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The Resource Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup

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

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Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924
Title
Fallen forests
Title remainder
emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924
Statement of responsibility
Karen L. Kilcup
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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Kilcup, Karen L
Dewey number
810.9/9287
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS152
LC item number
.K55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Nature conservation in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
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Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
819717574
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 504 pages
Isbn
9780820332864
Lccn
2012043938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)819717574
Label
Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
819717574
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 504 pages
Isbn
9780820332864
Lccn
2012043938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)819717574

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