Representation of Women and Nature in English Literary Texts

  • Dr. Aloka Patel Sambalpur University
Keywords: Women and Nature, John Donne, William Wordsworth, Lucy poems, Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Edgeworth, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen

Abstract

In my paper the author intends to show the bond between women and nature as exemplified in the writings of some canonical English writers as a contrast to some of the women writers like Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Edgeworth, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen and Jamaica Kincaid who advocated that evolution could come about not through mastery and subjugation of nature, but rather through harmony and coexistence with nature.

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Author Biography

Dr. Aloka Patel, Sambalpur University

Dr. Aloka Patel teaches in the P. G. Department of English, Sambalpur University. She has worked on Jamaica Kincaid’s fiction and is interested in postcolonial writings and women’s writings in a variety of contexts. She has co-edited Remappings (2012) and has recently published an article on Salman Rushdie’s short story, “At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers.” She has also published a critical edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin with Orient Blackswan.

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Published
2021-02-15
How to Cite
Patel, D. A. “Representation of Women and Nature in English Literary Texts”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 8, no. 1, Feb. 2021, pp. 1-22, doi:10.201411/clri.v8i1.540.
Section
Research Papers