Released on 2012-04-12Categories Literary Criticism

William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship

William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship

Author: Scott Hess

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813932316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 550

In William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship, Scott Hess explores Wordsworth’s defining role in establishing what he designates as "the ecology of authorship": a primarily middle-class, nineteenth-century conception of nature associated with aesthetics, high culture, individualism, and nation. Instead of viewing Wordsworth as an early ecologist, Hess places him within a context that is largely cultural and aesthetic. The supposedly universal Wordsworthian vision of nature, Hess argues, was in this sense specifically male, middle-class, professional, and culturally elite—factors that continue to shape the environmental movement today.
Released on 2012Categories History

William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship

William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship

Author: Scott Hess

Publisher:

ISBN: 0813932327

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 553

In William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship, Scott Hess explores Wordsworth’s defining role in establishing what he designates as "the ecology of authorship": a primarily middle-class, nineteenth-century conception of nature associated with aesthetics, high culture, individualism, and nation. Instead of viewing Wordsworth as an early ecologist, Hess places him within a context that is largely cultural and aesthetic. The supposedly universal Wordsworthian vision of nature, Hess argues, was in this sense specifically male, middle-class, professional, and culturally elite—factors that continue to shape the environmental movement today.
Released on 2022-11-11Categories Literary Criticism

Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities

Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities

Author: Jeremy Chow

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684484300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 745

This groundbreaking new volume unites eighteenth-century studies and the environmental humanities, showcasing how these fields can vibrantly benefit one another. In eleven chapters that engage a variety of eighteenth-century texts, contributors explore timely themes and topics such as climate change, new materialisms, the blue humanities, indigeneity and decoloniality, and green utopianism. Additionally, each chapter reflects on pedagogical concerns, asking: How do we teach eighteenth-century environmental humanities? With particular attention to the voices of early-career scholars who bring cutting-edge perspectives, these essays highlight vital and innovative trends that can enrich both disciplines, making them essential for classroom use.
Released on 2020Categories Literary Collections

William Wordsworth and Modern Travel

William Wordsworth and Modern Travel

Author: Saeko Yoshikawa

Publisher: Romantic Reconfigurations Stud

ISBN: 9781789621181

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 982

Thisbook explores Wordsworth's extraordinaryinfluence on the tourist landscape of the Lake District throughout the age ofrailways, motorcars and the First World War. It explores how patterns of tourist behaviour andenvironmental awareness changed in the century of popular tourism, examininghow Wordsworth's vision shaped modern ideas of travel, landscape and culturalheritage.
Released on 2016-02-17Categories Literary Criticism

William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900

William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900

Author: Saeko Yoshikawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134767922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 279

In her study of the opening of the English Lake District to mass tourism, Saeko Yoshikawa examines William Wordsworth’s role in the rise and development of the region as a popular destination. For the middle classes on holiday, guidebooks not only offered practical information, but they also provided a fresh motive and a new model of appreciation by associating writers with places. The nineteenth century saw the invention of Robert Burns’s and Walter Scott’s Borders, Shakespeare’s Stratford, and the Brontë Country as holiday locales for the middle classes. Investigating the international cult of Wordsworthian tourism, Yoshikawa shows both how Wordsworth’s public celebrity was constructed through the tourist industry and how the cultural identity of the Lake District was influenced by the poet’s presence and works. Informed by extensive archival work, her book provides an original case study of the contributions of Romantic writers to the invention of middle-class tourism and the part guidebooks played in promoting the popular reputations of authors.
Released on 2015-12-24Categories Literary Criticism

Romantic Sustainability

Romantic Sustainability

Author: Ben P. Robertson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498518918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 369

Romantic Sustainability is an international collection of ecocritical essays that examine sustainability in relation to Romantic-era Britain. The essays examine the traditional Romantic canon but also delve into less well-known authors, all while interrogating issues of race, gender, religion, and identity, beginning with inspiration and creativity and ending with considerations about extinction and apocalypse.
Released on 2016-03-15Categories Literary Criticism

Romantic Ecocriticism

Romantic Ecocriticism

Author: Dewey W. Hall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498518024

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 999

Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies is unique due to its rare assemblage of essays, which has not appeared within an edited collection before. Romantic Ecocriticism is distinct because the essays in the collection develop transnational and transhistorical approaches to the proto-ecological early environmental aspects in British and American Romanticism. First, the edition’s transnational approach is evident through transatlantic connections such as, but are not limited to, comparisons among the following writers: William Wordsworth, William Howitt, and Henry D. Thoreau; John Clare and Aldo Leopold; Charles Darwin and Ralph W. Emerson. Second, the transhistorical approach of RomanticEcocriticism is evident in connections among the following writers: William Wordsworth and Emily Bronte; Thomas Malthus and George Gordon Byron; James Hutton and Percy Shelley; Erasmus Darwin and Charlotte Smith; Gilbert White and Dorothy Wordsworth among others. Thus, Romantic Ecocriticism offers a dynamic collection of essays dedicated to links between scientists and literary figures interested in natural history.
Released on 2016-09-22Categories Literary Criticism

Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century

Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Paul Westover

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319328201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 371

View: 841

This book is about Anglo-American literary heritage. It argues that readers on both sides of the Atlantic shaped the contours of international ‘English’ in the 1800s, expressing love for books and authors in a wide range of media and social practices. It highlights how, in the wake of American independence, the affection bestowed on authors who became international objects of celebration and commemoration was a major force in the invention of transnational ‘English’ literature, the popular canon defined by shared language and tradition. While love as such is difficult to quantify and recover, the records of such affection survive not just in print, but also in other media: in monuments, in architecture, and in the ephemera of material culture. Thus, this collection brings into view a wide range of nineteenth-century expressions of love for literature and its creators.
Released on 2018-12-10Categories Literary Criticism

Literary Tourism and the British Isles

Literary Tourism and the British Isles

Author: LuAnn McCracken Fletcher

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498581240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 641

This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of literary tourism’s role in shaping how locations in the British and Irish Isles have been seen, narrated, and valued. It explores the consequences of fictional constructions for the history, economics, and cultural politics of place, and for the Britain internalized in the mind’s eye.