The New Writing Environment

The New Writing Environment examines the knowledge that is needed in order to develop, use and evaluate computer-based writing environments.

Author: Mike Sharples

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447114825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Information technology is changing the way we write. Special features such as outliners, spelling checkers and graphic facilities have transformed word processors into document processors; document processors have, in turn, integrated with other electronic resources such as e-mail and the Internet to provide a complete writing environment. The New Writing Environment examines the knowledge that is needed in order to develop, use and evaluate computer-based writing environments. The emphasis is firmly on practical issues: tasks performed by writers at work, problems they encounter, and documents they actually produce. Writing is defined within a wide social and organisational context, in order to give an accurate assessment of how the new technology affects the social and cooperative aspects of authorship. The result is a wide-ranging and comprehensive assessment of the relationship between writing and computers.

Environmental and Nature Writing

With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · ...

Author: Sean Prentiss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472592549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction · Researching, revising and publishing · Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic The book also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T. Dungy, David Gessner, Jennifer Lunden, Erik Reece, David Treuer, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alyson Hagy, Bonnie Nadzam, Lydia Peelle, Benjamin Percy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Major Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.

Literature and the Environment

Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Author: George Hart

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321498

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Resources in Education

( HTH ) ED 244 257 CS 207 853 O ' Brien , Dean W . The News as Environment .
... Descriptors — Conflict , * Journalism , Journalism Education , New Journalism ,
News Media , * News Reporting , News Writing , * Physical Environment ...

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The New Nature Writing

Rooted in the work of an older generation of environment-focused authors and activists, this new form is both stylistically innovative and mindful of ecology and conservation practice.

Author: Jos Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474275036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In the last decade there has been a proliferation of landscape writing in Britain and Ireland, often referred to as 'The New Nature Writing'. Rooted in the work of an older generation of environment-focused authors and activists, this new form is both stylistically innovative and mindful of ecology and conservation practice. The New Nature Writing: Rethinking the Literature of Place connects these two generations to show that the contemporary energy around the cultures of landscape and place is the outcome of a long-standing relationship between environmentalism and the arts. Drawing on original interviews with authors, archival research, and scholarly work in the fields of literary geographies, ecocriticism and archipelagic criticism, the book covers the work of such writers as Robert Macfarlane, Richard Mabey, Tim Robinson and Alice Oswald. Examining the ways in which these authors have engaged with a wide range of different environments, from the edgelands to island spaces, Jos Smith reveals how they recreate a resourceful and dynamic sense of localism in rebellion against the homogenising growth of “clone town Britain.”

Writing the Environment in Nineteenth Century American Literature

Taken together, these essays offer a fresh perspective on the roots of environmental literature in nineteenth-century American nonfiction, fiction, and poetry as well as in multi-genre compositions such as the travel writings of Margaret ...

Author: Steven Petersheim

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498508383

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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The nineteenth-century roots of environmental writing in American literature are often mentioned in passing and sometimes studied piece by piece. Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness of Early Scribes of Nature brings together numerous explorations of environmentally-aware writing across the genres of nineteenth-century literature. Like Lawrence Buell, the authors of this collection find Thoreau’s writing a touchstone of nineteenth-century environmental writing, particularly focusing on Thoreau’s claim that humans may function as “scribes of nature.” However, these studies of Thoreau’s antecedents, contemporaries, and successors also reveal a range of other writers in the nineteenth century whose literary treatments of nature are often more environmentally attuned than most readers have noticed. The writers whose works are studied in this collection include canonical and forgotten writers, men and women, early nineteenth-century and late nineteenth-century authors, pioneers and conservationists. They drew attention to the conflicted relationships between humans and the American continent, as experienced by Native Americans and European Americans. Taken together, these essays offer a fresh perspective on the roots of environmental literature in nineteenth-century American nonfiction, fiction, and poetry as well as in multi-genre compositions such as the travel writings of Margaret Fuller. Bringing largely forgotten voices such as John Godman alongside canonical voices such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson, the authors whose writings are studied in this collection produced a diverse tapestry of nascent American environmental writing in the nineteenth-century. From early nineteenth-century writers such as poet Philip Freneau and novelist Charles Brockden Brown to later nineteenth-century conservationists such as John James Audubon and John Muir, Scribes of Nature shows the development of an environmental consciousness and a growing conservationist ethos in American literature. Given their often surprisingly healthy respect for the natural environment, these nineteenth-century writers offer us much to consider in an age of environmental crisis. The complexities of the supposed nature/culture divide still work into our lives today as economic and environmental issues are often seen at loggerheads when they ought to be seen as part of the same conversation of what it means to live healthy lives, and to pass on a healthy world to those who follow us in a world where human activity is becoming increasingly threatening to the health of our planet.

