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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There are a lot of literary examples that obscure the more important concepts. He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of nature, encouraging awareness of language in our thinking about ecology. Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. For example, the first perspective is “cornucopia”; cornucopians claim that human welfare increases with population, economic growth and technological progress.

Featuring an invaluable glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, this is the first student-friendly introduction to one of the newest and most exciting trends in literary and cultural studies.

Preview — Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard. Ecocriticism Greg Garrard Limited preview – 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.

Very good overview of a number of metaphorical tropes that are central to Western thought about nature and the environment.


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.

Basically, the book is an overview of ecocriticism, and most reviewers recommend it as the first-hand guide for the concerned students. Very interesting, good place to start if you want to know more about ecocriticism. Account Options Sign in. This is a highly readable, comprehensive introduction to ecocriticism. If one hopes to fully grasp the contents, the best approach is slow reading and rereading with Wikipedia close at hand.


A ecocriticisj introduction to the topic. 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.

At times it also has a rather pretentious tone Straightforward and clear introduction to the field that is not overly celebratory. Summary of ecocritical thought; divided in to the following categories: The final chapter, futures, ask us to think globally using two frames — globalization and Gaia.

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.

But I would recommend this one to anyone interested in this exciting, emergent field.

Dec 19, Josh Stride rated it liked it Recommends it for: Dec 03, Alex rated it liked it. Hopefully there are better guides to ecocriticism out there. It is a critical review of the literature, including film, poetry, philosophy, et.

Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on animal studies, and considering queer and ecocrtiicism 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.

Wordy, as most literary thoery is by necessity, but still readable.

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References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Ariel rated it really liked it Jul 13, Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and ecpcriticism its key concepts, including:. Lists with This Book. 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.


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 eocriticism reason why I was putting off posting a review on it.

Gregg Garrard explores the various tropes most commonly used to talk about the relationship between human beings and the more-than-human world. While it was ecocritkcism 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 ecocfiticism the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: It did end a bit abruptly though and without much of a conclusion Want to Read saving….

Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony. Ecocriticism New critical idiom. 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.

Writing and structure is stilted. I would not choose to use this text again in a class I teach; I would consider drawing on it for My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book.

Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces