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“‘The Strata Of My History’: Reading The Ecological Chronotope In Wendell Berry’S That Distant Land”, Ellen M. Bayer Apr 2019

“‘The Strata Of My History’: Reading The Ecological Chronotope In Wendell Berry’S That Distant Land”, Ellen M. Bayer

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

This article examines Wendell Berry’s short story collection, That Distant Land (2004) through the lens of the ecological chronotope. Berry’s characters cultivate an intimate relationship with their physical environment, and the land, in turn, inscribes their history within it. Furthermore, it is through a shared sense of responsibility to the land that the characters foster a sense of community, shared history, and timeless connection with each other. My analysis of Berry’s fiction employs the notion of the ecological chronotope as a lens for understanding the environmental implications encountered at the intersection between time and place in That ...


Becoming Human In The Land: An Introduction To The Special Issue Of Heritage: Landscapes, Drew Hubbell Mar 2018

Becoming Human In The Land: An Introduction To The Special Issue Of Heritage: Landscapes, Drew Hubbell

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

This introduction to the special issue of Landscapes theorizes the questions suggested by the theme, "Landscape: Heritage." Weaving personal narrative with literary criticism, cultural studies, human geography, and ecology, the essay examines the way humans become human by developing complex relationships with landscapes over time. As landscapes contain the physical traces of human habitation and development, certain narratives of human inhabitants are written and memorialized in and by those landscapes. The monumentalization of specific heritages leads to contests between human groups who require certain heritages to be memorialized, but not others. Greater awareness of one's humanity requires recovery of ...


The Terranauts By T.C. Boyle And The Addlands By Tom Bullough, Carly E. Thomas Feb 2018

The Terranauts By T.C. Boyle And The Addlands By Tom Bullough, Carly E. Thomas

The Goose

Review of T.C. Boyle's The Terranauts and Tom Bullough's The Addlands.


Implications Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems And Sense Of Place: A Case Study In The Mono Basin, Sara Elizabeth Matthews Jan 2018

Implications Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems And Sense Of Place: A Case Study In The Mono Basin, Sara Elizabeth Matthews

Theses and projects

This paper contributes to an understanding of the social implications of using UAS in natural resource areas; specifically, the ways in which these tools impact human constructed sense of place. This paper draws on in-depth interviews and document analysis to (a) develop an understanding of place meanings held among Mono Basin stakeholders and (b) define the ways in which increased UAS presence may interact with these visions of place.

In short, this research shows that sense of place in this rural area is influential in the way that UAS are received by local stakeholders. The changing nature of place meanings ...


On Sylvia Bowerbank, Green Literary Scholar, Cheryl Lousley, Bob Henderson, Mary O'Connor, Susie O'Brien, Catriona Sandilands, Kevin Hutchings, Anne Milne, Richard Pickard Feb 2017

On Sylvia Bowerbank, Green Literary Scholar, Cheryl Lousley, Bob Henderson, Mary O'Connor, Susie O'Brien, Catriona Sandilands, Kevin Hutchings, Anne Milne, Richard Pickard

The Goose

To accompany the posthumous publication of Sylvia Bowerbank’s personal essay “Sitting in the Bush, Or Deliberate Idleness,” eight scholars introduce her ecocritical thought and practice to a new generation of ecocritics by reflecting on the ways Sylvia herself or her writing or teaching influenced them. Their tributes to this trailblazing ecocritic emphasize her passionate commitment to radical green change within the world, within the university, and within the self.


Small Fires By Kelly Norah Drukker, Emily Mcgiffin Feb 2017

Small Fires By Kelly Norah Drukker, Emily Mcgiffin

The Goose

Review of Kelly Norah Drukker's Small Fires.


The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental History Edited By Andrew C. Isenberg, Lorelei L. Hanson Feb 2017

The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental History Edited By Andrew C. Isenberg, Lorelei L. Hanson

The Goose

Review of Andrew C. Isenberg's The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History.


Winter Wren By Theresa Kishkan, Vivian M. Hansen Feb 2017

Winter Wren By Theresa Kishkan, Vivian M. Hansen

The Goose

Review of Theresa Kishkan's Winter Wren.


The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards A Greener Future By David R. Boyd, Janet Grafton Feb 2017

The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards A Greener Future By David R. Boyd, Janet Grafton

The Goose

Review of David R. Boyd's The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards a Greener Future


The Duende Of Tetherball By Tim Bowling, Gillian Harding-Russell Feb 2017

The Duende Of Tetherball By Tim Bowling, Gillian Harding-Russell

The Goose

Review of Tim Bowling's The Duende of Tetherball.


Hill By Jean Giono, Jody L. Ballah Feb 2017

Hill By Jean Giono, Jody L. Ballah

The Goose

A review of Jean Giono's Hill.


