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CASA Celebration

Dr. Ethan Mannon




"Georgic literature and the environment : working land, reworking genre"

in Georgic Literature and the Environment: working land, reworking genreSue Edney (Editor), Tess Somervell (Editor). Routledge (2022).

This essay argues that the British poet William Wordsworth was deeply concerned about changes occurring across rural Britain due to the industrial revolution and what has come to be called the commodification of nature. Worried that good stewards of rural land were being permanently dispossessed and displaced, Wordsworth wrote letters and poetry aimed to highlight the problems he was witnessing.