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dc.contributor.advisor Psomiades, Kathy A
dc.contributor.author George, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T02:04:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T02:04:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/15563
dc.description.abstract This thesis discusses narration as a tool that mediates the portrayal of women and nature by subjecting both to the perspective of an observer. Realist fiction provides us with material to study this phenomenon in depth because of its intention to reflect reality. Accordingly, Miss George argues that there are ecological stakes in narrative technique because the way we narrate fictional human relationships to nature reflects and influences actual human relationships with the environment. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, massive shifts were occurring in those relationships. This period also saw the end of one literary tradition (Victorian realism) and the start of another (modernist experimentalism). Miss George believes that the two are related, that transformations in narration techniques coincided with a consciousness of planetary change.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject ecofeminism
dc.subject Thomas Hardy
dc.subject Virginia Woolf
dc.subject ecocriticism
dc.subject Anthropocene
dc.title Woman, Nature, and Observer in Tess of the D'Urbervilles and To the Lighthouse: An Ecofeminist Approach
dc.type Honors thesis
dc.department English


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