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What is Ecocriticism?

"Eco-criticism is a study of culture and cultural products (art works, writings, scientific theories, etc.) that is in some way connected with the human relationship to the natural world." (ASLE)

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Ecocriticism is an interdisciplinary field.  See the Research Guides to learn about the different disciplinary databases we offer.

For starters:

  • Art Databases - search one or more for art criticism
  • MLA International Bibliography - primary tool for literary criticism and film criticism
  • JSTOR - interdisciplinary full text database (older issues only)
  • Project Muse - interdisciplinary full text database
  • Web of Science - interdisciplinary database, strong in the sciences
  • Google Scholar - find books, scholarly articles and grey literature (set scholar preferences to link to UW Libraries materials)

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