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 1468-8417 (Print), 2168-1414 (Online)
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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.
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|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PE English|
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts|
|Deposited By:||John Parham|
|Deposited On:||01 Oct 2012 11:22|
|Last Modified:||02 Oct 2012 06:01|
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