The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 208 pages
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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Contents

1 The Emergence of Environmental Criticism
1
2 The World the Text and the Ecocritic
29
3 Space Place and Imagination from Local to Global
62
4 The Ethics and Politics of Environmental Criticism
97
5 Environmental Criticisms Future
128
Glossary of Selected Terms
134
Notes
150
Bibliography
171
Index
188
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About the author (2009)

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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