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 you’re just starting out in this field and you want ecocritjcism book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is the book for you. Yet it was both enlightening and inspiring, as I’m sure it will serve as fodder for future critical readings of the topic of nature in the arts.
It brings up some interesting points, but overall this is a rather boring book to read. The book would have benefited from a chapter dedicated specifically to the idea of environmental justice ecocriticism.
I am not denying the importance gartard 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. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces However, it’s just that; an overview. Ecocriticcism includes an interdisciplinary hit parade of scholars and writers whose contributions to ecological thought are unquestioned including Raymond Williams, William Cronon, and Bill McKibben.
I haven’t read the book straight through from beginning to end, but among the chapters I have read, the most interesting so far were “Wildness,” “Apocalypse,” and “Dwelling.
A good introduction to the field. Even if the book is greatly organized, I have found difficulty in recalling what I have learnt from it.
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Very good overview of a number of metaphorical tropes that are central to Western thought about nature and the environment.
I am not denying the importance of this book nor the superior style the book is written in, yet I would resent the ambiguity of book chapters.
Concise, clear, and authoritative, Garrzrd offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. Published August 24th by Routledge first published January 1st As natural resources become scarce, entrepreneurs find substitutes or create efficiencies that ameliorate the issue.
The section on the “Ecological Indian” stereotype was especially eye-opening for me; I had not realized like many in varrard culture to what extent this notion is both historically i Very eye-opening. 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.
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.
This is a highly readable, comprehensive introduction to ecocriticism. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man.
It did bring me to notice a few things when reading or watching a movie, that I didn’t before and it wasn’t a tough or long read, but I’m not sure it’s really worth anyone’s time. 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.
Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard
My library Help Advanced Book Search. So many things to consider Return to Book Page. I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you garraed read something profound yet another profundity Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work. 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.
Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics, including: It starts by providing a brief account of the various political and philosophical orientations within the broad spectrum of environmentalism. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Nov 07, Hank rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem?
This book provides a good overview of ecocriticism and gxrrard its relative fields. His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony. Each trope is developed with brief discussions of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically. It starts by providing a brief account of the various political and This isn’t the kind of book that many can pick up, read once continuously, gxrrard hope to extract its undiminished value.
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.
Featuring a newly rewritten chapter ecocriticksm 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. I liked the grarard the author takes with the tropes for each chapter. The book proceeds to frame the analysis into 6 ecocritical tropes: The other orientations are: Accessible, basic but wide ranging introduction into Ecocritical literary theory.
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