Reading Aridity in Western American Literature (Ecocritical Theory and Practice) (Hardcover)

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In literary and cinematic representations, deserts often betoken collapse and dystopia. Reading Aridity in Western American Literature offers readings of literature set in the American Southwest from ecocritical and new materialist perspectives. This book explores the diverse epistemologies, histories, relationships, futures, and possibilities that emerge from the representation of American deserts in fiction, film, and literary art, and traces the social, cultural, economic, and biotic narratives that foreground deserts, prompting us to reconsider new, provocative modes of human/nonhuman engagement in arid ecogeographies.

About the Author


Jada Ach is a lecturer for the leadership and integrative studies program at Arizona State University. Gary Reger is Hobart professor of classical languages at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781793622013
ISBN-10: 1793622019
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: December 14th, 2020
Pages: 308
Language: English
Series: Ecocritical Theory and Practice