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Children’s environmental literature: from ecocriticism to ecopedagogy

  • Greta Gaard


Beginning with a review of ecocriticism’s scholarly and activist origins and development through the related fields of eco-composition, ecofeminist literary criticism, and environmental justice literary studies, this essay discusses children’s environmental literature from the intersecting standpoints of animal studies, environmental justice, and ecofeminist literary criticism. From that intersectional standpoint, the essay raises three central questions for examining children’s environmental literature, and offers six boundary conditions for an ecopedagogy of children’s environmental literature.


Ecofeminist literary criticism Ecopedagogy Children Ecocriticism Environmental justice 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of WisconsinRiver FallsUSA

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