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New Approaches to the Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novel

Editors: Baumbach, Sibylle, Neumann, Birgit (Eds.)

  • Discusses the complex ways in which the novel offers a vibrant arena for critically engaging with our contemporary world and scrutinises the genre's political, ethical, and aesthetic value
  • Encourages new critical discourses in literary studies 
  • Addresses the need for fresh transdisciplinary approaches 
  • Focuses on the multifaceted responses of the novel to key global challenges
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This book discusses the complex ways in which the novel offers a vibrant arena for critically engaging with our contemporary world and scrutinises the genre's political, ethical, and aesthetic value. Far-reaching cultural, political, and technological changes during the past two decades have created new contexts for the novel, which have yet to be accounted for in literary studies. Addressing the need for fresh transdisciplinary approaches that explore these developments, the book focuses on the multifaceted responses of the novel to key global challenges, including migration and cosmopolitanism, posthumanism and ecosickness, human and animal rights, affect and biopolitics, human cognition and anxieties of inattention, and the transculturality of terror. By doing so, it testifies to the ongoing cultural relevance of the genre. Lastly, it examines a range of 21st-century Anglophone novels to encourage new critical discourses in literary studies.

About the authors

Sibylle Baumbach is a Professor of English Literatures at Stuttgart University (Germany). 

Birgit Neumann is a Professor of English Literature and Anglophone Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany).

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 22, 2020
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  • Included format:
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Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: January 22, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32597-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Approaches to the Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novel
Editors
  • Sibylle Baumbach
  • Birgit Neumann
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32598-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32598-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32597-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 337
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