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Ecocriticism

2nd Edition

By Greg Garrard

Series Editor: John Drakakis

Routledge – 2012 – 230 pages

Series: The New Critical Idiom

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Description

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.M. Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man.

Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:

  • pollution
  • wilderness
  • apocalypse
  • dwelling
  • animals
  • earth.

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.

Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies.

Reviews

"Advanced undergraduates and graduate students would do well to study it… [A] minor miracle of synthesis and exposition." - ISLE

Contents

1. Beginnings: Pollution 2. Positions 3. Pastoral 4. Wilderness 5. Apocalypse 6. Dwelling 7. Animals 8. Futures: The Earth

Author Bio

Greg Garrard is a senior lecturer in English Literature at Bath Spa University, UK.

Name: Ecocriticism: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Greg GarrardSeries Editor: John Drakakis. 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.M. Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s...
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