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  • n. The interdisciplinary study of literature and ecology.

Etymologies

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eco- +‎ criticism

Examples

  • The transition in ecocriticism has been noted and advocated by Karla Armbruster and Kathleen Wallace (among others) in their collection of essays titled Beyond Nature Writing.

    Joanna Baillie’s Ecotopian Comedies

  • The resources of poetry and literature and art are not particularly suited for stopping or even slowing the headlong rush into destruction (and this is where I differ from some in ecocriticism ... who imagine that poetry and art and film can help us tread more lightly on the earth) because the roots of the problem go far deeper than culture can penetrate.

    The State of Criticism

  • This will be a unique opportunity for audience members to converse with leading scholars in this emerging field of ecocriticism, which is the application of environmental studies to literature.

    Memphis Flyer

  • This will be a unusual opportunity for audience members to converse with leading scholars in this emerging field of ecocriticism, which is the application of environmental studies to literature.

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

  • In an essay at electronic book review on "ecocriticism," Andrew McMurry writes:

    The State of Criticism

  • Biographical notes on contributors speak of their concern with "forms of moral personhood in the US novels," "the poetics of foreign policy," and "ecocriticism and theories of modernization, postmodernization, and globalization."

    What Killed American Lit.

  • In their Introduction, Armbruster and Wallace argue that ecocriticism should be paying more attention to the human presence in nature, to “nature and culture as interwoven rather than as separate sides of a dualistic construct” (4).

    Joanna Baillie’s Ecotopian Comedies

  • I offer an alternative view of the evolution of ecocriticism in “Reconciling Opposites.” close window

    Notes on 'Joanna Baillie’s Ecotopian Comedies'

  • Contributions by Kroeber (and numerous other scholars) to ecocriticism are dismissed by Joseph Carroll, whose Literary Darwinism takes a more reductionistic view of the relationship between nature and culture, a view in which older scientific attachments to “progressive findings” and a “determinate causal order” still prevail (46-49).

    Notes on 'Joanna Baillie’s Ecotopian Comedies'

  • With the rise of environmental history and ecocriticism, several new readings of this matter began to emerge, showing Thoreau to be both a philosopher and an analyst of ecological patterns in fields and woodlots.

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