Readings In The Anthropocene

Author: Sabine Wilke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501307762
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Readings in the Anthropocene brings together scholars from German Studies and beyond to interpret the German tradition of the last two hundred years from a perspective that is mindful of the challenge posed by the concept of the Anthropocene. This new age of man, unofficially pronounced in 2000, holds that humans are becoming a geological force in shaping the Earth's future. Among the biggest challenges facing our future are climate change, accelerated species loss, and a radical transformation of land use. What are the historical, philosophical, cultural, literary, and artistic responses to this new concept? The essays in this volume bring German culture to bear on what it means to live in the Anthropocene from a historical, ethical, and aesthetic perspective.

The Tragedy Of Fatherhood

Author: Silke-Maria Weineck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628920785
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Winner of the 2014 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies, awarded by the Modern Language Association. Theories of power have always been intertwined with theories of fatherhood: paternity is the oldest and most persistent metaphor of benign, legitimate rule. The paternal trope gains its strength from its integration of law, body, and affect-in the affirmative model of fatherhood, the biological father, the legal father, and the father who protects and nurtures his children are one and the same, and in a complex system of mutual interdependence, the father of the family is symbolically linked to the paternal gods of monotheism and the paternal ruler of the monarchic state. If tragedy is the violent eruption of a necessary conflict between competing, legitimate claims, The Tragedy of Fatherhood argues that fatherhood is an essentially tragic structure. Silke-Maria Weineck traces both the tensions and various strategies to resolve them through a series of readings of seminal literary and theoretical texts in the Western cultural tradition. In doing so, she demonstrates both the fragility and resilience of fatherhood as the most important symbol of political power. A long history of fatherhood in literature, philosophy, and political thought, The Tragedy of Fatherhood weaves together figures as seemingly disparate as Aristotle, Freud, Kafka, and Kleist, to produce a stunning reappraisal of the nature of power in the Western tradition.

German Ecocriticism In The Anthropocene

Author: Caroline Schaumann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137542225
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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.

From Kafka To Sebald

Author: Sabine Wilke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441198237
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This volume is a response to a renewed interest in narrative form in contemporary literary studies, taking up the question of literary narratives and their encounters with modernism and postmodernism within the German-language milieu. Original essays written by scholars of German and Comparative Literature approach the issue of narrative form anew, analyzing the ways in which modernist and postmodernist German-language narratives frame and/or deconstruct historical narratives. Beginning with the German-language modernist author par excellence, Franz Kafka, the volume's essays explore the unique perspective on historical change offered by literature. The authors (Kafka, Kappacher, Goll, Bernhard, Menasse, and Wolf, among others) and works interpreted in the essays included here span the period from before World War I to the post-Holocaust, post-Wall present. Individual essays focus on modernism, postmodernism, narrative theory, and autobiography.

The German Picaro And Modernity

Author: Bernhard Malkmus
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441146156
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The first comprehensive English-language study of the modern German picaresque tradition.

Environmental Humanities

Author: Serpil Oppermann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN: 9781783489398
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In this important volume an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars draw on scientific, cultural, literary, historical, and philosophical perspectives to explore the critical issues of our ecological present. Ideal for advanced courses in Environmental Humanities and Ecocriticism, the volume explains new models of thinking about environmentality and the Anthropocene in the humanities.

Nature S Trust

Author: Mary Christina Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521195136
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This book exposes the dysfunction of environmental law and offers a transformative approach based on the public trust doctrine. An ancient and enduring principle, the public trust doctrine empowers citizens to protect their inalienable property rights to crucial resources. This book shows how a trust principle can apply from the local to global level to protect the planet.

Material Ecocriticism

Author: Serenella Iovino
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025301400X
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Material Ecocriticism offers new ways to analyze language and reality, human and nonhuman life, mind and matter, without falling into well-worn paths of thinking. Bringing ecocriticism closer to the material turn, the contributions to this landmark volume focus on material forces and substances, the agency of things, processes, narratives and stories, and making meaning out of the world. This broad-ranging reflection on contemporary human experience and expression provokes new understandings of the planet to which we are intimately connected.

German Culture And The Modern Environmental Imagination

Author: Sabine Wilke
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 9004297871
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This book tells the story of the rise of the modern German environmental imagination with particular emphasis on its narrative and visual components.

Observation Points

Author: Thomas Patin
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816651450
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A new understanding of visual rhetoric offers unique insights into issues of representation and identity