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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Half the time it felt like reading a bunch of synopses more than a guide to ecocriticism in general and it’s sometimes hard to tell whether he’s explaining someone’s opinion on it or if it’s a more generally accepted method.
Oct 14, Nasreddine EL Guezar ecocritidism it liked it. 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.
Paperbackpages. This little book in the literal sense is a comprehensive guide to navigating ecocritical theory. Each trope is developed with brief discussions of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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. 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.
Nov gzrrard, Ally rated it really liked it. Jul 12, Liz rated it really liked it. By reviewing the various orientations that authors, artists, and the general public have held toward nature, we become capable of identifying and discouraging those that are harmful and flawed, and promoting the closest approximations of the good and true.
I am not denying the importance of this book nor the superior style the boo 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. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.
Greg Ecocditicism animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: Wordy, as most literary thoery is by necessity, but still readable.
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A glossary and annotated list of further reading including both UK and US titles completes an extremely useful book. If one hopes to fully grasp the contents, the best approach is slow reading and rereading with Wikipedia close at hand. Summary of ecocritical thought; divided in to the following categories: If you need to learn what ecocriticism is, this book is it. Garard 19, Josh Stride ecoxriticism it liked it Recommends it for: Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces 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.
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. Lawrence Buell’s The Future of Environmental Criticism covers much of the ecocirticism material but is a stronger effort. Hopefully there are better guides to ecocriticism out there.
This isn’t the kind of book that many can pick up, read once continuously, and hope to extract its undiminished ecocritixism. Jan 19, Lisa rated it really liked it.
Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Nov 07, Hank rated it liked it. Eccoriticism 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. My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book.
Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the ecocriticusm of the movement and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics, including: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Aug 03, Todd Ecocrtiicism rated it really liked it. Jul 29, She Writes rated it really liked it. His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony. I have to say though that, as a teacher of both literature garfard 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 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, ecocriticusm.
If it hadn’t been for a college class, I would’ve put it aside after a couple of chapters. Routledge- Literary Criticism – pages. Feb 21, Anna Hiller rated it it was ok Shelves: However, it’s just that; an overview.
References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – At times it also has a rather pretentious tone Writing and structure is stilted.
He includes an interdisciplinary hit parade of scholars and writers whose contributions to ecological thought are unquestioned including Raymond Williams, William Cronon, and Bill McKibben. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Written from a more scientific perspective, the primer on Ecocriticism covers several key intersections between nature and the humanities while exposing the typical understandings of ecocriticisn as mere property of humans or the over-mystified harrard of nature that don’t do much for improving our world.
Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work.