“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century

Routledge are about to publish this gem of a collection, featuring a whole slew of fresh takes on ecology and the humanities. Lawrence Buell wrote the introduction and Elaine Scarry closes it out. My “mesh” is in it. I think it comes out in April or May so watch this space. There are fifteen essays, including one on posthumanism, one on nuclear issues, and one on Chinese urban design.

1 comment:

Annabel said...

Darn, I need this compilation now! Just got my comps questions and one of them is on ecocrit :)