2019-04-17T07:00:00Z On Active Grounds considers the themes of agency and time through the burgeoning, interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. Fourteen essays and a photo album cover topics such as environmental practices and history, temporal literacy, graphic novels, ecocinema, ecomusicology, animal studies, Indigeneity, wolf reintroduction, environmental histo...[Read More]
207 pages , 1993 "Constructing a transatlantic arc of literature, Brantley explores how John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards provide an empirical as well as evangelical framework for interpreting their spiritual descendants, Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He finds that the four Anglo-American writers share a simultaneously rational and sensational reliance on experience as ...[Read More]
212 pages , University of Virginia Press , 2003 Questioning both the popular condemnation of violent representation and the notion that violence can be constructive by empowering the identity of an integrated adult self, Wesley identifies a revealing pattern of "violent adventure" in recent fiction by American men.
2017-02-01T08:00:00Z How has our relation to energy changed over time? What differences do particular energy sources make to human values, politics, and imagination? How have transitions from one energy source to another--from wood to coal, or from oil to solar to whatever comes next--transformed culture and society? What are the implications of uneven access to energy in the past, pres...[Read More]
538 pages , JHU Press , 2014-04-15 The study of what is collectively labeled “New Media”—the cultural and artistic practices made possible by digital technology—has become one of the most vibrant areas of scholarly activity and is rapidly turning into an established academic field, with many universities now offering it as a major. The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digi...[Read More]
272 pages , University of Chicago Press , 2014-07-11 The past decade has seen the medium of comics reach unprecedented heights of critical acclaim and commercial success. Comics & Media reflects that, bringing together an amazing array of contributors--creators and critics alike--to discuss the state, future, and potential of the medium. Loaded with full-color reproducti...[Read More]
341 pages , ABC-CLIO , 2010 This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games. * Comprises 25 profiles, arranged alphabetically * 70 sidebars provide additional information on pertinent topics, individuals, and symbols * Includes a chronology of major appearances of the 2...[Read More]
210 pages , McFarland , 2020-01-17 For 21st-century young adults struggling for personal autonomy in a society that often demands compliance, the bestselling trilogy, The Hunger Games remains palpably relevant despite its futuristic setting. For Suzanne Collins' characters, personal agency involves not only the physical battle of controlling one's body but also one's res...[Read More]
283 pages , Xlibris Corporation , 2012-05-01 "Another Spin" is Debbie Spingarns first collection of columns as a writer with the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin, a weekly newspaper in suburban Boston. Columns cover such variety of topics as environmental, health, political topics, animals, education and family. Her writing takes current news stories and comments on them ...[Read More]
176 pages , University of Virginia Press , 1990 A ten-year-old boy and his family leave the hardships of post-World War II Yorkshire to move to Los Angeles, in an account based on the author's own experiences
78 pages , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , 2012-02-10 CliffsNotes on Collins’ The Hunger Games analyzes the wildly popular first novel in The Hunger Games trilogy, in which the Capitol forces each of Panem's 12 districts to choose two teenagers to participate in the Hunger Games, a gruesome, televised fight to the death. In the 12th district, Katniss Everdeen steps in for ...[Read More]
199 pages , Popular Press , 1982-01-01 This book explores the inter-relationships between Agatha Christie and her works to seek the wholeness in the Christie experience. The authors perceive an integration in personal experience and moral and aesthetic values between the woman and her art.