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The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

Author: Timothy Clark
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 ecocriticism is and provides a set of conceptual tools to encourage students to look at the texts they're reading in a new way"--
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Genre/Form: Introduction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Clark
ISBN: 9780521896351 0521896355 9780521720908 0521720907 9780511925795 0511925794
OCLC Number: 656771999
Description: xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Responsibility: Timothy Clark.
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