Anthropocene Reading : Literary History in Geologic Times

Anthropocene Reading : Literary History in Geologic Times

Description

Few terms have garnered more attention recently in the sciences, humanities, and public sphere than the Anthropocene, the proposed epoch in which a human "signature" appears in the lithostratigraphic record. Anthropocene Reading considers the implications of this concept for literary history and critical method. Entering into conversation with geologists and geographers, this volume reinterprets the cultural past in relation to the anthropogenic transformation of the Earth system while showcasing how literary analysis may help us conceptualize this geohistorical event. The contributors examine how a range of literary texts, from The Tempest to contemporary dystopian novels to the poetry of Emily Dickinson, mediate the convergence of the social institutions, energy regimes, and planetary systems that support the reproduction of life. They explore the long-standing dialogue between imaginative literature and the earth sciences and show how scientists, novelists, and poets represent intersections of geological and human timescales, the deep past and a posthuman future, political exigency and the carbon cycle. Accessibly written and representing a range of methodological perspectives, the essays in this volume consider what it means to read literary history in the Anthropocene. Contributors include Juliana Chow, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Thomas H. Ford, Anne-Lise Francois, Noah Heringman, Matt Hooley, Stephanie LeMenager, Dana Luciano, Steve Mentz, Benjamin Morgan, Justin Neuman, Jennifer Wenzel, and Derek Woods.

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Details

Author(s)
Tobias Menely, Jesse Oak Taylor
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 19mm | 386g
Publication date
01 Mar 2018
Publisher
Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication City/Country
University Park, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
3 Halftones, black and white
ISBN10
0271078731
ISBN13
9780271078731
Bestsellers rank
970,987