Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from. This text is one of the first introductory guides to the field of literary ecological criticism. It is the ideal handbook for all students new to the disciplines of literature. Nov 30, Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the have most occupied ecocritics, including: * pollution* wilderness* apocalypse*.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Chapter 19 – Mediating Climate Change: What is most valuable about this book is that it points the way to a genuinely eccriticism mode of ecocriticism, as opposed to art appreciation or commentary, or worse, what has been called “the praise song school of ecocriticism.

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The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism – Greg Garrard – Oxford University Press

Chapter 33 – German Ecocriticism: I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity follows on its heels. Chapter 17 – Biosemiotic Criticism – Timo Maran Discover Prime Book Box gzrrard Kids. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony. I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work. My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book.

Ecocriticism Greg Garrard Limited preview – Account Options Sign in. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 28, Candy Wood added it.

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It is also fairly simple and easy to read. Set up a giveaway. I would also only make it optional in a classroom, as a seminar discussion would be better spent on an actual literary or theoretical text than a gloss. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau through to Google Earth, J.

Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. Have not done a thorough reading but coming after Lawrence Buell’s text, Environmental Imaginatuin, this one is more academic with heavy theoretical language and more focused on Canada. The book proceeds to frame the analysis into 6 ecocritical tropes: Each chapter examines one such trope, and this division makes this book highly accessible and valuable to the student of ecocriticism.

I haven’t read the book straight through from beginning to end, but among the chapters I have read, the most interesting so far were “Wildness,” “Apocalypse,” and “Dwelling. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

If you’re just starting out in this field and you want a book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is the book for you. Gerrard covers all his bases on every way you can look at a text through and ecocritical lens.

References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Chapter 2 – Shadows of the Renaissance – Robert N. Not that the book provided the modern concepts about environment studies, but specifically focused on literary contexts, which I think, more friendly to my lack of knowledge. He wanders off ecocriticlsm so many times that you end up forgetting what this paragraf was even about and it seems he himself forgets as well.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Written from a more scientific perspective, the primer on Ecocriticism covers several key intersections between nature and the humanities while exposing the typical understandings of ecocriticusm as mere property of humans or the over-mystified readings of nature that don’t do much for improving our world. Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – I imagine we could go on like this forever, because the boundaries of ecocriticism are often contested, and some people who could be said to do ecocriticism don’t call themselves ecocritics.


Featuring an grdg glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, this is the first student-friendly introduction to one of the newest and most exciting trends in literary and eckcriticism studies.

From its origins in the study of American Nature Writing and British Romanticism, ecocriticism has developed along numerous theoretical, historical, cultural and geographical axes, the most contemporary ecoxriticism exciting of which will be represented in the Handbook.


Chapter 32 – Ecocriticism in Japan – Yuki Masami Chapter 14 – Postcolonialism – Elizabeth DeLoughrey English Choose a language for shopping. The other orientations ecocritciism Gregg Garrard explores the various tropes most commonly used to talk about the relationship between human beings and the more-than-human world.

The section on the “Ecological Indian” stereotype was especially eye-opening for me; I had not realized like many in our culture to what extent this notion is both historically inaccurate many Native Americans were just as exploitative of nature as Europeans settlers – there were just less of them, and didn’t have the technology to achieve their means as efficiently as well as offensive to some Native Americans since it reduces the many different groups into a rather monolithic view. Review “Advanced undergraduates and garrarc students would do well to study it The metaphysical argument for biocentrism is meant to sustain moral claims about the intrinsic value of the natural world, which will in turn affect our attitudes and behaviour towards nature.

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