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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Multidimensional Landscapes of Time and Space: Ecopoetics in Kathleen Jamie's Prose and Poetry
by Miller, Carol R., M.A., University of Wyoming, 2020, 90; 28090074
Abstract (Summary)

Kathleen Jamie’s ecopoetics crosses and doubles back through dimensions of time and space in order to highlight connections between the human and nonhuman. She invites us to traverse these realms of the past, present, and future and microscopic, macroscopic, and cosmic with her so that we will open our minds to envision environmentally beneficent relationships and lifestyles for the survival of the earth and all the animate and inanimate beings holding on to it. Jamie asks us to look more carefully at earth’s ecosystems and the relationships between them (even phenomena we have seen and considered many times before) to discover unforeseen presences and connections we have never considered not only to stop ecological decline but also to reverse it. In other words, the flow of Jamie’s time-hopping leads to the discovery and rediscovery of landscapes, opening up realms of possibility with respect to how humans can choose to co-exist with nonhumans. Her poetic “travels” in space allow her to look at the world from many different perspectives, including the supertiny and the supercollosal, and therefore to see things anew.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Obert, Julia, Edson, Michael
Commitee: Morris, Melissa
School: University of Wyoming
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Wyoming
Source: MAI 82/8(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: British and Irish literature, Rhetoric, Environmental Studies
Keywords: English, Environmentalism, Kathleen Jamie, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Scottish
Publication Number: 28090074
ISBN: 9798582518150
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