Ecocriticism and Geocriticism Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies by Robert T., Jr. Tally

Ecocriticism and Geocriticism Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies

Written by Robert T., Jr. Tally
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Ecocriticism and Geocriticism Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies by Robert T., Jr. Tally

Although treated as two distinct schools of thought, ecocriticism and geocriticism have both placed emphasis on the lived environment, whether through social or natural spaces. For the first time, this interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses the complementary and contested aspects of these approaches to literature, culture, and society.


This is a timely volume that engages with a significant and growing area of literary and cultural studies. For some time there have been two largely distinct schools - place studies and spatial theory - that explore related but rarely linked ideas. This collection is designed to help bring these two approaches together. And it does so admirably. It is a significant contribution and will help to reconcile the differing strands of place and spatial theory. I learned a lot from it and I am sure other readers will as well. - Tom Lynch, Professor of English, University of Nebraska, USA

About the Author

Robert T. Tally Jr. is Associate Professor of English at Texas State University, USA. He is the author of Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism; Poe and the Subversion of American Literature; Spatiality (The New Critical Idiom); Utopia in the Age of Globalization; and, as editor, Geocritical Explorations, Literary Cartographies, and The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said. Christine M. Battista is the Chair of Media and Communication Studies and Assistant Professor of English at Johnson and Wales University, USA, where she teaches critical media studies, literary theory, American literature, and postcolonial literature.

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226 pages


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Publication date

6th January 2016



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