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This manifesto summarizes the disparate critical practices that constitute “ecocriticism.” Lawrence Buell, one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, traces the ecocritical movement back to its roots in the 1970s, through its coalescence into a recognizable entity in the early 1990s, to its diversification and proliferation today. He shows how, from an initial focus on such genres as nature writing and nature poetry, ecocriticism has come to take all of literary history and discourse as its arena; and he addresses questions currently facing the discipline, such as: Why has the interest in environmental literary and cultural studies so quickly increased? Can the nature-preservation emphasis of first-wave ecocriticism be reconciled with second-wave concerns with issues of environmental justice? What is the meaning of “place” in a globalizing world? And how do aesthetic, ethical, and political concerns interact and collide in ecocritical work? Finally, Buell looks to the future of ecocriticism, predicting that discourses of the environment will become a permanent part of literary and cultural studies.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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.
  • About the Author

    Lawrence Buell is Professor of English at Harvard University. He is best known for his two previous books on environmental criticism, The Environmental Imagination (1995) and Writing for an Endangered World (2001). His book on Emerson (2003) was also widely admired.

    Table of Contents

    Preface.

    Acknowledgments.

    1 The Emergence of Environmental Criticism.

    2 The World, the Text, and the Ecocritic.

    3 Space, Place, and Imagination from Local to Global.

    4 The Ethics and Politics of Environmental Criticism.

    5 Environmental Criticism’s Future.

    Glossary of Selected Terms.

    Notes.

    Bibliography.

    Index.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781405124768
    Author:
    Buell, Lawrence
    Publisher:
    Wiley-Blackwell
    Author:
    Buell
    Subject:
    American - General
    Subject:
    English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
    Subject:
    American literature
    Subject:
    English literature
    Subject:
    Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
    Subject:
    General Literary Criticism & Collections
    Subject:
    Theory
    Subject:
    Ecology in literature.
    Subject:
    Nature in literature
    Subject:
    Semiotics & Theory
    Subject:
    Literary Criticism : General
    Subject:
    LITERARY THEORY
    Subject:
    Literary & Cultural Theory
    Copyright:
    Series:
    Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos
    Series Volume:
    4
    Publication Date:
    August 2005
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    Professional and scholarly
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    206
    Dimensions:
    9.10x6.06x.62 in. .64 lbs.

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