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Author McNee, Malcolm K
Title The environmental imaginary in Brazilian poetry and art [electronic resource] / Malcolm K. McNee
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2014
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 204 p. : 15 b&w, ill
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Series Literatures, cultures, and the environment
Note Electronic book text
Originally published in: 2014
Introduction: Land that Seemed to Us Quite Vast 1. Ecopoetry and Earth Art: Theoretical Orientations and Brazilian Inflections 2. Manoel de Barros and Astrid Cabral: Between Backyard Swamps and the Cosmos 3. Sergio Medeiros and Josely Vianna Baptista: Meta-Landscape and the (Re)Turn of the Native 4. Frans Krajcberg and Bene Fonteles: Art, Anti-Art, and Environmentalist Engagement 5. Lia do Rio and Nuno Ramos: The Art of Nature Estranged Epilogue: Notes from the Creative Margins of Rio+20
This study contributes to ongoing discussions on the connections between the environmental imaginary and issues of identity, place and nation. Utilizing a delimited ecocritical approach, McNee puts Brazilian culture, through the work of contemporary poets and visual artists, into a broader, transnational dialogue. Imagery of landscape and nature in art and literature have dramatically shaped the ways that Brazil is perceived by outsiders, as well as the ways that national identity and the territorial and environmental imaginary among Brazilians have formed and evolved over the past centuries. This book examines nature and landscape in work by contemporary artists and poets in Brazil. Bridging Brazilian cultural studies and environmental humanities, McNee's approach reveals a fascinating range of artistic responses to environmental change and vulnerability, from efforts to connect art with activism to more conceptually oriented efforts to interrogate our ideas and perceptions of nature and the environment
In this smart interdisciplinary treatment of ecopoetics, Malcolm McNee's The Environmental Imaginary in Brazilian Poetry and Art uses ecocritical theory to build bridges between the most recent developments in Environmental Humanities and the cultural and bioregional contexts of Brazil as well as between the literary and visual arts. Unlike the many primarily political treatments of the theme of nature in Latin American literature, McNee allows contemporary understandings of ecology to inspire a rethinking of older postcolonial paradigms. It will be of great value to ecocritics and, no doubt, to the budding conversation in Brazil about literature and the environment. - George Handley, Professor of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, USA Just as Brazil is one of the most prominent green sites on the planet, Malcolm K. McNee, with his unique study, is poised to be an authoritative voice in ecocriticism of contemporary Brazilian poetry and visual arts. What he sees and hears reverberates throughout the hemisphere and around the world. - Charles A. Perrone, Professor of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, University of Florida, USA, and author of Seven Faces, Brazilian Poetry since Modernism and Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas In this seminal and sensitive study of contemporary poetry and visual arts from Brazil, Malcolm McNee expands our understanding not only of the Environmental Imaginary, but also of the aesthetical, historical, and philosophical challenges of our time. Through a careful and delicate analysis of the work of four poets, Manoel de Barros, Astrid Cabral, Sergio Medeiros and Josely Vianna Baptista, and four artists, Frans Krajcberg, Bene Fonteles, Lia do Rio, and Nuno Ramos, McNee's book brings a fresh air and a renewed approach to literary studies, attuned with the most contemporary reflections on ethno-anthropology, and ecocriticsm. - Marilia Librandi-Rocha, Assistant Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture, Stanford University, USA
Malcom K. McNee is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Smith College, USA where he is also affiliated with programs in Latin American and Latino/a Studies and Comparative Literature. He is the co-editor, with Joshua Lund, of Gilberto Freyre e os estudos latino-americanos
Subject Literary studies: poetry & poets -- Brazilian Portuguese -- Brazil. bicssc
Literature. ukslc
Painting & paintings -- Brazilian Portuguese -- Brazil. bicssc
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