Ecocriticism as a Reappraisal of Romanticism

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Sandip Kumar Mishra


Ecocriticism is a contemporary theory of analysing art or literature. The green criticism studies literature from nature’s perspective. When environment is hot cake topic of the time, ecocriticism gains rapid popularity. The present study explores how study of nature evolves down the ages from Romanticism to Ecocriticism and how ecocriticism turns to be a modified version of Romanticism. There is a wide gap of almost two centuries between the movements. Yet there are some similarities that validate the claim that Ecocriticism is the reappraisal of romanticism in as broader sense. The rudiments of ecocriticism are found in the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Southey, Clare and many other poets of the romantic age. The paper is an attempt to explore the ecocritical praxis of the Romantic Literature in general.


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Sandip Kumar Mishra. “Ecocriticism As a Reappraisal of Romanticism”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 313-7,
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