The Green Studies Reader: From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

The Green Studies Reader: From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

by Laurence Coupe
     
 

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415204071
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Foreword
General Introduction1
Pt. IRomantic Ecology and its Legacy
1Nature as Imagination16
2Primary Laws17
3The Dialectic of Mind and Nature21
4Writing the Wilderness23
5Landscape, Mimesis and Morality26
6Art, Socialism and Environment32
7Dorothy Wordsworth: The Spirit of Appearances37
8John Clare, Love Poet of Nature41
9William Wordsworth: Poetry, Chemistry, Nature44
10The Green Language50
Pt. IIThe Earth, Memory and the Critique of Modernity
11Studying Nature66
12Remembering Pan70
13The Organic Community73
14The Logic of Domination77
15Nature as 'Not Yet'81
16Shakespeare's Three Natures84
17'... Poetically Man Dwells ...'88
18Hyper-Technologism, Pollution and Satire96
19The Machine in the Garden104
20Against Single Vision109
Pt. IIINature/Culture/Gender
21The Idea of Nature123
22Language Goes Two Ways127
23The Environment of Myth132
24Ecology as Discourse of the Secluded135
25Naturalized Women and Feminized Nature139
26The Dualism of Primatology144
27Helene Cixous: The Language of Flowers148
Pt. IVEcocritical Principles
28Ecocriticism: Containing Multitudes, Practising Doctrine160
29Ecocriticism in Context163
30From 'Red' to 'Green'167
31The Social Construction of Nature173
32Representing the Environment177
33Radical Pastoral?182
34Green Cultural Studies187
35Ecofeminist Dialogics193
36A Poststructuralist Approach to Ecofeminist Criticism198
Pt. VEnvironmental Literary History
37The Forest of Literature212
38Pastoral, Anti-Pastoral, Post-Pastoral219
39Deep Form in Art and Nature223
40Culture as Decay: Arnold, Eliot, Snyder227
41Ecocriticism and the Novel235
42Ecothrillers: Environmental Cliffhangers242
Pt. VIThe Nature of the Text
43The Ode 'To Autumn' as Ecosystem256
44Thoreau's Ambivalence Toward Mother Nature262
45Maps for Tourists: Hardy, Narrative, Ecology267
46The Flesh of the World: Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts275
47Defending Middle-Earth282
48Leslie Silko: Environmental Apocalypticism288
49Flooding the Boundaries of Form: Terry Tempest Williams's Unnatural History293
50The 'Lambs' in The Silence of the Lambs299
Glossary302
Bibliography304
Index309

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