ISBN-10:
1405124768
ISBN-13:
9781405124768
Pub. Date:
08/29/2005
Publisher:
Wiley
The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination / Edition 1

The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination / Edition 1

by Lawrence Buell
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405124768
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/29/2005
Series: Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 730,185
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.68(d)

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.

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