Borlik, Todd Andrew.

Ecocriticism and early modern English literature : green pastures / Green pastures Todd A. Borlik. - New York : Routledge, 2011. - xii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture ; 16 .

Originally presented as author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Washington, 2008, under title: Green pastures : ecocriticism and early modern English literature.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Reincarnating Pythagoras: anima mundi and Renaissance gaia theory -- Mute timber: environmental stichomythia in The old Arcadia and Poly-Olbion -- The reformation and the disenchantment of nature -- "Hast any philosophy in thee, shepherd?": environmental ethics and the good life in Renaissance pastoral -- Rethinking dominion: pastoral and the republic of nature -- Conclusion: ecocriticism as a version of the pastoral.

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English literature--History and criticism.--Early modern, 1500-1700
Pastoral literature, English--History and criticism.
Ecology in literature.
Nature in literature.
Philosophy of nature in literature.
Philosophy of nature--History--England--16th century.
Philosophy of nature--History--England--17th century.
Environmentalism--History--England--16th century.
Environmentalism--History--England--17th century.

PR438.E39 / B67 2011

820.936 / B735

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