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The Resource Elemental ecocriticism : thinking with earth, air, water, and fire, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, editors

Elemental ecocriticism : thinking with earth, air, water, and fire, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, editors

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Elemental ecocriticism : thinking with earth, air, water, and fire
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Elemental ecocriticism
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thinking with earth, air, water, and fire
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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, editors
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eng
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For centuries it was believed that all matter was composed of four elements: earth, air, water, and fire in promiscuous combination, bound by love and pulled apart by strife. Elemental theory offered a mode of understanding materiality that did not center the cosmos around the human. Outgrown as a science, the elements are now what we build our houses against, and their renunciation has fostered only estrangement from the material world. Elemental Ecocriticism shows how elemental materiality precipitates new engagements with the ecological. Here the classical elements reveal the vitality of supposedly inert substances (mud, water, earth, air), chemical processes (fire), and natural phenomena, as well as the promise in the abandoned and the unreal (ether, phlogiston, spontaneous generation). Decentering the human, this collection of essays provides important correctives to the idea of the material world as mere resource. Three response essays meditate on the connections of this collaborative project to the framing of modern-day ecological concerns. A renewed intimacy with the elemental holds the potential for a more dynamic environmental ethics and the possibility of a reinvigorated materialism
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Elemental ecocriticism : thinking with earth, air, water, and fire, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, editors
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Elemental ecocriticism : thinking with earth, air, water, and fire, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, editors
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctt1b18v88
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Introduction : Eleven Principles of the Elements / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert -- Pyromena : Fire's Doing / Anne Harris -- Phlogiston / Steve Mentz -- Airy Something / Valerie Allen -- The Sea Above / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen -- Muddy Thinking / Sharon O'Dair -- The Quintessence of Wit / Chris Barrett -- Wet? / Julian Yates -- Creeping Things : Spontaneous Generation and Material Creativity / Karl Steel -- Earth's Prospects / Lowell Duckert -- Elementality / Timothy Morton -- Elemental Relations at the Edge / Cary Wolfe -- Elemental Love in the Anthropocene / Stacy Alaimo -- Coda : Wandering Elements and Natures to Come / Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino
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