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    Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

    ISBN-10: 0521896355
    ISBN-13: 9780521896351
    Author(s): Timothy Clark
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 270
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.232
    Language: English

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction: the challenge
    Anthropocentrism
    The literary and cultural criticism
    A crisis of the 'natural'
    The natures of nature
    A reading
    First quandary: climate change
    Romantic and anti-romantic
    Old world romanticism
    Romantic ecology
    The self-evidence of the natural?
    The inherent greenness of the literary?
    A reading: the case of John Clare
    Deep ecology
    New world romanticism
    A reading: retrieving Walden
    Wild
    Genre and the question of non-fiction
    'You don't make it up'
    Fiction or non-fiction?
    An aesthetic consumerism
    A reading: genres and the projection of animal subjectivity
    Second quandary: fiction or non-fiction?
    Language beyond the human?
    A realist poetics
    The Spell of the Sensuous
    Third quandary: how human-centred is given language?
    The inherent violence of western thought?
    The archetypal eco-fascist?
    The forest
    Post-humanism and the 'end of nature'?
    A reading: Frankenstein
    Ecology without nature?
    The boundaries of the political
    Fourth quandary: the crisis of legitimation
    Thinking like a mountain?
    The aesthetic
    Fifth quandary: what isn't an environmental issue?
    Environmental justice and the move 'beyond nature writing'
    Social ecology
    A reading: A River Runs Through It
    Environmental criticism as cultural history?
    Sixth quandary: the antinomy of environmental criticism
    Two readings: European ecojustice
    Liberalism and green moralism
    The limits of liberal criticism
    A reading: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
    Seventh quandary: the rights of the yet-to-be-born
    Ecofeminism
    An �criture ecofemine?
    'Nature provides us with few givens'
    'Post-colonial' ecojustice
    Environmentalism as neocolonialism?
    Is there yet a specifically environmental post-colonial criticism?
    Colonialism as the 'Conquest of nature'
    A reading: Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide
    Eighth quandary: overpopulation
    Questions of scale: the local, the national and the global
    Methodological nationalism
    Literary 'reinhabitation'?
    Questions of scale
    Ecopoetry
    Science and the struggle for intellectual authority
    Science and the crisis of authority
    The disenchantment thesis
    Facts versus values? a reading, Annie Dillard's 'Gal�pagos'
    The 'naturalistic fallacy'
    Against the facts-values split
    Ecology, 'ecology' and literature
    Hubert Zapf, Literature as Cultural Ecology
    Science studies
    Studying science as a kind of behaviour
    The Selfish Gene
    Donna Haraway
    Ninth quandary: constructivism and doing justice to non-human agency
    Evolutionary theories of literature
    The Standard Social Science Model
    Literature and human nature
    Interdisciplinarity and science: two essays on human evolution
    Tenth quandary: the challenge of scientific illiteracy
    The animal mirror
    Eleventh quandary: animal suffering versus ecological managerialism
    Ethics and the non-human animal
    'Kiss goodbye to the idea that humans are qualitatively different from other animals'
    Human-animal
    Twelfth quandary: reading the animal as 'construct'
    Anthropomorphism
    An art of animal interpretation
    A reading: The Wind in the Pylons
    The future of ecocriticism?
    Final brief quandary: what place environmental criticism in the modern 'University of Excellence'?
    Notes
    Further reading
    Index

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