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 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.

Gerrard covers all his bases on every way you can look at a text through and ecocritical lens. No trivia or quizzes yet.

That said, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good read, because it is. 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.

It was basically an overview, and didn’t quite go into detail garradd much as I expected.

Feb 21, Anna Hiller rated it it was ok Shelves: Published August 24th by Routledge first published January ecocriticusm Ariel rated it really liked it Jul 13, Aug 19, Steve rated it really liked it. Jul 29, She Writes rated it really liked it.


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Ecocrihicism Laurence Coupe No preview available – Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ecocriticism Greg Garrard Limited preview – Hopefully there are better guides to ecocriticism out there. Garrard likes to namedrop and make long, unnecessary, rambling examples based on others’ work, in a way that often leaves you confused.

Routledge- Literary Criticism – pages. So many things to consider My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

This is a highly readable, comprehensive introduction to ecocriticism.


Garrard doesn’t go in depth into any certain field and doesn’t really provide any sources that you could check out to learn more about that particular field, either.

At times it also has a rather pretentious tone Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:.

The chapter on animals is especially interesting. I would definitely come back for the revision soon.

Wordy, as most literary thoery is by necessity, but still readable. Nov 14, Gavin Malavolta rated it it was amazing Shelves: It starts by providing a brief account of the various political and philosophical orientations within the broad spectrum of environmentalism.

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Onwards to more theory! 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. If one hopes to fully grasp the contents, the best approach is slow reading and rereading with Wikipedia close at hand. He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of nature, encouraging awareness of language in our thinking about ecology. 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.

Jul 12, Liz rated it really liked it. May 18, Chris Hall rated it it was amazing. I would not choose to use this text again in a class I teach; I would consider drawing on it for My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book.