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Master of Arts in English Composition
Ramirez, Luz Elena
This thesis will examine the implications of urban wilderness, what representations of urban wilderness will look like, and whether we have, or can, move away from the archaic notion of wilderness that has prevailed since being defined in the Wilderness Act. While ecocritical theorists have not yet fully engaged in urban ecocritical analysis, the emerging trend to consider the city as a wild place is a direct result of a shift in cultural perspective, as is evidence through the development of natural and artificial place-making, such as the High Line Park in New York City.
Mercurio, Sarah Anne, "Parks in the sky: How urban rejuvenation is re-writing wilderness" (2013). Theses Digitization Project. 4246.