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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Each chapter examines one such trope, and this division makes this book highly accessible and valuable to the student of 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. Nov 07, Wcocriticism rated it liked it.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Garrard doesn’t go in depth into any certain field and doesn’t really provide any sources that you could check out to learn more about that particular field, either.
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Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: Inspired by a range of ecological 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.
I am not denying the importance of this book nor the superior style the book is written in, yet I would resent the ambiguity ecoctiticism book chapters. The next three chapters Pastoral, Wilderness, and Apocalypse trace these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism.
Summary of ecocritical thought; divided in to the following categories: So many things to consider Oct 14, Nasreddine EL Guezar rated it liked it.
It did bring ecocriticksm to notice a few things ecocriricism reading or watching a movie, that I didn’t before and it wasn’t a tough or long read, but I’m not sure it’s really worth anyone’s time. Ecocriticism New critical idiom. This is really an overview of the field, gathering a range of ideas from a variety of sources to provide an effective introduction to the field of ecocriticism. Wordy, as most literary thoery is by necessity, but still readable.
Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on animal studies, and considering queer and postcolonial ecocriticism and the impact of globalisation, this fully updated second edition also presents a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading in print and online.
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. 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. At times it also has a rather pretentious tone Jul 28, Candy Wood added it.
To ask other readers questions about Ecocriticismplease sign up. While it was useful for the explanation of certain terms — “Wilderness” “Place” and “Dwelling” in particular — the students generally felt that too much time was spent on case studies that were wandering, verbose, and tangential.
Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:. It starts by providing a brief account of the various political and philosophical orientations within the broad spectrum of environmentalism. 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.
Apr 30, Steen Ledet rated it really liked it. 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 Jun 22, Peter rated it really liked it.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Published August 24th by Routledge first published January 1st English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
My students had some pretty serious critiques of this ecocriticcism. 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. It did end a bit abruptly though and without much of a conclusion I would only recommend reading this book if you have the time to dedicate to independently exploring the tropes in concert with the reading, or if you have a very solid grounding in ecological literature.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Straightforward and clear introduction to the field that is not overly celebratory.
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Accessible, basic but wide ranging introduction into Ecocritical literary theory. Refresh and try again. A really helpful intro into eco-theory, using literary and cultural references to illustrate and analyze its various and often contradictory streams of thought.
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