In William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship,
Scott Hess explores Wordsworth’s defining role in establishing what he designates as "the ecology of authorship": a primarily middle-class,
nineteenth-century conception of nature associated with aesthetics, high culture, individualism, and nation. Instead of viewing Wordsworth as an early ecologist, Hess places him within a context that is largely cultural and aesthetic.
The supposedly universal Wordsworthian vision of nature, Hess argues, was in this sense specifically male, middle-class, professional, and culturally elite—factors that continue to shape the environmental movement today.
|Publisher:||University of Virginia Press|
|Series:||Under the Sign of Nature Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Scott Hess, Associate Professor of English at Earlham College, is the author of Authoring the Self: Self-Representation, Authorship, and the Print Market in British Poetry from Pope through Wordsworth.