The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment by Timothy ClarkThe Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment by Timothy Clark

The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

byTimothy Clark

Paperback | February 14, 2011

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Environmental criticism is a relatively new discipline that brings the global problem of environmental crisis to the forefront of literary and cultural studies. This introduction defines what eco-criticism is and provides a set of conceptual tools to encourage students to look at the texts they're reading in a new way.
Title:The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:267 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:February 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521720907

ISBN - 13:9780521720908

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: the challenge; Part I. Romantic and Anti-Romantic: 1. Old World Romanticism; 2. New World Romanticism; 3. Genre and the ethics of nonfiction; 4. Language beyond the human?; 5. The inherent violence of Western thought?; 6. Posthumanism and the 'end of nature'; Part II. The Boundaries of the Political: 7. Thinking like a mountain?; 8. Environmental justice and the move 'beyond nature writing'; 9. European eco-justice; 10. Liberalism and Green moralism; 11. Ecofeminism; 12. 'Postcolonial' eco-justice; 13. Questions of scale: the local, the national and the global; Part III. Science and the Struggle for Intellectual Authority: 14. Science and the crisis of authority; 15. Science studies; 16. Evolutionary theories of literature; 17. Interdisciplinarity and science: two essays on human evolution; Part IV. The Animal Mirror: 18. Ethics and the nonhuman animal; 19. Anthropomorphism; 20. The future of ecocriticism; Further reading; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book offers an explanatory overview of ecocentric literary and cultural criticism and serves as an introduction to the concepts, methods, and arguments of ecocriticism."
-Scott Slovic,Isle of Oxford Journals