Imagining Extinction

Imagining Extinction

Author: Ursula K. Heise

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226358161

Category: Literary Criticism

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La 4e de couverture de la jaquette indique : "How should science be written? It is a question that piqued natural philosophers of the seventeenth century as they experimented with the rhetorical figures, neologisms, verse-forms, and generic variety that characterise the literary texture of their work. Inspired laymen were quick to borrow from the new philosophy and from practising scientists in order to deploy ideas and images from astronomy, optics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Between them, scientists, natural historians, poets, dramatists, and essayists produced new, adjusted, or hybrid literary forms. The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England examines those forms and that literary-scientific texture, as well as representations of the scientific--the laboratory, collaborative experimental retirement, and the canons of scientific conversation--and proposes that the writing of seventeenth-century science mirrors the intellectual and investigative processes of early-modern science itself"
Imagining Extinction
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Ursula K. Heise
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-10 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

La 4e de couverture de la jaquette indique : "How should science be written? It is a question that piqued natural philosophers of the seventeenth century as they experimented with the rhetorical figures, neologisms, verse-forms, and generic variety that characterise the literary texture of their work. Inspired laymen were quick
Ecocollapse Fiction and Cultures of Human Extinction
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Sarah E. McFarland
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This work analyzes 21st-century realistic speculations of human extinction: fictions that imagine future worlds without interventions of as-yet uninvented technology, interplanetary travel, or other science fiction elements that provide hope for rescue or long-term survival. Climate change fiction as a genre of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic writing usually resists facing the
Extinction and the Human
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Timothy Sweet
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

In Extinction and the Human Timothy Sweet ponders the realities of animal extinction and endangerment and the often divergent Native American and Euro-American narratives that surround them, focusing especially on the force of human impact on megafauna--mammoths, whales, and the North American bison.
Towards an Ecocritical Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Mohebat Ahmadi
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Towards an Ecocritical Theatre investigates contemporary theatre through the lens of Anthropocene-oriented ecocriticism. It assesses how Anthropocene thinking engages different modes of theatrical representation, as well as how the theatrical apparatus can rise to the representational challenges of changing interactions between humans and the nonhuman world. To explore these problems,
Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies
Language: en
Pages: 559
Authors: Lynn Turner
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-07 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This volume critically investigates current topics and disciplines that are affected, enriched or put into dispute by the burgeoning scholarship on Animal Studies.