Ecocriticism and Shakespeare (Literatures Cultures and the Environment) (Paperback) by Estok Simon C.
This book offers the term 'ecophobia' as a way of understanding and organizing representations of contempt for the natural world. Estok argues that this vocabulary is both necessary to the developing area of ecocritical studies and for understandings of the representations of 'Nature' in Shakespeare. Engaging close readings with theoretical sophistication this book is a path-breaking contribution to both Shakespearean scholarship and the burgeoning field of ecocriticism. Refreshingly Estok takes readers back to the radical possibilities ecocriticism began with to give new insight into a dramatist who had a lot to say about the natural world.