“Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau through to Google Earth, J.M. Coetzee and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man.”

-Greg Garrard

Reading list:

Applewhite, James.  “Postmodernist Allegory and the Denial of Nature.” Kenyon Review new series 11, no. 1 (Winter 1989): 1-17.

—-.  Seas and Inland Journeys:  Landscape and Consciousness from Wordsworth to Roethke.  Athens, GA:  U of Georgia Press, 1985.

Bate, Jonathon.  Romantic Ecology:  Wordsworth and the Environmental Tradition.  London:  Routledge, 1991.

Berry, Wendell.  “Poetry and Place.”  Standing by Words.  San Francisco: North Point Press, 1983.

Bly, Robert.  News of the Universe:  Poems of Twofold Consciousness.  San Francisco:  Sierra Club Books, 1980.

Brooks, Paul.  Speaking for Nature:  How Literary Naturalists from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson Have Shaped America.  San Francisco:  Sierra Club, 1980.

Buell, Lawrence.  The Environmental Imagination:  Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture.  Cambride, MA:  Belknap Press of Harvard UP, 1995.

Campbell, SueEllen.  “The Land and Language of Desire:  Where Deep Ecology and Poststructuralism Meet.”  Western American Literature  24  (November 1989): 199-211.

Elder, John C.  Imagining the Earth:  Poetry and the Vision of Nature.  Urbana:  U of Illinois P. 1985.

Gutierrez, Donald.  Subject-Object Relations in Wordsworth and Lawrence.  Ann Arbor:  UMI Research Press, 1987.

Haslam, Gerald.  “Who Speaks for the Earth?  A Course on Literature of the Environment.”  English Journal 62 (1973): 42-48.

Herndl, Carl, and Stuart Brown, eds.  Green Culture:  Rhetorical Analyses of Environmental Discourse.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.

Keller, Evelyn Fox.  Reflections on Gender and Science.  New Haven:  Yale UP, 1985.

Killingsworth, M. Jimmie, and Jacqueline S. Palmer.  Ecospeak:  Rhetoric and Environmental Politics in America.  Carbondale, IL:  Southern Illinois UP, 1992.

Knighton, Jos.  “Eco-Porn and the Manipulation of Desire.”  Wild Earth  3 (Spring 1993): 76-78.

Kroeber, Karl.  Ecological Literary Criticism:  Romantic Imagining and the Biology of Mind.  New York:  Columbia UP, 1994.

Love, Glen E.  “Revaluing Nature:  Toward an Ecological Criticism.”  Western American Literature 25, no. 3 (November 1990): 201-15.

Lutwack, Leonard.  The Role of Place in Literature.  Syracuse:  Syracuse UP, 1984.

McClintock, James.  Nature’s Kindred Spirits:  Aldo Leopold, Joseph Wood Krutch, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder.  Madison:  U of Wisconsin P, 1994.

Rueckert, William.  “Into and Out of the Void:  Two Essays.  I. Boxed in the Void:  An Essay on the Late Sixties in America.  II. Literature and Ecology:  An Experiment in Ecocriticism.”  The Iowa Review  9, no. 1 (Winter 1978): 62-86.

Slovic, Scott.  Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing:  Henry Thoreau, Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez.  Salt Lake City:  U of Utah P, 1992.

This list was compiled by Karla Armbruster



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