Item Details

Print View

Fallen Forests [electronic resource]: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women's Environmental Writing, 1781-1924

Karen L. Kilcup
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Athens and London : University of Georgia Press, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9780820332864 (hardback), 0820332860 (hardcover), 9780820345000 (paperback), 0820345008 (paperback)
Summary
"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"--
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-485) and index.
Copyright Not EvaluatedCopyright Not Evaluated
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View

    LEADER 03156cam a2200433 i 4500
    001 u6376104
    003 SIRSI
    005 20170608061650.0
    006 m d
    007 cr n
    008 121219t20132013gaua sb s001 0 eng d
    010
      
      
    a| 2012043938
    020
      
      
    a| 9780820332864 (hardback)
    020
      
      
    a| 0820332860 (hardcover)
    020
      
      
    z| 9780820345000 (paperback)
    020
      
      
    z| 0820345008 (paperback)
    035
      
      
    a| (WaSeSS)ssj0000871477
    040
      
      
    a| DLC b| eng c| DLC d| DLC d| WaSeSS
    042
      
      
    a| pcc
    043
      
      
    a| n-us---
    050
    0
    0
    a| PS152 b| .K55 2013
    082
    0
    0
    a| 810.9/9287 2| 23
    084
      
      
    a| LIT004020 2| bisacsh
    100
    1
      
    a| Kilcup, Karen L.
    245
    1
    0
    a| Fallen forests h| [electronic resource] : b| emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924 / c| Karen L. Kilcup.
    260
      
      
    a| Athens and London : b| University of Georgia Press, c| [2013]
    504
      
      
    a| Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-485) and index.
    520
      
      
    a| "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"-- c| Provided by publisher.
    538
      
      
    a| Mode of access: World wide Web.
    650
      
    0
    a| American literature x| Women authors x| History and criticism.
    650
      
    0
    a| Environmental protection in literature.
    650
      
    0
    a| Nature conservation in literature.
    650
      
    0
    a| Ecology in literature.
    650
      
    0
    a| Nature in literature.
    655
      
    0
    a| Electronic books.
    710
    2
      
    a| Ebook Central - Academic Complete
    856
    4
    0
    u| http://RE5QY4SB7X.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&L=RE5QY4SB7X&S=JCs&C=TC0000871477&T=marc
    596
      
      
    a| 1
    999
      
      
    a| XX(6376104.1) w| WEB i| 6376104-1001 l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Google Preview

Google Books Preview

Read Online