Queer Ecological Marvell

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Damian Decatur Emory (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
David Orvis

Abstract: Within the works of Andrew Marvell, there exists a fascination with relationship between humans and nature. Such a relationship results, in many cases, in the modification of nature, but through an application of queer ecological theory to several poems by Marvell, notions of anthropocentrism and heteronormative sexual are elucidated as negatives in the garden-states Marvell imagines. In interrogating such themes, it becomes clear that Marvell appears to be grappling with our complex and often confusing notions of sexuality, and the potential manifestations sexuality has on nature and our desires.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Emory, D. (2019). Queer Ecological Marvell. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
Queer, Ecology, Ecocriticism, Marvell

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