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. Ecocriticism has ratings and 31 reviews. Ariya said: I had been dodging around this book for several months, and able to finish it by the end of the.
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A glossary and annotated list of further reading including both UK and Ecocriricism titles completes an extremely garrzrd book. I’m not, in general, a huge fan of Routledge’s New Critical Idiom series. It starts by providing a brief account of the various political and philosophical orientations within the broad spectrum of environmentalism.
This is a highly readable, comprehensive introduction to ecocriticism. 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 i Very eye-opening. I have to say though that, as a teacher of both literature and geography with a focus on sustainable developmentI found this work to be the perfect crossover between my two otherwise disparate subjects, and made me feel a little less schizophrenic as a teacher than normal Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The next three chapters Pastoral, Wilderness, and Apocalypse trace these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism. Nov 19, Ariya rated it liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Garratd August garrrd by Routledge first published January 1st English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. I found it intense; idea follows idea gafrard quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity follows on its heels.
Account Ecocriticisk Sign in. I definitely have a better appreciation for the different “faces” of “green” after reading it. He gardard point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of This book in the New Critical Idiom series provides an effective, readable introduction to the main issues in ecocriticism, relying on and updating earlier readers by Glotfelty and Fromm, Kerridge and Sammells, and Armbruster and Wallace.
Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces Basically, the book is an overview of ecocriticism, and most reviewers recommend it as the first-hand guide for the concerned students.
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By ending by identifying environmental justice as key to the future of the field without providing a corresponding chapter on its past, Garrard misses a chance eccriticism delve into its already layered history and better represent the diversity of texts that twenty-first century ecocritics analyze. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts Inspired by a range of eoccriticism movements, 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 to Disney and BBC nature documentaries.
He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of nature, encouraging awareness of language in our thinking about ecology.
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eecocriticism For example, the first perspective is “cornucopia”; cornucopians claim that human welfare increases with population, economic growth and technological progress.
Each trope is developed with brief discussions of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically. Jul 28, Candy Wood added it. He wanders off course so many times that you end up forgetting what this paragraf was even about and it seems he himself forgets as well.
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. Written from a more scientific perspective, garrarx primer on Ecocriticism covers several key intersections between nature and the humanities while exposing the typical understandings of nature as mere property of humans or the over-mystified readings of nature that don’t do much for improving our world. Open Preview See a Problem?
User Review – Flag as inappropriate A good introduction to the field. Wilderness and Pastoral are, of course, foundational terms of the field and Garrard manages not only to provide an impressive level of depth with his chapters but add something to ongoing discussions in the field.
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Hopefully there are better guides to ecocriticism out there. The barrard Dwelling engages the American georgic form and the ecological Indian trope. Jul 29, She Writes rated it really liked it. A good introduction to the field. It did end a bit abruptly though and without much of a conclusion Aug 19, Steve rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.