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Title Ecofeminist approaches to early modernity / edited by Jennifer Munroe and Rebecca Laroche
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Series Literatures, cultures, and the environment
Literatures, cultures, and the environment.
Contents Foreword; M.O'Connor & S. Mendelson -- Introduction; J. Munroe & R. Laroche -- PART I: RETHINKING THE FAMILIAR: THE WOMAN-NATURE CONNECTION -- Nature and the Difference 'She' Makes; L. Bruckner -- First 'Mother of Science': Milton's Eve, Knowledge, and Nature; J. Munroe -- Ecofeminist Eve: Illustrators Reading Milton's Heroine; W. Furman-Adams -- PART II: RETHINKING THE 'ECOFEMINIST' IN EARLY MODERN DOMESTIC PRACTICE -- On the 'Oil of Swallows': Early Modern Women's Material Practice of Medicine and the Reliability of the Textual Record; M. DiMeo & R. Laroche -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Hannah Woolley's Material Politics; D. Goldstein -- Preserving Nature: in Hannah Woolley's The Queen-Like Closet; or Rich Cabinet; A. Tigner -- PART III: RE-THINKING/RE-READING THE LANDSCAPE -- 'Goeing a broad to gather and worke the flowers': The Domestic Geography of Elizabeth Isham's Book of Remembrance; H. Nunn -- Grafting and Graffiti in Wroth's Urania; M. Jacobson & V. Nardizzi -- Language 'like a thousand little stars on the trees and on the grass': Environmental inscription in Frances Brooke's The History of Emily Montague;E. Bowles -- Afterword; R. Bushnell
Summary Challenges the notion of how early modern women may or may not have spoken for (or even with) nature. By focusing on various forms of 'dialogue, ' these essays shift our interest away from speaking and toward listening, to illuminate ways that early modern Englishwomen interacted with their natural surroundings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Nature in literature.
Landscapes in literature.
Cooking, English -- Early works to 1800
Medicine, Popular -- Early works to 1800
Feminist literary criticism.
Women and the environment -- England -- History -- 17th century
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Cooking, English.
English literature -- Early modern.
English literature -- Women authors.
Feminist literary criticism.
Intellectual life.
Landscapes in literature.
Medicine, Popular.
Nature in literature.
Women and the environment.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Women authors.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Nature in literature.
Landscape in literature.
Feminist literary criticism.
England -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Munroe, Jennifer
Laroche, Rebecca
ISBN 9781137001900