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Appendix U: Nature, Ecocriticism, & Ecofeminism

Page Links: | Selected Bibliography: | Nature 1980-1999 | Nature 2000-Present | Ecocriticism | Ecofeminism | MLA Style Citation of this Web Page |

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Selected Bibliography: Nature 1980-1999

Buell, Lawrence. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of of American Culture. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1995.

Coates, Peter. Nature: Western Attitudes since Ancient Times. Berkeley: U of California P, 1998.

Cronon, William, ed. Nature Writings. NY: Library of America, 1997.

Elder, John. Imagining the Earth: Poetry and the Vision of Nature. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1996.

Holm, Jean, and John Bowker. eds. Attitudes to Nature. NY: Pinter, 1994.

Horwitz, Howard. By the law of nature: form and value in nineteenth-century America. NY: Oxford U P, 1991. PS217.E35 H67

Murphy, Patrick D. ed. Literature of Nature: An International Sourcebook. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.

Norwood, Vera. Made from This Earth: American Women and Nature. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1993.

Payne, Daniel G. Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 1996.

Rotella, Guy. Reading and Writing Nature: The Poetry of Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and Elizabeth Bishop. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1991.

Slovic, Scott. Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing: Henry Thoreau, Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez. Salt Lake City: U of Utah P, 1992.

Stewart, Frank. A Natural History of Nature Writing. Washington, DC; Covelo, CA: Island; Shearwater, 1995.

Wilkins, Thurman. John Muir: Apostle of Nature. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1995.

Zuckert, Catherine H. Natural right and the American imagination political philosophy in novel form. Savage, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1990. PS374.P6 Z97

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Allister, Mark. Refiguring the Map of Sorrow: Nature Writing and Autobiography. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 2001.

Boschman, Robert. In the Way of Nature: Ecology and Westward Expansion in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Bishop and Amy Clampitt. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

Branch, Michael P. ed. Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing before Walden. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2004.

Cenkl, Pavel and Franklin, Wayne. This Vast Book of Nature: Writing the Landscape of New Hampshire's White Mountains, 1784-1911. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2006.

Costello, Bonnie. Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2003.

Dolis, John. Tracking Thoreau: Double-Crossing Nature and Technology. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2005.

Dungy, Camille T. ed. Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009.

Ensign, Robert T. Lean Down Your Ear upon the Earth, and Listen: Thomas Wolfe's Greener Modernism. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2003.

Felstiner, John. Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature Poems. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2009.

Finseth, Ian F. Shades of Green: Visions of Nature in the Literature of American Slavery. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009.

Fletcher, Angus. A New Theory for American Poetry: Democracy, the Environment, and the Future of Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2003.

Gianquitto, Tina. 'Good Observers of Nature': American Women and the Scientific Study of the Natural World, 1820-1885. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2007.

Gifford, Terry. Reconnecting with John Muir: Essays in Post-Pastoral Practice. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2006.

Johnson, Rochelle L. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America's Aesthetics of Alienation. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009.

Killingsworth, M. Jimmie. Walt Whitman and the Earth: A Study in Ecopoetics. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2004.

Kurt Caswell, Kurt. ed. To Everything on Earth: New Writing on Fate, Community, and Nature. Lubbock: Texas Tech UP, 2009.

Marshall, Ian. Peak Experiences: Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature and Need. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2003.

Mazel, David. American Literary Environmentalism. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2000.

McKusick, James C. Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology . NY: St. Martin's, 2000.

McMurry, Andrew. Environmental Renaissance: Emerson, Thoreau, and the Systems of Nature. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2003.

Moore, Bryan L. Ecology and Literature: Ecocentric Personification from Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Murphy, Patrick D. Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 2000.

Murray, John A.. ed. American Nature Writing 2000. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, 2000.

- - -. American Nature Writing 2001. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, 2001.

Newman, Lance. Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Philippon, Daniel J. Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2004.

Price, John. Not Just any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2004.

Quetchenbach, Bernard W. Back From the Far Field; American Nature Poetry in the Late Twentieth Century. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 2000.

Robinson, David M. Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004.

Ronald, Ann, and Melody Graulich. Reader of the Purple Sage: Essays on Western Writers and Environmental Literature. Reno: U of Nevada P, 2003.

