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Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith

Emma Mason


Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith suggests that the life and works of Christina Rossetti offer a commentary on the relationship between Christianity and ecology. It counters readings of her as a withdrawn or apolitical poet by reading her Anglo-Catholic faith in the context of her commitment to the nonhuman. Rossetti considered the doctrines and ideas associated with the Catholic Revival to be revelatory of an ecology of creation in which all things, material and immaterial, human and nonhuman, divine and embodied, are interconnected. The book focuses on her close attention to the Bib ... More

Keywords: Christina Rossetti, Christianity and ecology, Tractarianism, Pre-Raphaelitism, Apocalypse, Revelation, green grace, ecocriticism, nonhuman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723691
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198723691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emma Mason, author
Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick