Ecocritical Approaches to Renaissance Literature   
	Ken Hiltner, Harvard University, MA

This essay both presents educators with an overview of ecocritical approaches 
to Renaissance literature, as well as suggests ways they may be brought into 
the classroom.  In particular, it provides a strategy for introducing students 
to the somewhat startling revelation that many of today’s most topical 
environmental issues, such as deforestation, unchecked mining, development of 
wetlands, and the willful elimination of endangered species, were also pressing 
concerns for Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton.  

Academic Exchange Quarterly Summer 2003 Volume 7, Issue 4
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