The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination

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Wiley, Aug 19, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 208 pages
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Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement.
  • A critical summary of the emerging discipline of “ecocriticism”.
  • Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism.
  • Traces the history of the ecocritical movement from its roots in the 1970s through to its diversification and proliferation today.
  • Takes account of different ecocritical positions and directions.
  • Describes major tensions within ecocriticism and addresses major criticisms of the movement.
  • Looks to the future of ecocriticism, proposing that discourses of the environment should become a permanent part of literary and cultural studies.
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    About the author (2005)

    Lawrence Buell is Professor of English at Harvard University. He is best known for his two previous books on environmental criticism, The Environmental Imagination (1995) and Writing for an Endangered World (2001). His book on Emerson (2003) was also widely admired.

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