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The environmental tradition in English literature [electronic resource] /
edited by John Parham.
imprint
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2002.
description
xvi, 238 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0754603024 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2002.
isbn
0754603024 (alk. paper)
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contents note
Machine generated contents note: Part 1 Theoretical Approaches -- 1 After 'Organic Community': Ecocriticism, Nature, and -- Human Nature -- Martin Ryle -- 2 Beyond 2000: Raymond Williams and the Ecocritic's Task -- Dominic Head -- 3 Ecofeminism in Literary Studies -- Naomi Guttman -- 4 Towards a Post-Pastoral View of British Poetry -- Terry Gifford -- 5 Postmoder Ecocriticism in the Science Fiction Novel: -- J.G. Ballard and Ken Kesey -- Bennett Huffman -- 6 Cosmos as Metaphor: Eco-spiritual Poetics -- Paul Davies -- 7 Narratives of Resignation: Environmentalism in Recent Fiction -- Richard Kerridge -- 8 Ecotopian Fiction and the Sustainable Society -- Lisa Garforth -- Part 2 Historical Approaches -- 9 Making the Rocks Disappear: Refocusing Chaucer's Knight's -- and Franklin's Tales -- Gillian Rudd -- 10 The Commodious Ark: Nature's Voice in Early Modem Poetry -- Diane McColley -- 11 'Founded on the Affections': A Romantic Ecology -- Ralph Pite -- 12 Was there a Victorian Ecology? -- John Parham -- 13 Letting in the Sky: An Ecofeminist Reading of Virginia Woolf s -- Short Fiction -- Charlotte Zoe Walker -- 14 Reversing the Fall: The Sense of Place in D.H. Lawrence -- Gavin Murray -- 15 Twentieth-Century Rural Poets of Britain and Ireland: -- Ecological Voices from the Geographical and Cultural Margins -- Andy Jurgis -- Ecocriticism: An Annotated Bibliography -- Jo Rawlinson -- Index.
general note
"The essays assembled in this collection are, by and large, the fruits of two conferences, the 1997 Literature and Natural Environment Conference (University of Wales, Swansea) and the 1998 Culture and Environmentalism Conference (Bath Spa University College)"--P. [xi].
catalogue key
13434015
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Paul Davies is Reader in English at the University of Ulster (Coleraine) Lisa Garforth is a Graduate Researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of York doing work on utopian and ecotopian narratives Terry Gifford is Reader in English at the University of Leeds Naomi Guttman is Assistant Professor of English at Hamilton College (USA) and a practising poet Dominic Head is a Reader in the School of English at the University of Central England Bennett Huffman is Postgraduate Researcher and Tutor at the University of Liverpool, and has been a Lecturer of English at John Moores University, Liverpool. Andy Jurgis is Development Officer in Liverpool for the WEA Cheshire, Merseyside, and West Lancashire District and tutors in literature. He also lectures in literature for the University of Liverpool Continuing Education Centre Richard Kerridge is Senior Lecturer in English at Bath Spa University College Diane McColley is Professor of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Gavin Murray is Director of Studies in Business Administration at the Canterbury Business School John Parham is a Lecturer at the London College of Music and Media which is part of Thames Valley University Ralph Pite is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool Jo Rawlinson is a Graduate Researcher in the Department of English at the University of Central England Gillian Rudd is a Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool Martin Ryle is Senior Lecturer in Continuing Education at the University of Sussex Charlotte Zoe Walker is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta Louise Westling is Professor of English and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon
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Summaries
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Drawing upon the English literary tradition for new perspectives and paradigms, this collection presents a broad range of theoretical and historical approaches to ecocriticism.
Long Description
Drawing upon the English literary tradition for new perspectives and paradigms, this collection presents a broad range of theoretical and historical approaches to ecocriticism. The first section of the volume offers different theoretical frameworks for ecocritical work, encompassing a range of socio-political, post-modern and multi-disciplinary approaches. In the second section, contributors explore the ways in which ecocriticism allows us to re-think literary history.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Theoretical Approaches
After 'Organic Community': Ecocriticism, Nature, and Human Naturep. 11
Beyond 2000: Raymond Williams and the Ecocritic's Taskp. 24
Ecofeminism in Literary Studiesp. 37
Towards a Post-Pastoral View of British Poetryp. 51
Postmodern Ecocriticism in the Science Fiction Novel: J.G. Ballard and Ken Keseyp. 64
Cosmos as Metaphor: Eco-spiritual Poeticsp. 75
Narratives of Resignation: Environmentalism in Recent Fictionp. 87
Ecotopian Fiction and the Sustainable Societyp. 100
Historical Approaches
Making the Rocks Disappear: Refocusing Chaucer's Knight's and Franklin's Talesp. 117
The Commodious Ark: Nature's Voice in Early Modern Poetryp. 130
'Founded on the Affections': A Romantic Ecologyp. 144
Was there a Victorian Ecology?p. 156
Letting in the Sky: An Ecofeminist Reading of Virginia Woolf's Short Fictionp. 172
Reversing the Fall: The Sense of Place in D.H. Lawrencep. 186
Twentieth-Century Rural Poets of Britain and Ireland: Ecological Voices from the Geographical and Cultural Marginsp. 198
Ecocriticism: An Annotated Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 226
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