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Ecological Approaches to Early Modern English Texts

A Field Guide to Reading and Teaching

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Ecological Approaches to Early Modern English Texts by Jennifer Munroe
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Ecocriticism has steadily gained footing within the larger arena of early modern scholarship, and with the publication of well over a dozen monographs, essay collections, and special journal issues, literary studies looks increasingly 'green'; yet the field lacks a straightforward, easy-to-use guide to do with reading and teaching early modern texts ecocritically. Accessible yet comprehensive, the cutting-edge collection Ecological Approaches to Early Modern English Texts fills this gap. Organized around the notion of contact zones (or points of intersection, that have often been constructed asymmetrically-especially with regard to the human-nonhuman dichotomy), the volume reassesses current trends in ecocriticism and the Renaissance; introduces analyses of neglected texts and authors; brings ecocriticism into conversation with cognate fields and approaches (e.g., queer theory, feminism, post-coloniality, food studies); and offers a significant section on pedagogy, ecocriticism and early modern literature. Engaging points of tension and central interest in the field, the collection is largely situated in the 'and/or' that resides between presentism-historicism, materiality-literary, somatic-semiotic, nature-culture, and, most importantly, human-nonhuman. Ecological Approaches to Early Modern English Texts balances coverage and methodology; its primary goal is to provide useful, yet nuanced discussions of ecological approaches to reading and teaching a range of representative early modern texts. As a whole, the volume includes a diverse selection of chapters that engage the complex issues that arise when reading and teaching early modern texts from a green perspective.

Author Biography

Jennifer Munroe is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA. Edward J. Geisweidt is Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of New Haven, USA. Lynne Bruckner is Professor of English at Chatham University, USA.
Release date NZ
July 31st, 2015
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Edited by Lynne Bruckner
Pages
274
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
ISBN-13
9781472416735
Product ID
27787474

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