Romantic Environmental Sensibility employs a class-based analysis in global studies. The chapters here reveal the extent to which our representations of the land, as well as of the plants, animals and people who live on the land, are imposed upon by habits of thought that are profoundly class-based. It shows how Green Romanticism has simplified Romantic period discourse by bringing to light the multiplicity of perspectives and long-standing inequalities that have been occluded and how current approaches to conservation and animal rights continue to be influenced by a class-bound Romantic environmental sensibility.
About the Author
Ve-Yin Tee is Assistant Professor in the Department of British and American Studies, Nanzan University, Japan. His most recent publication is the chapter for Transcultural Ecocriticism: Global, Romantic and Decolonial Perspectives (2021) edited by Stuart Cooke and Peter Denney, 'The Dark Side of Romantic Dendrophilia'. He is the author of Coleridge, Revision and Romanticism: After the Revolution, 1793-1818 (2009) as well as the teen novel On Donuts and Telekinesis (2014). He is currently working on Japanese steampunk sculpture.