- The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism
- List of Contributors
- Being Green in Late Medieval English Literature
- Shadows of the Renaissance
- Romanticism and Ecocriticism
- Cholera, Kipling, and Tropical India
- Ecocriticism and Modernism
- W. E. B. Du Bois at the Grand Canyon: Nature, History, and Race in Darkwater
- Pataphysics and Postmodern Ecocriticism: A Prospectus
- Ecocriticism and the Politics of Representation
- Cosmovisions: Environmental Justice, Transnational American Studies, and Indigenous Literature
- Feminist Science Studies and Ecocriticism: Aesthetics and Entanglement in the Deep Sea
- Mediating Climate Change: Ecocriticism, Science Studies, and The Hungry Tide
- Ecocriticism, Posthumanism, and the Biological Idea of Culture
- Ferality Tales
- Biosemiotic Criticism
- Deconstruction and/as Ecology
- Queer Life? Ecocriticism After the Fire
- Extinctions: Chronicles of Vanishing Fauna in the Colonial and Postcolonial Caribbean
- Ecocritical Approaches to Literary Form and Genre: Urgency, Depth, Provisionality, Temporality
- Are You Serious? A Modest Proposal for Environmental Humor
- Is American Nature Writing Dead?
- Environmental Writing for Children: A Selected Reconnaissance of Heritages, Emphases, Horizons
- The Contemporary English Novel and its Challenges to Ecocriticism
- “A Music Numerous as Space”: Cognitive Environment and the House that Lyric Builds
- Rethinking Eco-Film Studies
- Green Banjo: The Ecoformalism of Old-Time Music
- Media Moralia: Reflections on Damaged Environments and Digital Life
- Talking About Climate Change: The Ecological Crisis and Narrative Form
- Ecocriticism in Japan
- Engaging with Prakriti: A Survey of Ecocritical Praxis in India
- Chinese Ecocriticism in the Last Ten Years
- German Ecocriticism: An Overview
- Barrier Beach
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This article discusses the relevance of phenomenology to ecocriticism. It considers the influence of phenomenology on ecocritical work and elaborates the claims and importance of phenomenology based on David E. Cooper’s “The idea of environment.” It identifies the aspects of phenomenology of most relevance to environmental thinking and describes the specific applications of phenomenology in ecocritical practice. This article also considers the concept of ecophenomenology, which would continue the older task of resisting the tyranny of the scientific as the solely accepted model of the real and address the limits of inherited phenomenology.
Timothy Clark is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Durham Business School, Durham University. In the last decade he has conducted a series of research projects into consultancy work and speaker–audience interaction during management guru lectures. The publications emanating from these projects include Management Speak (with David Greatbatch, Routledge 2005), and, most recently, Management Consultancy: Knowledge and Boundaries in Action (with Andrew Sturdy, Robin Fincham, and Karen Handley, Oxford University Press 2008). He is currently working on a multidisciplinary project examining the emergence and nature of ‘Tipping Points’. Timothy Clark is Professor of English at the University of Durham and a specialist in the fields of modern literary theory and continental philosophy, Romanticism and ecocriticism. He has published many articles in literary and philosophical journals and published seven monographs, including The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment (2011).
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