Literature and the environment

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  • 17 Jan 2020
    Andrew Kalaidjian

    Modernism’s Ecological Point of View

    “Get there if you can and see the land you once were proud to own…” W. H. Auden’s Poems (1930) presents a catalogue of exhausted landscapes and fragile psyches. This line in particular repeats in my head as I board the train at Richmond station en route to Gomshall, from which it is a short […]

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  • 24 May 2019
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    Peter Remien

    Writing the Economy of Nature

    The concepts of ecology and political economy did not exist in the seventeenth century. Political economy would not formally develop until the eighteenth century when writers like Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, and David Ricardo came to theorize the set of ideas that we now recognize as belonging to “the economy.” Likewise, ecology wasn’t identified as […]

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