Ecocriticism Essay

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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 to Disney and BBC nature documentaries. It is inspired by, but also critical of, modern environmental movements. Greg Garrard’s accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts that have most occupied ecocritics, including: • • • • • • Pollution Wilderness Apocalypse Dwelling Animals The Earth Featuring a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, this is an invaluable introduction to one of the most exciting recent developments in literary and cultural studies. Greg Garrard is a Lecturer in English at Bath Spa University College. THE NEW CRITICAL IDIOM Series Editor: John Drakakis, University of Stirling The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides to today’s critical terminology. Each book: . provides aoriginalexplanatory guideoverview by(andleading of the term . offers an handy, and distinctive to the use a abuse) literary and cultural critic . relates the term to the larger field of cultural representation. With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable approach to key topics in literary studies. Also available in this series: Autobiography by Linda Anderson Class by Gary Day Colonialism/Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba Culture/Metaculture by Francis Mulhern Discourse by Sara Mills Dramatic Monologue by Glennis Byron Genders by David Glover and Cora Kaplan Gothic by Fred Botting Historicism by Paul Hamilton Humanism by Tony Davies Ideology by David Hawkes Interdisciplinarity by Joe Moran Intertextuality by Graham Allen Irony by Claire Colebrook
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