Abstract

Abstract:

What kind of claims can ecocriticism open up for thinking about the nineteenth-century lyric as an epideictic literary mode, that is, as a form of writing, a dimension of language, informed less by the logics or categories of mimesis than by a concern, broadly speaking, for 'what matters'? In addition to the sorts of properly poetic and historic genealogies that bind Baudelaire to a younger, though nearly contemporary, poet like Arthur Rimbaud, an ecopoetic thread may also be charted out between the two poets, particularly if we understand the ecocritical as an approach to poetry concerned with scrutinizing how certain spaces, subjects or ideas count as natural to begin with.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 59-73
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-16
Open Access
No
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