Introduction to Ecocriticism


 

Greening the Library:  The Fundamentals and Future of Ecocriticism (PDF File)

By Loretta Johnson.  Published in Choice (December 2009). 

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Recent Ecocritical Studies of English Renaissance Literature (PDF File)

From English Literary Renaissance 37.1 (Feb. 2007)

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Nobel Prize: A Shot in the Arm for African Eco-Criticism

From The Nation (Nairobi), 24 Oct. 2004

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Blues in the Green: Ecocriticism under Critique

From Environmental History 9.1 (Jan. 2004)

 
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Publishing, Writing, and Reading the Literature of Place: A Four-Part Series

Part One: From The Exchange (Spring 2003): pp. 2-4 (pdf)
Part Two: From The Exchange (Summer 2003): pp. 1, 3-4 (pdf)
Part Three: From The Exchange (Fall 2003): pp. 1, 4-5 (pdf)
Part Four: From The Exchange (Winter 2004): pp. 6-7 (pdf)
Bibliography: Writing of Place and Nature (html)

 


 

“Ecocriticism”

(PDF File)
By Kate Rigby.  Chapter 7 in Julian Wolfreys (ed.), Introducing Criticism at the Twenty-First Century, Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP (May 2002).  pp 151-78.
Digitised for ASLE with kind permission of the publishers.

 


 

A Report Card on Ecocriticism

From AUMLA 96 (Nov. 2001)

 


 

In the Green Team: James Hopkin Looks at How Eco-critics are Sending Ripples through Literature

From The Guardian, 12 May 2001

 


 

Nature 101: Gazing at crows, pondering Thoreau, counting the needles of pines--it's all part of an academic adventure known as environmental studies

From Sierra, Nov./Dec. 2000

 


 

Forum on Literatures of the Environment

From PMLA 114.5 (Oct. 1999)

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Ecocriticism at the MLA: A Roundtable (pdf)

From ASLE News 11.1 (Spring 1999)

 


 

Ecocriticism: Natural World in the Literary Viewfinder (pdf)

by Serpil Oppermann (1999)

 


 

Birds and Bees 101: Finding Nature in Literature

From The Hartford Courant 16 Dec. 1998

 


 

Wild Things: Forget deconstruction--today's hippest literary critics have gone green

From Utne Reader, Nov.-Dec. 1997 

 


 

Science and Ecocriticism

From The American Book Review, July-August 1997 

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Swampy's Smart Set

From The Times Higher Education Supplement, 4 July 1997

 


 

Only God Can Make a Tree: The Joys and Sorrows of Ecocriticism

From The Boston Book Review, Nov./Dec. 1996

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Scholars Embark on Study of Literature About the Environment

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 August 1996 

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The Greening of the Humanities (excerpt)

From The New York Times Magazine, 29 October 1995

 


 

Narrative Scholarship: Storytelling in Ecocriticism

Nineteen Position Papers from the 1995 Western Literature Association Meeting

 


 

Defining Ecocritical Theory and Practice

Sixteen Position Papers from the 1994 Western Literature Association Meeting