Introduction: Planetary memory in contemporary American fiction

Bond, L., de Bruyn, B. and Rapson, J. 2017. Introduction: Planetary memory in contemporary American fiction. Textual Practice. 31 (5), pp. 853-866.

TitleIntroduction: Planetary memory in contemporary American fiction
TypeEdited issue
AuthorsBond, L., de Bruyn, B. and Rapson, J.
Abstract

This special issue considers the ways in which contemporary American fiction seeks to imagine a mode of ‘planetary memory’ able to address the scalar and systemic complexities of the Anthropocene – the epoch in which the combined activity of the human species has become a geological force in its own right. As Naomi Klein has recently argued, confronting the problem of anthropogenic climate change alters everything we know about the world: demanding wholesale recalibration of economic and political priorities; destabilising the epistemic frameworks through which quotidian life is interpreted and enacted; and decentring the dominant cultural imaginaries that seek to give form to historical experience

Keywordsmemory, planetary, environment, trauma, natural history
JournalTextual Practice
Journal citation31 (5), pp. 853-866
ISSN0950-236X
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/0950236X.2017.1323458
Publication dates
Published online14 Jun 2017
Published14 Jun 2017

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