Modernism and Its Environments (New Modernisms) (Hardcover)
Modernism and Its Environments surveys new developments in modernist studies inspired by ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. Taking a fresh view of familiar topics in modernist studies such as the city, this book also introduces new topics and perspectives on modernism, such as: nature and wilderness; conservation and preservation; energy and fuel; waste and pollution; the animal and the human; and weather and climate. Ecocritical and environmentalist approaches have fundamentally altered our understanding of both modernism and the field of modernist studies. This book accounts for the transformation, and offers readers a host of resources with which to continue exploring and rethinking.Covering a wide range of writers and artists including Edvard Munch, Paul Val ry, Robert Musil, A.A. Milne, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, J.R.R. Tolkien, Richard Wright, Elizabeth Bishop, Ralph Ellison, Olafur Eliasson, Zadie Smith, and Kate Tempest,
About the Author
Michael Rubenstein is Associate Professor of English at Stony Brook University, USA. He is the author of Public Works: Infrastructure, Irish Modernism, and the Postcolonial (2010), winner of the Modernist Studies Association Prize and the American Conference for Irish Studies Robert Rhodes Prize. Justin Neuman is a member of the part-time faculty in the Literature department at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School, USA. He is the author of Fictions Beyond Secularism (2014) and is the associate editor of the "Cultural Frames, Framing Culture" book series at the University of Virginia Press.