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Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment

Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment focuses on new research in the Environmental Humanities, particularly work with a rhetorical or literary dimension. Books in this series seek to explore how ideas of nature and environmental concerns are expressed in different cultural contexts and at different historical moments. They investigate how cultural assumptions and practices as well as social structures and institutions shape conceptions of nature, the natural, species boundaries, uses of plants, animals and natural resources, the human body in its environmental dimensions, environmental health and illness, and relations between nature and technology. In turn, the series aims to make visible how concepts of nature and forms of environmentalist thought and representation arise from the confluence of a community's ecological and social conditions with its cultural assumptions, perceptions, and institutions.  

Ursula K. Heise is Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, USA. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and the President of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment) in 2011. Her major interests focus on contemporary literature, environmental culture in the Americas, Western Europe and Japan, cultural theory, media theory, and the digital humanities. Her books include Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism, Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global, and Nach der Natur: Das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur (After Nature: Species Extinction and Modern Culture). She is co-editor of the series Literature and Contemporary Thought and is currently finishing a book called Where the Wild Things Used to Be: Narrative, Database, and Endangered Species. 

The Environmental Imaginary in Brazilian Poetry and Art:  (Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment)
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East Asian Ecocriticisms: A Critical Reader (Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment)
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Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives: Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada (Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment)
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Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives
Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity:  (Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment)
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Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity
Ecocriticism and Shakespeare: Reading Ecophobia (Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment)
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