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Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature : Green Pastures.

Author: Todd A Borlik
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2010.
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In this timely new study, Borlik reveals the surprisingly rich potential for the emergent "green" criticism to yield fresh insights into early modern English literature. Deftly avoiding the anachronistic casting of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century authors as modern environmentalists, he argues that environmental issues, such as nature's personhood, deforestation, energy use, air quality, climate change, and animal  Read more...
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Borlik, Todd A.
Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature : Green Pastures.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd A Borlik
ISBN: 9780203819241 0203819241
OCLC Number: 701703757
Notes: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Reincarnating Pythagoras: Anima Mundi and Renaissance Gaia Theory; 2 Mute Timber?: Environmental Stichomythia in The Old Arcadia and Poly-Olbion; 3 The Reformation and the Disenchantment of Nature; 4 "Hast any Philosophy in Thee, Shepherd?": Environmental Ethics and the Good Life in Renaissance Pastoral; 5 Rethinking Dominion: Pastoral and the Republic of Nature; Conclusion: Ecocriticism as Version of the Pastoral; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Reincarnating Pythagoras: Anima Mundi and Renaissance Gaia Theory; 2 Mute Timber?: Environmental Stichomythia in The Old Arcadia and Poly-Olbion; 3 The Reformation and the Disenchantment of Nature; 4 "Hast any Philosophy in Thee, Shepherd?": Environmental Ethics and the Good Life in Renaissance Pastoral; 5 Rethinking Dominion: Pastoral and the Republic of Nature; Conclusion: Ecocriticism as Version of the Pastoral; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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In this timely new study, Borlik reveals the surprisingly rich potential for the emergent "green" criticism to yield fresh insights into early modern English literature. Deftly avoiding the anachronistic casting of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century authors as modern environmentalists, he argues that environmental issues, such as nature's personhood, deforestation, energy use, air quality, climate change, and animal sentience, are formative concerns in many early modern texts. The readings infuse a new urgency in familiar works by Shakespeare, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Ralegh, Jonson, Donne, a.

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