By John Parham
This ebook, the 1st to contemplate Gerard Manley Hopkins as an ecological author, explores the measurement that social ecology deals to an ecocriticism hitherto ruled by means of romantic nature writing. The case for a 'green Hopkins' is made via a paradigm of 'Victorian Ecology' that expands the scope of present experiences in Victorian literature and technology. Parham argues that Hopkins built a two-fold realizing of ecology - as a systematic philosophy developed round ecosystems conception; and as a corresponding thought of society organised round the sustainable use of strength - in addition to a corresponding poetic perform. In an intensive new studying of the poems, he means that Hopkins translated an cutting edge nature poetry, during which rhythm conveyed a nature characterized by way of dialectical power trade, right into a social 'ecopoetry' that embodied the environmental impression of Victorian 'risk' society on its human inhabitants. situated inside a 'Victorian ecological mind's eye' that fused romanticism and pragmatism, the ebook perspectives Hopkins' paintings as indicating the worth of reconciling a deep ecological statement of the intrinsic worth of (nonhuman) nature with social ecology's extra pragmatic makes an attempt to critique and re-conceptualise human existence.
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