Queer Environmentality: Ecology, Evolution, and Sexuality in American Literature

Literary essay

Robert Azzarello

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 168 pages

File size: 16.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Offering a model for meaningful dialogue between queer and environmental studies, Azzarello’s book traces a queer-environmental lineage in American Romantic and post-Romantic literature. Azzarello’s study treats four American authors-Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Willa Cather and Djuna Barnes-all of whom problematize conventional notions of the matrix between the human, the natural and the sexual and challenge the assumption that the subject of American environmental literature is essentially heterosexual.