The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism by Greg GarrardThe Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard

The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

EditorGreg Garrard

Hardcover | July 9, 2014

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The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism provides a broad survey of the longstanding relationship between literature and the environment. The moment for such an offering is opportune in many respects: multiple environmental crises are increasingly inescapable at both transnational and local levels;the role of the humanities in addition to technology and politics is increasingly recognized as central for exploring and finding solutions; and the subject of ecocriticism has reached a kind of critical mass, both within its Anglo-American heartlands and beyond. From its origins in the study of American Nature Writing and British Romanticism, ecocriticism has developed along numerous theoretical, historical, cultural and geographical axes, the most contemporary and exciting of which will be represented in the Handbook. The contributors include eminentfounders of the field, including Cheryll Glotfelty and Jonathan Bate, a number of key "second-wave" ecocritics, and the best up-and-coming scholars. Topics covered include: Green Shakespeare-the Bard's subversive uses of the pastoral; John Clare's sacred relationship with the land; Thoreau'sprofound political passion; the natural landscape as symbol of postcolonial resistance in works by Lessing, Naipaul, and Coetzee; the relation between feminism and environmentalism; language and the concept of biosemiotics; and concerns over pollution and toxicity in films like Erin Brockovitch,Michael Clayton, and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
Greg Garrard is the author of Ecocriticism (Routledge 2004), as well as numerous essays and articles. Currently, he is FCCS Sustainability Professor at the University of British Columbia, a National Teaching Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy, and a founding member and former Chair of the Association for the Study of Litera...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of EcocriticismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:July 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199742928

ISBN - 13:9780199742929


Table of Contents

Cheryll Glotfelty: PrefacePart I - History1. Gillian Rudd: Being Green in Late Medieval English Literature2. Robert N. Watson: Shadows of the Renaissance3. Kate Rigby: Romanticism and Ecocriticism4. Pablo Mukherjee: Cholera, Kipling and Tropical India5. Anne Raine: Ecocriticism and Modernism6. Adam Dickinson: Pataphysics and Postmodern Ecocriticism: A ProspectusPart II - Theory7. Cheryl Lousley: Ecocriticism and the Politics of Representation8. Timothy Clark: Phenomenology9. John Claborn: W. E. B. Du Bois at the Grand Canyon: Nature, History, and Race in Darkwater10. Stacy Alaimo: Feminist Science Studies and Ecocriticism: Aesthetics and Entanglement in the Deep Sea11. Timothy Morton: Deconstruction and/as Ecology12. Catriona Sandilands: Queer Life? Ecocriticism After the Fire13. Helena Feder: Ecocriticism, Posthumanism, and the Biological Idea of Culture14. Elizabeth DeLoughrey: Postcolonialism15. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert: Extinctions: Chronicles of Vanishing Fauna in the Colonial and Post-Colonial Caribbean16. Joni Adamson: Cosmovisions: Environmental Justice, Transnational American Studies, and Indigenous Literature17. Timo Maran: Biosemiotic Criticism18. Greg Garrard: Ferality Tales19. Adam Trexler: Mediating Climate Change: Ecocriticism, Science Studies, and The Hungry TidePart III - Genre20. Richard Kerridge: Ecocritical approaches to literary form and genre: urgency, depth, provisionality, temporality21. Michael P. Branch: Are You Serious? A Modest Proposal for Environmental Humor22. Daniel J. Philippon: Is American Nature Writing Dead?23. David Ingam: Rethinking Eco-Film Studies24. Scott Knickerbocker: Green Banjo: The Ecoformalism of Old-Time Music25. Andrew McMurry: Media Moralia: Reflections on Damaged Environments and Digital Life26. Astrid Bracke: The Contemporary English Novel and its Challenges to Ecocriticism27. Larence Buell: Environmental Writing for Children: A Selected Reconnaissance of Heritages, Emphases, Horizons28. Sharon Lattig: "A Music Numerous as Space": Cognitive Environment and the House that Lyric Builds29. Ursula Kluwick: Talking About Climate Change: The Ecological Crisis and Narrative FormPart IV - Conclusion30. Swarnalatha Rangarajan: Engaging with Prakriti: A Survey of Ecocritical Praxis in India31. Qingqi Wei: Chinese Ecocriticism in the Last Ten Years32. Yuki Masami: Ecocriticism in Japan33. Axel Goodbody: German Ecocriticism: An Overview34. Rob Nixon: Barrier Beach