Wordsworth and the Green Romantics: Affect and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies) (Paperback)
Situated at the intersection of ecocriticism, affect studies, and Romantic studies, this collection breaks new ground on the role of emotions in Western environmentalism. Recent scholarship highlights how traffic between Romantic-era literature and science helped to catalyze Green Romanticism. Closer to our own moment, the affective turn reflects similar cross-disciplinary collaboration, as many scholars now see the physiological phenomenon of affect as a force central to how we develop conscious attitudes and commitments. Together, these trends offer suggestive insights for the study of Green Romanticism.
LISA OTTUM is assistant professor of English at Xavier University. SETH T. RENO is assistant professor of English at Auburn University Montgomery.
"This volume will make a major intervention in Romantic ecocriticism, and will become a touchstone for future literary criticism linking affect and environment."—Scott Hess