In her article "Landscape in Irish and Iberian Galician Poetry by Women Authors" Manuela Palacios González reflects on the similarities between Irish and Galician women poets with regard to their treatment of landscape. Although Ireland and Galicia have been construed as green, fertile Arcadias, contemporary Irish and Galician women poets have engaged in a radical revision of this anachronistic stereotype. Women poets of these two communities suggest in their works that there is more than a chronological coincidence between a growing ecological awareness and the increased presence of women writers in the last thirty years. Both ecocriticism and ecofeminist literary practice provide the tools for Palacios González's analysis and she aims at identifying the role of gender in the poets' rapport with nature. Of particular relevance are questions about the choice between an instrumental or a disinterested vision of nature and the emotions of belonging and alienation evoked alongside her enquiry into the possibility of an alternative bond between women and nature.
Palacios González, Manuela.
"Landscape in Irish and Iberian Galician Poetry by Women Authors."
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