German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene
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.
German literature, history and criticism, 20th century, ecocriticism, environment, Anthropocene
Arts and Humanities | Modern Languages | Modern Literature
Original Publication Information
Schaumann, C., & Sullivan, H. I. (Eds.). (2017). German ecocriticism in the Anthropocene. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-54222-9