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Taylor & Francis, Nov 30, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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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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Review: Ecocriticism

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Very good overview of a number of metaphorical tropes that are central to Western thought about nature and the environment. Definitely recommend it alongside Cronon's Uncommon Ground as an intro to cultural/literary studies in ecocriticism. Read full review

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This was alright. It discussed some typical tropes in ecocritical literature like the concept of pastoral, wilderness and dwelling and discussed apocalyptism as a means of "galvanising" support for ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Greg Garrard is a Lecturer in English at Bath Spa University College.

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