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Ecology of Wonder in Romantic and Postmodern Literature (Hardcover) (Louise Economides)

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This book traces the aesthetic of wonder from the romantic period through contemporary philosophy and literature, arguing for its relevance to ecological consciousness. Most ecocritical scholarship tends to overshadow discussions of wonder with the sublime, failing to treat these two aesthetic categories as distinct. As a result, contemporary scholarship has conflated wonder and the sublime and ultimately lost the nuances that these two concepts conjure for readers and thinkers. Economides illuminates important differences between these aesthetics, particularly their negotiation of issues relevant to gender-based and environmental politics. In turn, readers can utilize the concept of wonder as an open-ended, non-violent framework in contrast to the ethos of domination that often surrounds the sublime.

Number of Pages: 214
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Gothic + Romance
Series Title: Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Louise Economides
Language: English
Street Date: March 22, 2016
TCIN: 51039051
UPC: 9781137482624
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-5926
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