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Scale in literature and culture

Author: Michael Tavel Clarke; David Wittenberg
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Series: Geocriticism and spatial literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to the problem of scale, with essays ranging in subject matter from literature to film, architecture, the plastic arts, philosophy, and scientific and political writing. Its contributors consider a variety of issues provoked by the sudden and pressing shifts in scale brought on by globalization and the era of the Anthropocene, including: the difficulties of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tavel Clarke; David Wittenberg
ISBN: 9783319642413 3319642413 9783319642420 3319642421
OCLC Number: 1012574011
Description: xiv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / David Wittenberg --
pt. I Scale: History and Conception --
2. Composing a Cosmic View: Three Alternatives for Thinking Scale in the Anthropocene / Zach Horton --
3. Epistemic Things in Charles and Ray Eames's Powers of Ten / Derek Woods --
4. Anti-Zoom / Bruno Latour --
pt. II Scale in Culture --
5. Making It Big: Picturing the Radio Age in King Kong / Mark McGurl --
6. The Stature of Man: Population Bomb on Spaceship Earth / Joan Lubin --
7. Large-Scale Fakes: Living in Architectural Reproductions / Aikaterini Antonopoulou --
pt. III Scale in Literature --
8. From the Goddess Ganga to a Teacup: On Amitav Ghosh's Novel The Hungry Tide / Melody Jue --
9. World Literature as a Problem of Scale / Oded Nir --
10. Toward a Theory of the Megatext: Speculative Criticism and Richard Grossman's "Breeze Avenue Working Paper" / Bradley J. Fest --
11. Cutting Consciousness Down to Size: David Foster Wallace, Exformation, and the Scale of Encyclopedic Fiction / Jeffrey Severs.
Series Title: Geocriticism and spatial literary studies.
Responsibility: Michael Tavel Clarke, David Wittenberg, editors.

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