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Anthropocene Poetics: Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction

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How poetry can help us think about and live in the Anthropocene by reframing our intimate relationship with geological time  The Anthropocene describes how humanity has radically intruded into deep time, the vast timescales that shape the Earth system and all life-forms that it supports. The challenge it poses-how to live in our present moment alongside deep pasts and futures-brings into sharp focus the importance of grasping the nature of our intimate relationship with geological time. In Anthropocene Poetics, David Farrier shows how contemporary poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, Evelyn Reilly, and Christian Bök, among others, provides us with frameworks for thinking about this uncanny sense of time.Looking at a diverse array of lyric and avant-garde poetry from three interrelated perspectives-the Anthropocene and the "material turn" in environmental philosophy; the Plantationocene and the role of global capitalism in environmental crisis; and the emergence of multispecies ethics and extinction studies-Farrier rethinks the environmental humanities from a literary critical perspective. Anthropocene Poetics puts a concern with deep time at the center, defining a new poetics for thinking through humanity's role as geological agents, the devastation caused by resource extraction, and the looming extinction crisis. 

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Author(s):
Farrier, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
216x140x9
EAN-13:
9781517906269
Edition:
2019
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781517906269
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
164
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Series:
50

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How poetry can help us think about and live in the Anthropocene by reframing our intimate relationship with geological time  The Anthropocene describes how humanity has radically intruded into deep time, the vast timescales that shape the Earth system and all life-forms that it supports. The challenge it poses-how to live in our present moment alongside deep pasts and futures-brings into sharp focus the importance of grasping the nature of our intimate relationship with geological time. In Anthropocene Poetics, David Farrier shows how contemporary poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, Evelyn Reilly, and Christian Bök, among others, provides us with frameworks for thinking about this uncanny sense of time.Looking at a diverse array of lyric and avant-garde poetry from three interrelated perspectives-the Anthropocene and the "material turn" in environmental philosophy; the Plantationocene and the role of global capitalism in environmental crisis; and the emergence of multispecies ethics and extinction studies-Farrier rethinks the environmental humanities from a literary critical perspective. Anthropocene Poetics puts a concern with deep time at the center, defining a new poetics for thinking through humanity's role as geological agents, the devastation caused by resource extraction, and the looming extinction crisis. 

Author(s):
Farrier, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
216x140x9
EAN-13:
9781517906269
Edition:
2019
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781517906269
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
164
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Series:
50

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