Wordsworth and the Green Romantics

Wordsworth and the Green Romantics

Affect and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century

Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies

Edited by Lisa Ottum and Seth T. Reno

Published by: University of New Hampshire Press

248 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.70 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781611688955
  • Published: May 2016


Situated at the intersection of ecocriticism, affect studies, and Romantic studies, this collection breaks new ground on the role of emotions in Western environmentalism. Recent scholarship highlights how traffic between Romantic-era literature and science helped to catalyze Green Romanticism. Closer to our own moment, the affective turn reflects similar cross-disciplinary collaboration, as many scholars now see the physiological phenomenon of affect as a force central to how we develop conscious attitudes and commitments. Together, these trends offer suggestive insights for the study of Green Romanticism.