The Resource The literature of waste : material ecopoetics and ethical matter, Susan Signe Morrison

The literature of waste : material ecopoetics and ethical matter, Susan Signe Morrison

Label
The literature of waste : material ecopoetics and ethical matter
Title
The literature of waste
Title remainder
material ecopoetics and ethical matter
Statement of responsibility
Susan Signe Morrison
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Establishing the field of Waste Studies, a material ecocritical approach, The Literature of Waste traces literal and figurative waste in the western canon. The materiality of waste - as in landfills, trashcans, garbage dumps, compost piles - inevitably transforms into metaphor. Waste emerges out of various disciplines, such as anthropological codification, psychological repression of bodily decay, sociological civilizing process, historical garbaging of the past, economic conspicuous consumption, urban disposal of bodily waste, religious sin, and philosophical angst. Vibrant materialism disturbs the use of the metaphor of waste used to characterize people as disposable garbage. If we can read waste as possessing dynamic agency, how might that change the ethics of refusing and ostracizing wasted humans? Poets, the ragpickers of litter-ature, cure homeopathically. Waste, Compost, and Gleaning Aesthetics acknowledge the poignancy of materiality by revealing the humanity we share. "--
  • "Tracing the presence of material and metaphoric waste in the western canon, Morrison, arguing within a material ecocritical approach, proposes an ethical paradigm by which waste, compost, and gleaning aesthetics in poetry homeopathically heal"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Morrison, Susan Signe
Dewey number
809/.93358
Index
index present
LC call number
PN51
LC item number
.M676 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Literature and society
  • Refuse and refuse disposal in literature
  • Waste (Economics) in literature
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Ecocriticism
  • Excess (Philosophy)
  • HISTORY / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Excess (Philosophy)
  • Literature and society
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Refuse and refuse disposal in literature
  • Waste (Economics) in literature
Label
The literature of waste : material ecopoetics and ethical matter, Susan Signe Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Waste-ern Literary Canon in the Waste-ern Tradition -- Part I. Treatment and Disposal: Approaches to Disciplining Waste: 1. Codification: The Anxiety of Ambiguity; 2. The Fragmented and Corruptible Body: Gendered Waste; 3. The Civilizing Process: Divisive Divisions; 4. Memory and Narrative: Ruins, Nostalgia, and Ghosts; 5. Failed Source Reduction: Conspicuous Consumption and the Inability to Minimize; 6. Urban Myths: The Civilized and Pristine City-Body; 7. Interiorized Waste: Sin and Metaphysical Meaninglessness; 8. The Toxic Metaphor of Wasted Humans: Those Filthy Cleaners Who Scrub Us Spotless -- Part II. Energy Recovery and the Dynamic Power of Things: 9. The Secret Life of Objects: The Audacity of Thingness and the Poignancy of Materiality; 10. Trash Meditation: The Arts of Transience and Proximity -- Part III. Recycling and Composting Form as Restitution: 11. Waste Aesthetics: Puns, Litter-ature, and Intertextuality; 12. Gleaning Aesthetics: Poetry as Communal Salvage -- Part IV. Source Reduction and Reuse: Compassion through Generous Metaphor: 13. Compost Aesthetics: The Poet[h]ics of Metaphor; 14. Poetry as Homeopathy: The Poet as Ragpicker
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 330 pages
Isbn
9781137405661
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014047263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40025045105
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899488136
  • (OCoLC)ocn899488136
Label
The literature of waste : material ecopoetics and ethical matter, Susan Signe Morrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Waste-ern Literary Canon in the Waste-ern Tradition -- Part I. Treatment and Disposal: Approaches to Disciplining Waste: 1. Codification: The Anxiety of Ambiguity; 2. The Fragmented and Corruptible Body: Gendered Waste; 3. The Civilizing Process: Divisive Divisions; 4. Memory and Narrative: Ruins, Nostalgia, and Ghosts; 5. Failed Source Reduction: Conspicuous Consumption and the Inability to Minimize; 6. Urban Myths: The Civilized and Pristine City-Body; 7. Interiorized Waste: Sin and Metaphysical Meaninglessness; 8. The Toxic Metaphor of Wasted Humans: Those Filthy Cleaners Who Scrub Us Spotless -- Part II. Energy Recovery and the Dynamic Power of Things: 9. The Secret Life of Objects: The Audacity of Thingness and the Poignancy of Materiality; 10. Trash Meditation: The Arts of Transience and Proximity -- Part III. Recycling and Composting Form as Restitution: 11. Waste Aesthetics: Puns, Litter-ature, and Intertextuality; 12. Gleaning Aesthetics: Poetry as Communal Salvage -- Part IV. Source Reduction and Reuse: Compassion through Generous Metaphor: 13. Compost Aesthetics: The Poet[h]ics of Metaphor; 14. Poetry as Homeopathy: The Poet as Ragpicker
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 330 pages
Isbn
9781137405661
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014047263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40025045105
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899488136
  • (OCoLC)ocn899488136

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