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Place and Space in Wilderness

See the "General Bibliography" section below for both clickable on-line papers as well as references to publishers' websites

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See also: Geography, Landscape

Websites

  1. The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
  2. The Bridgeland Repeat Photography Project
    1. Links to other repeat photography projects
  3. Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place, and Culture.
  4. Playing The Wild Card: Un/Disciplined Thoughts on Wild(er)ness. Conference, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Liberal Arts (CIRLA), May 2002, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  5. Questionnaire on Perceptions of Urban Wilderness
  6. The Third View: A Rephotographic Survey


Journals

  1. Wilderness


On-line Bibliographies

  1. Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Bibliographies
  2. Bibliography in Eco-Phenomenology, Ted Toadvine
  3. Landscape: An Unorganized, Unedited, and Unexpurgated Bibliography of Spaces and Places Past. Present, and Future, Adam T. Smith


Courses and Programs

  1. American Wilderness Narratives (Sue Ellen Campbell)
  2. American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy (Richard Wiebe)
  3. Creative Spirit and the Wild (Leslie van Gelder)
  4. Land Place Culture Identity (Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia)
  5. Literature of American Wilderness (John Knott)
  6. The Literature of the Wild (Jim Crosswhite)
  7. Literature of the Wild (Cheryll Glotfelty)
  8. Literature of Wilderness (David Robertson)
  9. The Nature of American Wilderness Writing (Mikel Vause)
  10. Wilderness in American Life (Stan Tag)
  11. Wilderness in Literature (Daniel Martin)
  12. Wilderness Writers (Monica Weiss)

    We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.

    Wallace Stegner, The Wilderness Letter


Email Discussion Lists

  1. H-Environment


General Bibliography

Go to work by (this link may not include all work available by this author; use the search engine above for more):

  1. Abram, David. "Out of the Map, Into the Territory: The Earthly Topology of Time." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 97-116.

  2. Adkins, Kaye E. Paradise Renamed: Context and the Metaphoric Reconstruction of American Wilderness, 1872-1916. Dissertation: University of Kansas, 1999.

  3. Birch, Thomas H. "The Incarceration of Wilderness: Wilderness Areas as Prisons." Environmental Ethics 12 (1990): 3-26.

  4. Bennett, Noel, Jim Wakeman & Michael McGuire. "A Place in the Wild." Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology 2:2: 5-7.

  5. Bernadin, Susan. "Wilderness Conditions: Ranging for Place and Identity in Louis Owens' Wolfgang." Studies in American Indian Literatures: The Journal of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures 10:2 (Summer 1998): 79-93.

  6. Bordo, Jonathan. "Picture and Witness at the Site of Wilderness." in Mitchell, W. J. T. Landscape and Power, 2nd Edition. University of Chicago Press, 1994, 2002.

  7. Bratton, Susan Power. "The Original Desert Solitaire: Early Christian Monasticism and Wilderness." Environmental Ethics 10(Spring 1988): 31-53.

  8. Brault, Robert Joseph. Writing Wilderness: Conserving, Preserving, and Inhabiting the Land in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. University of Minnesota, 2000.

  9. Buege, Douglas. "Confessions of an Eco-Colonialist: Responsible Knowing Among the Inuit." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 81-93.

  10. Burnett, G. W. & Kamuyu wa Kang'ethe. "Wilderness and the Bantu Mind." Environmental Ethics 16:2 (Summer 1994): 145-160.

  11. Bushell, Kevin. "Don McKay and Metaphor: Stretching Language toward Wilderness." Studies in Canadian Literature/Etudes en Litterature Canadienne 21:1 (1995): 37-55.

  12. Callicott, J. Baird. "The Wilderness Idea Revisited: The Sustainable Development Alternative." Christopher Key Chapple, ed. Ecological Prospects: Scientific, Religious, and Aesthetic Perspectives. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1994.

