For All Waters: Finding Ourselves in Early Modern Wetscapes
Paperback | Jun 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517900472 | 336pp | 216x140mm | Stocked item (plenty) | RFB | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99
Hardback | Jun 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 336pp | 216x140mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$179.99, NZD$214.99
Lowell Duckert shows that when playwrights and travel writers physically interacted with rivers, glaciers, monsoons, and swamps, they composed “hydrographies,” or bodily and textual assemblages of human and nonhuman things that dissolved notions of human autonomy and its singular narrativity. Duckert concludes by investigating waterscapes in peril today and outlining what we can learn from early moderns’ eco-ontological lessons.