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Ecocriticism
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Garrard, Greg.

Ecocriticism / Greg Garrard.

2nd ed.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge 2012

The new critical idiom.

Abstract: 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.

Writing the environment
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Writing the environment : ecocriticism and literature / edited by Richard Kerridge and Neil Sammells.

London ; New York New York, NY : Zed Books ; Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press 1998

Abstract: The contemporary environmental crisis asks fundamental questions about culture. Like other radical critiques, environmentalism cuts across academic boundaries and offers a major challenge to existing cultural and political divisions. This is the first book to draw together the rich variety of environmentalist positions - from ecofeminism to deep ecology - and theorize their contribution to critical theory, literature and popular culture. Part one of the book examines theoretical controversies in environmentalist literary criticism. Contributors explore a wide variety of issues including sexual politics and nature, the link between environmental and cultural degradation, the influence of Heidegger on environmentalism, and the degree of continuity between poststructuralist theory and ecological perspectives. Part two presents a green rereading of literary history, with chapters on the manipulation of natural phenomena as a vehicle of social control, `nature poetry' as political intervention, and fin de siecle exotic fiction as an expression of the colonialist's conception of `jungle country' and Otherness in general. The book concludes by looking at contemporary culture: from poetry to children's books, including an analysis of television nature programmes.