Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924
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Athens and London : University of Georgia Press, [2013].
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9780820332864, 0820332860
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xv, 504 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-485) and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kilcup, K. L. (2013). Fallen forests: emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924 . University of Georgia Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kilcup, Karen L. 2013. Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women's Environmental Writing, 1781-1924. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press.

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Kilcup, Karen L. Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women's Environmental Writing, 1781-1924 Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013.

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Kilcup, Karen L. Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women's Environmental Writing, 1781-1924 University of Georgia Press, 2013.

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