Greenwor(l)ds: Ecocritical Readings of Canadian Women's Poetry
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Greenwor(l)ds: Ecocritical Readings of Canadian Women's Poetry

By Diana M. A. Relke
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION: A Literary History of Nature
  • 1 POETIC CONSCIOUSNESS
    • 1 Double Voice, Single Vision: Ecopoetic Subjectivity and Margaret Atwood's The Journals of Susanna Moodie
    • 2 Mother Nature, Daughter Culture: Marjorie Pickthall's Quest for Poetic Identity
    • 3 Noble and Ignoble Savagery: Patriarchy and Primitivism in the Poetry of Constance Lindsay Skinner
  • 2 ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
    • 4 The Task of Poetic Mediation: Revisiting Dorothy Livesay's Early Poetry
    • 5 The Ecological Vision of Isabella Valancy Crawford: A Reading of Malcolm's Katie
    • 6 "time is, the delta": Steveston in Historical and Ecological Context
  • 3 ECOCRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
    • 7 Feminist Ecocritique as Forensic Archaeology: Digging in Critical Graveyards and Phyllis Webb's Gardens
    • 8 Tracing the Terrestrial in the Early Work of P.K. Page: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Ecoreading
    • 9 Confronting the Green Indian: Aboriginal Poetry and Canadian Literary Tradition
    • 10 Recovering the Body, Reclaiming the Land: Marilyn Dumont's Halfbreed Poetic
  • AFTERWORD: Does Nature Matter?
  • ENDNOTES
  • WORKS CITED
  • INDEX
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • V
    • W
    • Z
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