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Teaching Environments

Ecocritical Encounters

Edited By Roman Bartosch and Sieglinde Grimm

The essays in this collection seek to bring together current developments in ecocriticism and the pedagogical practice of teaching English at all levels, from primary schools to Higher Education. They cover theoretical and practical discussions of the nexus between the sciences and the humanities and maintain that the notion of the two cultures be refused for good, they argue for the inclusion of particular texts or theoretical perspectives, and they suggest ways to teaching environments on different levels of language competence and in the context of historical and transdisciplinary encounters with ecology, nature, and animals. Despite this variety, they share some common threads and engage with questions that are highly relevant for teaching in general and have acquired even more relevance in our rapidly changing and posthumanist teaching environments: How do we raise consciousness without preaching? What kind of critical attitude is required for the empowerment of our pupils and students? How do we actually imagine encounters between the sciences and the (post)humanities, and which texts, what kind of texts, and which approaches will prove most fruitful?

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Teaching Environments Roman Bartosch / Sieglinde Grimm (eds.) Teaching Environments Ecocritical Encounters Foreword by Greg Garrard Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de. Gefördert durch die Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Umschlagabbildung © Catrin Werntgen Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Teaching environments : ecocritical encounters / Roman Bartosch, Sieglinde Grimm (eds.) ; foreword by Greg Garrard. pages cm. ISBN 978-3-631-63850-7 -- ISBN 978-3-653-04008-1 (e-book) 1. Environ- mental education. 2. Ecocriticism. 3. Ecology in literature--Study and teach- ing. 4. English language--Study and teaching--German speakers. I. Bartosch, Roman. II. Grimm, Sieglinde. GE70.T39 2014 363.70071--dc23 2013043613 ISBN 978-3-631-63850-7 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-04008-1 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04008-1 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2014 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main · Bern · Bruxelles · New York · Oxford · Warszawa · Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems www.peterlang.com

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