Introduction: green reading

Gillian Rudd

in Greenery

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780719072482
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701713 | DOI:
Introduction: green reading

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This chapter introduces present green literary criticism that is used on late medieval texts and ecocritical literary study. It first tries to define the term ecocriticism and then addresses the issue of anthropocentrism. This chapter also tries to show an analogy between ecosystems and literary analysis, and takes a look at several texts that have been subjected to green criticism.

Keywords: green literary criticism; late medieval texts; ecocritical literary study; ecocriticism; anthropocentrism; ecosystems; literary analysis; green criticism

Chapter.  7956 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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