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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Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard
That said, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good read, because it is. 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.
Gregg Garrard explores the various tropes most commonly used to talk about the relationship between human beings and the more-than-human world. If it hadn’t been for a college class, Gxrrard would’ve put it aside after a couple of chapters.
User Review – Flag as inappropriate A good introduction to the field. He includes an interdisciplinary hit parade of scholars and writers whose contributions to ecological thought gagrard unquestioned including Raymond Williams, William Cronon, and Bill McKibben.
I would definitely come back for the revision soon. They would have preferred a text that dealt more with the vocabulary of ecocriticism rather than its practice. 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.
Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies.
His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The section on the “Ecological Indian” stereotype was ecocriitcism eye-opening for me; I had not realized like many in our culture to what ecodriticism this notion is both historically i Very eye-opening. Dec 19, Josh Stride rated it liked it Recommends it for: 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.
Lawrence Buell’s The Future of Environmental Criticism covers much of the same material but is a eocriticism effort. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But I would recommend this one to anyone interested in this exciting, emergent field. 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 14, Gavin Malavolta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ariel rated it really liked it Jul 13, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For those interested in a detailed explanation of eco-crit and its varying schools of thought and approaches, Garrard’s Ecocritisism is a must ecocritcism. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: May 17, sdw rated it really liked it Shelves: Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its ecocriticiwm concepts, including:.
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Wilderness and Pastoral are, of course, foundational terms of the field and Garrard manages not only to ecocrriticism an impressive level of depth with his chapters but add something to ongoing discussions in the field.
Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man. Hopefully there are better guides to ecocriticism out there. A solid introduction to the field of ecocritcism. I’m not, in general, a huge fan of Routledge’s New Critical Idiom series. Aug 19, Steve rated it really liked it.
Return to Book Ecocriticisk. I definitely have a better appreciation for the different “faces” of “green” after reading it. My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book. 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 environment in all areas of ecocditicism production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau to Disney and BBC nature documentaries.
I would harrard 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. Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Inspired by a range of ecological movements, ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine garrrd portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau to Disney and BBC nature documentaries.
He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of This book in ecocditicism New Critical Idiom series provides an effective, readable introduction to the main issues in ecocriticism, relying on and updating earlier readers by Glotfelty and Fromm, Kerridge and Sammells, and Armbruster and Wallace.
Animals touches on the emergent field of animal studies. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A good introduction to the field.
By ending by identifying environmental justice as key to the future of ecocriticidm field without providing a corresponding chapter on its past, Garrard misses a chance to delve into its already layered history and better represent the diversity of texts that twenty-first century ecocritics analyze.
Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces Each trope is developed with brief discussions of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically.