Parham, John “‘For you, pollution’: The Victorian Novel and a Human Ecology. Disraeli’s Sibyl and Gaskell’s Mary Barton”. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism (14). ISSN Print: 1468-8417 Online: 2168-1414
Disraeli_and_Gaskell_article.pdf - Draft Version
Catherine Gallagher, in The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel locates the interest of Victorian literature in its deconstruction of boundaries. Her notion of a ‘dialectical synthesis’, in the novel, between Victorian political economy and ‘the unique, nonfungible properties of things’ and ‘noninstrumental nature of people’ (2006: 1) might, in turn, inform a less dichotomous ecological theory that would substitute (broadly) romantic, deep ecology with a more dialectical understanding in which the now recognised complexity of ecological systems would extend to encompass the human realm including, ultimately, issues around environmental injustice.
Pre publication draft of the article.
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PE English|
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts|
|Depositing User:||John Parham|
|Date Deposited:||01 Oct 2012 10:22|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2013 18:56|
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