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Ecological Literature and the Critique of Anthropocentrism

Authors: Moore, Bryan L.

  • Presents a comprehensive study on the literary history surrounding anthropocentrism
  • Surveys a tremendous range of literature, dating back to Greek philosophy through the Romantics to finally contemporary literature
  • Combines literary history with frequent interpretation and analysis in accessible language
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About this book

This book is an analysis of literary texts that question, critique, or subvert anthropocentrism, the notion that the universe and everything in it exists for humans. Bryan Moore examines ancient Greek and Roman texts; medieval to twentieth-century European texts; eighteenth-century French philosophy; early to contemporary American texts and poetry; and science fiction to demonstrate a historical basis for the questioning of anthropocentrism and contemplation of responsible environmental stewardship in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Ecological Literature and the Critique of Anthropocentrism  is essential reading for ecocritics and ecofeminists. It will also be useful for researchers interested in the relationship between science and literature, environmental philosophy, and literature in general.

About the authors

Bryan L. Moore is Professor of English at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas where he lives with his wife and children. He is the author of Ecology and Literature: Ecocentric Personification from Antiquity to the Twenty-first Century (Palgrave 2008) as well as many articles. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Anthropocentrism, the Anthropocene, and the Apocalypse

    Moore, Bryan L.

    Pages 1-45

  • The Earth as Pinprick: Some Early Western Challenges to Anthropocentrism

    Moore, Bryan L.

    Pages 47-62

  • Lowering the Human Throne: European Literature to 1900

    Moore, Bryan L.

    Pages 63-117

  • Teleology, Ecology, and Unity and the French Enlightenment

    Moore, Bryan L.

    Pages 119-131

  • Courses of Empire: Ecological Apocalypse in Early American Literature

    Moore, Bryan L.

    Pages 133-167

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60738-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60737-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Literature and the Critique of Anthropocentrism
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60738-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60738-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60737-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 273
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