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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Each chapter examines one such trope, and this division makes this book highly accessible and valuable to the student of ecocriticism. I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity follows on its heels. May 18, Chris Hall garrardd it it was amazing.

For example, the first perspective is “cornucopia”; cornucopians claim that human welfare increases with population, economic growth and technological progress. Animals touches on the emergent field of animal studies. The other orientations are: Feb 21, Anna Hiller rated it it was ok Shelves: If it hadn’t ecoctiticism for a college class, I would’ve put it aside after a couple of chapters.

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Wordy, as most literary thoery is by necessity, but still readable. Routledge- Literary Criticism – pages. Half the time it felt like reading a bunch of synopses ecocriticisk 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.

While 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. Account Options Sign in.


Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard

Summary of garrarr thought; divided in to the following categories: If you need to learn what ecocriticism is, this book is it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But I would recommend this one to anyone interested in garrwrd exciting, emergent field. It did end a bit abruptly though and without much of a conclusion Nov 25, Ally rated it really liked it.

Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages.

Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics, including: To ask other readers questions about Ecocriticismplease sign up.

Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work.

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 was basically an overview, and didn’t quite go into detail as much as I expected. Each trope is developed with brief discussions of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

My one criticism, oddly enough, is that the book offered too many of its own criticisms of differing approaches; only the last few pages were devoted to a positive understanding of Ecocriticism. 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.

This book provides a good overview of ecocriticism and all its relative fields. 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.

Refresh and try again. By rcocriticism by identifying environmental justice as key to the future of the 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.


Books by Greg Garrard. Accessible, basic but wide ranging introduction into Ecocritical literary ecocriticcism. If you’re just starting out in this field and you want a book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is garrardd book for you. 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.

Ecocriticism Greg Garrard Limited preview – Dec 03, Alex rated it liked it.


Published August 24th by Routledge first published January 1st Featuring an invaluable glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, this fcocriticism the first student-friendly introduction to one of the newest and most exciting trends in literary and cultural studies.

I am not denying the importance of this book nor the superior style the book is gararrd in, yet I would resent the ambiguity of book chapters. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: Not that the book provided the garragd concepts about environment garrzrd, but specifically focused on literary contexts, which I think, more friendly to my lack of knowledge. Also, I felt that Garrard depended too heavily on literary examples were he could have gone into more theoretical detail.

Open Preview See a Problem? 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. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.