The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521720907

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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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.

The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139495165

Category: Literary Criticism

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The degrading environment of the planet is something that touches everyone. This 2011 book offers an introductory overview of literary and cultural criticism that concerns environmental crisis in some form. Both as a way of reading texts and as a theoretical approach to culture more generally, 'ecocriticism' is a varied and fast-changing set of practices which challenges inherited thinking and practice in the reading of literature and culture. This introduction defines what ecocriticism is, its methods, arguments and concepts, and will enable students to look at texts in a wholly new way. Boxed sections explain key critical terms and contemporary debates in the field with 'hands-on' examples and comparisons. Timothy Clark's thoughtful approach makes this an ideal first encounter with environmental readings of literature.

The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010

The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010

Author: Edward Larrissy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107090668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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This Companion brings together sixteen essays that explore the full diversity of British poetry since the Second World War. Focusing on famous and neglected names alike, from Dylan Thomas to John Agard, leading scholars provide readers with insight into the ongoing importance and profundity of post-war poetry.

The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land

The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land

Author: Gabrielle McIntire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316407301

Category: Literary Criticism

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T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land is often considered to be the most important poem written in English in the twentieth century. The poem dramatically shattered old patterns of form and style, proposed a new paradigm for poetry and poetic thought, demanded recognition from all literary quarters, and changed the ways in which it was possible to approach, read, or write poetry. The Waste Land helped to define the literary and artistic period known as modernism. This Companion is the first to be dedicated to the work as a whole, offering fifteen new essays by international scholars and covering an extensive range of topics. Written in a style that is at once sophisticated and accessible, these fresh critical perspectives will serve as an invaluable guide for scholars, students, and general readers alike.

The Image of the River in Latin/o American Literature

The Image of the River in Latin/o American Literature

Author: Jeanie Murphy

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498547307

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 546

Through the lens of ecocriticism, history, memory, and gender studies, this book studies the many ways in which the image of the river has been integrated into Latin/o American literature from the period of exploration and colonization to modern times, examining the imagery and symbolism tied to rivers in the writings of the region.

The Value of Ecocriticism

The Value of Ecocriticism

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108651486

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Value of Ecocriticism offers a brief, incisive overview of the fast-changing field of environmental literary criticism in a bewildering age of global environmental threat. The intellectual, moral and political complexity of environmental issues, especially at the global scale (the so-called 'Anthropocene') forms a new challenge of inventiveness for both literature and criticism. Ecocriticism has been going through a period of radical change and has become a diverse and huge field on the exciting but unstable boundary between the humanities and the sciences, with a mix of cultural, political, scientific and activist strands. Its mantra is that the environmental crisis demands a reconsideration of society's basic values, constitution and purposes, and that art and literature can be vital in that work. As a leading figure in this field, Timothy Clark surveys recent developments in ecocriticism lucidly, but also sometimes critically. This book examines ecopoetics, material ecocriticism, and the ideas of world literature as well as contentious claims that we are living in a new geological epoch.