How Literature Comes to Matter: Post-Anthropocentric Approaches to Fiction (New Materialisms) (Hardcover)

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How Literature Comes to Matter: Post-Anthropocentric Approaches to Fiction (New Materialisms) (Hardcover)

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Through a rethinking of the relationship between the subject and object, the human and the nonhuman, this volume shows how literature and post-anthropocentric theory can illuminate each other in mutually productive ways. Focusing on how the study of literature is an underdeveloped field within 'the material turn', the introduction and each of the eleven chapters examine ways in which new materialist and object-oriented theory opens the study of literature in new ways just as they demonstrate the deep entanglements in literature of human and nonhuman realities.

The collection includes an Afterword by Timothy Morton and hands-on analyses and close readings of individual works by such diverse writers as Hans Christian Andersen, Djuna Barnes, Sylvia Plath, Georges Perec, Ayi Kwei Armah, Jeanette Winterson and Paolo Bacigalupi.

Sten Pultz Moslund is Associate Profess of Comparative Literature & English Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. He is co-author of The Postmigrant Condition: New Perspectives on Migration, Multiculturalism and the Arts (Routledge, 2018). He is author of Literature's Sensuous Geographies: Place Matters in Postcolonial Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Migration Literature and Hybridity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Making Use of History in New South African Fiction (Museum Tusculanum Press, 2003). He is co-editor of The Culture of Migration: Politics, Aesthetics and Histories (IB Tauris, 2015). Marlene Marcussen is Assistant Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Southern Denmark. She is the author of a number of articles in Danish journals. Martin Karlsson Pederson is Assistant Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Southern Denmark.
Product Details ISBN: 9781474461313
ISBN-10: 147446131X
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: New Materialisms