This collection gathers new essays in ecofeminist literary criticism and theory that extend the critical trajectory of ecocriticism toward interdisciplinarity, multiculturalism, and internationalism in the context of social ecofeminist theory and practice.
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Includes bibliographical references. This collection gathers new essays in ecofeminist literary criticism and theory that extend the critical trajectory of ecocriticism toward interdisciplinarity, multiculturalism, and internationalism in the context of social ecofeminist theory and practice.JOSEPHINE DONOVAN Ecofeminism, a new vein in feminist theory, critiques the ontology of domination, whereby living beings are reduced to the status of objects, which diminishes their moral significance, enabling their exploitation, abuse, and destruction.Ecofeminism Literary Criticism and its Application in British and American Literature Teaching. Peng Zhang. 1, a, Hui Li. 2, b, Jiarong Hao. 3, c, Xiuli Gou.
Beginning with a review of ecocriticism’s scholarly and activist origins and development through the related fields of eco-composition, ecofeminist literary criticism, and environmental justice.
Ecofeminism has its base in literature also. Ecocriticism and feminist literary criticism have contributed to the linguistic as well as literary aspects of theories and ideologies in literature. Ecofeminist literary criticism is not new, but still it is at a formative stage, especially in the.
Ecofeminism, a new vein in feminist theory, critiques the ontology of domination, whereby living beings are reduced to the status of objects, which diminishes their moral significance, enabling their exploitation, abuse, and destruction.
Ecocriticism as a literary and cultural theory significantly expanded in the 1990s—paralleling other forms of literary and cultural theory, such as postcolonialism and critical race studies—largely due to the publication of Glotfelty and Fromm 1996 (cited under Collections of Essays), the first edited collection of essays and anthology to introduce a comprehensive critical outline of.
The essays in New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism highlight the intersections of these oppressions through the works of different authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Hogan and Flora Nwapa, and demonstrate the expansion of ecofeminist literary criticism to a more global scale as well as important connections with the field of environmental justice.
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Modern ecofeminism, or feminist eco-criticism, eschews such essentialism and instead focuses more on intersectional questions, such as how the nature-culture split enables the oppression of female and nonhuman bodies.
New Essay s in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism. Lewisburg, P A:. In addition, Gaard (2010) proposes some new directions for ecofeminism's future development in which eco-critical, cross-cultural.
Literature and Ecofeminism explores the intersections of sexuality, gender, embodiment, and the natural world articulated in literary works from Shakespeare through to contemporary literature. Bringing together essays from a global group of contributors, this volume draws on American literature, as well as Spanish, South African, Taiwanese, and.
New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century. It emphasized close reading, particularly of poetry, to discover how a work of literature functioned as a self-contained, self-referential aesthetic object.
Ecocriticism is the study of literature and the environment from an interdisciplinary point of view, where literature scholars analyze texts that illustrate environmental concerns and examine the various ways literature treats the subject of nature. It takes an interdisciplinary point of view by analyzing the works of authors, researchers and poets in the context of environmental issues and.