Thoreauvian Modernities - 
      François Specq
    
      Laura Dassow Walls
    
      Michel Granger
    
      David Dowling
    
      David M. Robinson
    
      Dieter Schulz
    
      Henrik Otterberg
    
      Joseph Urbas
    
      Kristen Case
    
      Michael Jonik
    
      Michel Imbert
    
      Randall Conrad
    
      Thomas Pughe
    
      William Rossi
    
      Bruno Monfort
    
      Christian Maul
    
      Michel Granger
    
      François Specq
    
      Laura Dassow Walls

Thoreauvian Modernities

Transatlantic Conversations on an American Icon

François Specq (Redaktør) ; Laura Dassow Walls (Redaktør) ; Michel Granger (Redaktør) ; David Dowling (Innledning) ; David M. Robinson (Innledning) ; Dieter Schulz (Innledning) ; Henrik Otterberg (Innledning) ; Joseph Urbas (Innledning) ; Kristen Case (Innledning) ; Michael Jonik (Innledning) ; Michel Imbert (Innledning) ; Randall Conrad (Innledning) ; Thomas Pughe (Innledning) ; William Rossi (Innledning) ; Bruno Monfort (Innledning) ; Christian Maul (Innledning) ; Michel Granger (Innledning) ; François Specq (Innledning) ; Laura Dassow Walls (Innledning)

Does Thoreau belong to the past or to the future? Instead of canonizing him as a celebrant of "pure" nature apart from the corruption of civilization, the essays in Thoreauvian Modernities reveal edgier facets of his work-how Thoreau is able to unsettle as well as inspire and how he is able to focus on both the timeless and the timely. Les mer
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Does Thoreau belong to the past or to the future? Instead of canonizing him as a celebrant of "pure" nature apart from the corruption of civilization, the essays in Thoreauvian Modernities reveal edgier facets of his work-how Thoreau is able to unsettle as well as inspire and how he is able to focus on both the timeless and the timely. Contributors from the United States and Europe explore Thoreau's modernity and give a much-needed reassessment of his work in a global context.

The first of three sections, ""Thoreau and (Non)Modernity"", views Thoreau as a social thinker who set himself against the "modern" currents of his day even while contributing to the emergence of a new era. By questioning the place of humans in the social, economic, natural, and metaphysical order, he ushered in a rethinking of humanity's role in the natural world that nurtured the environmental movement. The second section, "Thoreau and Philosophy," examines Thoreau's writings in light of the philosophy of his time as well as current philosophical debates. Section three, "Thoreau, Language, and the Wild," centers on his relationship to wild nature in its philosophical, scientific, linguistic, and literary dimensions. Together, these sixteen essays reveal Thoreau's relevance to a number of fields, including science, philosophy, aesthetics, environmental ethics, political science, and animal studies.

Thoreauvian Modernities posits that it is the germinating power of Thoreau's thought-the challenge it poses to our own thinking and its capacity to address pressing issues in a new way-that defines his enduring relevance and his modernity.

Contributors: Kristen Case, Randall Conrad, David Dowling, Michel Granger, Michel Imbert, Michael Jonik, Christian Maul, Bruno Monfort, Henrik Otterberg, Tom Pughe, David M. Robinson, William Rossi, Dieter Schulz, Francois Specq, Joseph Urbas, Laura Dassow Walls.
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Forlag: University of Georgia Press
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780820344287
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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Francois Specq is a professor of American literature and culture at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon-Universite de Lyon/CNRS, France. Laura Dassow Walls is William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Michel Granger is a professor of American literature and culture at the Universite de Lyon/CNRS, France.