Li-Ru Lu is a Professor of American Literature in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
“The Earth is the Common Home of All”: The Idea of Ecological Sustainability and Environmental Concern in Susan Fenimore Cooper’s ‘Rural Hours’

Establishing Susan Fenimore Cooper as a natural history writer in mid-nineteenth-century America, this paper examines the notion of ecological sustainability and the advocacy of enviromental concern in Cooper’s ‘Rural Hour’.

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The Sustainability Issues in Thomas Nuttall’s Natural History Writings

This paper aims to explore the issues of sustainability – our ability to sustain natural resources – in Thomas Nuttall's works of natural history.

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Alexander Wilson: The Natural Historian as Environmental Advocate

This study argues that Alexander Wilson' environmental advocacy was responsible for introducing a humbler, less purely anthropocentric, somewhat more bio-centric ethic to the American public of the late eighteenth centuries.

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Uncovering New Ground for Nature Writing: Science and Ecological Awareness in the Writings of John Bartram

Wishing to uncover new ground for American nature writing tradition, this study analyzes the narrative of science and ecological awareness in John Bartram's writings.

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Early National Identity-building in John Kirk Townsend’s “Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains”

This study explores John Kirk Townsend's "Narrative of a Journey" in the context of early American national identity-building.

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The Sustainability Issues in Peter Kalm’s "Travels into North America"

This study argues that Kalm’s "Travels into North America" offered an alternative to the dominating and predominant expansionary ethos of the age

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Published online: March 6, 2014

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The Conservation Ethics and Environmental Sustainability in Thomas Wilson Flagg’s Literary Natural History

The aim of this paper is to examine the conservation ethic and the idea of environmental sustainability in Thomas Wilson Flagg’s literary natural histories.

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Published online: May 21, 2014

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Uncovering New Ground for American Nature Writing

This book follows the works of 18th- and 19th-century American nature writers and their attentiveness to nonhuman nature at a culturally significant period in the nation’s history.

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The Eco-dystopian Expression and the Spirit of Environmental Sustainability in Thomas Nuttall’s A Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and Canada and Other Works

Focusing on Thomas Nuttall's natural histories, this paper explore the eco-dystopian and eco-apocalyptic expression and the spirit of environmental sustainability in Nuttall's works

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