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Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment

Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity

Editors: Munroe, J., Laroche, R. (Eds.)

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Challenges the notion of how early modern women may or may not have spoken for (or even with) nature. By focusing on various forms of 'dialogue,' these essays shift our interest away from speaking and toward listening, to illuminate ways that early modern Englishwomen interacted with their natural surroundings.

About the authors

JENNIFER MUNROE Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
REBECCA LAROCHE Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA.

Reviews

"This is an important collection.The editors make a powerful case for the centrality of a revised ecofeminism to both feminist and ecocritical scholarship. And in support of their project, they have assembled a first-rate collection of original essays that are grounded in meticulous historical research and subtle textual analysis and informed by mindful attention to present experience and its political implications." - Phyllis Rackin, professor emerita of English, University of Pennsylvania

"Expands and updates an essential field within environmental scholarship. Moving beyond ideological abstractions, it pays illuminating attention to the particularities of life, especially women s lives." - Robert N. Watson, Distinguished Professor of English, UCLA and author of Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance

"[This book] is at once an homage to Sylvia Bowerbank's Speaking for Nature and a passionately engaged critique of prevailing assumptions about ecocriticism, feminism, and language. The provocative and innovative essays gathered herereframe current understandings about the nature of women's participation in early modern culture and probe the relationship between the natural world and the man-made power relations of early modern England. This collection also packs a punch in its trenchant readings of early modern texts ranging from Paradise Lost to women's diaries and recipe books. The book's message is powerfully urgent and immediately relevant tothe most pressing concerns of our own time." - Dympna C. Callaghan, William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: In Dialogue with Nature: New Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity

    Munroe, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • N/nature and the Difference “She” Makes

    Bruckner, Lynne Dickson

    Pages 15-35

  • First “Mother of Science”: Milton’s Eve, Knowledge, and Nature

    Munroe, Jennifer

    Pages 37-54

  • Ecofeminist Eve: Artists Reading Milton’s Heroine

    Furman-Adams, Wendy (et al.)

    Pages 55-83

  • On Elizabeth Isham’s “Oil of Swallows”: Animal Slaughter and Early Modern Women’s Medical Recipes

    DiMeo, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 87-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity
Editors
  • J. Munroe
  • R. Laroche
Series Title
Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jennifer Munroe and Rebecca Laroche
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00190-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137001900
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11512-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29647-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 241
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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