, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 496–510 | Cite as

Writing with plants

  • Danielle Allor
  • Haylie SwensonEmail author
Book Review

Gibson, Prudence. 2018. The Plant Contract: Art’s Return to Vegetal Life. Critical Plant Studies 3. Boston, MA: Brill. vii+183 pp., $144.

ISBN: 9789004360549

Irigaray, Luce, and Michael Marder. 2016. Through Vegetal Being: Two Philosophical Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press. 248 pp., $28.

ISBN: 9780231173872

Kohn, Eduardo. 2013. How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 288 pp., $29.95.

ISBN: 9780520276116

Nealon, Jeffrey T. 2015. Plant Theory: Biopower and Vegetable Life. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 168 pp., $19.95.

ISBN: 9780804796750

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt. 2015. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 352 pp., $19.95.

ISBN: 9780691178325

Wohlleben, Peter. 2016. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World. Translated by Jane...


  1. Barton, A. 2017. The Shakespearean Forest. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Dinshaw, C. 2017. Black Skin, Green Masks: Medieval Foliate Heads, Racial Trauma, and Queer Worldmaking. In The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-First Century Perspectives, eds. B. Bildhauer and C. Jones, 276–304. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Hall, M. 2011. Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.Google Scholar
  4. Harrison, R.P. 1992. Forests: The Shadow of Civilization. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Johnston, T.R. 2015. Questioning the Threshold of Sexual Difference: Irigarayan Ontology and Transgender, Intersex, and Gender-Nonconforming Being. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 21 (4): 617–33.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Marder, M. 2013. Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life. New York: Columbia University Press.Google Scholar
  7. Marder, M. 2014. The Philosopher’s Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium. New York: Columbia University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Marder, M. 2016. Grafts: Writings on Plants. Minneapolis, MN: Univocal.Google Scholar
  9. McCracken, P. 2012. The Floral and the Human. In Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects, ed. J. J. Cohen, 65–90. Washington, DC: Oliphaunt Books.Google Scholar
  10. Miller, E.P. 2002. The Vegetative Soul: From Philosophy of Nature to Subjectivity in the Feminine. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.Google Scholar
  11. Nardizzi, V. 2013. Wooden Os: Shakespeare’s Theatres and England’s Trees. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.Google Scholar
  12. Patience. 1982. In The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ed. M. Andrew and R. Waldron, 185–206. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.Google Scholar
  13. Rudd, G. 2007. Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature. Manchester, UK; New York: Manchester University Press.Google Scholar
  14. Saunders, C.J. 1993. The Forest of Medieval Romance: Avernus, Broceliande, Arden. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer.Google Scholar
  15. Staley, L. 2012. The Island Garden: England’s Language of Nation from Gildas to Marvell. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.Google Scholar
  16. Theis, J.S. 2009. Writing the Forest in Early Modern England: A Sylvan Pastoral Nation. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press.Google Scholar
  17. Wheeler, A. 2017. An Interview with Luce Irigaray on Through Vegetal Being: Two Philosophical Perspectives and Sexuate Difference. Angelaki, 22 (4): 177–81.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Limited 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Independent ScholarAustinUSA

Personalised recommendations