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A Prayer for the Earth: Discovering a New Cosmological Vision through a Reading of Linda Hogan's Power and Gregory Maguire's Wicked from an Ecofeminist, EarthCentered and Spiritual Perspective

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2008
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Linda Hogan's Power and Gregory Maguire's Wicked are two works of literature that encompass a process of raising and transforming consciousness about humans' relationships with each other and with the Earth and elemental energies. Both can be considered prayers to and for the world. The goal of this thesis is to highlight and explore themes of spirituality, ecofeminism, environmental justice, anti-colonialism, indigenous philosophies regarding sense of place, human and animal rights, and feminist critical theories of race and gender through the artistic, creative and powerful writing of these authors. These works both reflect and participate in ongoing processes of political and spiritual change away from patriarchal, Eurocentric and imperial culture. By applying concepts including F. Marina Schauffler's "Ecological Conversion" and Gloria Anzaldua's "Mestiza Consciousness," I will show how the novels' characters, though very differently, encompass these transformations of consciousness.
Title: A Prayer for the Earth: Discovering a New Cosmological Vision through a Reading of Linda Hogan's Power and Gregory Maguire's Wicked from an Ecofeminist, EarthCentered and Spiritual Perspective.
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Name(s): McCabe, Casey Elizabeth
Caputi, Jane, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2008
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 131 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Linda Hogan's Power and Gregory Maguire's Wicked are two works of literature that encompass a process of raising and transforming consciousness about humans' relationships with each other and with the Earth and elemental energies. Both can be considered prayers to and for the world. The goal of this thesis is to highlight and explore themes of spirituality, ecofeminism, environmental justice, anti-colonialism, indigenous philosophies regarding sense of place, human and animal rights, and feminist critical theories of race and gender through the artistic, creative and powerful writing of these authors. These works both reflect and participate in ongoing processes of political and spiritual change away from patriarchal, Eurocentric and imperial culture. By applying concepts including F. Marina Schauffler's "Ecological Conversion" and Gloria Anzaldua's "Mestiza Consciousness," I will show how the novels' characters, though very differently, encompass these transformations of consciousness.
Identifier: FA00000938 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2008.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Subject(s): Hogan, Linda,--1964---Power--Criticism and interpretation
Maguire, Gregory--Wicked--Criticism and interpretation
Ecofeminism
Human ecology in literature
Philosophy of nature
Ecology--Moral and ethical aspects
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