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Module Reading List

Environment, Crisis and Creativity: Contemporary Nature Writing, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr David Higgins
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The list below is meant to be indicative rather than exhaustive, and focuses on general studies relevant to the module. You will need to use a range of methods to find critical work on the individual authors/issues featured. A standard search engine will only get you so far. For academic journal articles, you can use the databases to which the University Library subscribes. We will give more guidance on this over the course of the module.

Texts for Purchase

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, The Grassling (Penguin, 2019)

Charles Foster, Being a beast ISBN: 9781782831990 (e-book) (Profile, 2016)  

Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk ISBN: 9780224097000 (hbk.) : ℗Đ16.99; 9781448130726 (ePub ebook) : ℗Đ17.72 (Vintage, 2015)    

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General environmental studies

Abrams, David, Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology ISBN: 9780375713699 (Vintage, 2011)

Begon, M., Harper, J.L. & Townsend, C.R., Ecology : from individuals to ecosystems ISBN: 1405111178 (hard cover : alk. paper) (London: Blackwell, 2006)

Carson, Rachel, Silent spring. (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1963)

Gaston, Kevin J. and John I. Spicer, Biodiversity: An Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004)

Guha, Ramachandra, Environmentalism : a global history ISBN: 0321011694 (pbk.) (New York: Longman, 2000)

Huggett, Richard John, Fundamentals of Biogeography (London: Routledge, 2004)

Kolbert, Elizabeth, The sixth extinction : an unnatural history ISBN: 9781408851210 (hbk.) : £20.00 (Bloomsbury, 2015)

Lorimer, Jamie, Wildlife in the Anthropocene : conservation after nature ISBN: 9780816681082 (pb : alk. paper); 9780816681075 (hc : alk. paper); 0816681074 (hc : alk. paper); 0816681082 (pb : alk. paper) (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)

Lymbery, Philip, Dead zone : where the wild things were ISBN: 9781408868263 (pbk.) : £12.99 (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)

Maslin, Mark, Climate change : a very short introduction ISBN: 9780198719045; 0198719043 (Oxford: OUP, 2014)

Monbiot, George, Feral (London: Penguin, 2015)

O’Riordan, T., ed., Environmental Science for Environmental Management (London: Longman, 2000)

Rackham, Oliver, The history of the countryside ISBN: 0460044494 (London: Dent, 1986)

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General ecocriticism and environmental humanities

Bate, Jonathan, (Song of the earth) (London: Picador, 2000)

Buell, Lawrence, The future of environmental criticism : environmental crisis and literary imagination ISBN: 140512475x; 1405124768 (pbk) : £14.99 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005)

Clark, Timothy, The Cambridge introduction to literature and the environment ISBN: 9780521720908; 9780521896351; 0521896355; 0521720907 (paperback) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)

Gaard, Greta, Critical ecofeminism ISBN: 9781498533584 (hbk.) : £70.00; 9781498533591 (ePub ebook) : No price (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)

Garrard, Greg, Ecocriticism ISBN: 9780415196925 (pbk.); 0415196922 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415196918 (hbk.); 0415196914 (hbk. : alk. paper) (London: Routledge, 2004)

Garrard, Greg, ed., The Oxford handbook of ecocriticism ISBN: 9780199742929 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014)

Gifford, Terry, Pastoral ISBN: 0415147336 (pbk); 0415147328 (hbk) (London: Routledge, 1999)

Haraway, Donna, When species meet ISBN: 9780816650460 (pbk.) : £15.50; 9780816650453 (hbk.) : £46.50; 0816650454 (hbk.) : £46.50; 0816650462 (pbk.) : £15.50 (Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2008)

Heise, Ursula K., Sense of place and sense of planet [electronic resource] : the environmental imagination of the global ISBN: 9780199869022 (ebook) : No price (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008)

Hiltner, Ken, Ecocriticism : the essential reader ISBN: 9780415508605 (paperback); 9780415508599 (hardback) (New York: Routledge, 2015)

Huggan, Graham & Helen Tiffin, Postcolonial ecocriticism : literature, animals, environment (New York: Routledge, 2010)

Hulme, Mike, Weathered : cultures of climate ISBN: 9781473959033 (e-book) (London: Sage, 2017)

Merchant, Carolyn, The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution (London: Wildwood House, 1981)

Morton, Timothy, The ecological thought ISBN: 9780674049208 (alk. paper); 0674049209 (alk. paper); 9780674064225 (pbk.) : £14.95; 0674064224 (pbk.) : £14.95; 9780674056732 (ebook) : No price; 0674056736 (ebook) : No price (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010)

———, Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics ISBN: 9780674034853; 9780674024342 (alk. paper); 0674024346 (alk. paper) (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007)

Plumwood, Val, Feminism and the mastery of nature ISBN: 041506810X (pbk) : No price; 0415068096 (cased) : No price; 9781134916689 (ebk.) (London: Routledge, 1993)

Ryan, Derek, Animal theory : a critical introduction ISBN: 9780748682195 (hardback); 0748682198 (hardback); 9780748682201 (paperback); 0748682201 (paperback); 9780748682218 (webready PDF); 074868221X (webready PDF); 9780748682225 (epub); 0748682228 (epub) (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

Smith, Jos, The new nature writing : rethinking the literature of place ISBN: 9781474275033 (e-book) (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)

Soper, Kate, What is nature? : culture, politics and the non-human ISBN: 0631188916 (pbk); 0631188894 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995)

Stenning, Anna and Terry Gifford, eds, Twentieth-century nature writing in Britain and Ireland, special issue of Green letters : studies in ecocriticism. ISSN: 1468-8417; 2168-1414 17.1 (2013).

Westling, Louise, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

This list was last updated on 18/01/2022