The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times (Ecocritical Theory and Practice) (Hardcover)

The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times (Ecocritical Theory and Practice) By Naomi Milthorpe (Editor), Naomi Milthorpe (Contribution by), Rebecca Nagel (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Naomi Milthorpe (Editor), Naomi Milthorpe (Contribution by), Rebecca Nagel (Contribution by)
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How do poets, writers and cultural critics contend with and represent the garden or their own gardening as they are changed by austerity? Gardening under austerity encompasses a diversity of places, spaces, practices, and actors: suburban allotments and zoological gardens, Victory diggers and urban foragers, human gardeners and the unruly more-than-human world. Theorizing the politics, poetics and practices of austerity gardening in twentieth and twenty-first century Anglophone cultural texts, The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times explores the variegated impact of austerity in conjunction with the representation of the garden in the national context of England in the mid-century, and how garden imagery is embedded within and illuminates the political, economic, and social contexts of literary production.

About the Author


Naomi Milthorpe is senior lecturer in English at the School of Humanities of the University of Tasmania and author of Evelyn Waugh's Satire: Texts and Contexts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781498570206
ISBN-10: 1498570208
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: September 25th, 2019
Pages: 152
Language: English
Series: Ecocritical Theory and Practice