Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies

Scale in Literature and Culture

Editors: Tavel Clarke, Michael, Wittenberg, David (Eds.)

  • Emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to geocriticism, examining critical theory, film, and novels
  • Establishes key benchmarks for discussion on scale in literature Illuminates the historical, methodological, and social/political significance of scale
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This collection emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to the problem of scale, with essays ranging in subject matter from literature to film, architecture, the plastic arts, philosophy, and scientific and political writing. Its contributors consider a variety of issues provoked by the sudden and pressing shifts in scale brought on by globalization and the era of the Anthropocene, including: the difficulties of defining the concept of scale; the challenges that shifts in scale pose to knowledge formation; the role of scale in mediating individual subjectivity and agency; the barriers to understanding objects existing in scalar realms different from our own; the role of scale in mediating the relationship between humans and the environment; and the nature of power, authority, and democracy at different social scales.



About the authors

Michael Tavel Clarke is Associate Professor of English at University of Calgary, Canada. 
David Wittenberg is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa, USA.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Clarke, Michael Tavel (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Composing a Cosmic View: Three Alternatives for Thinking Scale in the Anthropocene

    Horton, Zach

    Pages 35-60

  • Epistemic Things in Charles and Ray Eames’s Powers of Ten

    Woods, Derek

    Pages 61-92

  • Anti-Zoom

    Latour, Bruno

    Pages 93-101

  • Making It Big: Picturing the Radio Age in King Kong

    McGurl, Mark

    Pages 105-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scale in Literature and Culture
Editors
  • Michael Tavel Clarke
  • David Wittenberg
Series Title
Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64242-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64242-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64241-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 323
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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