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Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Cultures of Antiquity - Ecocritical Theory and Practice (Hardback)
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Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Cultures of Antiquity - Ecocritical Theory and Practice (Hardback)

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Hardback 390 Pages / Published: 07/12/2016
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By focusing on ancient culture and its reception, this book fills integrates antiquity into our current ecocritical theory and practice to fill in a gap in our environmental debates. It aims at a re-evaluation of antiquity in the light of present-day environmental concerns and re-frames our contemporary outlook on the more-than-human world in the light of cultures far removed from our own.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498532846
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 239 x 159 x 26 mm


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Too many writers assume that ecocriticism and environmental engagement began with the poems of Wordsworth or the writings of Thoreau. This collection of essays well demonstrates that for as long as humans have been creating texts they have been meditating critically upon their place within a natural world that far exceeds them in scale and duration. Of as much interest to those working in the environmental humanities as classists, Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Cultures of Antiquity demonstrates that the Greek and Latin texts of antiquity have much of importance to say to a critical conversation today. -- Jeffrey J. Cohen, George Washington University
This is the first volume that systematically addresses the contribution of cultures of antiquity to ecological thought. Written by international experts in the field, the essays cover a broad spectrum of areas ranging from environmental histories to close textual readings, from literary poetics to natural philosophy, from ecophobic to ecoerotic discourses, from green genres to the reception of classical sources in modern ecological contexts. This substantive volume impressively demonstrates the continued significance of cultures of antiquity as a deep-time dimension of contemporary ecological thought, testifying to the sustainability of texts across the boundaries of cultures and historical periods. -- Hubert Zapf, University of Augsburg

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