Appalachian Ecocriticism and the Paradox of Place (Paperback)

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Appalachian Ecocriticism and the Paradox of Place (Paperback)

By Laura Wright (Editor), Jessica Cory (Editor), Elisabeth Aiken (Contribution by)


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Ecocriticism and Appalachian studies continue to grow and thrive in academia, as they expand on their foundational works to move in new and exciting directions. When researching these areas separately, there is a wealth of information. However, when researching Appalachian ecocriticism specifically, the lack of consolidated scholarship is apparent. With Appalachian Ecocriticism and the Paradox of Place, editors Jessica Cory and Laura Wright have created the only book-length scholarly collection of Appalachian ecocriticism.

Appalachian Ecocriticism and the Paradox of Place is a collection of scholarly essays that engage environmental and ecocritical theories and Appalachian literature and film. These essays, many from well-established Appalachian studies and southern studies scholars and ecocritics, engage with a variety of ecocritical methodologies, including ecofeminism, ecospiritualism, queer ecocriticism, and materialist ecocriticism, to name a few.

Adding Appalachian voices to the larger ecocritical discourse is vital not only for the sake of increased diversity but also to allow those unfamiliar with the region and its works to better understand the Appalachian region in a critical and authentic way. Including Appalachia in the larger ecocritical community allows for the study of how the region, its issues, and its texts intersect with a variety of communities, thus allowing boundless possibilities for learning and analysis.
Laura Wright (Editor) LAURA WRIGHT is the founder of the field of vegan studies. She is professor of English at Western Carolina University and the author of The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror (Georgia). Most recently, she edited The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies. She lives in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Jessica Cory (Editor) JESSICA CORY teaches in the English studies department at Western Carolina University. She is the editor of Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene, and her writing has been published in the North Carolina Literary Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Northern Appalachia Review. She lives in Sylva, North Carolina.
Product Details ISBN: 9780820363950
ISBN-10: 0820363952
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2023
Pages: 316
Language: English