E ffective Writing for E learning Environments

A Case Study Writing for New Media (WNM) WNM was a 12-hour course, taught
face-to-face over four evenings to about 12 adult learners. The audience
included professional writers, people in the creative arts, administrative staff in
charge of ...

Author: Katy Campbell

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591401259

Category: Education

Page: 547

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E-ffective Writing for E-Learning Environments integrates research and practice in user-centered design and learning design for instructors in post-secondary institutions and learning organizations who are developing e-learning resources. The book is intended as a development guide for experts in areas other than instructional or educational technology (in other words, experts in cognate areas such as Biology or English or Nursing) rather than as a learning design textbook. The organization of the book reflects the development process for a resource, course, or program from planning and development through formative evaluation, and identifies trends and issues that faculty or developers might encounter along the way. The account of the process of one faculty member's course development journey illustrates the suggested design guidelines. The accompanying practice guide provides additional information, examples, learning activities, and tools to supplement the text.

The Environmental Imagination

Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a major work of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing.

Author: Lawrence Buell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674258624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

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Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a major work of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing.

A Carnival of Shadows New Writing by Women in a Multicultural Environment

Author: Stephen (editor) Wade

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Writing the Goodlife

"The book looks to long-established traditions of environmentalist thought alive in Mexican American literary history over the last 150 years"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Priscilla Solis Ybarra

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816532001

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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"The book looks to long-established traditions of environmentalist thought alive in Mexican American literary history over the last 150 years"--Provided by publisher.

Victorian Writers and the Environment

Applying ecocritical theory to the work of Victorian writers, this collection explores what a diversity of ecocritical approaches can offer students and scholars of Victorian literature, at the same time that it critiques the general ...

Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317002024

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Applying ecocritical theory to the work of Victorian writers, this collection explores what a diversity of ecocritical approaches can offer students and scholars of Victorian literature, at the same time that it critiques the general effectiveness of ecocritical theory. Interdisciplinary in their approach, the essays take up questions related to the nonhuman, botany, landscape, evolutionary science, and religion. The contributors cast a wide net in terms of genre, analyzing novels, poetry, periodical works, botanical literature, life-writing, and essays. Focusing on a wide range of canonical and noncanonical writers, including Charles Dickens, the Brontes, John Ruskin, Christina Rossetti, Jane Webb Loudon, Anna Sewell, and Richard Jefferies, Victorian Writers and the Environment demonstrates the ways in which nineteenth-century authors engaged not only with humans’ interaction with the environment during the Victorian period, but also how some authors anticipated more recent attitudes toward the environment.

Literature and the Land

With Literature and the Land, Rous not only inspires you the help students to become environmentally literate, she provides the tools you need to make it happen.

Author: Emma Wood Rous

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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With Literature and the Land, Rous not only inspires you the help students to become environmentally literate, she provides the tools you need to make it happen.

Writing Environments

Elaine Showalter has described Annette Kolodny as “the most sophisticated
theorist of feminist interpretation.” Similarly, Cathy N. Davidson, writing in the
Centennial Review, explained that Kolodny is “one of the few contemporary
critics” to ...

Author: Sidney I. Dobrin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791483894

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

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"Writing Environments addresses the intersections between writing and nature through interviews with some of America's leading environmental writers. The interviews are followed by critical responses from writing scholars. This diverse range of voices speaks lucidly and captivatingly about topics such as place, writing, teaching, politics, race, and culture, and how these overlap in many complex ways."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Environment and the Press

This history of environmental journalism looks at how the practice now defines issues and sets the public agenda evolving from a tradition that includes the works of authors such as Pliny the Elder, John Muir, and Rachel Carson.

Author: Mark Neuzil

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810124033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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This history of environmental journalism looks at how the practice now defines issues and sets the public agenda evolving from a tradition that includes the works of authors such as Pliny the Elder, John Muir, and Rachel Carson. It makes the case that the relationship between the media and its audience is an ongoing conversation between society and the media on what matters and what should matter.

Writing in the Electronic Environment

We find ourselves at the confluence of twentieth - century narrative arts and
cognitive science as they approach an age of machine - based art ( and ) virtual
realities . . . . The new writing requires rather than encourages multiple readings .

