Greenwor(l)ds: Ecocritical Readings of Canadian Women's Poetry
Greenwor(l)ds rewrites the literary history of Canada from a feminist ecological perspective through a series of essays that examine the lives and work of nine women poets. Using insights from fields of knowledge as disparate as history and biology, physics and philosophy, psychoanalysis and communications studies, these essays reflect the transdisciplinary character of women's studies generally and feminist ecocriticism in particular.
- Publisher: University of Calgary Press
- Page Count: 360 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Greenwor(l)ds opens the door to a lively and important discussion of the place of ecocriticism in interpreting and recovering Canadian women's poetry.
-Anne Milne, Atlantis
Writing in a clear, accessible style, the author displays a breadth of understanding of several issues of cultural and literary importance, while offering interesting, close readings of new and established Canadian women poets.
-Andrea Lebowitz, Department of Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University
Introduction: A Literary History of Nature
1. A Poetic Consciousness
Double Voice, Single Vision: Ecopoetic Subjectivity and Margaret Atwood?s The Journals of Susanna Moodie
Mother Nature, Daughter Culture: Marjorie PIckthall?s Quest for Poetic Identity
Noble and Ignoble Savagery: Patriarchy and Primitivism in the Poetry of Constance Lindsay Skinner
2. Ecological Consiousness
The Task of Poetic Meditation: Revisiting Dorothy Livesay?s Early Poetry
The Ecological Vision of Isabella Valency Crawford: A Reading of Malcom?s Katie
"time is, the delta": Steveston in Historical and Ecological Context
3. Ecocritical Consciousness
Feminist Ecocritique as Forensic Archaeology: Digging in Critical Graveyards and Phyllis Webb?s Garden
Tracing the Terrestrial in the Early Work of P.K. Page: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Ecoreading
Confronting the Green Indian: Aboriginal Poetry and Canadian Literary Tradition
Recovering the Body, Reclaiming the Land: Marilyn Dumont?s Halfbreed Poetic
Afterward: Does Nature Matter?
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