Reclaiming Romanticism: towards an ecopoetics of decolonization

Rigby, K (2020) Reclaiming Romanticism: towards an ecopoetics of decolonization. Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781474290593 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Whilst the earliest environmental criticism took its inspiration from the Romantic poets and their immersion in the natural world, today the “romanticising” of nature has come to be viewed with suspicion. A rediscovery of the importance of the European Romantic tradition to the ways that writers and critics engage with the environment in the Anthropocene era, this book rereads the work of such poets as Wordsworth, Keats and Clare in relation to postcolonial challenges and environmental peril to offer a collaborative artistic practice for an era of human-non-human cohabitation and kinship. Written by one of today's leading ecocritics, Reclaiming Romanticism exposes a rich vein of Romantic ecomaterialism that brings these canonical poets into dialogue with modern and contemporary American, Canadian and Australian poets and activists.

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Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 17:16
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