University of Georgia Press (2000)
AbstractIn the 1970s the relationship between literature and the environment emerged as a topic of serious and widespread interest among writers and scholars. The ideas, debates, and texts that grew out of this period subsequently converged and consolidated into the field now known as ecocriticism. A Century of Early Ecocriticism looks behind these recent developments to a prior generation's ecocritical inclinations. Written between 1864 and 1964, these thirty-four selections include scholars writing about the “green” aspects of literature as well as nature writers reflecting on the genre. In his introduction, David Mazel argues that these early “ecocritics” played a crucial role in both the development of environmentalism and the academic study of American literature and culture. Filled with provocative, still timely ideas, A Century of Early Ecocriticism demonstrates that our concern with the natural world has long informed our approach to literature.
American literature Nature in literature Conservation of natural resources in literature Environmental protection in literature Philosophy of nature in literature Forests and forestry in literature Wilderness areas in literature Outdoor life in literature Landscape in literature Ecology in literature
0820322210 (alk. paper) 0820352160 9780820352169 0820322210
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