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GreeneryEcocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature$
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Gillian Rudd

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719072482

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.001.0001

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Introduction: green reading

Introduction: green reading

(p.1) Introduction: green reading

Gillian Rudd

Manchester University Press

This chapter introduces present green literary criticism that is used on late medieval texts and ecocritical literary study. It first tries to define the term ecocriticism and then addresses the issue of anthropocentrism. This chapter also tries to show an analogy between ecosystems and literary analysis, and takes a look at several texts that have been subjected to green criticism.

Keywords:   green literary criticism, late medieval texts, ecocritical literary study, ecocriticism, anthropocentrism, ecosystems, literary analysis, green criticism

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