The Green Studies Reader: From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

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Laurence Coupe
Psychology Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 315 pages
Green Studies is a booming area for study and The Green Studies Reader is a fantastically comprehensive selection of critical texts which address the connection between ecology, culture, and literature. It offers a complete guide to the growing area of 'ecocriticism' and a wealth of material on green issues from the romantic period to the present.
Included are extracts from today's leading ecocritics and figures from the past who pioneered a green approach to literature and culture. This Reader sets the agenda for Green Studies and encourages a reassessment of development of criticism and offers readers a radical view of its future.
 

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Contents

SECTION ONE GREEN TRADITION
9
The Green Language Raymond Williams
50
The Earth Memory and the Critique of Modernity
59
Studying Nature Edward Thomas
66
The Organic Community F R Leavis and Denys Thompson
73
Nature as Not Yet Theodor W Adorno
81
Shakespeares Three Natures John F Danby
84
Poetically Man Dwells Martin Heidegger
88
The Language of Flowers
148
Ecocritical Principles
155
Introduction
157
Containing Multitudes Practising Doctrine
160
Ecocriticism in Context William Howarth
163
From Red to Green Jonathan Bate
167
The Social Construction of Nature Terry Gifford
173
Representing the Environment Lawrence Buell
177

HyperTechnologism Pollution and Satire Kenneth Burke
96
The Machine in the Garden Leo Marx
104
Against Single Vision Theodore Roszak
109
SECTION TWO GREEN THEORY
115
NatureCultureGender
117
Introduction
119
The Idea of Nature Kate Soper
123
Language Goes Two Ways Gary Snyder
127
The Environment of Myth Claude LeviStrauss
132
Ecology as Discourse of the Secluded JeanFrancois Lyotard
135
Naturalized Woman and Feminized Nature Kate Soper
139
The Dualism of Primatology Donna Haraway
144
Radical Pastoral? Greg Garrard
182
Green Cultural Studies Jhan Hochman
187
Ecofeminist Dialogics Patrick D Murphy
193
A Poststructuralist Approach to Ecofeminist Criticism
198
Introduction
253
Thoreaus Ambivalence Toward Mother Nature
262
Virginia Woolfs Between the Acts
275
Defending MiddleEarth Patrick Curry
282
Environmental Apocalypticism Lawrence Buell
288
The Lambs in The Silence of the Lambs Jhan Hochman
299
Index
309
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Laurence Coupe is Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he teaches a course in ecological literary theory. He is the author of the 'Ecocriticism' and 'Myth' sections of the Annotated Bibliography for English Studies, and the author of Myth (Routledge, 1997). For further information on this author please see www.laurencecoupe.co.uk

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