Ecofeminism and Nineteenth-Century Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Dixon, Terrell F. “Nature, Gender, and Community: Mary Wilkins Freeman's Ecofiction.” In Beyond Nature Writing: Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism, edited by Karla Armbruster and Kathleen R. Wallace, pp. 162-76. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001.

Asserts that Mary Wilkins Freeman's short stories offer thoughtful examinations of nature, gender, and community while presenting a complex ecofeminist vision that addresses the concerns of ordinary life.

Kirwan, James. “Vicarious Edification: Radcliffe and the Sublime.” In The Greening of Literary Scholarship: Literature, Theory, and the Environment, edited by Steven Rosendale, pp. 224-45. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002.

Discusses Ann Radcliffe's conception of the moral and religious significance of the sublime in nature.

Kolodny, Annette. The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860, Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1984, 293 p.

Charts a tradition of women's statements about the American West using letters and diaries written between 1630 and 1860.

Lander, Dawn. “Eve Among the Indians.” In The Authority of Experience: Essays in Feminist Criticism, edited by Arlyn Diamond and Lee R. Edwards, pp. 194-211. Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1977.

Argues that many women writers of the nineteenth century went beyond the stereotypes of the frontierswoman and that their ideas of and feelings about the wilderness differed considerably from those of their male contemporaries.

Mazel, David. “Four Views of Yosemite.” In American Literary Environmentalism, pp. 93-156. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2000.

Includes an analysis of Theresa Yelverton's Zanita: A Tale of the Yosemite, situating the work within its literary and environmentalist traditions and arguing that the novel engaged significant contemporary issues.