Drawing on theories of sublimity, trauma, and ecocriticism, this book examines how the often sharp division between European American and African American experiences of the natural world developed in American culture and history, and how those natural experiences, in turn, shaped the construction of race.
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(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
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Author Biography - Paul Outka
PAUL OUTKA is Assistant Professor of English, Florida State University. He has published essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture with a particular focus on poetry, race, and the natural environment.