Perceptions of the environment in Maritime literature

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dc.contributor.advisor Twohig, Peter
dc.coverage.spatial Maritime Provinces
dc.creator Thompson, Peter, 1981-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:08Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.other PS8131 M3 T46 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22472
dc.description iii, 194 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 184-194).
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the way in which perceptions of the natural world have evolved in Maritime literature from the early Nineteenth Century to the present. While it has been commonplace in the critical tradition for landscape to be evaluated as an aesthetic component of literature, it is largely within the last two decades that the idea of nature as a political entity in written expression has taken root. Loosely adhering to the principles of ecocriticism, this thesis argues that as Maritime society gains an awareness of the degree to which industrial development threatens human life in the region, the texts that it produces embody a clear struggle for recognition of the importance of our relationship with the natural world.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc PS8131.M3
dc.subject.lcsh Canadian literature -- Maritime Provinces
dc.subject.lcsh Landscapes in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Nature in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Maritime Provinces -- Fiction -- History and criticism
dc.title Perceptions of the environment in Maritime literature
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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