32. The World without us: Romanticism, Environmentalism, and Imagining Nature

  1. Charles Mahoney Associate Professor of English
  1. Bridget Keegan Professor of English

Published Online: 3 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390650.ch32

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

How to Cite

Keegan, B. (2010) The World without us: Romanticism, Environmentalism, and Imagining Nature, in A Companion to Romantic Poetry (ed C. Mahoney), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390650.ch32

Editor Information

  1. University of Connecticut, USA

Author Information

  1. Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135542

Online ISBN: 9781444390650

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Keywords:

  • The World without Us - Romanticism, environmentalism and imagining nature;
  • Clare's popularity, in tandem with popularity of ecocritical approaches - to literature;
  • Romantic- period writing - characterized by increased interest in the natural world;
  • Clare, rather than Keats, getting his own identity out of the way - in his writings about nature;
  • Clare, placing emphasis on natural objects - on the subject doing the perceiving;
  • passages Clare chooses to transpose - insights into his environmental commitments;
  • Clare's writing about wet landscapes - a powerful thread in his writings against enclosure;
  • wetlands, a place Clare associated with love - a love threatened by destructions of enclosure;
  • Clare, aiming to approximate - nature's sounds and silences in his writing;
  • laboring-class poets, and Clare - finding inspiration in the Book of Job and the Psalms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • I

  • II

  • III

  • References and Further Reading