New PDF release: Framing the World: Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film

By Paula Willoquet-Maricondi

ISBN-10: 0813930057

ISBN-13: 9780813930053

The essays during this assortment make contributions to the greening of movie reviews and extend the scope of ecocriticism as a self-discipline routinely rooted in literary stories. as well as highlighting specific motion pictures as effective instruments for elevating expertise and teaching us approximately environmental concerns, Framing the area: Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film encourages its readers to develop into extra ecologically minded audience, delicate to the ways that movies mirror, form, toughen, and problem our perceptions of nature, of human/nature family members, and of environmental concerns.

The individuals to this quantity provide in-depth analyses of a extensive diversity of flicks, together with fictional and documentary, Hollywood and self sustaining, household and international, experimental and indigenous. Drawing from disciplines together with movie conception, ecocriticism, philosophy, rhetoric, environmental justice, and American and Indigenous experiences, Framing the realm deals new and unique ways to the ecocritical examine of cinema. The twelve essays are accrued in 4 components, concentrating on ecocinema as activist cinema; the illustration of environmental justice concerns in Hollywood, self sustaining, and overseas motion pictures; the illustration of animals, ecosystems, and traditional and human-made landscapes in dwell motion and animation; and ecological issues within the movies of 2 eco-auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Peter Greenaway. Willoquet-Maricondi’s creation offers an summary of the sphere of ecocriticism and gives either philosophical and theoretical foundations for the ecocritical examine of films.


Beth Berila, St. Cloud kingdom college * Lynne Dickson Bruckner, Chatham university * Elizabeth Henry, collage of Denver * Joseph ok. Heumann, japanese Illinois college * Harri Kilpi, collage of East Anglia * Jennifer Machiorlatti, Western Michigan college * Mark Minster, Rose-Hulman Institute of know-how * Robin L. Murray, japanese Illinois college * Tim Palmer, college of North Carolina, Wilmington * Cory Shaman, Arkansas Tech collage * Rachel Stein, Siena university * Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, Marist College

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Filmmakers Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand set out to show not that global warming is a serious problem facing the world today—this they present as a given—but that, despite the vast quantity and relative clarity of the evidence, there is a sharp divide between what ‘‘scientists tell us’’ and Americans’ general inability, or unwillingness, to accept this evidence and act on it. Repeatedly, the film uses the visual metaphor of a widening rift, or The Rhetoric of Ascent 29 chasm, between the left and right halves of the screen.

Henry argues that in their interactions with and representations of nature, Treadwell and Herzog ‘‘insist on their separation from nature’’ (172). At the same time, Henry’s essay calls attention to moments in the film when an ecocentric view seeps through the footage that both Treadwell and Herzog have captured. For Henry, these moments hint at ‘‘what a truly environmentalist and ecocentric approach to our experience of the natural world might consist of’’ (171). ’’ Lynne Dickson Bruckner captures the complexities of assessing environmental attitudes and messages in children’s animated films.

EcoMedia. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2005. , ed. Eco-justice: The Unfinished Journey. New York: SUNY Press, 2004. Glotfelty, Cheryll, and Harold Fromm, eds. The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1996. Heise, Ursula K. 2 (2006): 503–16. Introduction 21 Ingram, David. Green Screen: Environmentalism and Hollywood Cinema. Exeter: Univ. of Exeter Press, 2000. Ivakhiv, Adrian. 2 (Summer 2008): 1–28. Kerridge, Richard. ’’ In The Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism: An Oxford Guide.

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