Author: Ian Colford

Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Dalhousie University, School of Library and Information Studies

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Category: Authorship

Page: 84

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Pathways Through Writing Blocks in the Academic Environment

Conventions and New Approaches in Academic Writing — How They Impact
Writing Blocks We find before us a new terrain, hardly trodden by those who have
come before. We set our toe across the border and wonder. Is this private
property?

Author: Kate Evans

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462092427

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Writing blocks are likely to strike any writer, even experienced ones, at sometime or another. Academia has its own challenges which can provoke blocks particular to that environment. Drawing on her knowledge as writer, psychotherapeutic counsellor and university tutor, Kate Evans has put together a book which addresses many of the differing aspects of writing blocks, including looking at their emotional and psychological foundations. With discussion and practical exercises, this volume suggests that an infusion of creative techniques can offer pathways through writing blocks in the academic environment. The case studies provide an in-depth consideration of varying experiences of writing blocks. The book is aimed at students with essays, projects or reports to write, or theses to tackle; as well as academics who are working on articles and books. It will also offer insights for supervisors who wish to support those who are writing and guidance for people running writing groups within academia. Over-all the book encourages a creative, collaborative approach which aims to equip academics for writing within the context of the twenty-first century. “This book offers something for every academic writer, whether budding or experienced. Students struggling with essays and dissertations will find many practical exercises along with invaluable advice. More practised writers will encounter fresh insights.... I am confident that you, the reader, will enjoy this book, which is itself a model of good writing.” Dr Linda Finlay, the Open University, UK.

Writing for an Endangered World

Reviews of this book: Author of the widely influential The Environmental Imagination, Buell is a major figure in contemporary ecocriticism.

Author: Lawrence BUELL

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674029057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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The environmental imagination does not stop short at the edge of the woods. Nor should our understanding of it, as Lawrence Buell makes powerfully clear in his new book that aims to reshape the field of literature and environmental studies. Emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on individual and collective perception, his book thus provides the theoretical underpinnings for an ecocriticism now reaching full power, and does so in remarkably clear and concrete ways. Writing for an Endangered World offers a conception of the physical environment--whether built or natural--as simultaneously found and constructed, and treats imaginative representations of it as acts of both discovery and invention. A number of the chapters develop this idea through parallel studies of figures identified with either "natural" or urban settings: John Muir and Jane Addams; Aldo Leopold and William Faulkner; Robinson Jeffers and Theodore Dreiser; Wendell Berry and Gwendolyn Brooks. Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, but ranging freely across national borders, his book reimagines city and country as a single complex landscape. Reviews of this book: Author of the widely influential The Environmental Imagination, Buell is a major figure in contemporary ecocriticism. Here, in broadening the scope of his earlier book, Buell blurs the usual distinction between natural and built environments. Exploring how a variety of texts imagine urban, rural, ocean, and desert places, he convincingly argues that literary imagination is powerfully shaped by--and shapes--a single, complex environment that is both found and constructed...Buell's book is important: it points ecocriticism in profoundly new and welcome directions. --W. Conlogue, Choice

The New Testament in Its Literary Environment

A study of the relationship between the New Testament writings and other literature of late antiquity.

Author: David Edward Aune

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227679104

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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A study of the relationship between the New Testament writings and other literature of late antiquity. This comprehensive introduction identifies and describes the major literary genres and forms found in the New Testament and Early Christian non-canonical literature. Comparing them with those prevalent in Judaism and Hellenism, it sheds light on the conventions that the New Testament writers chose to follow.

Writing the Environment

This is the first book to draw together the rich variety of environmentalist positions--from ecofeminism to deep ecology--and theorize their contribution to critical theory, literature and popular culture.

Author: Richard Kerridge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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The contemporary environmental crisis asks fundamental questions about culture. Like other radical critiques, environmentalism cuts across academic boundaries and offers a major challenge to existing cultural and political divisions. This is the first book to draw together the rich variety of environmentalist positions--from ecofeminism to deep ecology--and theorize their contribution to critical theory, literature and popular culture. A distinguished cast of contributors explore the theoretical agenda for ecocriticism, present a green rereading of literary history, and look at contemporary culture: from poetry to children’s books and television.

Anthologies of New Zealand Writing

The family , for example , is part of most people's environment . This must affect
the creative imagination . Discussion : Is there anything in his surroundings that
might make a New Zealand writer different from any other ? Make a list of such ...

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