Myra Wright takes ecocritical studies on an interdisciplinary turn toward the water with her new research monograph, The Poetics of Angling in Early Modern England. Identifying the lively presence of both literal and metaphorical images of sport fishing in all kinds of early modern writing, this book aims to instill deep sympathy between the art of angling and the art of writing, and for the centrality of fish in early modern conceptions of humanity.

chapter |23 pages

Introduction: Facing Fish

chapter 2|26 pages

Donne’s Fish Biographies

chapter 3|21 pages

The Fishing Lines of John Dennys

chapter |9 pages

Conclusion: Killing and Conservation