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- 1Bowman-Broz, Norah
- 1Cisneros, Odile
- 1Jewett, Alicia A
- 1MacQueen, Jessica L
- 1Perez Trujillo, Axel
Ecological Ideologies of Modernity and Their Temporal-Spatial Representations in Canadian, Russian, and Polish Literatures of the Twentieth CenturyDownload
The dissertation focuses on the temporal-spatial representations of the ecological ideologies of modernity in the writings of Canadian authors Georges Bugnet, Sheila Watson, and Howard O’Hagan, Russian authors Andrei Bitov and Tatiana Tolstaia, and Polish author Czesław Miłosz. The concept of...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2017: Despite scientific consensus about the environmental costs of petrocarbon use and increasing political desire for energy transition, our societies remain fully dependent on fossil fuels. This research explores the ability---or inability---of contemporary culture to address...
Going Local in the Global: A Canadian Literary Bioregional Turn confronts assumptions that bioregionalism with its restricted focus on the local limits apprehension of global environmental issues. Some proponents of cosmopolitanism argue that bioregionalism and its precursor regionalism do not...
This study examines Jon Krakauer’s three mountaineering texts, Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air, from an ecocritical perspective for the purpose of implicating literature as a catalyst of change for the current environmental crisis. Language, as a means of understanding reality, is...
The Mountain Pine Beetle Chronicles: A Bioregional Literary Study of the Anomalous Mountain Pine Beetle and the Lodgepole Pine Forests in the Northern Interior of British ColumbiaDownload
This study examines settler culture representations of the mixed-pine forests and the anomalous mountain pine beetle in the northern interior forests of British Columbia, Canada. Primary materials are discussed as potential or existing examples of art and literature as which contributes to BC...
The dissertation traces the evolution of dominant environmental imaginations of the Latin American plains as depicted in literary texts. It offers the close readings of texts in various genres, targeting the descriptions of plains geographies. I argue in favour of establishing an epistemology of...
This thesis explores the post-environmentalist network of writers, artists, and thinkers known as The Dark Mountain Project. It does so by examining Dark Mountain as a literary and cultural phenomenon that has generated a burgeoning literary community and subculture of uncivilisation in response...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2016: The research project will create a trilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, English) online resource (website) mapping the relationships between contemporary Latin American poetry and the environment. This website will be addressed to both general readers of poetry and to students...