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Gardens of Discovery: Actors, Activists and Madrid in Crisis

Abstract This dissertation is both creative and scholarly, engaging in the technique of "narrative scholarship," an increasingly accepted technique within the field of ecocriticism. The project is framed by my experiences with Spanish and Latino actors as well as activists involved with the 15-M movement in and around Madrid. It takes a "material ecocritical" approach, which is to say that it treats minds, spirits and language as necessarily "bodied" entities, and creates an absolute union between beings and the matter that constructs them as well as their habitat. I apply the lens of Jesper Hoffmeyer's Biosemiotics, which claims that life is at its most essential levels a communicative process. In other words, I wi... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Day, Timothy Ryan (Author) / Adamson, Joni (Advisor) / Gutkind, Lee (Committee member) / Flys-Junquera, Carmen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Literature / biosemiotics / creative nonfiction / ecocriticism / narrative scholarship / theater
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 215 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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