<b>Introduction: European New Nature Writing</b> // Introducción: Nueva escritura europea de la naturaleza

  • Anna Catherine Stenning University of Worcester, UK
  • Terry Gifford University of Bath / University of Alicante
Keywords: Nature writing, pastoral, post-pastoral, ecopoetry, landscape photography




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Author Biographies

Anna Catherine Stenning, University of Worcester, UK

University of Worcester, United Kingdom


Anna is a member of the University of Worcester Green Voices Research Group, and has recently completed her PhD on the nature poetry of Robert Frost and Edward Thomas. Her current interests are the idea of nature as a critical and creative category; birds in British literary culture and the literature of ‘home’.

Terry Gifford, University of Bath / University of Alicante

University of Bath, United Kingdom; University of Alicante, Spain


Professor Terry Gifford, a founder of British ecocriticism, is Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Writing and Environment, Bath Spa University, UK and Professor Honorifico at the University of Alicante, Spain. Green Voices: Understanding Contemporary Nature Poetry (second edition 2011) was acclaimed as ‘the first comprehensive British study of contemporary ecopoetry’. Author of Pastoral (1999) and an ecocritical study of Ted Hughes (2009), he is also the author of seven collections of poetry, including most recently, with Christopher North, Al Otro Lado del Aguilar (2011), a duel language collection in English and Spanish. Co-author, with Neil Roberts, of Ted Hughes: A Critical Study (1981) Terry Gifford is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes (2011). Also editor of the complete works of John Muir in two volumes, he wrote Reconnecting With John Muir: Essays in Post-Pastoral Practice in 2006. His full CV is at www.terrygifford.co.uk.

European New Nature Writing