Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect (Literature Now)

3.83 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780231165143: Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect (Literature Now)

The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings. As efforts to prevent ecological and bodily injury aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. "Ecosickness fiction" imaginatively rethinks the link between these forms of threat and the sick body to bring readers to environmental consciousness.

Tracing the development of ecosickness through a compelling archive of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs, Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction establishes that we cannot comprehend environmental and medical dilemmas through data alone and must call on the sometimes surprising emotions that literary metaphors, tropes, and narratives deploy. In chapters on David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marge Piercy, Jan Zita Grover, and David Wojnarowicz, Heather Houser shows how narrative affects such as wonder and disgust organize perception of an endangered world and orient us ethically toward it.

The study builds the connective tissue between contemporary literature, ecocriticism, affect studies, and the medical humanities. It also positions ecosickness fiction relative to emergent forms of environmentalism and technoscientific innovations such as regenerative medicine and alternative ecosystems. Houser models an approach to contemporary fiction as a laboratory for affective changes that spark or squelch ethical projects.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings. As efforts to prevent ecological and bodily injury aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. "Ecosickness fiction" imaginatively rethinks the link between ecological threats and the sick body to bring readers to environmental consciousness. With chapters on David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marge Piercy, Jan Zita Grover, and David Wojnarowicz, Heather Houser shows how narrative affects such as wonder and disgust organize perception of an endangered world and orient us ethically toward it. Houser connects contemporary literature, ecocriticism, affect studies, and the medical humanities and positions ecosickness fiction relative to technoscientific innovations and emergent forms of environmentalism.

About the Author:

Heather Houser is associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Houser, Heather
Published by Columbia University Press
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PLANET BOOKS
(WELLINGTON, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0231165145 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!. Bookseller Inventory # 624.C78

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Heather Houser
Published by Columbia University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0231165145

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 55.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Heather Houser
Published by Columbia University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Quantity Available: 11
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WI-9780231165143

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Heather Houser
Published by Columbia University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings. As efforts to prevent ecological and bodily injury aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. Ecosickness fiction imaginatively rethinks the link between these forms of threat and the sick body to bring readers to environmental consciousness. Tracing the development of ecosickness through a compelling archive of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs, Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction establishes that we cannot comprehend environmental and medical dilemmas through data alone and must call on the sometimes surprising emotions that literary metaphors, tropes, and narratives deploy. In chapters on David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marge Piercy, Jan Zita Grover, and David Wojnarowicz, Heather Houser shows how narrative affects such as wonder and disgust organize perception of an endangered world and orient us ethically toward it. The study builds the connective tissue between contemporary literature, ecocriticism, affect studies, and the medical humanities. It also positions ecosickness fiction relative to emergent forms of environmentalism and technoscientific innovations such as regenerative medicine and alternative ecosystems. Houser models an approach to contemporary fiction as a laboratory for affective changes that spark or squelch ethical projects. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780231165143

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 61.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Heather Houser
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0231165145. Bookseller Inventory # ST0231165145

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 61.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Heather Houser
Published by Columbia University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings. As efforts to prevent ecological and bodily injury aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. Ecosickness fiction imaginatively rethinks the link between these forms of threat and the sick body to bring readers to environmental consciousness. Tracing the development of ecosickness through a compelling archive of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs, Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction establishes that we cannot comprehend environmental and medical dilemmas through data alone and must call on the sometimes surprising emotions that literary metaphors, tropes, and narratives deploy. In chapters on David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marge Piercy, Jan Zita Grover, and David Wojnarowicz, Heather Houser shows how narrative affects such as wonder and disgust organize perception of an endangered world and orient us ethically toward it. The study builds the connective tissue between contemporary literature, ecocriticism, affect studies, and the medical humanities. It also positions ecosickness fiction relative to emergent forms of environmentalism and technoscientific innovations such as regenerative medicine and alternative ecosystems. Houser models an approach to contemporary fiction as a laboratory for affective changes that spark or squelch ethical projects. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780231165143

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Heather Houser
Published by Columbia University Press 2014-06-17, New York (2014)
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press 2014-06-17, New York, 2014. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780231165143

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Heather Houser
Published by Columbia University Press
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780231165143

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Houser, Heather
Published by Columbia University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110231165145

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 69.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Houser, Heather
Published by Columbia University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0231165145 ISBN 13: 9780231165143
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, 2014. Book Condition: New. Series: Literature Now. Num Pages: 328 pages, 5 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 2AB; DSBH; DSK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 237 x 155 x 24. Weight in Grams: 588. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780231165143

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 72.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book