Ecocriticism (The New Critical Idiom)

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9780415196918: Ecocriticism (The New Critical Idiom)

Inspired by a range of ecological movements, 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. Greg Garrard's animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics, including:

* pollution
* wilderness
* apocalypse
* dwelling
* animals
* earth.
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.

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Greg Garrard is a senior lecturer in English Literature at Bath Spa University, UK.


'The publication of Greg Garrard's monograph on ecocriticism in Routledge's New Critical Idiom series marks a significant milestone in the development of ecologically oriented literary and cultural studies. As the first introductory textbook in this area, with a useful glossary, annotated list of further reading and extensive bibliography, it bears witness to the growth of tertiary studies in literature, culture and environment over the past decade ... ' -

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