Simon C. Estok

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English 2005: History of English Literature 1
English 5211: Ecocritical Theory: Topics and Theories
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1) "A Leap Beyond Leopold: Agamben, Ecocriticism, and Global Realignments." Foreign Literature Studies 37.2 (June 2015): 37-48.

2] "Tracking Ecophobia: The Utility of Empirical and System Studies for Ecocriticism." Comparative Literature 67.2 (2015): 29-36.

3] “Bull and Barbarity, Feeding the World.” Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology 12.1 (2015): 221-32. 

4] "Introduction to Western Canons in a Changing East Asia." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.6 (2014):

5] "Introduction to New Work in Ecocriticism." (with Murali Sivaramakrishnan) CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture16.4 (2014): <>

6] "The Urgency of Ecocriticism and European Publishing." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.4 (2014):

7] "Postcolonial Ecocriticism Afterword: Reckoning with Irreversibilities in Biotic and Political Ecologies." Ariel: A Review of International Literature (Special Issue: Post-Colonial Ecocriticism) 43.4 (Fall 2013): 219-32.

8] "Re-defining South Korean Scholarship and Education within the Context of Globalization." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 15.2 (June 2013): <>

9] "Ecocriticism in an Age of Terror." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 15.1 (2013): < 10.7771/1481-4374.2182>

10] "Global problems, local theory: moving beyond particularity and eco-exceptionalism to action in ecocriticism." Foreign Literature Studies 35.1 (February 2013): 1-12.

11] "Cannibalism, Ecocriticism, and Portraying the Journey." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 14.5 (2012): <>

12] "An Introduction to Ecocritical Approaches to Food and Literature in East Asia: The Special Cluster." ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 19. 4 (December 2012): 681-690.

13] "Narrativizing science: the ecocritical imagination and ecophobia." Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology. 18 (Winter 2010): 141-59.

14] "An ecocritical reading, slightly queer, of As For Me and My House." Journal of Canadian Studies 4.3 (Fall 2010): 75-95

15] "Diethylstilbestrol, Ecocriticism, Nation: Ruth Ozeki Goes Where No One Has Gone Before."  Foreign Literature Studies 32.1 (February 2010): 34-43.

16] "From Meat to Potatoes: An Interview with Ruth Ozeki." Foreign Literature Studies 31.6 (December 2009): 1-14.

17] "Theorizing in a Space of Ambivalent Openness: Ecocriticism and Ecophobia." ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 16. 2 (Spring 2009): 203-25.

18] "The Ecocritical Unconscious: Early Modern Sleep as 'Go-between'." Foreign Literature Studies 30.5 (October 2008): 20-9.

19] "Theory from the Fringes: Animals, Ecocriticism, Shakespeare." Mosaic: A journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature 40.1 (March 2007): 61-78.

20] "An Introduction to Shakespeare and Ecocriticism: the Special Cluster." ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 12. 2 (Summer 2005): 109-17.

22] "Shakespeare and ecocriticism: an analysis of 'home' and 'power' in King Lear." AUMLA: The Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association. Vol. 103 (May 2005): 15-41.

23] "A Report Card on Ecocriticism." AUMLA: The Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association 96 (Nov 2001): 220-38.

24] Forum on Literatures of the Environment: "Letter," PMLA 114.5 (Oct. 1999): 1095-1096.

Book Articles

"New Directions in Ecocriticism."  Proceedings of International Conference on 
     Literature and Environment, Wuhan 2008.  (eds. Nie Zhenzhao and Chen 
     Hong).  Wuhan, China: Huashong Normal University Press, 2010.  27-44.

"Afterword: Ecocriticism on the Lip of a Lion."   Ecocritical Shakespeares. 
        Eds. Lynne Bruckner and Dan BraytonNew York: Ashgate.  2011.
“Doing Ecocriticism with Shakespeare.”    Early Modern Ecostudies: From the
        Florentine Codex to Shakespeare.   Eds Ivo Kamps, Karen Raber, and
        Thomas Hallock. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.  77-92. 

"Ecocritical Theory and Pedagogy for Shakespeare: Teaching the Environment of The Winter's Tale". Shakespeare Matters: History, Teaching, Reproductions. Ed. Lloyd Davis. Newark, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 2003. 177-195.


"Activist Ecocriticism: An Introduction." Activist Ecocriticism Studies. Thematic Cluster World Literature Forum 6.2 (2014): 261-271.

"Terror and Ecophobia." Special Issue on Ecocriticism. Frame, a Journal of Literary Studies 26.2 (Fall 2013): 87-100.

Reading Ecoambiguity. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment. 4.1 (Spring 2013): 130-8.

"Hands, Power, Masculinity: New Readings of Dismemberment in Titus Andronicus" (co-authored with Jungyoun Kim). Shakespeare Review 46.2 (Summer 2010): 365-84.

"Challenging Ecocriticism." Literature and Environment 9.1 (Summer 2010): 79-90.

Reading Ecophobia: A Manifesto. Inaugural issue of Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment (entitled New Ecocritical Perspectives: European and Transnational Ecocriticism). 1.1 (Spring 2010): 75-9.

"Ecocritical Theory, Presentism, and Praxis." Literature and Environment 15.1 (December 31, 2009): 93-110.

The Muddy Shakespearean Green: Theorising Ecocriticism. Green Letters 11 (2009): 83-92.

"Discourses of Nation, National Ecopoetics, and Ecocriticism in the Face of the US: Canada and Korea as Case Studies." Comparative American Studies 7. 2 (June 2009): 85-97. [click to open]

Coriolanus and ecocriticism: a Study in Confluent Theorizing.”  Shakespeare Review 

     44. 3 (Fall 2008): 365-86.


“Water Real, Water Imagined: Activist Ecocriticism, Watered Down Theory.” 

     Literature and Environment  7. 1 (Summer 2008): 7-19.


“Environment and the Queer in Sinclair Ross: Toward a Canadian Ecocriticism.”

     English and American Cultural Studies 6. 2 (Summer 2006):  223-253. 

“Forays in Canadian Ecocriticism.”   Literature and Environment.   Vol. 5. 1 (Summer 2006):
ASLE 2005: the Eugene Report.”   Literature and Environment.  Vol. 4 (Summer 2005): 258-80.  
“Boston Report: Ecocriticism 2003.”   Literature and Environment.  Vol. 3 (Summer 2004): 
“Pushing the Limits of Ecocriticism: Environment and Social Resistance in 2 Henry VI and
     2 Henry IV.   Shakespeare Review     Vol. 40, No. 3 (Summer 2004): 631-658. 
“The State of Affairs/ Affairs of the State: Where is ecocriticism now?”   English and
     American Cultural Studies 3. 2 (Winter 2003): 415-432.  
"Conceptualizing the Other in Hostile Early Modern Geographies: Situating Ecocriticism
     and Difference."   Journal of English Language and Literature 45. 4 (December
     1999): 887-915.   
An Update on the Status of Ecocriticism: A Case Study Using The Environmental
     Imagination".   CRCL: The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 25. 3
     (1998): 496-509.
"Environmental Implications of the Writing and Policing of the Early Modern Body:
     Dismemberment and Monstrosity in Shakespearean Drama."   Shakespeare Review 
     No. 33 (Spring 1998): 107‑42.