The Future of Environmental Criticism
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The Future of Environmental Criticism

Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination

Lawrence Buell

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The Future of Environmental Criticism

Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination

Lawrence Buell

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Written by one of the world's leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement.

  • A critical summary of the emerging discipline of "ecocriticism".
  • Written by one of the world's leading theorists in ecocriticism.
  • Traces the history of the ecocritical movement from its roots in the 1970s through to its diversification and proliferation today.
  • Takes account of different ecocritical positions and directions.
  • Describes major tensions within ecocriticism and addresses major criticisms of the movement.
  • Looks to the future of ecocriticism, proposing that discourses of the environment should become a permanent part of literary and cultural studies.

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Year
2009
ISBN
9781405151979
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Table of contents

  1. Contents
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. 1 The Emergence of Environmental Criticism
  5. 2 The World, the Text, and the Ecocritic
  6. 3 Space, Place, and Imagination from Local to Global
  7. 4 The Ethics and Politics of Environmental Criticism
  8. 5 Environmental Criticism’s Future
  9. Glossary of Selected Terms
  10. Notes
  11. Bibliography
  12. Index