Ecocritical Shakespeare

This collection, engages with these pressing questions surrounding ecocritical Shakespeare, in order to provide a better understanding of where and how ecocritical readings should be situated.

Ecocritical Shakespeare

Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? What is the connection between the literary and the real when it comes to ecological conduct? This collection, engages with these pressing questions surrounding ecocritical Shakespeare, in order to provide a better understanding of where and how ecocritical readings should be situated. The volume combines multiple critical perspectives, juxtaposing historicism and presentism, as well as considering ecofeminism and pedagogy; and addresses such topics as early modern flora and fauna, and the neglected areas of early modern marine ecology and oceanography. Concluding with an assessment of the challenges-and necessities-of teaching Shakespeare ecocritically, Ecocritical Shakespeare not only broadens the implications of ecocriticism in early modern studies, but represents an important contribution to this growing field.

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Ecocritical Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Lynne Bruckner, Dan Brayton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: Routledge

Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? What is the connection between the literary and the real when it comes to ecological conduct? This collection, engages with these pressing questions surrounding ecocritical Shakespeare, in
Ecocritical Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Lynne Bruckner, Dan Brayton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: Routledge

Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? What is the connection between the literary and the real when it comes to ecological conduct? This collection, engages with these pressing questions surrounding ecocritical Shakespeare, in
Shakespeare and Ecocritical Theory
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Gabriel Egan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-22 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Combining the latest scientific and philosophical understanding of humankind's place in the world with interpretative methods derived from other politically inflected literary criticism, ecocriticism is providing new insights into literary works both ancient and modern. With case-study analyses of the tragedies, comedies, histories and late romances, this book is a
Shakespeare's Ocean
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Dan Brayton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-12 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Study of the sea--both in terms of human interaction with it and its literary representation--has been largely ignored by ecocritics. In Shakespeare’s Ocean, Dan Brayton foregrounds the maritime dimension of a writer whose plays and poems have had an enormous impact on literary notions of nature and, in so doing,
This Contentious Storm: An Ecocritical and Performance History of King Lear
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jennifer Mae Hamilton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. From providential apocalypticism to climate change, this ground-breaking ecocritical study traces the performance history of the storm scene in King Lear to explore our shifting, fraught and deeply ideological relationship with stormy