Straight, Nathan. Autobiography, Ecology, and the Well-Placed Self: The Growth of Natural Biography in Contemporary American Life Writing. NY: Peter Lang, 2011.

Tobias, Ronald B. Film and the American Moral Vision of Nature: Theodore Roosevelt to Walt Disney. East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 2011.

Van Noy, Rick. Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place. Reno: U of Nevada P, 2003.

Willis, Lloyd. Environmental Evasion: The Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of 'Nature's Nation'. Albany: State U of New York P, 2011.

Wilson, Edward O. ed. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Witschi, Nicolas S. Traces of Gold: California's Natural Resources and the Claim to Realism in Western American Literature. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2002.

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"Ecocriticism.' New Literary History 30.3 (Sumr 1999). Special Edition.

Adamson, Joni. American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice, and Ecocriticism: The Middle Place. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 2001.

Bennett, Michael, and David W. Teague. eds. The Nature of Cities: Ecocriticism and Urban Environments. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 1999.

Bleakley, Alan. The Animalizing Imagination: Totemism, Textuality and Ecocriticism. NY: St. Martin's, 2000.

Branch, Michael P., et al. eds. Reading the Earth: New Directions in the Study of Literature and Environment. Moscow: U of Idaho P, 1998.  

Carroll, Joseph. Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature. NY: Routledge, 2004.

Dreese, Donelle N. Ecocriticism: Creating Self and Place in Environmental and American Indian Literatures. NY: Peter Lang, 2002.

Gifford, Terry. Reconnecting with John Muir: Essays in Post-Pastoral Practice. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2006.

Glotfelty, Cheryll, and Harold Fromm. eds. The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1996.

Heise, Ursula K. Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global. NY: Oxford UP, 2008.

Love, Glen A. Practical Ecocriticism. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2003.

Major, William H. Grounded Vision: New Agrarianism and the Academy. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2011.

Malamud, Randy. Reading Zoos: Representations of Animals and Captivity. NY: New York UP, 1998. 

Murphy, Patrick D. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies: Fences, Boundaries, and Fields. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2009.

Nelson, Barney. The Wild and the Domestic: Animal Representation, Ecocriticism, and Western American Literature. Reno: U of Nevada P, 2000.

West, Rinda. Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2007.

Selected Bibliography: Ecofeminism

Alaimo, Stacy. Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2000.

Bigwood, Carol. Earth muse: feminism, nature, and art. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1993. BD311.B494

Diamond, Irene. Fertile ground: women, earth, and the limits of control. Boston: Beacon P, 1994. HQ1233.D5

Diamond, Irene, and Gloria Orenstein. eds. Reweaving the world: the emergence of ecofeminism. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1990. HQ1233.R46

Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D., and Lynda A. Ewen. The Tangled Roots of Feminism, Environmentalism, and Appalachian Literature. Athens: Ohio UP, 2003.

Ferry, Luc. The new ecological order. Trans. Carol Volk. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995. GF21.F4813

Gaard, Greta C. ed. Ecofeminism: women, animals, nature. Philadelphia: Temple U P, 1993. HQ1233.E26

Gianquitto, Tina. 'Good Observers of Nature': American Women and the Scientific Study of the Natural World, 1820-1885. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2007.

Leppänen, Katarina. Elin Wägner's 'Alarm Clock': Ecofeminist Theory in the Interwar Era. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2008.

Merchant, Carolyn. Earthcare: women and the environment. NY: Routledge, 1996. HQ1233.M46

Merchant, Carolyn. Radical ecology: the search for a livable world. NY: Routledge, 1992. QH540.5.M48

Norwood, Vera. Made from this earth: American women and nature. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1993. QH26.N67

Stallings, L. H. Mutha' Is Half a Word: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2007.

Warren, Karen. ed. Ecological feminism. NY: Routledge, 1994. HQ1233.E28

Wright, Laura. 'Wilderness into Civilized Shapes': Reading the Postcolonial Environment. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010.

Zimmerman, Michael E. Contesting earth's future: radical ecology and postmodernity. Berkeley: U of California P, 1994. GE195.Z56

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