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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Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard
This book in the New Critical Idiom series provides gzrrard effective, readable introduction to the main issues in ecocriticism, relying on and updating earlier readers by Glotfelty and Fromm, Kerridge and Sammells, and Armbruster and Wallace. At times it also garrqrd a rather pretentious tone If one hopes to fully grasp the contents, the best approach is slow reading and rereading with Wikipedia close at hand.
Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: 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.
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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
He wanders off c This was honestly pretty messy.
I have to say though that, as a teacher of both literature and geography with a focus on sustainable developmentI found this work to be the perfect crossover between my two otherwise disparate subjects, and made me feel a little less schizophrenic as a teacher than normal 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.
Garrard likes to namedrop and make long, unnecessary, rambling examples based on others’ work, in a way that often leaves you confused. Ecocriticismm are a lot of literary examples that obscure the more important concepts. Oct 14, Nasreddine EL Guezar rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – 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.
I would not choose to use this text again in a class Gargard teach; I would consider drawing on it gagrard a reader, but I would ecocriticims require students to purchase it. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:.
References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – This book provides a good overview of ecocriticism and all ecodriticism relative fields. A good introduction to the field.
If you need to learn what ecocriticism is, this book is it. Wordy, as most literary thoery is by necessity, but still readable. Summary of ecocritical ecicriticism divided in to the following categories: I liked the approach the author takes with the tropes for each chapter.
I’m not, in general, a huge fan of Routledge’s New Critical Idiom series. Account Options Sign in. This is the first book that I have finished reading on ecocriticism; not being able to understand the main idea of the book was the reason why I was putting off posting a review on it.
As natural resources become scarce, entrepreneurs find substitutes or create efficiencies that ameliorate the issue. My students had some pretty serious critiques of this book. May 18, Chris Hall rated it it was amazing.
Gregg Garrard explores the various tropes most commonly garrrard to talk about the relationship between human beings and the more-than-human world. No trivia or quizzes yet.
I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work. Jul 12, Liz rated it really liked it. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Very good overview of a number of metaphorical tropes that are central to Western thought about nature and the environment. Nov 12, Clint rated it liked it Shelves: I am not denying the importance of this book nor the superior style the boo This is the first book that I have finished reading on ecocriticism; not being able to understand the main idea of the book was the reason why I was putting off posting a review on it.
Ecocriticism New critical idiom. Selected pages Title Page. But I would recommend this one to anyone interested in this exciting, emergent field. Here’s my crude simplification of what this book’s about.
This was honestly pretty messy. Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores the concepts 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.
Each trope is developed with brief ecocriticsim of the principle historical works and their criticisms, chronologically and, at times, geographically.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The other orientations are: Also, I felt that Garrard depended too heavily on literary examples were he could have gone into more theoretical detail.
Paperbackpages. Books by Greg Garrard. I definitely have a better appreciation for the different “faces” of “green” after reading it.