The Literature of Waste

Material Ecopoetics and Ethical Matter

Author: S. Morrison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137394447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Tracing material and metaphoric waste through the Western canon, ranging from Beowulf to Samuel Beckett, Susan Signe Morrison disrupts traditional perceptions of waste to better understand how we theorize, manage, and are implicated in what is discarded and seen as garbage. Engaging a wide range of disciplines, Morrison addresses how the materiality of waste has been sedimented into a variety of toxic metaphors. If scholars can read waste as possessing dynamic agency, how might that change the ethics of refuse-ing and ostracizing wasted humans? A major contribution to the growing field of Waste Studies, this comparative and theoretically innovative book confronts the reader with the ethical urgency present in waste literature itself.
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British Outlaws of Literature and History

Essays on Medieval and Early Modern Figures from Robin Hood to Twm Shon Catty

Author: Alexander L. Kaufman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485124

Category: History

Page: 272

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The medieval outlaws of Britain maintain a hold on the present-day imagination, judging by their presence in literature and on film. Exploring the nature of both historical and fictional outlaws, these twelve critical essays survey the literary, historical, and cultural environments that produced them, namely the medieval and early modern periods. Divided into three parts, the text examines the historical records of real outlawed men and women and the representation of Jews in medieval Britain as possible outlaws, outlaws associated specifically with Wales, and the popular figure of Robin Hood and the context of the late medieval poems and plays that feature him as a prominent figure.
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The Keys of Middle-earth

Discovering Medieval Literature Through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien

Author: S. Lee,Elizabeth Solopova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230503810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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The Keys of Middle-Earth uniquely introduces the reader to the world of Medieval Literature through the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. Using key episodes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, readers are taken back to the works of Old, Middle English and Old Norse literature that so influenced Tolkien. The original texts are presented with helpful new translations to help the reader approach the medieval poems and tales, and introductory essays draw on recent scholarship and Tolkien's own unpublished notes. Presenting a new era of Tolkien studies, this book will be of use to students (and teachers) of Medieval/Old English literature and general readers interested in the origins of Tolkien's most widely-known works.
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Books for college libraries

a core collection of 50,000 titles : a project of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838933565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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