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Title Ecocriticism / Greg Garrard.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (x, 230 pages).
Series The new critical idiom
New critical idiom.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject English literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Nature in literature.
American literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Conservation of natural resources in literature.
Environmental protection in literature.
Philosophy of nature in literature.
Forests in literature.
Wilderness areas in literature.
Outdoor life in literature.
Ecology in literature.
Landscapes in literature.
Criticism -- Great Britain.
Criticism -- United States.
Great Britain.
United States.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Beginnings : pollution -- Positions. Cornucopia -- Environmentalism -- Deep ecology -- Ecofeminism -- Social ecology and eco-Marxism -- Heideggerian ecophilosophy -- Pastoral. Classical pastoral -- Romantic pastoral : Wordsworth versus Clare -- American pastoral -- Pastoral ecology -- Wilderness. Old World wilderness -- The sublime -- New World wilderness -- 'The trouble with wilderness' -- Austin, Leopold and Abbey : twentieth-century nature writing -- Beyond wilderness? -- Apocalypse. Apocalypse and millennium -- The secular apocalypse -- Environmental apocalypticism -- The trouble with apocalypse -- Dwelling. Georgic -- Modern georgic : Berry, Berger and Sale -- The 'ecological Indian' -- Writing 'relations' : Silko and Erdich -- The trouble with animism -- Animals. Looking at animals : a typology -- Beyond boundaries : cyborgs, queer and feral animals -- Why look at wild animals? -- Futures : the earth. Globe and planet -- Gaia -- The future of ecocriticism.
Summary 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.M. Coetzee and Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man. Greg Garrard's animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: pollution, wilderness, apocalypse, dwelling, animals, and earth. Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on animal studies, and considering queer and postcolonial ecocriticisms 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. Concise, clear, and authoritative. Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies.
Other Title Print version: 9780415667852 0415667852