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Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature

Gillian Rudd

Abstract

Humankind has always been fascinated by the world in which it finds itself, and puzzled by its relations to it. Today that fascination is often expressed in what is now called ‘green’ terms, reflecting concerns about the non-human natural world, puzzlement about how we relate to it, and anxiety about what we, as humans, are doing to it. So-called green or eco-criticism acknowledges this concern. This book reaches back and offers new readings of English texts, both known and unfamiliar, informed by eco-criticism. After considering general issues pertaining to green criticism, it moves on to a s ... More

Keywords: natural world, eco-criticism, earth, trees, wilds, sea, gardens, fields, Middle English, Sir Orfeo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719072482
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gillian Rudd, author