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
Oct 14, Nasreddine EL Guezar rated it liked it. Half the time it felt like reading a bunch of synopses more 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.
Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: 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. It was basically an garard, and didn’t quite go into detail as much as Ecocriticidm expected.
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. Ecodriticism, the book is an overview of ecocriticism, and most reviewers recommend it as the first-hand guide for the concerned students. I’m not, in general, a huge fan of Routledge’s New Critical Idiom series. The book proceeds to frame the analysis into 6 ecocritical tropes: If you’re just starting out in this field and ecocriticisk want a book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is the book for you.
I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work. Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on 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.
For those interested in a detailed explanation of eco-crit and its varying schools of thought and approaches, Garrard’s Ecocritisism is a must read. The next three chapters Pastoral, Wilderness, and Apocalypse trace these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism.
Very good overview of a number of metaphorical tropes that are central to Western thought about eccriticism and the environment. Ecocriticism Greg Garrard Limited preview – Ecocriticism New critical idiom. A really helpful intro into eco-theory, using literary and cultural references to illustrate and analyze its various and often contradictory streams of thought.
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.
Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages. The other orientations are: The chapter on animals is especially interesting. At times it also has a rather pretentious tone 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.
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As natural resources become scarce, entrepreneurs find substitutes or create efficiencies that ameliorate the issue. Nov 25, Ally rated it really liked it.
Jan 19, Lisa rated it really liked it. Selected pages Title Page.
Each chapter examines one such trope, and this division makes this book highly accessible garraed valuable to the student 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.
Ariel rated it really liked it Jul 13, He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of This book in the 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.
It did end a bit abruptly though and without much of a conclusion Paperbackpages. I would definitely come back for the revision soon. Lists with This Book. 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 cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau to Disney and BBC nature documentaries.
There are a lot of literary examples that obscure the more important concepts. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work.
Account Options Sign in. 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 ecocriticixm in the field. Ultimately, the purpose of this book and ecocriticism in general is to help people overcome anthropocentricism.
The final chapter, futures, ask us to think globally using two frames — globalization and Gaia. The chapter Dwelling ecocrriticism the American georgic form and the ecological Indian trope. Aug 03, Todd Williams rated it really ecocritcism it.