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Teaching Environmental Writing: Ecocritical Pedagogy and Poetics

Teaching Environmental Writing: Ecocritical Pedagogy and Poetics

Galleymore, Isabel, author

Environmental writing is an increasingly popular literary genre, and a multifaceted genre at that. Recently dominated by works of `new nature writing', environmental writing includes works of poetry and fiction about the world around us. In the last two decades, universities have begun to offer environmental writing modules and courses with the intention of teaching students skills in the field of writing inspired by the natural world. This book asks how students are being guided into writing about environments. Informed by independently conducted interviews with educators, and a review of existing pedagogical guides, it explores recurring instructions given to students for writing about the environment and compares these pedagogical approaches to the current theory and practice of ecocriticism by scholars such as Ursula Heise and Timothy Morton. Proposing a set of original pedagogical exercises influenced by ecocriticism, the book draws on a number of self-reflexive, environmentally-conscious poets, including Juliana Spahr, Jorie Graham and Les Murray, as creative and stimulating models for teachers and students

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Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
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Statement of responsibility: Isabel Galleymore
ISBN: 1350068438, 9781350068438
Physical Description: 216 p.
Series: Environmental Cultures
Subject: Literary theory; Languages; Language learning: writing skills; Environmentalist thought & ideology; Creative writing & creative writing guides; Literary studies: poetry & poets
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781350068414