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Greening the Maple

Canadian Ecocriticism in Context

contributions by Northrop Frye; Linda Hutcheon; Jenny Kerber; Carrie Dawson; Stephanie Posthumus; Cheryl Lousley; Sherrill E. Grace; Travis V. Mason; Heather Murray; Pamela Banting; Susie O'Brien; Elise Salaun; Rita Wong; Linda Morra; Misao Dean; Catriona Sandilands; Gabriele Helms; Rosemary Sullivan; Laurie Ricou; D.M.R. Bentley; Adam Dickinson; Nelson Gray; Margaret Atwood, edited by Ella Soper & Nicholas Bradley

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Ecocriticism can be described in very general terms as the investigation of the many ways in which culture and the environment are interrelated and conceptualized. Ecocriticism aspires to understand and often to celebrate the natural world, yet it does so indirectly by focusing primarily on written texts. Hailed as one of the most timely and provocative developments in literary and cultural studies of recent decades, it has also been greeted with bewilderment or scepticism by those for whom its aims and methods are unclear. This book seeks to bring into view the development of ecocriticism in the context of Canadian literary studies. Selections include work by Margaret Atwood, Northrop Frye, Sherrill Grace, and Rosemary Sullivan.

With contributions by: Margaret Atwood Pamela Banting D.M.R. Bentley Carrie Dawson MisaoDean Adam Dickinson Northrop Frye Sherrill E. Grace Nelson Gray Gabriele Helms Linda Hutcheon Jenny Kerber Cheryl Lousley Travis V. Mason Linda Morra Heather Murray Susie O'Brien Stephanie Posthumus Laurie Ricou Elise Salaun Catriona Sandilands Rosemary Sullivan Rita Wong

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Northrop Frye (1912-1991) was Canada’s leading literary critic and one of the world’s leading theorists of society and the imagination. Among his twenty-three books, and more than three hundred articles and reviews, are classic studies such as Fearful Symmetry, Anatomy of Criticism, The Great Code, and Words With Power.

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Northrop Frye (1912-1991) was Canada’s leading literary critic and one of the world’s leading theorists of society and the imagination. Among his twenty-three books, and more than three hundred articles and reviews, are classic studies such as Fearful Symmetry, Anatomy of Criticism, The Great Code, and Words With Power.

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Jenny Kerber teaches in the areas of Canadian and American literature, literary theory, and environmental criticism in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. Her essays on Canadian literary and environmental topics have appeared in Canadian Poetry, Canadian Literature, Essays on Canadian Writing, and Green Letters. This is her first book.
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Jenny Kerber teaches in the areas of Canadian and American literature, literary theory, and environmental criticism in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. Her essays on Canadian literary and environmental topics have appeared in Canadian Poetry, Canadian Literature, Essays on Canadian Writing, and Green Letters. This is her first book.
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Stephanie Posthumus is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University.
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Stephanie Posthumus is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University.
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Stephanie Posthumus is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University.
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Ella Soper is a lecturer in the Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga, in the Department of English at University of Toronto Scarborough, and in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.
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Travis V. Mason teaches English and Canadian studies at Dalhousie and Mount St. Vincent Universities. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, he studied ecopoetry in South Africa as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow before moving to Halifax to study Canadian literary responses to science with a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. His articles have appeared in books and journals, including Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, The Dalhousie Review, Kunapipi, and Mosaic.
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Travis V. Mason teaches English and Canadian studies at Dalhousie and Mount St. Vincent Universities. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, he studied ecopoetry in South Africa as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow before moving to Halifax to study Canadian literary responses to science with a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. His articles have appeared in books and journals, including Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, The Dalhousie Review, Kunapipi, and Mosaic.
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Travis V. Mason teaches English and Canadian studies at Dalhousie and Mount St. Vincent Universities. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, he studied ecopoetry in South Africa as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow before moving to Halifax to study Canadian literary responses to science with a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. His articles have appeared in books and journals, including Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, The Dalhousie Review, Kunapipi, and Mosaic.
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Travis V. Mason teaches English and Canadian studies at Dalhousie and Mount St. Vincent Universities. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, he studied ecopoetry in South Africa as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow before moving to Halifax to study Canadian literary responses to science with a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. His articles have appeared in books and journals, including Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, The Dalhousie Review, Kunapipi, and Mosaic.
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Travis V. Mason teaches English and Canadian studies at Dalhousie and Mount St. Vincent Universities. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, he studied ecopoetry in South Africa as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow before moving to Halifax to study Canadian literary responses to science with a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. His articles have appeared in books and journals, including Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, The Dalhousie Review, Kunapipi, and Mosaic.
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Rita Wong is an award-winning writer of four books of poetry, her latest titled undercurrent (2015). She is co-editor of downstream: reimagining water (WLU Press 2017), nominated for the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize. She teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, on the unceded Coast Salish territories also known as Vancouver, where she learns from water.
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Linda M. Morra is an associate professor in the Department of English at Bishop’s University and the current president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. She edited the collected letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth published with the University of Toronto Press (2006), and edited and annotated Jane Rule’s Taking my Life (2011).
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Misao Dean is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria.

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Misao Dean is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria.

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Misao Dean is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria.

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Rosemary Sullivan has written poetry, short fiction, biography, literary criticism, reviews, and articles. Her recent books include the critically acclaimed Villa Air-Bel and Labyrinth of Desire. She is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and has been awarded Guggenheim, Camargo, and Trudeau Fellowships. She is a recipient of the Lorne Pierce Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of Canada for her contribution to literature and culture, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Rosemary Sullivan has written poetry, short fiction, biography, literary criticism, reviews, and articles. Her recent books include the critically acclaimed Villa Air-Bel and Labyrinth of Desire. She is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and has been awarded Guggenheim, Camargo, and Trudeau Fellowships. She is a recipient of the Lorne Pierce Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of Canada for her contribution to literature and culture, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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D.M.R. Bentley is a professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. He is the editor of Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews and the author of numerous books and articles on Canadian and Victorian poetry.

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D.M.R. Bentley is a professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. He is the editor of Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews and the author of numerous books and articles on Canadian and Victorian poetry.

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Nicholas Bradley is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. He is the editor of We Go Far Back in Time: The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947–1987 (2014) and the author of Rain Shadow (2018). He is also an associate editor of the journal Canadian Literature.
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Nicholas Bradley is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. He is the editor of We Go Far Back in Time: The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947–1987 (2014) and the author of Rain Shadow (2018). He is also an associate editor of the journal Canadian Literature.
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Nicholas Bradley is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. He is the editor of We Go Far Back in Time: The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947–1987 (2014) and the author of Rain Shadow (2018). He is also an associate editor of the journal Canadian Literature.
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