Eschatology, Dark Ecology, and the Environmentalism of the Poor in "Life in the Iron Mills"

Jay Miller

University of Notre Dame

Jay Miller is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Notre Dame. His work focuses on how colonial American literature configures the relationship between theology, land, and economy. He is particularly interested in how Quaker writers render this relationship, and how their writings develop and change from the English Revolution to the American Revolution.


Critics have yet to resolve the "terrible question" posed in the epigraph and reiterated at the conclusion of Rebecca Harding Davis's "Life in the Iron Mills": "Is this the end?" Specifically, there is disagreement on how to... [ view full abstract ]


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P73 » Environmental Justice and Industrial Inequality (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment C)

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