The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology

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Cheryll Glotfelty, Harold Fromm
University of Georgia Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 415 pages
The Ecocriticism Reader is the first collection of its kind, an anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings in the rapidly emerging field of literary ecology. Exploring the relationship between literature and the physical environment, literary ecology is the study of the ways that writing both reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.

An introduction to the field as well as a source book, The Ecocriticism Reader defines ecological literary discourse and sketches its development over the past quarter-century. The twenty-five selections in this volume, a mixture of reprinted and original essays, look backward to origins and forward to trends and provide generally appealing and lucidly written examples of the range of ecological approaches to literature. Lists of recommended readings, relevant periodicals, and professional organizations offer direction for further study.

The Ecocriticism Reader is an illuminating entree into a field of study fully engaged with our most pressing contemporary problem--the global environmental crisis.

 

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I appreciated the collection, but wished there was more destabilizing fixed depictions of nature. Still, an expansive enough introduction. Read full review

Contents

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the National Park System
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PART Two Ecocritical Considerations of Fiction and Drama
149
An Introduction
170
PART THREE Critical Studies of Environmental Literature
223
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Recommended Reading
393
Periodicals and Professional Organizations
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Cheryll Glotfelty, an associate professor of literature and the environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, is the editor of Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State. She is a founding officer of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Harold Fromm, author of The Nature of Being Human: From Environmentalism to Concsiousness, lives in Tucson and is Visiting Scholar in English at the University of Arizona. His writings have appeared in a wide range of journals and he is a regular contributor to the Hudson Review.

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