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The Literature of Waste free pdf Tracing the material and metaphoric waste through the western canon, ranging from Beowulf to The Great Gatsby, Susan Morrison disrupts traditional perceptions of waste to better understand how we theorize, manage, and are implicated in waste. The materiality of waste such as with landfills, trashcans, garbage dumps, compost piles, have inevitably transformed into scholarly objects of metaphor, not only within literary studies but a wide range of disciplines. However, vibrant materialism disturbs the use of the metaphor of waste used to characterize people as disposable garbage. If scholars can read waste as possessing dynamic agency, how might that change the ethics of refuse-ing and ostracizing wasted humans? A major contribution to the growing field of Waste Studies, this book addresses this question, urging the reader to see disposal as the creation of waste literature itself.

About Susan Signe Morrison

Susan Signe Morrison is Professor of English at Texas State University, USA. Her 2008 book, Excrement in the Late Middle Ages: Sacred Filth and Chaucer's Fecopoetics, proposed "Waste Studies" as a field of study for cultural and literary historians.

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Author : Susan Signe Morrison
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 04 June 2015
ISBN : 113740566X
EAN : 9781137405661
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 314 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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