Nonhuman Agencies in the Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novel

Editors: Liebermann, Yvonne, Rahn, Judith, Burger, Bettina (Eds.)

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  • Contributes to the study of animal studies, new materialism, biopolitics, and ecocriticism
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of nonhuman agents beyond animals
  • Showcases varied approaches to nonhuman agents unique to the novel form
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This book offers an overview on the growing field of nonhuman studies in relation to Anglophone novels. It illuminates the variety of nonhuman actors that take centre stage in the twenty-first-century novel and the formal changes that the Anthropocene, the digital turn, the animal rights movement, and research into plant consciousness have brought to the novel as a form. The book is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of twenty-first-century literature that engages with the nonhuman. The collection investigates how the environmental changes and the increasing use of  AI technologies  have fostered the  flourishing  of genres  like the  New Weird, Climate Fiction, and speculative fiction, how it makes us embrace new  perceptions of  life in  relation to  genetic  engineering, and how it forces us to engage with newly emerging political contexts.

About the authors

Yvonne Liebermann is Lecturer and Research Assistant at Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany. She is currently completing a book Latency and Memory in Contemporary Anglophone Literature. She has written articles in the field of contemporary literature, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals including European Journal of English Studies and Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, together with Birgit Neumann.

Judith Rahn is Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany. She is currently finishing her book Exploring Posthuman Life in Contemporary Fiction and is co-editor of the special issue Afrofuturism’s Transcultural Trajectories (2020, with Eva U. Pirker). She is author of (Re-)Negotiating Black Posthumanism – The Precarity of Race in Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon (2019).

Bettina Burger is Lecturer in Postcolonial and Anglophone Literatures at the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. She has previously organised a successful conference on the topic of Nonhuman Agency in Anglophone Literatures. Her publications include contributions to the Literary Encyclopedia and an article on challenges to Western science in Nnedi Okorafor’s Africanfuturist fiction. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonhuman Agencies in the Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novel
Editors
  • Yvonne Liebermann
  • Judith Rahn
  • Bettina Burger
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-79442-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-79442-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-79441-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 320
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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