English 206, Environmental Literature, Western Carolina University, Fall 2020

To quote Paul Bové in the chapter on “Discourse” in Critical Terms for Literary Study, discourses “produce knowledge about humans and their society,” and an analysis of discourse aims to “describe the surface linkages between power, knowledge, institutions, intellectuals, the control of populations, and the modern state” as these intersect in systems of thought, and as represented in texts (55–56). What does the above passage mean? We come to an understanding of specific circumstances, peoples, events, and cultures through the media and through art. …

Laura Wright

Laura Wright is the founder of the field of Vegan Studies. She is Professor of English at Western Carolina University.

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