Item description for Culture, Creativity and Environment: New Environmentalist Criticism. (Nature, Culture and Literature) by Fiona Becket...
Culture, Creativity and Environment: New Environmentalist Criticism is a collection of new work which examines the intersection between philosophy, literature, visual art, film and the environment at a time of environmental crisis. This book is unusual in the way in which the 'imaginative', 'creative', element is privileged, notwithstanding the creativity of rigorous cultural criticism. Genuinely interdisciplinary, this book aims to be inclusive in its discussions of diverse cultural media (different literary genres, art forms and film for instance), which offer thoughtful and thought-provoking critiques of our relationships with the environment. Our ability to transcend the ethical and aesthetic categories and discourses that have contributed to our alienation from our environment is dependant upon an enlargement of our imaginative capacities. In a modest way this book might contribute to what Ted Hughes, speaking of the imagination of each new child, described as "nature's chance to correct culture's error".
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 10, 2007
ISBN 9042022507 ISBN13 9789042022508
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More About Fiona Becket
Becket is Lecturer in English as the University of Leeds.
Fiona Becket was born in 1962 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Leeds, UK.