ENGL 4800-Introduction to Literary Theory: Ecocriticism
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The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory by Michael Ryan defines ecocriticism as:
"the most popular term for the study of literature and culture from a perspective informed by environmental politics or scientific ecology, although some critics prefer the terms “environmental criticism” (Lawrence Buell), “ecocritique” (Tim Luke), or “ecopoetics” (Jonathan Bate)....all eco-critics are motivated by an acute sense of the threats to natural environments from human population levels, unconstrained technological development, the ecological consequences of both wealth and poverty, and ideologies considered hostile to environmentalism, such as consumerism, Christianity, and patriarchy".
Conservation of natural resources in literature
Environmental protection in literature
Nature in literature