Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

ISBN-10: 0521720907

ISBN-13: 9780521720908

Edition: 2010

Authors: Timothy Clark

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List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 267
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

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Introduction: the challenge
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
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
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
Science and the struggle for intellectual authority
Science and the crisis of authority
The disenchantment thesis
Facts versus values? a reading, Annie Dillard's 'Galapagos'
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'
Twelfth quandary: reading the animal as 'construct'
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'?
Further reading
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