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Re-engineering the Contours of Civilization: Alberta Land Trusts & the Neo-liberalization of Nature; Bum Steer: Adulterant E. coli & the Nature -- Culture Dichotomy; There is no such place as away: Reconciling the Abject in Ecology & Poetry; Visualizing Alberta: Duelling Documentaries & Bituminous Sands; Critical Literacy & Discursive Governance Control(s) in Canadas Oil/Tar Sands; Are the Oil Sands Sublime? Edward Burtynsky & the Vicissitudes of the Sublime; From Railway to Pipeline: The Great Divide as Landscape & Rhetoric; Fostering Environmental Citizenship; Environmental Divide: The Nuclear Power Debate in Alberta & Saskatchewan; Do Corporations Have to Consider Sustainability?; Defending the Wild: Time to Think beyond Legislated Wilderness; Place, Desire, & Maps: Representing Wilderness at the Columbia Icefield; Radical Albertans? Hunting as the Subversion of Heroic Enlightenment; Indigenous Environmental Ethics & the Limits of Cultural Evolutionary Thinking; Bioaesthetics & the American West; Cultivating Longitudinal Knowledge: Alternate Stories for an Alternative Chronopolitics of Climate Change.

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Robert Boschman is a professor of English at Mount Royal University, Calgary. He is the author of In the Way of Nature: Ecology and Westward Expansion in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Bishop, and Amy Clampitt (2009). He is the co-founder of Under Western Skies, a biennial and interdisciplinary conference on the environment. Mario Trono is an associate professor of English at Mount Royal University, Calgary. He has presented papers on eco-critical readings of cinema, teaches courses in film studies, and has published articles on topics in contemporary American literature. He is a co-founder of Under Western Skies, a biennial and interdisciplinary conference on the environment.


One of the collection's most valuable elements ... is that it refuses to reduce Alberta's relationship with the Anthropocene to oil and gas extraction.... Collectively, Found in Alberta's essays ... offer an arguably more holistic overview that includes industrial and hunting food cultures, shifting concepts of wilderness, trans-Canadian narratives of nationhood, and the legal protection extended to certain economies, values, and aesthetics.--L. Camille Van Der Marel "The Goose "

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