Sources & Further Reading in Ecocriticism


Benjamin, Walter. “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” 1940. In Illuminations, edited by Hannah Arendt and translated by Harry Zohn, 253–64. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1955.

Döblin, Alfred. Berge, Meere und Giganten. 1924. Olten: Walter Verlag, 1977.

Fassbinder, Rainer Werner. Der Müll, die Stadt und der Tod, Nur eine Scheibe Brot. Frankfurt: Verlag der Autoren, 1998.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Goethe. The Collected Works: Scientific Studies. Edited and translated by Douglas Miller. New York: Suhrkamp, 1988.

———. Faust II. 1833. Translated by A. S. Kline. Online at Poetry in Translation, 2003.

Haller, Albrecht von. “The Alps.” 1732. In Poems of Various Kinds, translated by Edward Hamley, 23–27. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1795. Online at Spenser and the Tradition.

Haushofer, Marlen. The Wall. 1963. Translated by Shaun Whiteside. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 1990.

Hoffmann, E. T. A. “The Mines of Falun.” 1819. The Best Tales of Hoffmann. Edited by E. F. Bleiler. New York: Dover Publications, 1967.

Humboldt, Alexander von. Die Forschungsreise in den Tropen Amerikas. Part 1 of vol. 2 in Werke: Alexander von Humboldt, edited by Hanno Beck. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2008.

Jelinek, Elfriede. “Der Wald.” In manuskripte 89/90 (1985): 43–44.

Keller, Gottfried. Martin Salander. 1886. Translated by Kenneth Halwas. London: John Calder, 1963.

Müller, Heiner. Despoiled Shore, Medea Material, Landscape with Argonauts. In Hamletmachine and Other Texts for the Stage. Edited and translated by Carl Weber. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1984.

Petrarch. “The Ascent of Mount Ventoux.” 1336. In Petrarch: The First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters, edited and translated by James Harvey Robinson. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1898, 307–20. 

Raabe, Wilhelm. Pfisters Mühle. Ein Sommerferienheft.” 1884. In Wilhelm Raabe. Sämtliche Werke, edited by Karl Hoppe, 5–178. Vol. 16 of Wilhelm Raabe. Sämtliche Werke. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 1970.

Sebald, W. G. The Rings of Saturn. Translated by Michael Hulse. London: The Havill Press, 1998.

Stifter, Adalbert. “Granit.” 1849. In Bunte Steine. Munich: Goldmann 1971. Online at Projekt Gutenberg.

———. Indian Summer. Translated by Wendell Frye. New York: Peter Lang, 1985.

Tieck, Ludwig. “The Runenberg.” 1804. Translated by Thomas Carlyle. Online at Wikisource.

Trojanow, Ilija. The Lamentations of Zeno. [EisTau, 2011]. Translated by Philip Boehm. London: Verso, 2016.

Wolf, Christa. Accident: A Day’s News. Translated by Heike Schwarzbauer and Rick Takvorian. New York: Farrar-Straus-Giroux, 1989.

Further Reading in Ecocriticism

Branch, Michael P., and Scott Slovic, eds.The ISLE Reader: Ecocriticism 1993–2003. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003.

Buell, Lawrence. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

———. The Future of Environmental Criticism. Malden: Blackwell, 2005.

———. Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the US and Beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Choné, Aurélie, Isabelle Hajek, and Philippe Hamman, eds. Rethinking Nature: Challenging Disciplinary Boundaries. London: Routledge, 2017. 

Clark, Timothy. Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.

DeLoughrey, Elizabeth and George B. Handley, eds. Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Evernden, Neil. The Social Creation of Nature. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Garrard, Greg. Ecocriticism. London and New York: Routledge, 2004.

Glotfelty, Cheryll and Harold Fromm, eds. The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.

Goodbody, Axel. The Culture of German Environmentalism: Anxieties, Visions, Realities. Rochester: Berghahn, 2002.

———. Nature, Technology and Cultural Change in Twentieth-Century German Literature: The Challenge of Ecocriticism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Goodbody, Axel, and Kate Rigby, eds. Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011.

Heise, Ursula K. Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Heringman, Noah. Romantic Rocks: Aesthetics, Geology. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Huggan, Graham and Helen Tiffin, eds. Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment. London and New York: Routledge, 2010.

Hutchings, Kevin. Romantic Ecologies and Colonial Cultures in the British Atlantic World, 1770–1850. Montreal: McGill University Press, 2009.

Ireton, Sean and Caroline Schaumann, eds. Heights of Reflection: Mountains in the German Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012.

Kerridge, Richard and Niel Sammels, eds. Writing the Environment. Ecocriticism and Literature. London and New York: Zed, 1998.

Kroeber, Karl. Ecological Literary Criticism: Romantic Imagining and the Biology of Mind. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Love, Glen. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2003.

Meeker, Joseph W. The Comedy of Survival: Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1997.

Morton, Timothy. Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.

———. The Ecological Thought. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010.

Murphy, Patrick D. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies: Fences, Boundaries, and Fields. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2009.

Rigby, Kate. Dancing with Disaster: Environmental Humanities, Narratives, and Ethics for Perilous Times. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

———. Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2004.

Rosedale, Steven, ed. The Greening of Literary Scholarship: Literature, Theory, and the Environment. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002.

Schaumann, Caroline, and Heather Sullivan. German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene. New York: Palgrave, 2017.

Tallmadge, John and Henry Harrington, eds. Reading under the Sign of Nature: New Essays in Ecocriticism. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2000.

Wilke, Sabine. Narrating and Depicting Nature: The Modern German Environmental Imagination. Amsterdam: Brill-Rodopi, 2015.

Wilke, Sabine, and Japhet Johnstone. Readings in the Anthropocene: The Environmental Humanities, German Studies, and Beyond. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.