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Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context

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Ella Soper (Editor)
Nicholas Bradley (Editor)
978-1-55238-547-0 (Institutional PDF)
978-1-55238-549-4 (ePub)
$44.95 CAD / $51.95 USD
624 pages
Energy, Ecology and Environment
November 2013


About the Book: 

Ecocriticism can be described in very general terms as the investigation of the many ways in which culture and the environment are interrelated and conceptualized. Ecocriticism aspires to understand and often to celebrate the natural world, yet it does so indirectly by focusing primarily on written texts. Hailed as one of the most timely and provocative developments in literary and cultural studies of recent decades, it has also been greeted with bewilderment or scepticism by those for whom its aims and methods are unclear. This book seeks to bring into view the development of ecocriticism in the context of Canadian literary studies. Selections include work by Margaret Atwood, Northrop Frye, Sherrill Grace, and Rosemary Sullivan.

With contributions by:
Margaret Atwood
Pamela Banting
D.M.R. Bentley
Carrie Dawson
Adam Dickinson
Northrop Frye
Sherrill E. Grace
Nelson Gray
Gabriele Helms
Linda Hutcheon
Jenny Kerber
Cheryl Lousley
Travis V. Mason
Linda Morra
Heather Murray
Susie O'Brien
Stephanie Posthumus
Laurie Ricou
Elise Salaun
Catriona Sandilands
Rosemary Sullivan
Rita Wong

About the Author(s): 

Ella Soper is a lecturer in the Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga, in the Department of English at University of Toronto Scarborough, and in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

Nicholas Bradley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria.