Passion of Place: Nature Writing as Living Landscapes

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Passion of Place: Nature Writing as Living Landscapes

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Stebner, Ann
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Department of English; Dr. Robert Torry
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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Research will examine the literary genre of nature writing and will be used to craft two creative essays that work within and against this genre. A brief essay will accompany the two creative pieces and it will provide reflection on the place of my work in the context of the nature writing genre. My essays will examine nature writing, an often overlooked genre in literary criticism. I posit that it explores issues that are deeply important to the understanding of areas of human experience as diverse as sexuality, spirituality, politics, family, race, and class. Many authors have influenced my work, and I will focus on authors such as Terry Tempest Williams and Edward Abbey. These influential figures write with grace and passion about landscapes that have formed their understandings of the world. While attempts have been made to cast Williams as the female counterpoint to Abbey’s masculine voice, I believe that these categorizations are too easy and too simplistic. I believe my works contain elements of both feminine and masculine voice. This project is an attempt to mine the opportunities offered by the nature writing genre to examine the construction of cultural understandings about people and place.
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Undergrauate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts`
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Red Desert (Wyo. : Desert)--Description and travel; Nature in literature

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Undergrauate Research Day 2008

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