Tennessee Williams' Ecological Awareness in His Plays
Available Online September 2017.
- 10.2991/sschd-17.2017.24How to use a DOI?
- Tennessee Williams, ecological awareness, industrialization, plays
As an American dramatist, Tennessee Williams has been regarded as one of the greatest playwrights after Eugene O'Neill in the 20th century. With the popularity of eco-criticism, his ecological awareness has aroused researchers' concern. This paper attempts to explore Williams' ecological awareness from four aspects: his description about nature, people's living surroundings, his portrayal of animal images and his concern about the characters' spiritual ecology. The paper also probes into the sources of Williams' ecological consciousness: his intimacy with nature and the influence of other ecological writers. This paper aims to provide a new perspective to study on Tennessee Williams' works.
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TY - CONF AU - Guo-Ping An PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - Tennessee Williams' Ecological Awareness in His Plays BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development PB - Atlantis Press SP - 116 EP - 120 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.24 DO - 10.2991/sschd-17.2017.24 ID - An2017/09 ER -