1st Edition

Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature





ISBN 9781138206458
Published November 22, 2017 by Routledge
238 Pages

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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents





Abstracts v





Introduction: Approaches to the Ecogothic



Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils 1





1. "Perverse Nature": Anxieties of Animality and Environment in Charles Brockden Brown’s



Edgar Huntly



Tom J. Hillard 33





2. "A Heap of Ruins": The Horrors of Deforestation in Leonora Sansay’s Secret History



Lisa M. Vetere 58





3. "The Earth was Groaning and Shaking": Landscapes of Slavery in The History of Mary Prince



Amanda Stuckey 80





4. "Give me my skin": William J. Snelling’s "A Night in the Woods" (1836) and the Gothic



Accusation against Buffalo Extinction



Jimmy L. Bryan Jr. 103





5. Failures to Signify: Poe’s Uncanny Animal Others



Kate Huber 130





6. Gothic Materialisms: Experimenting with Fire and Water in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of



(Im)mortality



Liz Hutter 152





7. "The Birth-Mark," "Rappaccini’s Daughter," and the Ecogothic





Lesley Ginsberg 180





8. Ghoulish Hinterlands: Ecogothic Confrontations in American Slave Narratives





Jericho Williams 212





9. Bleeding Feet and Failing Knees: The Ecogothic in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Chasing Ice



Cari M. Carpenter 232





10. Vegetal Haunting: The Gothic Plant in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction



Matthew Wynn Sivils 253





11. Ecogothic Extinction Fiction: The Extermination of the Alaskan Mammoth



Jennifer Schell 275





12. Hyperobjects and the End of the World: Elemental Antagonists of American Naturalism



Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock 299





13. "Two Distinct Worlds"? Maintaining and Transgressing Boundaries of the HumAnimal

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Editor(s)

Biography

Dawn Keetley is Professor of English at Lehigh University, author of Making a Monster: Jesse Pomeroy, the Boy Murderer of 1870s Boston (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017), and co-editor of Plant Horror: Approaches to the Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).





Matthew Wynn Sivils is professor of English at Iowa State University and the author of American Environmental Fiction, 1782-1847 (Ashgate/Routledge, 2014).