ABSTRACT

First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

chapter |20 pages

Introduction

Approaches to the Ecogothic
ByDawn Keetley, Matthew Wynn Sivils

chapter 1|16 pages

“Perverse Nature”

Anxieties of Animality and Environment in Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly
ByTom J. Hillard

chapter 2|14 pages

“A Heap of Ruins”

The Horrors of Deforestation in Leonora Sansay’s Secret History
ByLisa M. Vetere

chapter 3|14 pages

“The Earth Was Groaning and Shaking”

Landscapes of Slavery in The History of Mary Prince
ByAmanda Stuckey

chapter 4|18 pages

“Give me my skin”

William J. Snelling’s “A Night in the Woods” (1836) and the Gothic Accusation Against Buffalo Extinction
ByJimmy L. Bryan

chapter 5|13 pages

Failures to Signify

Poe’s Uncanny Animal Others
ByKate Huber

chapter 6|18 pages

Gothic Materialisms

Experimenting with Fire and Water in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of (Im)mortality
ByLiz Hutter

chapter 8|13 pages

Ghoulish Hinterlands

Ecogothic Confrontations in American Slave Narratives
ByJericho Williams

chapter 9|14 pages

Bleeding Feet and Failing Knees

The Ecogothic in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Chasing Ice
ByCari M. Carpenter

chapter 10|14 pages

Vegetal Haunting

The Gothic Plant in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
ByMatthew Wynn Sivils

chapter 11|16 pages

Ecogothic Extinction Fiction

The Extermination of the Alaskan Mammoth
ByJennifer Schell

chapter 12|15 pages

Hyperobjects and the End of the World

Elemental Antagonists of American Naturalism
ByJeffrey Andrew Weinstock