Literature and Ecofeminism: Intersectional and International Voices (Routledge Environmental Humanities) (Paperback)

Literature and Ecofeminism: Intersectional and International Voices (Routledge Environmental Humanities) By Douglas A. Vakoch (Editor), Sam Mickey (Editor) Cover Image
By Douglas A. Vakoch (Editor), Sam Mickey (Editor)
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Bringing together ecofeminism and ecological literary criticism (ecocriticism), this book presents diverse ways of understanding and responding to the tangled relationships between the personal, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience and expression.

Literature and Ecofeminism explores the intersections of sexuality, gender, embodiment, and the natural world articulated in literary works from Shakespeare through to contemporary literature. Bringing together essays from a global group of contributors, this volume draws on American literature, as well as Spanish, South African, Taiwanese, and Indian literature, in order to further the dialogue between ecofeminism and ecocriticism and demonstrate the ongoing relevance of ecofeminism for facilitating critical readings of literature. In doing so, the book opens up multiple directions for ecofeminist ideas and practices, as well as new possibilities for interpreting literature.

This comprehensive volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, ecofeminism, literature, gender studies, and the environmental humanities.

About the Author

Douglas A. Vakoch is President of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), a nonprofit dedicated to transmitting intentional signals to nearby stars, as well as fostering sustainability of human civilization on multigenerational timescales--a prerequisite for a project that could take centuries or millennia to succeed.Sam Mickey is Adjunct Professor, Theology and Religious Studies and Environmental Studies, University of San Francisco, USA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367892623
ISBN-10: 0367892626
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
Pages: 212
Language: English
Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities