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The Green Studies Reader

From Romanticism to Ecocriticism, 1st Edition

Edited by Laurence Coupe


336 pages

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Green Studies is a booming area for study and 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.

Included are extracts from today's leading ecocritics and figures from the past who pioneered a green approach to literature and culture. This Reader sets the agenda for Green Studies and encourages a reassessment of development of criticism and offers readers a radical view of its future.


'Laurence Coupe's Green Studies Reader provides an excellent overview of achievements to date in this emerging field . . . Coupe's anthology is a wide-ranging introduction to a thriving branch of literary study. The extracts are brief and well-chosen, and the wealth of introductory material is always informative. It should make a very good textbook, but it is also a stimulating collection for anyone interested in the fruitful intersection between environmentalism and literature.' - Annotated Bibliography for English Studies

About the Author/Editor

Laurence Coupe is Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he teaches a course in ecological literary theory. He is the author of the 'Ecocriticism' and 'Myth' sections of the Annotated Bibliography for English Studies, and the author of Myth (Routledge, 1997).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory