Ecofeminist Approaches To Early Modernity by J. Munroe

Ecofeminist Approaches To Early Modernity

EditorJ. Munroe, R. Laroche

Hardcover | November 16, 2011

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By focusing on various forms of “dialogue,” these essays shift our interest away from speaking and toward listening in order to illuminate ways that early modern English women interacted with their natural surroundings. The emphasis on dialogue brings ecocritics, feminists, and ecofeminists into conversation and offers fruitful new insights.

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Jennifer Munroe is an associate professor of English at theUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is author of Gender and the Garden in Early Modern Literature and the editor of Making Gardens of Their Own: Gardening Manuals for Women, 1500-1750.Rebecca Laroche is a professor of Englishat theUniversity of Colorado at Colorado ...
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Title:Ecofeminist Approaches To Early ModernityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:November 16, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230115128

ISBN - 13:9780230115125

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Mary O’Connor and Sara Mendelson * Introduction - Jennifer Munroe and Rebecca Laroche * Part I: Rethinking the Familiar: The Woman-Nature Connection * Nature and the Difference ‘She’ Makes - Lynne Bruckner * First "Mother of Science": Milton’s Eve, Knowledge, and Nature - Jennifer Munroe * Ecofeminist Eve: Illustrators Reading Milton's Heroine - Wendy Furman-Adams * Part II: Rethinking the ‘Ecofeminist’ in Early Modern Domestic Practice * On the "Oil of Swallows": Early Modern Women’s Material Practice of Medicine and the Reliability of the Textual Record - Michelle DiMeo and Rebecca Laroche * Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Hannah Woolley’s Material Politics - David Goldstein * Preserving Nature: in Hannah Woolley’s The Queen-Like Closet; or Rich Cabinet - Amy Tigner * Part III: Rethinking/Re-Reading the Landscape * "Goeing a broad to gather and worke the flowers": The Domestic Geography of Elizabeth Isham's Book of Rememberance - Hillary Nunn * Grafting and Graffiti in Wroth’s Urania - Miriam Jacobson and Vin Nardizzi * Language "like a thousand little stars on the trees and on the grass": Environmental inscription in Frances Brooke’s The History of Emily Montague - Emily Bowles * Afterword - Rebecca Bushnell

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"This is an important collection.The editors make a powerful case for the centrality of a revised ecofeminism to both feminist and ecocritical scholarship. And in support of their project, they have assembled a first-rate collection of original essays that are grounded in meticulous historical research and subtle textual analysis and informed by mindful attention to present experience and its political implications." - Phyllis Rackin, professor emerita of English, University of Pennsylvania"Expands and updates an essential field within environmental scholarship. Moving beyond ideological abstractions, it pays illuminating attention to the particularities of life, especially women’s lives." - Robert N. Watson, Distinguished Professor of English, UCLA and author of Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance"[This book] is at once an homage to Sylvia Bowerbank's Speaking for Nature and a passionately engaged critique of prevailing assumptions about ecocriticism, feminism, and language. The provocative and innovative essays gathered herereframe current understandings about the nature of women's participation in early modern culture and probe the relationship between the natural world and the ‘man-made’ power relations of early modern England. This collection also packs a punch in its trenchant readings of early modern texts ranging from Paradise Lost to women's diaries and recipe books. The book's message is powerfully urgent and immediately relevant tothe most pressing concerns of our own time." - Dympna C. Callaghan, William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University