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Shakespeare and Ecocritical Theory (Paperback) (Gabriel Egan)

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Author Gabriel Egan presents students, academics, and general interest readers with a guide to reading Shakespeare from a contemporary ecocritical perspective. The author has organized the main body of his text in four chapters devoted to the rise of ecocriticism, Shakespeare and the meaning of life in the twenty-first century, animals in Shakespearian ecocriticism, crowds and social networks in Shakespeare, and a wide variety of other related subjects. The author is a faculty member of De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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, the Comedies, the History Plays and the late Romances as well as the Sonnets, this book is a wide-ranging introduction to reading Shakespeare in light of contemporary ecocritical theory.

Shakespeare and Ecocritical Theory also features a glossary of key critical terms and guides to further reading and online resources, making this an essential resource for students and scholars of Shakespeare at all levels.
Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Semiotics + Theory
Series Title: Arden Shakespeare and Theory
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Gabriel Egan
Language: English
Street Date: October 22, 2015
TCIN: 23982956
UPC: 9781441199300
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-5200
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