Towards A Prairie Atonement By Trevor Herriot, Gillian Harding-Russell Feb 2017

Towards A Prairie Atonement By Trevor Herriot, Gillian Harding-Russell

The Goose

Review of Trevor Herriot's Towards a Prairie Atonement.


Nature, Socio-Spatial Divisions And Connections: An Examination Of El Jardín De Guadalupe, Elizabeth Moreno Jan 2017

Nature, Socio-Spatial Divisions And Connections: An Examination Of El Jardín De Guadalupe, Elizabeth Moreno

Theses and projects

Culture is often discussed in the content of social behavior but, how culture is spatially linked to landscapes is often overlooked. Points of social and cultural reproduction is not only tied to landscapes, but there are constantly challenged as new cultures are introduced into a space. Latino culture in the United States has, and continues to, reshape America’s landscapes. For purpose of this thesis, the reshaping of landscapes will be observed in a community. This project examines the perception that Latinos avoid participation in a community garden. This perception is not entirely true, as there was one Latina participating ...


Editor's Notebook, Amanda M. Di Battista, Paul Huebener Aug 2016

Editor's Notebook, Amanda M. Di Battista, Paul Huebener

The Goose

Editorial introduction to The Goose Volume 15, Issue 1 (2016).


Heidegger's Way Of Being By Richard Capobianco, Brian Mccormack Aug 2016

Heidegger's Way Of Being By Richard Capobianco, Brian Mccormack

The Goose

A review of Richard Capobianco's Heidegger's Way of Being.


The Book Of Feral Flora By Amanda Ackerman & Skeena By Sarah De Leeuw, Emily Mcgiffin Aug 2016

The Book Of Feral Flora By Amanda Ackerman & Skeena By Sarah De Leeuw, Emily Mcgiffin

The Goose

Review of Amanda Ackerman's The Book of Feral Flora. Review of Sarah de Leeuw's Skeena.


Stone: An Ecology Of The Inhuman By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Joel Weishaus Aug 2016

Stone: An Ecology Of The Inhuman By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Joel Weishaus

The Goose

Review of Jeffrey Jerome Cohen's Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman


Tangled Roots, Bittersweet Exposure, Chase Clow Aug 2016

Tangled Roots, Bittersweet Exposure, Chase Clow

Chase Clow

Accompanied by tree portraits, this personal narrative reflects upon the intersecting histories between the indigenous peoples of Marin County (north of San Francisco, CA) and the author, who is Euro-American, while contemplating the changing relationship to their shared woodland, the effects of colonization, and possibilities for healing.


Tangled Roots, Bittersweet Exposure, Chase Clow Aug 2016

Tangled Roots, Bittersweet Exposure, Chase Clow

The Goose

Accompanied by tree portraits, this personal narrative reflects upon the intersecting histories between the indigenous peoples of Marin County (north of San Francisco, CA) and the author, who is Euro-American, while contemplating the changing relationship to their shared woodland, the effects of colonization, and possibilities for healing.


Two Poems, Brook Wr Pearson Phd Mar 2016

Two Poems, Brook Wr Pearson Phd

The Goose

Poetry by Brook Pearson


Counteredpoint, Gary Barwin Mar 2016

Counteredpoint, Gary Barwin

The Goose

Poetry by Gary Barwin


Two Poems, Andrew Taylor Dr Mar 2016

Two Poems, Andrew Taylor Dr

The Goose

Poetry by Andrew Taylor


The Discreet Charm Of The Megafauna, Tanis Macdonald Mar 2016

The Discreet Charm Of The Megafauna, Tanis Macdonald

The Goose

Poetry by Tanis MacDonald


Bell In The Rain, Annabel Banks Mar 2016

Bell In The Rain, Annabel Banks

The Goose

Poetry by Annabel Banks


Gory, Ariel Gordon Mar 2016

Gory, Ariel Gordon

The Goose

Poetry by Ariel Gordon


Three Poems, Pearl Pirie Mar 2016

Three Poems, Pearl Pirie

The Goose

Poetry by Pearl Pirie


Gooseworld, Marella Hoffman Mar 2016

Gooseworld, Marella Hoffman

The Goose

Poetry by Marella Hoffman


Imitation, Kathryn M. Rogers Mar 2016

Imitation, Kathryn M. Rogers

The Goose

Poetry by Kate Rogers


Me Artsy Compiled And Edited By Drew Hayden Taylor, Nathalie N. Hager 2159876 Feb 2016

Me Artsy Compiled And Edited By Drew Hayden Taylor, Nathalie N. Hager 2159876

The Goose

Review of Me Artsy compiled and edited by Drew Hayden Taylor.


The White City, Steven Hitchins Sep 2015

The White City, Steven Hitchins

The Goose

Audio guide to The White City, a participatory sensing expedition through the streets of Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd.