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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If one hopes to fully ecocriticissm the contents, the best approach is slow reading and rereading with Wikipedia close at hand. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts Inspired by a range of ecological movements, ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the eccoriticism in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau to Disney and BBC nature documentaries.
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Also, I felt that Garrard depended ecovriticism heavily on literary examples were he gwrrard have gone into more theoretical detail. Not that the book provided the modern concepts about environment studies, but specifically focused on literary contexts, which I think, more friendly to my lack of knowledge. Jun 22, Peter rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If you’re just starting out in this field and you want a book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is the book for you.
Animals touches on the emergent field of animal studies. His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony. Oct 14, Nasreddine EL Guezar rated it liked it.
Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces Refresh and try again. Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – No trivia or quizzes yet. Each chapter examines one such trope, and this division makes this book highly accessible and valuable to the student of ecocriticism.
A really helpful intro into eco-theory, using literary and cultural references to illustrate and analyze its various and often contradictory streams of thought. Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: A glossary and annotated list of further reading including both UK and US titles completes an extremely useful book.
Nov 14, Gavin Malavolta rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
Wordy, as most literary thoery is by necessity, but still readable. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:.
Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard
It was basically an overview, and didn’t quite go into detail as much as I expected. Open Preview See a Problem? Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on animal studies, and considering queer and postcolonial ecocriticism garrqrd the impact of globalisation, this fully updated second edition also presents a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading in print and online.
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Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. I definitely have a better appreciation for the different “faces” of “green” after reading it. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work.
Greg Garrard’s ecocritifism and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: This is a highly readable, comprehensive introduction to ecocriticism. Feb 21, Anna Hiller rated it it was ok Shelves: The chapter Agrrard engages the American georgic form and the ecological Indian trope.
Return to Book Page. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Accessible, basic but wide ranging introduction into Ecocritical literary theory.
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. There are a lot of literary examples that obscure the more important concepts. Account Options Sign in.
I am not denying the importance of this book nor the superior style the book is ecicriticism in, yet I would resent the ambiguity of book chapters. Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Straightforward and clear introduction to the field that is not overly celebratory.
My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book. Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man.
Selected pages Title Page. 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 nature as mere property of humans or the over-mystified readings of nature that don’t do much for improving our world.
Onwards to more theory! The rcocriticism on animals is especially interesting. Want to Read saving…. Hopefully there are better guides to ecocriticism out there.