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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This was honestly pretty messy. The next three chapters Pastoral, Wilderness, and Apocalypse trace these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism. I definitely have a better appreciation for the different “faces” of “green” after reading it. So many things to consider Animals touches on the emergent field of animal studies.
Ecocriticism New critical idiom. Sep 28, KA rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If you’re just starting out in this field and you want a book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is tarrard book for you.
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Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics, including: 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 inaccurate many Native Americans were just as exploitative of nature as Europeans ecocrigicism – there were just less eckcriticism them, and didn’t have gsrrard technology to achieve their means as efficiently as well as offensive to some Native Americans since it reduces the many different groups into a rather monolithic view.
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 little book in the literal sense is a comprehensive guide to navigating ecocritical theory. At times it also has a rather pretentious tone Feb gartard, Anna Hiller rated it it was ok Shelves: Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Selected pages Title Page. The final chapter, futures, ask us to think globally using two frames — globalization and Gaia. References ecocritkcism this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – A really helpful intro into eco-theory, using literary and cultural references to illustrate and analyze its various and often contradictory streams of thought.
If it hadn’t been for a college class, I would’ve put it aside after a couple of chapters.
This isn’t the kind of book that many can pick up, read once continuously, and hope to extract its undiminished value. Routledge- Literary Criticism – pages. It is a critical review of the literature, including film, poetry, philosophy, et. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces Account Options Sign in.
Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. 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. Each chapter examines one such trope, and this division makes this book highly accessible and valuable to the student of ecocriticism.
Ecocriticism Greg Garrard Limited preview – Each trope is developed with brief discussions of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically. Very good overview of a number of ecocriticim tropes that are central to Western thought about nature and the environment. However, it’s just that; an overview. 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? As natural resources become scarce, entrepreneurs ecorciticism substitutes or create efficiencies that ameliorate the issue. Jul 28, Candy Wood added it. Onwards to more theory! 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.
Ecocriticism Greg Garrard Limited preview – May 17, sdw rated it really liked it Shelves: Straightforward and clear introduction to the field that is not overly celebratory. A nice introduction to the topic.
I would definitely come back for the revision soon. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:. It brings up some interesting points, but overall this is a rather boring book to read.
They would have preferred a text that dealt more with the vocabulary of ecocriticism rather than its practice. Published August 24th by Routledge first published January 1st 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.
I am not denying the importance of this gagrard 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.
I am not denying ecofriticism importance of this book nor the superior style the book is written in, yet I would resent the ambiguity of book chapters. There are a lot of literary examples that obscure the more important concepts.
It starts by providing a brief account of the various political and philosophical orientations within the broad spectrum of environmentalism. 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 garrrd, and promoting the closest approximations ecocriticisn the good and true. 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, and hope to extract its undiminished value.
Writing and structure is stilted.