Recommended Reading

This canon is derived from various reading lists:

Benjamin, Walter.One-Way Street and Other Writings
Berger, John. A Fortunate Man (l967)
Blythe, Ronald. Akenfield (l957)
Breton, André.  Nadja (l928), trans. Richard Howard (New York, l960).
Browne, Thomas.   Hydriotaphia, Urne-Burial or, A Brief Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns Lately Found in Norfolk (1658), and The Gardens of Cyrus, ed. R.H.A Robbins (Oxford, l972).
Buell, Lawrence. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1995
Buell, Lawrence. The Future of Environmental Criticism. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.
Burton, Robert.  The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), extracts.
Certeau, Michel de. The Practice of Everyday Life
Coupe, Laurence. The GreenStudies Reader: from Romanticism to Ecocritcisism
De Quincey, Suspiria De Profundis (l845).
Deakin, Roger. Notes from Walnut Tree Farm, London: Hamish Hamilton, 2008
Deakin, Roger. Wildwood: a Journey through Trees, London: Hamish Hamilton, 2007
Dean, Tacita.  ‘W.G. Sebald’ (essay, 2002).
Dillard, Annie. A Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek (l975); Teaching a Stone to Talk
Finch, Robert, and John Elder, eds. College edition. The Norton Book of Nature Writing. New York: Norton, 2002.
Garrard, Greg. Ecocriticism (The New Critical Idiom). London: Routledge, 2004.
Goldsworthy, Vesna. Chernobyl with Strawberries. Atlantic Books (9 Mar 2006)
Goldsworthy, Vesna. Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination.  C.Hurst and Co Publishers Ltd (April 2013)
Pretty, Jules. This Luminous Coast, Framlingham: Full Circle Editions, 2011
Jamie, Kathleen. Findings: Essays on the Natural and Unnatural World, London: Sort Of Books, 2005
Jamie, Kathleen. Sightlines, London: Sort Of Books, 2012
Lawrence, D.H.  [Autobiographical Fragment], in Phoenix II (London: Heinemann, 1968).
Mabey, Richard. Beechcombings: The Narrative of Trees, London: Chatto & Windus, 2007
Mabey, Richard. Nature Cure, London: Vintage, 2005
MacFarlane, Robert. Mountains of the Mind (2003); The Wild Places (2008)
MacFarlane, Robert. The Old Ways, London: Hamish Hamilton, 2012
MacFarlane, Robert. The Wild Places, London: Granta, 2007
Cocker, Mark. Crow Country, London: Jonathan Cape, 2007.
Naipaul, V.S. The Enigma of Arrival (l987)
Oswald, Alice. Dart (2002)
Rosendale, Steven, ed. The Greening of Literary Scholarship: Literature, Theory, and the Environment. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2002.
Satterfield, Terre, and Scott Slovic, eds. What’s Nature Worth? Narrative Expressions of Environmental Values. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2004.
Sebald, W.G.  The Rings of Saturn (1995) trans. Michael Hulse
Sinclair, Iain. Lights Out for the Territory (l997); London Orbital: A Walk around the M25 (2002)
Sinclair, Iain. The  Edge of the Orison (2005)
Solnit, Rebecca.  Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Landscape Wars of the American West (l994)
Solnit, Rebecca. Wanderlust (2001); A Field Guide to Getting Lost  (2006)
Warner, Marina, ‘Desire Paths’ in Peter Randall-Page, Granite Song.
Warner, Marina, ‘The Rowan Tree Ark: Alastair Noble’s Mapping Arcadia: Isle Martin and the Topography of Place’.
West, Rebecca. ‘Mr Setty and Mr Hume from A Train of Powder’ (l955), in Rebecca West: A Celebration, ed. Samuel Hynes (l977)
Worpole, Ken. Here Comes the Sun (2000); 350 Miles (2005)
Wright, Patrick. A Journey through Ruins (l991)

Online Resources:

The John Burroughs Association.

The Walden Woods Project.

ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.

MLA International Bibliography

Goldsworthy, Vesna. Chernobyl with Strawberries. Atlantic Books (9 Mar 2006)

Goldsworthy, Vesna. Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination. C Hurst and Co Publishers Ltd (April 2013)

Warner, Marina ‘What are Memory Maps?’


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