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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gargard To ask other readers questions about Ecocriticismplease sign up. Selected pages Title Page. It did bring me to notice a few things when reading gaarrard watching a movie, that I didn’t before and it wasn’t a tough or long read, but I’m not sure it’s really worth anyone’s time.

Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: It was basically an overview, and didn’t quite go into detail as much as I expected.

Aug 03, Todd Williams rated it really liked it. Books by Greg Garrard. Jun 22, Peter rated it really liked it. Writing and structure is stilted. The chapter on animals ecocriticim especially interesting. Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: Wordy, as most literary thoery is by necessity, but still readable. While it was useful for the explanation of certain terms — “Wilderness” “Place” and “Dwelling” in particular — the students generally felt that too much time was spent on garragd studies that were wandering, verbose, and tangential.



Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment ecocrkticism all ecocriticissm of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau through to Google Earth, J. Apr 30, Steen Ledet rated it really liked it. If you need to learn what ecocriticism is, this book is it. Sep 28, KA rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Not that the book provided the modern concepts about environment studies, but specifically focused on literary contexts, which I think, more friendly to my lack of knowledge.

It starts by providing a brief gzrrard of the various political and philosophical orientations within the broad spectrum of environmentalism. Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages. I would not choose to use this text again in a ecocriitcism I teach; I would consider drawing on it for My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book.

Garrard likes to namedrop and make long, unnecessary, rambling examples based on others’ work, in a way that often leaves you confused.

The next three chapters Pastoral, Wilderness, and Apocalypse trace these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism.

There are a lot of literary examples that obscure the more important concepts. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 21, Anna Hiller rated it it was ok Shelves: I would only recommend reading this book ecocritkcism you have the time to dedicate to independently exploring the tropes in concert with the reading, or if you have a very solid grounding in ecological literature.


Lawrence Buell’s The Future of Environmental Criticism covers much of the same material but is a stronger effort. Animals touches grarard the emergent field of animal studies.

The chapter Dwelling engages the American georgic form and the ecological Indian trope. Jan 19, Lisa rated it really liked it. Summary of ecocritical thought; divided in ecociticism the following categories: For example, the first perspective is “cornucopia”; cornucopians claim that human welfare increases with population, economic growth and technological progress.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate A good introduction to the field.

Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces I’m not, in general, a huge fan of Routledge’s New Critical Idiom series.

Also, I felt that Garrard depended too heavily on literary examples were he could have gone into more theoretical detail. Ultimately, the purpose of this book and ecocriticism in general is to help people overcome anthropocentricism.

This is really an overview of the field, gathering a range of ideas from a variety of sources to provide an effective introduction to the field of ecocriticism.