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New Woman Ecologies
New Woman Ecologies

From Arts and Crafts to the Great War and Beyond

Carroll, Alicia

A transatlantic phenomenon of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the "New Woman" broke away from many of the constraints of the Victorian era to enjoy a greater...


Refiguring the Map of Sorrow
Refiguring the Map of Sorrow

Nature Writing and Autobiography

Allister, Mark

Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of interest in both autobiography and environmental literature. In Refiguring the Map of Sorrow, Mark Allister brings these two...


Story Line
Story Line

Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail

Marshall, Ian

Many hikers on the Appalachian Trail take books as companions, in spite of the extra weight in their packs, but Ian Marshall carries the habit to new literary, ecological, and...


Practical Ecocriticism
Practical Ecocriticism

Literature, Biology, and the Environment

Love, Glen A.

Practical Ecocriticismis the first book to ground environmental literature firmly in the life sciences, particularly evolutionary biology, and to attempt to bridge the ever-...


William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship
William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship

The Roots of Environmentalism in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Hess, Scott

In William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship, Scott Hess explores Wordsworth’s defining role in establishing what he designates as "the ecology of authorship": a...


Eco-Man
Eco-Man

New Perspectives on Masculinity and Nature

Allister, Mark

The paradoxical role nature plays in American myth and history grows in part from the male’s reverent fascination with the wilderness and his equally strong impulse to dominate...


The Nature Fakers
The Nature Fakers

Wildlife, Science, and Sentiment

Lutts, Ralph H.

In 1903 John Burroughs published an Atlantic Monthly article attacking popular nature writers—among them William J. Long and Jack London—as "sham naturalists."

The...


Anthropocene Fictions
Anthropocene Fictions

The Novel in a Time of Climate Change

Trexler, Adam

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have transformed the Earth’s atmosphere, committing our planet to more extreme weather, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and...


Lines on the Land
Lines on the Land

Writers, Art, and the National Parks

Herring, Scott

The nineteenth-century photographer William Henry Jackson once complained of the skepticism with which early descriptions of Yellowstone were met: the place was too wondrous to...


Dancing with Disaster
Dancing with Disaster

Environmental Histories, Narratives, and Ethics for Perilous Times

Rigby, Kate

The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more...


Ossianic Unconformities
Ossianic Unconformities

Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age

Gidal, Eric

In a sequence of publications in the 1760s, James Macpherson, a Scottish schoolteacher in the central Highlands, created fantastic epics of ancient heroes and presented them as...


Of Land, Bones, and Money
Of Land, Bones, and Money

Toward a South African Ecopoetics

McGiffin, Emily

The South African literature of iimbongi, the oral poets of the amaXhosa people, has long shaped understandings of landscape and history and offered a forum for grappling with...


Reclaiming Nostalgia
Reclaiming Nostalgia

Longing for Nature in American Literature

Ladino, Jennifer K.

Often thought of as the quintessential home or the Eden from which humanity has fallen, the natural world has long been a popular object of nostalgic narratives. In ...


Westernness
Westernness

A Meditation

Williamson, Alan

A first-person meditation on the literary and visual arts of the American West, Westernness: A Meditation explores how this region has developed its own distinct culture...


Topographies of the Sacred
Topographies of the Sacred

The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

Rigby, Kate

Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the...


Mary Austin's Regionalism
Mary Austin's Regionalism

Reflections on Gender, Genre, and Geography

Schaefer, Heike

Best known for The Land of Little Rain, a collection of natural-history essays about the California deserts, the Western writer Mary Austin (1868–1934) was a prolific literary...


Eden's Endemics
Eden's Endemics

Narratives of Biodiversity on Earth and Beyond

Callaway, Elizabeth

In the past thirty years biodiversity has become one of the central organizing principles through which we understand the nonhuman environment. Its deceptively simple...


Peak Experiences
Peak Experiences

Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature, and Need

Marshall, Ian

Nature’s ability to satisfy deep human needs is familiar to anyone who has hiked up a mountain, canoed a river, or hung a bird feeder outside the kitchen window. In Story Line...


The Best and Worst Country in the World
The Best and Worst Country in the World

Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape

Adams, Stephen

From its earliest days, the Virginia landscape has elicited dramatically contradictory descriptions. The sixteenth-century poet Michael Drayton exalted the land as "earth's...


Italy and the Environmental Humanities
Italy and the Environmental Humanities

Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies

Iovino, Serenella, Cesaretti, Enrico, Past, Elena

Bringing together new writing by some of the field’s most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy--as a territory of both...


Framing the World
Framing the World

Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film

Willoquet-Maricondi, Paula

The essays in this collection make a contribution to the greening of film studies and expand the scope of ecocriticism as a discipline traditionally rooted in literary studies...


Wild Dog Dreaming
Wild Dog Dreaming

Love and Extinction

Rose, Deborah Bird

We are living in the midst of the Earth’s sixth great extinction event, the first one caused by a single species: our own. In Wild Dog Dreaming, Deborah Bird Rose...


Beyond Nature Writing
Beyond Nature Writing

Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism

Armbruster, Karla M., Wallace, Kathleen R.

Ecocriticism, a field of study that has expanded dramatically over the past decade, has nevertheless remained—until recently—closely focused on critical analyses of nature...


Out of the Shadow
Out of the Shadow

Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land

West, Rinda

In western culture, the separation of humans from nature has contributed to a schism between the conscious reason and the unconscious dreaming psyche, or internal human "nature...


Back from the Far Field
Back from the Far Field

American Nature Poetry in the Late Twentieth Century

Quetchenbach, Bernard W.

Many poets writing after World War II have found the individual focus of contemporary poetics poorly suited to making statements directed at public issues and public ethics....


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