  13. Chartrand, Leon. "Recovering Bear Sacredness: Insights into Phenomenal Presence of a More-than-Human World for Future Grizzly Bear Recovery Initiatives." Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology Winter 2003. http://www.arch.ksu.edu/seamon/Chartrand.htm

  14. Cosgrove, Denis. "Habitable Earth: Wilderness, Empire, and Race in America." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 27-41.

  15. Cronon, William J. Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996.

  16. Cypher, Jennifer & Eric Higgs. "Colonizing the Imagination: Disney's Wilderness Lodge." in Herzogenrath, Bernd, ed. From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Rodopi, 2001: 403-423.

  17. Dizard, Jan E. "Going Wild: The Contested Terrain of Nature" in Bennett, Jane & WIlliam Chaloupka, eds. In the Nature of Things: Language, Politics, and the Environment. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993: 111-135.

  18. Dragland, Stan. "Be-Wildering: The Poetry of Don McKay." University of Toronto Quarterly: A Canadian Journal of the Humanities 70:4 (Fall 2001): 881-88.

  19. Duerr, Peter. Dreamtime: Concerning the Boundary Between Wilderness and Civilization. Trans. Felicitas Goodman. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1987.

  20. Fredrickson, Laura M., Dorothy H. Anderson. "A Qualitative Exploration of the Wilderness Experience as a Source of Spiritual Inspiration." Journal of Environmental Psychology 19:1 (March 1999): 21-39.

  21. Gillespie, Gerald. "The City of Wo/Man: Labyrinth, Wilderness, Garden." Comparative Criticism: An Annual Journal 18 (1996): 107-25.

  22. Godfrey-Smith, William. "The Value of Wilderness." Environmental Ethics 1 (1979): 61-64.

  23. Graber, Linda. Wilderness as Sacred Space. Association of American Geographers, Monograph Series no. 8, Washington, DC, 1976.

  24. Greenway, Robert. "Healing by the Wilderness Experience." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 182-194.

  25. Grumbine, R. Edward. "Wise and Sustainable Uses: Revisioning Wilderness." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 3-26.

  26. Grumbine, R. Edward. "Going to Basho's Pine: Wilderness Education for the Twenty-First Century." ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 6:2 (Summer 1999): 121-33.

  27. Hanink, D. M. "Evaluation of Wilderness in a Spatial Context." Growth and Change 26:3 (1995): 425-441.

  28. Henberg, Marvin. "Pancultural Wilderness." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 59-70.

  29. Hepworth, James R. "Wallace Stegner's Practice of the Wild." Meine, Curt, ed. Wallace Stegner and the Continental Vision: Essays on Literature, History, and Landscape. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1997: 61-80.

  30. Herzogenrath, Bernd, ed. From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2001.

  31. Hott, Lawrence & Diane Garey. The Wilderness Idea: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the First Great Battle for Wilderness. Haydenville, Mass: Florentine Films, 1989.

  32. Julyan, Robert. "Protecting the Endangered Blank Spots on Maps: The Wilderness Names Policy of the United States Board on Geographic Names." Names: A Journal of Onomastics 48:3-4 (September-December 2000): 217-26.

  33. Katz, Eric. The Call of the Wild: The Struggle Against Domination and the Technological Fix of Nature." Environmental Ethics 14 (1992): 265-274.

  34. Klaver, Irene. "Silent Wolves: The Howl of the Implicit." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 117-132.

  35. Lawrence, Claire T. "Wilderness Icons: The Difficulty of Representing the Desert." in Herzogenrath, Bernd, ed. From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2001: 361-375.

  36. Leopold, Aldo. "Wilderness as a Land Laboratory." in The Living Wilderness 6(1941): 3

  37. Leopold, Aldo. "The Popular Wilderness Fallacy" in The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.

  38. Light, Andrew. "Urban Wilderness." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 195-211.

  39. Light, Andrew. "Boyz in the Woods: Urban Wilderness in American Cinema." in Bennett, Michael and David Teague, eds. The Nature of Cities: Ecocriticism and Urban Environments. Tucson, AZ : University of Arizona Press, 1999: 137-156.

