNER MOYER - SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE - NATALIE WOLCHOVER and others

Literature and the Land

With Literature and the Land, Rous not only inspires you the help students to become environmentally literate, she provides the tools you need to make it happen.

Author: Emma Wood Rous

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028636392

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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With Literature and the Land, Rous not only inspires you the help students to become environmentally literate, she provides the tools you need to make it happen.

Teaching Environmental Writing

This book asks how students are being guided into writing about environments.

Author: Isabel Galleymore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781350068414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Environmental writing is an increasingly popular literary genre, and a multifaceted genre at that. Recently dominated by works of 'new nature writing', environmental writing includes works of poetry and fiction about the world around us. In the last two decades, universities have begun to offer environmental writing modules and courses with the intention of teaching students skills in the field of writing inspired by the natural world. This book asks how students are being guided into writing about environments. Informed by independently conducted interviews with educators, and a review of existing pedagogical guides, it explores recurring instructions given to students for writing about the environment and compares these pedagogical approaches to the current theory and practice of ecocriticism by scholars such as Ursula Heise and Timothy Morton. Proposing a set of original pedagogical exercises influenced by ecocriticism, the book draws on a number of self-reflexive, environmentally-conscious poets, including Juliana Spahr, Jorie Graham and Les Murray, as creative and stimulating models for teachers and students.