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Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924

Kilcup, Karen L (1953-...)

Athens (Ga.). London. the University of Georgia press, cop. 2013


  • Titre :
    Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924
  • Auteur : Kilcup, Karen L (1953-...)
  • Éditeur : Athens (Ga.). London. the University of Georgia press
  • Parution : cop. 2013
  • Notes : Bibliogr. p. 429-485. Notes bibliogr. en fin d'ouvrage. Index
    In 1844, Lydia Sigourney asserted, "Man's warfare on the trees is terrible". Like Sigourney many American women of her day engaged with such issues as sustainability, resource wars, globalization, voluntary simplicity, Christian ecology, and environmental justice. Illuminating the foundations for contemporary women's environmental writing, Fallen Forests shows how their nineteenth-century predecessors marshaled powerful affective, ethical, and spiritual resources to chastise, educate, and motivate readers to engage in positive social change. Fallen Forests contributes to scholarship in American women's writing, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and feminist rhetoric, expanding the literary, historical, and theoretical grounds for some of today's most pressing environmental debates. Karen L. Kilcup rejects prior critical emphases on sentimentalism to show how women writers have drawn on their literary emotional intelligence to raise readers' consciousness about social and environmental issues. She also critiques ecocriticism's idealizing tendency, which has elided women's complicity in agendas that depart from today's environmental orthodoxies. Unlike previous ecocritical works, Fallen Forests includes marginalized texts by African American, Native American, Mexican American, working-class, and non-Protestant women. Kilcup also enlarges ecocriticism's genre foundations, showing how Cherokee oratory, travel writing, slave narrative, diary, polemic, sketches, novels, poetry, and expose intervene in important environmental debates
  • Sujets : Littérature américaine -- Femmes écrivains -- Histoire et critique;
    Environnement -- Protection -- Dans la littérature;
    Nature -- Protection -- Dans la littérature;
    Écologie -- Dans la littérature;
    American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism;
    Environmental protection in literature;
    Nature conservation in literature;
    Ecology in literature;
    Nature in literature;
  • Sommaire : Grounding the texts: An introduction
    "We planted, tended, and harvested our corn": Native mothers, resource wars, and conversion narratives
    "Such progress in civilization": Forest life and mushroom growth, East, West, and South
    Golden hands: Weaving America
    Gilt-edged or "Beautifully unadorned": Fashioning feelings
    Domestic and national moralities: Justice in the West
    After words: Toward common ground

  • Format : 1 vol. (xv-504 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type : Livre
  • ISBN 978-0-8203-3286-4 (rel. ) . ISBN 0-8203-3286-0 (rel. ) . ISBN 978-0-8203-4500-0 (br. )
  • Source : Catalogue Bibliothèque Diderot
  • Origine de cette notice : SUDOC

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