Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 November 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This article focuses on environmental criticism and the depiction of nature in nineteenth-century American literature. It explores what nineteenth-century American literature can offer to an era of global climate change (GCC) and describes the works of nineteenth-century defenders of nature including Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Walt Whitman. The article argues that if the narrative arts can grapple with the ecological complexity of GCC, clues to survival reside in nineteenth-century U.S. literature.

Keywords: environmental criticism, American literature, climate change, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Walt Whitman, narrative arts

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.