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Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies
 
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Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies
Edited by Greg Garrard
 
 
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02 Dec 2011
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Environmental crisis is more than a passing phase; it is the modern condition. Thus environmental issues remain controversial and topical, and ecocriticism is one of the most vibrant fields of literary and cultural study today. From its origins in the study of nature writing and Romantic literature, it has extended into every period, region and genre of cultural analysis. Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies captures the diversity and excitement of green reading, including contributions on digital media, film, climate change and digital media. It reflects on the relationship of 'slow reading' to the haste and commercialism of the modern academy, and provides practical guidance for dealing with the specific difficulties that face teachers in the field: the problem of global scale; interdisciplinary links with ecology; and the debilitating attitudes of some students: corrosive irony, scepticism or apathy. It is an invaluable toolkit for teachers in the environmental humanities.


Description

Environmental crisis is more than a passing phase; it is the modern condition. Thus environmental issues remain controversial and topical, and ecocriticism is one of the most vibrant fields of literary and cultural study today. From its origins in the study of nature writing and Romantic literature, it has extended into every period, region and genre of cultural analysis. Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies captures the diversity and excitement of green reading, including contributions on digital media, film, climate change and digital media. It reflects on the relationship of 'slow reading' to the haste and commercialism of the modern academy, and provides practical guidance for dealing with the specific difficulties that face teachers in the field: the problem of global scale; interdisciplinary links with ecology; and the debilitating attitudes of some students: corrosive irony, scepticism or apathy. It is an invaluable toolkit for teachers in the environmental humanities.


Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction and Timeline
Ecocriticism and the 'Mission of English'; R.Kerridge
PART I: SCOPING SCALES
Walking in the Weathered World; A.Cassel
Encountering Social-Constructivist Rhetoric; E.Giddens 
Teaching Romantic Ecology in Northern Canada; K.Hutchings
Teaching the Ecocriticism/Poco Dialogue; E.James
PART II: INTERDISCIPLINARY ENCOUNTERS 
Literature and Ecology; L.Westling
Developing a Sense of Planet; U.K.Heise 
The Return of the Animal; B.H.Welling & S.Kapel
Teaching Culture and Climate Change; G.Garrard & H.Gabriel
PART III: GREEN CULTURAL STUDIES
Teaching Green Cultural Studies and New Media; A.Lioi
Teaching Ecocriticism and Cinema; A.Ivakhiv
Practicing Deconstruction in an Age of Ecological Emergency; T.Morton
Selected Bibliography
Index


Authors

GREG GARRARD National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Bath Spa University, UK, where he teaches Poetry, Contemporary Literature, Ecocriticism and Animal Studies. He is Chair of ASLE-UKI and the author of Ecocriticism (Routledge 2004), as well as numerous essays on literature and the environment and ecocritical pedagogy.