ECOCRITICAL READING OF LITERARY WORKS IN LESSONS OF FOREIGN LITERATURE
ЕКОКРИТИЧНЕ ПРОЧИТАННЯ ХУДОЖНІХ ТВОРІВ НА УРОКАХ ЗАРУБІЖНОЇ ЛІТЕРАТУРИ

H. TABAKOVA, Бердянський державний педагогічний університет
2022 Scientific papers of Berdiansk State Pedagogical University Series Pedagogical sciences  
This paper calls for a rapprochement between ecocriticism and school education, especially foreign literary lessons. The principles of ecocritical interpretation as a new tendency in the Ukrainian literary education are considered. Special attention is paid to the categorization of environmental literature. At first, the author focuses on the phenomenon of ecocriticism which appeared in response to the interest of researchers to the new kind of nature literature and to the ways of literary
more » ... sentation of the ecological themes in school. Foreign literary gives a rich material for teachers to represent ecological problems. Arguing for the necessity of bringing theory into school course of foreign literature the paper suggest that green studies needs to be wildly represented at the lessons. Literature and the arts have been drawn to portrayals of physical environments and human-environment interactions. The modern environmentalist movement as it emerged first in the late nineteenth century and, in its more recent incarnation, in the 1960s, gave rise to a rich array of fictional and nonfictional writings concerned with humans' changing relationship to the natural world. Only since the early 1990s, however, has the long-standing interest of literature studies in these matters generated the initiative most commonly known as «ecocriticism» or «green studies». In such areas as the study of literature, ecocriticism converges with such disciplines in the humanities: environmental anthropology, environmental history, and environmental philosophy. A new wave of ecological researches have been noticed in education sphere. The school course of foreign literature has new line еcological safety and sustainable development», as a transfer «forming in social activity, viability and environmental awareness for saving and defending environment. That's why teachers can use ecocritical tools for analysis literary works at the lessons. It gives more opportunities for studying and understanding ecological problems by students. Key words: ecocriticism, green studies, foreign literature, environmental imagination, literary theory
doi:10.31494/2412-9208-2022-1-1-384-390 fatcat:prv4fa7bmjcovnfngb6ag5ae5u