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Non-exhaustive Critical Bibliography on Eco-criticism & Race

Adamson, Toni and Scott Slovic. “Guest Editors’ Introduction, The Swallows We Stand On: An Introduction to Ethnicity and Ecocriticism”, MELUS, 2009, 34, 2, 5-24.

Aravamudan, Srinivas. Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804. Durham and London, 1999.

Baldacci Cristina and Shaul Bassi, Lucio De Capitani, Pietro Daniel Omodeo (eds.). Venice and the Anthropocene: An Ecocritical Guide. Venice: Wetlands, 2022.  

Besson, Françoise (ed.). Travel Writing and Environmental Awareness. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming.

Bodin, Jean. Method for the Easy Comprehension of History [1566]. Trans. Beatrice Reynolds, New-York: Norton, 1969. 

Borlik, Todd A. Ecocriticism and Early Modern Literature: Green Pastures. London and New-York:  Routledge, 2011. 

Bruckner, Lynne and Dan Brayton eds. Ecocritical Shakespeare. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.

Campana, Joseph and Scott Maisano (eds). Renaissance Posthumanism. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016.

Cooke, Stuart and Peter Denney (eds.). Transcultural Ecocriticism: Global, Romantic and Decolonial Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury, 2021.  

Crane, Kylie. “Ecocriticism and Travel”, in Nandini Das and Tim Youngs (eds.), The Cambridge History of Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, 535-549.

Das, Nandini. Keywords of Identity, Race and Human Mobility in Early Modern England. Amsterdam:  Amsterdam University Press, 2021.

-----------------. Lives in Transit in Early Modern England: Identity and Belonging. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

Dawson, Mark. Bodies Complexioned: Human Variation and Racism in Early Modern English Culture c. 1600-1750. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019.  

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

Egan, Gabriel. Shakespeare and Ecocritical Theory. London and New York: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015.

Feldman, Mark B and Hsuan L. Hsu. “Introduction: Race, Environment and Representation”, Discourse, 29, 2/3, Special Issue on Race, Environment and Representation, 2007, 199-214.

Floyd Wilson, Mary. “Climatic Culture: The Transmissions and Transmutations of Ethnographic Knowledge”, in Ethnicity and Race in Early Modern Drama. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 23-88.  

Garrard, Greg (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.  

Goul, Pauline and Phillip John Usher. Early Modern Ecologies: Beyond English Ecocriticism. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020.  

Gruber, Elizabeth. The Eco-Self in Early Modern English Literature. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2023.

Haraway, Donna. “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chtulucene: Makin Kin”, Environmental Humanities, Vol. 6, 2015, 159-165.

Hawthorne, Camilla. “Black matters are spatial matters: Black geographies for the twenty‐first century”, Geography Compass, 13, 11, 2019, e12468,, accessed 12 June 2023.

Hendricks, Margo. “Coloring the Past, Considerations on our Future: RaceB4Race”, New Literary History, Vol. 52, N°3/4, 2021, 365-389.

Iyengar, Sujata. Shades of Difference: Mythologies of Skin Color. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. 

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

Lethabo King, Tiffany. The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2019.

Lewis, Simon L. and Mark A. Maslin. “Defining the Anthropocene”, in Nature, 519, 2015, 171-180.

Little Jr, Arthur. White People in Shakespeare: Essays on Race, Culture and the Elite. London: Bloomsbury, 2023.

Loomba, Ania and Jonathan Burton (eds.).  Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion. New-York: Palgrave, 2007.

Marez, Curtis. “Racial Ecologies: A View from Ethnic Studies”, in Leilani Nishime and Kim D. Hester Williams (eds.), Racial Ecologies. Washington: University of Washington Press, 2018, ix-xiv.

McKittrick, Katherine. “Introduction: Geographic Stories”, in Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006, ix-xxxi.

Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de la Brède et de. L’Esprit des lois [1748], tomes 1 et 2. Paris: Flammarion, 1993. 

Myers, Jeffrey. Converging Stories: Race, Ecology and Environmental Justice in American Literature. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005. 

Ndiaye, Noémie. Scripts of Blackness: Early Modern Performance Culture and the Making of Race. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022.

Peraldo, Emmanuelle. “Ecocriticism”, in Aurélie Choné, Isabelle Hajek, Philippe Hamman (eds.), Rethinking Nature, Challenging Disciplinary Boundaries. New-York: Routledge, 2017, 75-82.

Sarkar, Debapriya. “Ecocriticism and the Geographies of Race” in The Sundial, March 2021, URL:, accessed 12 June 2023.

Steffen, W., P.J. and J.R. McNeill. “The Anthropocene: are humans now overwhelming the great forces of nature”, Ambio, 36, 2007, 614-621.

Thompson, Ayanna (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Wheeler, Roxann. “The Empire of Climate: Categories of Race in Eighteenth-Century Britain”, in The Complexion of Race: Categories of Difference in Eighteenth-Century British Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000, 1-48.

Yusoff, Kathryn. “Geology, Race and Matter”, in A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018, 1-22.

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