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Published: 07 May 2020

256 Pages | 12 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781949979046

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Gendered Ecologies

New Materialist Interpretations of Women Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Edited by Dewey W. Hall and Jillmarie Murphy

Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press

  • Seeks to reconsider ecofeminism as a discursive field that is rooted in ecology as derived from natural history and natural philosophy by emphasizing the materiality of nature, which has been anthropomorphized as well as organized through ecosystems and biomes as part of the biosphere
  • Seeks to move beyond the binaries, perhaps false dichotomies, by delving into the intersections, interstices (i.e., intervening space, OED), and cross-currents.
  • Features essays that theorize about the term ecofeminism along a different set of lines involving the transhistorical, transatlantic, and especially trans-corporeal - a term coined by Stacy Alaimo
  • Aims to focus on the significance of matter often entangled in a network of relationships - whether human-to-human, human-to-nonhuman, human-to-inanimate objects, etc. - inter- and intra-relating to each other, even at a quantum level
  • Examines the contributions of nineteenth-century women writers observing, studying, and reasoning about the value of matter - the interrelatedness between subjects and objects - as recorded in their literary and non-literary discourses