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Romanticism & Ecology

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This volume of Romantic Circles Praxis Series includes an editor's introduction by James McKusick, essays by Kurt Fosso, Timothy Fulford, Kevin Hutchings, Timothy Morton, Ashton Nichols, and William Stroup.

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About the Romantic Circles Praxis Series

The Romantic Circles Praxis Series is devoted to using computer technologies for the contemporary critical investigation of the languages, cultures, histories, and theories of Romanticism. Tracking the circulation of Romanticism within these interrelated domains of knowledge, RCPS recognizes as its conceptual terrain a world where Romanticism has, on the one hand, dissolved as a period and an idea into a plurality of discourses and, on the other, retained a vigorous, recognizable hold on the intellectual and theoretical discussions of today. RCPS is committed to mapping out this terrain with the best and mo st exciting critical writing of contemporary Romanticist scholarship. The Romantic Circles Praxis Series was formerly known as Romantic Praxis: Theory and Criticism. The name was changed in November 1999.

About the Contributors

Kurt Fosso is Associate Professor of English at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of essays on Wordsworth and Coleridge and is currently at work on a study of pictorial and literary representations of animals in the Romantic era.
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Timothy Fulford is a Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England. He is the author of several books on Romanticism, including Romanticism and Masculinity (1999).
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Kevin Hutchings is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia. Currently, he is conducting research on the relationship between colonialism and ecology in English Romantic literature. His book Imagining Nature: Blake's Environmental Poetics will be published in 2002 by McGill-Queen's University Press.
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James C. McKusick is Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He completed his Ph.D. at Yale University in 1984. He is the author of Coleridge's Philosophy of Language (1986), Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology (2000), and Literature and Nature: Four Centuries of Nature Writing, co-edited with Bridget Keegan (2001). He is President of the Wordsworth-Coleridge Association and Executive Director of the John Clare Society of North America.
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Timothy Morton is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of The Poetics of Spice (Cambridge, 2000), Radical Food (Routledge, 2000), Shelley and the Revolution in Taste (Cambridge, 1994), Radicalism in British Literary Culture, 1650-1830 (Cambridge, forthcoming) with Nigel Smith, and Eating Romanticism (Palgrave, forthcoming).
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Ashton Nichols is Professor of English at Dickinson College. He is the author of The Revolutionary 'I': Wordsworth and the Politics of Self-Presentation (St. Martin's, 1998) and The Poetics of Epiphany (Alabama, 1987). His most recent scholarly project is a hypertext resource entitled A Romantic Natural History: 1750-1859.
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William Stroup is Assistant Professor of English at Keene State College in southwestern New Hampshire. He teaches courses in British Romanticism, Nature Writing, ecocriticism, and Nonviolence in the Literary Imagination. He is the author of articles on Jane Austen and John Wesley and is developing a project on the relation between ecology and nonviolence in the works of Percy Shelley.
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