Ecocriticism & Cultural Ecology



The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology

Cheryll Glotfelty, Harold Fromm

The Ecocriticism Reader is an illuminating entree into a field of study fully engaged with our most pressing contemporary problem--the global environmental crisis.


Greg Garrard

Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies

The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

Greg Garrard

The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism explores a range of critical perspectives used to analyze literature, film, and the visual arts in relation to the natural environment.

Handbook of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology

Hubert Zapf

In state-of-the-art contributions by leading international scholars in the field, this handbook maps some of the most important developments in contemporary ecocritical thought.

Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts

Hubert Zapf

Drawing on the latest debates in ecocritical theory and sustainability studies, Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts outlines a new approach to the reading of literary texts.

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies: Transatlantic Conversations on Ecocriticism

Edited by Catrin Gersdorf & Sylvia Mayer

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies is a collection of essays written by European and North American scholars who argue that nature and culture can no longer be thought of in oppositional, mutually exclusive terms.

Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment

Helen Tiffin, Graham Huggan

In Postcolonial Ecocriticism, Graham Huggan and Helen Tiffin examine relationships between humans, animals and the environment in postcolonial texts. The book considers the postcolonial first from an environmental and then a zoocritical perspective.

Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey, George B. Handley

Bringing ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial literature, this volume offers rich and suggestive ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing from texts from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Pacific Islands and South Asia. 

The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination

Lawrence Buell

Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement.

The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture

Lawrence Buell

With the environmental crisis comes a crisis of the imagination, a need to find new ways to understand nature and humanity’s relation to it. This is the challenge Lawrence Buell takes up in The Environmental Imagination, the most ambitious study to date of how literature represents the natural environment.

The Green Studies Reader: From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

Laurence Coupe

The Green Studies Reader is a fantastically comprehensive selection of critical texts which address the connection between ecology, culture and literature. It offers a complete guide to the growing area of ecocriticism and a wealth of material on green issues from the romantic period to the present.

Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches

Axel Goodbody

Passing glories and romantic retrievals: avant-garde nostalgia and hedonist renewal

Material Ecocriticism

Edited by Serenella Iovino, Serpil Oppermann

Bringing ecocriticism closer to the material turn, the contributions to this landmark volume focus on material forces and substances, the agency of things, processes, narratives and stories, and making meaning out of the world.


Why We Disagree about Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity

Mike Hulme

International climate change scientist and public commentator Mike Hulme provides an insider's account of the emergence of the climate change phenomenon and the diverse ways in which it is understood. He uses different standpoints from science, economics, faith, psychology, communication, sociology, politics and development to explain why we disagree about climate change.