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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His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony. Chapter 32 – Ecocriticism in Japan – Yuki Masami This is the first book that I have finished reading on ecocriticism; not being able to understand the main idea of the book was the reason why I was putting off posting a review on it.

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The chapter Dwelling engages the American georgic form and the ecological Indian trope. It did bring me to notice a few things when reading or watching a movie, that I didn’t before vreg it wasn’t a tough or long read, but I’m not sure it’s really worth anyone’s time.

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.


There is a great bibliography, and many new ideas. Grev Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:. Ecocriricism Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics, including: Selected pages Title Page. But I would recommend this one to anyone interested in this exciting, emergent field.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I would not choose to use this text again in a class I teach; I would consider drawing on it for My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book.

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Ships from and sold by Amazon. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – I liked the approach the author takes with the tropes for each chapter.

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. There are a lot of literary examples that obscure the more important concepts. Chapter 15 – Extinctions: The very definition of matriarchy is hard to pin down, and doesn’t turn out to mean anything.

Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: Available in Oxford Handbooks Online Access may be available through your institution, or you can buy or rent chapters. Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies.


My one criticism, oddly enough, is that the book grreg too many of its own criticisms of differing approaches; only the last few pages were devoted to a positive understanding of Ecocriticism.

Showing of 7 reviews. I would also only make it optional in a classroom, as a seminar discussion would be better spent on an actual literary ecocriticims theoretical text than a gloss.

He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of nature, encouraging awareness of language in our thinking about ecology.


ecocriicism One is that Christianity is destructive of the earth. An Overview – Axel Goodbody If you are a beginner broaching the field of ecocriticism, you can save yourself some time by starting with this book. Chapter 19 – Mediating Climate Change: It brings up some interesting points, but overall this is a rather boring book to read.

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