A Century of Early Ecocriticism

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David Mazel
University of Georgia Press, 1 jan. 2001 - 370 pagina's
In 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.

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Inhoudsopgave

Henry Tuckerman on John and William Bartram 1864
20
James Russell Lowell on Henry David Thoreau 1865
26
John Burroughs on Walt Whitman Gilbert White and Henry David
33
William Benjamin Carpenter on Sciences Representation
48
Hamilton Wright Mabie on Hebrew Poetry John Burroughs
78
Selden Whitcomb on Nature in Early American Literature 1893
87
Mary Woolley on the Love of Romantic Scenery in America 1897
101
Exchanges from the Nature Faker Controversy 19021907
113
Aldo Leopold on Forestry and the Hebrew Bible 1920
228
H Lawrence on Hector St Jean de CrŤvecoeur 1923
237
Lewis Mumford on Thoreau Nature and Society 1926
249
Henry Chester Tracy on Women Nature Writers 1930
257
Mark Van Doren on Donald Culross Peattie 1937
272
Donald Culross Peattie on Thoreau Science and Nature 1938
278
S Savage on Nature and Immediacy in Poetry 1942
294
of Nature Writing 1950
302

Charles G D Roberts on the Evolution of the Animal Story 1902
148
Mabel Osgood Wright on Nature Gender Outdoor Life
154
Fannie Eckstorm on Thoreaus The Maine Woods 1908
163
Love of Wilderness 1909
173
1912 and 1923
208
Perry Miller on Nature and American Nationalism 1955
314
Sherman Paul on Thoreau The Maine Woods and the Problem
329
Leo Marx on the Pastoral in American Literature 1964
341
Annotated Bibliography of Early Ecocriticism
355
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David Mazel is an assistant professor of English at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. His books include American Literary Environmentalism, A Century of Early Ecocriticism (both Georgia), and Mountaineering Women.

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