  40. Litt, D. E. "The Idea of the Wilderness in the English Renaissance." in Tymieniecka Anna-Teresa, ed. Passion for place. Book II, Between the vital spacing and the creative horizons of fulfilment. Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1997.

  41. Loftin, Robert. "Psychical Distance and the Aesthetic Appreciation of Wilderness" International Journal of Applied Philosophy 3 (1986): 15-19.

  42. Lorentzen, Lois Ann. "Reminiscing about a Sleepy Lake: Borderland Views of Women, Place, and the Wild. Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 71-80.

  43. Lowenstein, Evan Michael. "Urban Wilderness Spaces." http://www.earthsystems.org/stamp/urbanwilderness.html

  44. Nash, Roderick. Wilderness and the American Mind, 4th Edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

  45. Maskit, Jonathan. "Something Wild? Deleuze and Guattari and the Impossibility of Wilderness." in Light, Andrew & Jonathan Smith, eds. Philosophies of Place: Philosophy and Geography III. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.

  46. McDonald, Bernadette. Extreme Landscape: The Lure of Mountain Spaces. Banff Centre for Mountain Culture. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2002.

  47. McKibben, Bill. Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth. Ruminator Books, 1997.

  48. McQuillan, Gene. "The Forest Track: Working with William Cronon's The Trouble with Wilderness." College Literature 27:2 (Spring 2000): 157-72.

  49. Mitchell, John Hanson. Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile. Perseus Books, 1991.

  50. Mitchell, John Hanson. Living at the End of Time. Boston, Houghton, 1991

  51. Mitchell, John Hanson. Walking Towards Walden: A Pilgrimage in Search of Place. Perseus Books, 1995.

  52. Mitchell, John Hanson. The Wildest Place on Earth: Italian Gardens and the Invention of Wilderness. Counterpoint Press, 2001.

  53. Mitchell, W. J. T. "Holy Landscape: Israel, Palestine, and the American Wilderness." in Mitchell, W. J. T. Landscape and Power, 2nd Edition. University of Chicago Press, 1994, 2002.

  54. Musgrove, Susan M. "The Colonial Wilderness as American Literary Metaphor." American Studies Mei kuo yen chiu. 14:1 (March 1984): 1-17.

  55. Nanes, Erika. "The Reviser in the Word Forest: Susan Howe and the American Typology of Wilderness." Journal x: A Journal in Culture and Criticism 2:1 (Autumn 1997): 19-34.

  56. Oelschlager, Max. The Idea of Wilderness: From Prehistory to the Age of Ecology. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

  57. Oelschlager, Max, ed. The Wilderness Condition: Essays on Environment and Civilization. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1992.

  58. Oelschlager, Max. "Earth-Talk: Conservation and the Ecology of Language." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 42-56.

  59. Ong, Walter J. "Personalism and the Wilderness." Kenyon Review 21 (1959): 297-304.

  60. Ouderkirk, Wayne. "On wilderness and people: a view from Mount Marcy" Philosophy and Geography 6:1 (February 2003): 15-32.

  61. Playing The Wild Card: Un/Disciplined Thoughts on Wild(er)ness. Conference, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Liberal Arts (CIRLA), May 2002, Banff, Alberta, Canada. http://www.augustana.ab.ca/departments/cirla/cirla02

  62. Robinson, David M. "Wilderness and the Agrarian Principle: Gary Snyder, Wendell Berry, and the Ethical Definition of the 'Wild' Isle: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 6:1 (Winter 1999): 15-27.

  63. Rolston III, Holmes. Philosophy Gone Wild: Environmental Ethics. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1989.

  64. Rosendale, Steven. City Wilderness: The Pastoral Topographies of Literary Marxism in the United States, 1893-1950. Dissertation. Syracuse University, 1997.

  65. Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.

