Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches

Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches

Paperback Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism (Paperback)

Edited by Axel Goodbody, Edited by Kate Rigby


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  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 20mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Charlottesville
  • ISBN 10: 0813931487
  • ISBN 13: 9780813931487
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 400,609

Product description

One of the more frequently lodged, serious, and justifiable complaints about ecocritical work is that it is insufficiently theorized. "Ecocritical Theory" puts such claims decisively to rest by offering readers a comprehensive collection of sophisticated but accessible essays that productively investigate the relationship between European theory and ecocritique. With its international roster of contributors and subjects, it also militates against the parochialism of ecocritics who work within the limited canon of the American West. Bringing together approaches and orientations based on the work of European philosophers and cultural theorists, this volume is designed to open new pathways for ecocritical theory and practice in the twenty-first century.

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Kate Rigby, Senior Lecturer in German Studies and Comparative Literature at Monash University, Australia, is the author of Transgressions of the Feminine: Tragedy, Enlightenment, and the Figure of Woman in Classical German Drama

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By providing a necessary, original, and substantial contribution to modern scholarship, this book has the potential to transform the fast-growing fields of ecocriticism and environmental literary studies.--Kevin Hutchings, University of Northern British Columbia