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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Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work.

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It did bring me to notice a few things when reading or 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. Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: A really helpful intro into eco-theory, using literary and cultural references to illustrate and analyze its various and often contradictory streams of thought.

It was basically an overview, and didn’t quite go into detail as much as I expected. Nov 19, Ariya rated it liked it Shelves: 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, Ecocriticiwm and Sammells, and Armbruster and Wallace. This is the first book that I have finished reading on ecocriticism; not being able to understand the main idea of ecocriticiism book was the reason why I was putting off posting a review on it.

This is a highly readable, comprehensive introduction to ecocriticism. They would have preferred a text that dealt more with the vocabulary of ecocriticism rather than its practice. It brings up some interesting points, but overall this is a rather boring book to read. Hopefully there are better guides to ecocriticism out there. Each trope is developed with brief discussions of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically.


Want to Read saving…. Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine gadrard portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau through to Google Earth, J. I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity follows on its heels. Even if the book is greatly organized, I have found difficulty in recalling what I have learnt from it.

Writing and structure is stilted. 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. It did end a bit abruptly though and without much of a conclusion Accessible, basic but wide ranging introduction into Ecocritical literary theory. Nov 25, Ally rated it really liked it. Apr 30, Steen Ledet rated it really liked it.

The section on the “Ecological Indian” stereotype was especially eye-opening for me; I had not realized like many in our culture to what ecoccriticism this notion is both historically i Very eye-opening.

Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard

Oct 14, Nasreddine EL Guezar rated it ecocritcism it. Garrard likes to namedrop and make long, unnecessary, rambling examples based on others’ work, in a way that often leaves you confused.

At times it also has a rather pretentious tone References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Paperbackpages. Account Options Sign in.


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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. Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man.

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Featuring an invaluable glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, this is the first student-friendly introduction to one of the newest and most exciting trends in literary and cultural studies. Nov 07, Hank rated it 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.

The next three chapters Pastoral, Wilderness, and Apocalypse dcocriticism these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics, including: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Nov 14, Gavin Malavolta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – A solid introduction to the field of ecocritcism.

Concise, clear, and ecocritocism, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Selected pages Title Page.