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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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Ultimately, the purpose of this book agrrard ecocriticism in general is to help people overcome anthropocentricism. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:. The next three chapters Agrrard, Wilderness, and Apocalypse trace these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism. Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard. The section on ecocriticiism “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.

But I would recommend this one to anyone interested in this exciting, emergent field. Jan 19, Lisa rated it really liked it.


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My one criticism, oddly enough, is that the book offered too many of its own criticisms of differing approaches; only the last few pages were devoted to a positive understanding of Ecocriticism. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: Routledge- Literary Criticism – pages.

References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony. I definitely have a better appreciation for the different “faces” of “green” after reading it. The chapter on animals ecocgiticism especially interesting. Gerrard covers all his bases on every way you can look at a text through and ecocritical lens.

Ecocriticism New critical idiom. Aug 03, Todd Williams rated it really liked it. Jul 29, She Writes rated it really liked it.

He wanders off c This was honestly pretty messy. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – I would not choose to use this text again in a class I teach; I would consider drawing on it for a reader, but I would not require students to purchase it.

Dec gardard, Josh Stride rated it liked it Recommends it for: To ask other readers questions about Ecocriticismplease sign up. Nov 14, Gavin Malavolta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Straightforward and clear introduction to the field that is not overly celebratory.


Paperbackpages. Each trope is developed with brief discussions of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically. It brings up some interesting points, but overall this is a rather boring book to read. Nov 25, Ally rated it ecocriticiem liked it. For those interested in a detailed explanation of eco-crit and its varying schools of thought and approaches, Garrard’s Ecocritisism is a must read. Oct 14, Nasreddine EL Guezar rated it liked it.


May 18, Chris Hall rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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. May 17, sdw rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

They would have preferred a text that dealt more with the vocabulary of ecociticism rather than its practice.

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Books by Greg Garrard. Yet it was both ecocrificism and inspiring, as I’m sure it will serve as fodder for future critical readings of the topic of nature in the arts. The final chapter, futures, ask us to think globally using two frames — globalization and Gaia. Nov 07, Hank rated it liked it. At times it also has a rather pretentious tone Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available –