Eco-Modernism

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Eco-Modernism

Ecology, Environment and Nature in Literary Modernism

Clemson University Press

2021

December 1st, 2021

£90.00

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This volume of critical essays provides the first major guide to ecology, environment and nature in literary modernism. It explores the environmental turn and green consciousness in modernist criticism and broadens the boundaries and scope of current ecocritical enquiry. In drawing together contributions from leading and emerging scholars from across the UK and America, Eco-Modernism offers a diverse range of environmental and ecological interpretations of modernist texts and illustrates that ecocriticism can offer fresh and provocative ways of understanding literary modernism. In the rapidly burgeoning field of environmental studies, it will serve as a vital touchstone for scholars and students alike to explore the major areas and crucial themes in ecocritical modernism.

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Jeremy Diaper has published numerous articles and chapters on T. S. Eliot's agrarianism and the history of the organic husbandry movement. His essays have appeared in Agricultural History, Agricultural History Review, the Journal of the T. S. Eliot Society UK, T. S. Eliot Studies Annual and Literature & History. He is currently editing a special issue of Modernist Cultures on "Modernism and the Environment" and a volume of essays on Eco-Modernism.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Introduction.
Ecocriticism and Modernism
Jeremy Diaper
 
RURALISM
AND NATURE
 
Chapter 1. Modernism
and the Rural Novel
Professor Dominic Head
Chapter 2. Edith
Sitwell: Modernist Experimentation and the Revitalisation of Nature Poetry
Elizabeth Black
 
ECOLOGICAL
MODERNISMS
 
Chapter 3. “No poetic
phantasy / but a biological reality”: The Ecological Visions of H.D.’s Trilogy 
Elizabeth O’Connor
 
Chapter 4. “‘Has it
begun to sprout?’: The Ecological Life of Modernist Corpses” 
Dr Julia E. Daniel
 
MODERNIST
ECO-POETICS
 
Chapter 5. Marianne
Moore’s Ecopoetics 
Sharla
Hutchinson
 
Chapter 6. Modernism’s
Insect Sense 
Rachel Murray
 
Chapter 7.
Eco-consciousness and Eco-poetics in Modernist Writing
Fiona Becket
 
 
AGRICULTURAL
AND HORTICULTURAL POETICS
 
Chapter 8. ‘The Parched
Eviscerate Soil’: Environmental Thought in Eliot’s Poetry and Prose
Jeremy Diaper
 
Chapter 9. “The Law of
Hoes and Rakes”: Wallace Stevens’s Agrarian Poetics 
Jasmine McCrory
 
CLIMATIC
MODERNISMS
 
Chapter 10. “‘Grain by
grain:’ Beckett’s Agripessimism and the Anthropocene”
Caitlin McIntyre
 
Chapter 11. “There All
The Time Without You”: Modernism and the Anthropocene
Peter Adkins
 
A Short Guide to
Further Reading