  66. Rothenberg, David. "The Idea of the North: An Iceberg History." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 133-149.

  67. Rothenberg, David. "Epilogue: Paradox Wild." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 213-218.

  68. Rothenberg, David & Marta Ulvaeus, eds. The World and the Wild: Expanding Wilderness Conservation Beyond Its American Roots. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2001.

  69. Sandilya, B. P. "Voice in the Wilderness: Thoreau's View of Man and Nature." Indian Journal of American Studies. 26:1 (Winter 1996): 18-23.

  70. Sayre, Gordon. "If Thomas Jefferson Had Visited Niagara Falls: The Sublime Wilderness Spectacle in American, 1775-1825." Isle: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 8:2 (Summer 2001): 141-62.

  71. Schafer, R. Murray. "The Princess of the Stars: Music for a Wilderness Lake." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 150-159.

  72. Schneider, Richard J. "'Climate Does Thus React on Man': Wildness and Geographic Determinism in Thoreau's 'Walking'." in Schneider, Richard ed. Thoreau's Sense of Place: Essays in American Environmental Writing. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2000: 44-60.

  73. Shaffer, E. S., ed. "Spaces: Cities, Gardens and Wildernesses" Special Issue of Comparative Criticism: An Annual Journal 18 (1996).

  74. Shields, Allan. "Wilderness, Its Meaning and Value" Southern Journal of Philosophy 11 (1973): 240-253.

  75. Smith, Rowland. "Rewriting the Frontier: Wilderness and Social Code in the Fiction of Alice Munro." in Bardolph, Jacqueline, ed. Telling Stories: Postcolonial Short Fiction in English. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Rodopi, 2001: 77-90.

  76. Snyder, Gary. The Practice of the Wild. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990.

  77. Sperry, Shelley Lynne. Natural Relations: Women, Men, and Wilderness in California, 1872-1914. Dissertation: University of Maryland, College Park, 2000 June.

  78. Spurgeon, Sara. "The Sacred Hunter and the Eucharist of the Wilderness: Mythic Reconstructions in Blood Meridian." in Lilley, James D., ed. Cormac McCarthy: New Directions. Albuquerque, NM : U of New Mexico Press, 2002: 75-101.

  79. Strong, David. Crazy Mountains: Learning from Wilderness to Weigh Technology. Albany: SUNY Press, 1995.

  80. Strong, David. "The Inward Wild." Mooney, Edward, ed. Wilderness and the Heart: Henry Bugbee's Philosophy of Place, Presence, and Memory. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1999: 92-112.

  81. Sweeting, Adam and Thomas Crochunis. "Performing the Wild: Rethinking Wilderness and Theater Spaces." in Armbruster, Karla and Wallace, Kathleen R. eds. Beyond Nature Writings: Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism. Charlottesville, VA : University Press of Virginia, 2001: 325-340.

  82. Thorpe, Doug. "Rapture of the Deep: A Reflection on the Idea of the Wild." Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion 28 (Fall 2000): 110-22.

  83. Turner, Frederick. Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1983.

  84. Vest, Jay Hansford C. "Will-of-the-Land" Environmental Review 9 (1985): 323-329.

  85. Vest, Jay Hansford C. "The Philosophical Significance of Wilderness Solitude." Environmental Ethics 9 (1987): 303-330.

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  89. Williams, David. Wilderness Lost: The Religious Origins of the American Mind. Cranbury, NJ: Susquehanna University Press, 1987.

  90. Williams, George Huntston. Wilderness and Paradise in Christian Thought. New York: Harper & Row, 1962.

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  92. Williams, Terry Tempest. "Wilderness Conversation." Meine, Curt, ed. Wallace Stegner and the Continental Vision: Essays on Literature, History, and Landscape. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1997: 211-218.

  93. Wolf, Tom. "Beauty and the Beasts: Predators in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains." Rothenberg, David, ed. Wild Ideas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995: 163-181. 

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