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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Greg Garrard, Ecocriticism – PhilPapers
While it was useful for the explanation of certain terms — “Wilderness” “Place” and “Dwelling” in exocriticism — the students generally felt that too much time was spent on case studies that were wandering, verbose, and tangential.
Animals touches on the emergent field of animal studies. I had been dodging around this book gafrard several months, and able to finish it by the end of the semester. They would have preferred a text that dealt more with the vocabulary of ecocriticism rather than its practice. A really helpful intro into eco-theory, using literary and cultural references to illustrate and analyze its various and often contradictory streams of thought.
Routledge- Literary Criticism – pages. Selected pages Title Page. For example, the first perspective is “cornucopia”; cornucopians claim that human welfare increases with population, economic growth and technological progress.
As natural resources become scarce, entrepreneurs find substitutes or create efficiencies that ameliorate the issue. garrqrd
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To ask other readers questions about Ecocriticismplease sign up. I would not choose to use this text again in a class I teach; Gafrard would consider drawing on it for a reader, but I would not require students to purchase it. Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. Nov 07, Hank rated it liked it.
He wanders off course so many times that you end up forgetting what this paragraf was even about and it seems he himself forgets as well. Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man.
Jan 19, Lisa rated it really liked it. It did end a bit abruptly though and without much of a conclusion Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics, including: Paperbackpages. He wanders off c This was honestly pretty messy. A solid introduction to the field of ecocritcism. If you’re just starting out in this field and you want a book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is the garrafd for you.
I would only recommend reading this book if 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. Gregg Garrard explores the various tropes most commonly used to talk about the relationship between human beings and the more-than-human world.
Return to Book Page. It starts by providing a brief account of the various political and philosophical orientations within the broad spectrum of environmentalism. Basically, the book is an overview of ecocriticism, and most reviewers recommend it as the first-hand guide for the concerned students. My one criticism, oddly enough, is that the book offered too many of its own criticisms of ecocrihicism approaches; only the last few pages were devoted to a positive understanding of Ecocriticism.
This was honestly pretty messy. 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. If it hadn’t been for a college class, I would’ve put it aside after a couple of chapters. So many things to consider English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Aug 19, Steve rated it really liked it. Written from a more scientific perspective, the primer on Ecocriticism covers several key intersections between nature and the humanities while exposing the typical understandings of nature as mere property of humans or the over-mystified readings of nature that don’t do much for improving our world.
I haven’t read the book straight through from beginning to end, garrard among the chapters I have read, the most interesting so far were “Wildness,” “Apocalypse,” and “Dwelling.
Garrard likes to namedrop and make long, unnecessary, rambling examples based on others’ work, in a way that often leaves you confused.
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. Nov 19, Ariya rated it liked it Shelves: Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: This isn’t the kind of book that many can pick up, read once continuously, and hope to extract its undiminished value.
Sep 28, KA rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It starts by providing a brief account of the various political and This isn’t the kind of book that many can pick up, read once continuously, and hope to extract its undiminished value. 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.
Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard
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It eclcriticism up some interesting points, but overall this is a rather boring book to read. He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of nature, encouraging awareness of language in our thinking about ecology.
May 18, Chris Hall rated it it was amazing. Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man. By ending by identifying environmental justice as key to the future of the field without providing a corresponding chapter on its past, Ecocrihicism misses a chance to delve into its already layered history and better represent the diversity of texts that twenty-first century ecocritics analyze.
This book in the New Critical Ecodriticism series provides an effective, readable introduction to the main issues in ecocriticism, relying on eccriticism updating earlier readers by Glotfelty and Fromm, Kerridge and Sammells, and Armbruster and Wallace. The chapter Dwelling engages the American georgic form and the ecological Indian trope. Apr 30, Steen Ledet rated it really liked it. 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.
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