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The Greening of Literary Scholarship
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A collection of thirteen original essays by leaders in the emerging field of ecocriticism, The Greening of Literary Scholarship is devoted to exploring new and previously neglected literatures, theories, and methods in environmental-literary scholarship.
Each essay in this impressive collection challenges the notion that the study of environmental literature is separate from traditional concerns of criticism, and each applies ecocritical scholarship to literature not commonly explored in this context. New historicism, postcolonialism, deconstructionism, and feminist and Marxist theories are all utilized to evaluate and gain new insights into environmental literature; at the same time, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Upton Sinclair, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Susan Howe are studied from an ecocritical perspective.

At its core, The Greening of Literary Scholarship offers a practical demonstration of how articulating traditional and environmental modes of literary scholarship can enrich the interpretation of literary texts and, most important, revitalize the larger fields of environmental and literary scholarship.

Table of Contents

  1. cover
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  1. Front Matter
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xxix
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  1. part one
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Saving All the Pieces
  2. pp. 3-25
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  1. 2. Le Page du Pratz’s Fabulous Journey of Discovery
  2. pp. 26-41
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  1. 3. Ecocriticism, New Historicism, and Romantic Apostrophe
  2. pp. 42-58
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  1. 4. In Search of Left Ecology’s Usable Past
  2. pp. 59-76
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  1. 5. Rivers, Journeys, and the Construction of Place in Nineteenth-Century English Literature
  2. pp. 77-94
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  1. Part Two
  2. p. 95
  1. 6. Locating the Uranium Mine
  2. pp. 97-110
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  1. 7. Landscape in Drag
  2. pp. 111-130
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  1. 8. “Space Is a Frame We Map Ourselves In”
  2. pp. 131-148
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  1. 9. Of Whales and Men
  2. pp. 149-164
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  1. 10. Articulating the Cyborg
  2. pp. 165-177
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  1. Part Three
  2. p. 179
  1. 11. Surveying the Sublime
  2. pp. 181-206
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  1. 12. “Mont Blanc”
  2. pp. 207-223
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  1. 13. Vicarious Edification
  2. pp. 224-245
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 247-249
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 251-267
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-275
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