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Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment

German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene

Editors: Schaumann, Caroline, Sullivan, Heather (Eds.)

  • Provides a diverse range of topics connected to German ecocriticism, ranging from Goethe to contemporary German ecothrillers
  • Offers the first comprehensive and cohesive volume of essays dedicated to literature and ecocritical practices unique unto German-speaking cultures
  • Showcases an internationally diverse team of collaborators at various stages of their careers
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About this book

This book offers essays on both canonical and non-canonical German-language texts and films, advancing ecocritical models for German Studies, and introducing environmental issues in German literature and film to a broader audience. This volume contextualizes the broad-ranging topics and authors in terms of the Anthropocene, beginning with Goethe and the Romantics and extending into twenty-first-century literature and film. Addressing the growing need for environmental awareness in an international humanities curriculum, this book complements ecocritical analyses emerging from North American and British studies with a specifically German Studies perspective, opening the door to a transnational understanding of how the environment plays an integral role in cultural, political, and economic issues.

About the authors

Caroline Schaumann is Associate Professor of German Studies at Emory University, USA. She is the author of Memory Matters: Generational Responses to Germany’s Nazi Past in Recent Women’s Literature and co-editor of Heights of Reflection: Mountains in the German Imagination from the Middle Ages to Twenty-First Century.

 

Heather I. Sullivan is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Trinity University, Texas, USA. She co-edited The Early History of Embodied Cognition, has been a contributing editor to publications such as New German Critique, Colloquia Germanica, and ISLE, and is author of The Intercontextuality of Self and Nature in Ludwig Tieck’s Early Works.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Preface: The Anthropocene and the Challenge of Cultural Difference

    Heise, Ursula K.

    Pages 1-6

  • Introduction

    Schaumann, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 7-21

  • The Dark Pastoral: A Trope for the Anthropocene

    Sullivan, Heather I.

    Pages 25-44

  • Goethe’s Faust and the Ecolinguistics of <Here>

    Richter, Simon

    Pages 45-64

  • Adalbert Stifter’s Alternative Anthropocene: Reimagining Social Nature in Brigitta and Abdias

    Phillips, Alexander

    Pages 65-85

Buy this book

eBook £58.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54222-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £74.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55985-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene
Editors
  • Caroline Schaumann
  • Heather Sullivan
Series Title
Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54222-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54222-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55985-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 348
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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