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Sustaining literature
Claire Colebrook

6 The twilight of the Anthropocene: sustaining literature Claire Colebrook Over the last decade the claims made for the importance of literary understanding, environmental humanities and imaginative reflection have received a (perhaps tragic) reinforcement from the inverse relation between the threats facing humans and other species, and the capacity for action. It is almost as if the prospect of calamity and unprecedented change is so intense that the practical, rational and imaginative resources we have for thinking about the future are simply and woefully

in Literature and sustainability
Nelly Kaplan, Jan Švankmajer, and the revolt of animals
Kristoffer Noheden

possibilities of interspecies revolt in pursuit of alternatives to a civilisation predicated on exploitation of the non-human, from animals to plants to minerals and beyond. The film-makers’ attention to the entangled faiths of human and non-human animals is attuned to problems afflicting the epoch that has become known as the Anthropocene, even as the bulk of their films predate its naming, in which the human imprint on earth shapes the planet in ways that encompass unpredictable changes in geology, atmosphere, and biodiversity. 3 Here, I will argue that Kaplan’s and

in Surrealism and film after 1945
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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan and Otto Farkas

Anthropocene ’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 115 : 33 , 8252 – 9 , doi: 10.1073/pnas.1810141115 . Stoddard , A. , Harmer , A. and Czwarno , M. ( 2017 ), Aid Worker Security Report 2017: Behind the Attacks: A Look at the Perpetrators of Violence against Aid

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

), Ontopolitics in the Anthropocene: An Introduction to Mapping, Sensing and Hacking ( London : Routledge ). Chouliaraki , L. ( 2013 ), The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism ( Cambridge and Malden, MA : Polity Press ). Cooper , M. ( 2011 ), ‘ Complexity Theory after the Financial Crisis: The Death of Neoliberalism or the Triumph of Hayek? ’, Journal of Cultural Economy , 4 : 4 , 371 – 85 . Corlett , A. ( 2017 ), As Time

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Assembling an ecocritical art history
Author: Andrew Patrizio

The ecological eye aims to align the discipline of art history with ecology, climate change, the Anthropocene and the range of politics and theoretical positions that will help to ground such an approach. It looks both backwards and forwards in order to promote the capacities of close attention, vital materialism, nonhierarchy, care and political ecology. The book seeks to place the history of art alongside its ecocritical colleagues in other humanities disciplines. Three main directions are discussed: the diverse histories of art history itself, for evidence of exemplary work already available; the politics of social ecology, Marxist ecologies and anarchy, showing its largely untapped relevance for work in art history and visual culture; and finally, emerging work in posthumanism and new materialism, that challenges unhelpful hierarchies across the human, animal, botanical and geological spheres. The ecological eye concludes with an appeal to the discipline to respond positively to the environmental justice movement.

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A complexity theory of literature
Author: Lydia R. Cooper

Cormac McCarthy: a complexity theory of literature examines McCarthy’s works as a case study demonstrating how literary texts can make chaotic and complex systems imaginable. This book offers the first sustained analysis of McCarthy’s literary engagement with complex systems, from food webs to evolutionary economics. Focusing on McCarthy’s depiction of the role of economics and art on global inequality and eco-disaster, it argues that McCarthy’s works offer a case study in the role of literature in challenging us to imagine the consequences of our world’s unmaking, and to recognize what creativity and ethos is needed to make it again in the ‘very maelstrom of its undoing.’

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Frugality, de-growth and Voluntary Simplicity
Alison Hulme

pressing in the current day. In many ways the ecological imperative has enabled a discourse around frugality that is less ‘moral’ in a limited Marxist way than it used to be, and more ‘ethical’ in terms of finding ways to live differently for quite practical reasons. Most recently, these concerns have been crystalised in the increasingly mainstream term –​Anthropocene. The term, coined by ecologist Eugene Stoermer and atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen, describes the current geological era, positing it as a massive increase in human influence on the world during the last

in A brief history of thrift
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Imagining the end of the Anthropocene in The Road
Lydia R. Cooper

[W]e have turned a community of birth and death and life and love into a community of agony and horror. ... All this in an effort to appease a god who because he is cast in our own image is unappeasable. So that nothing will stop us except silence itself. (McCarthy, Whales and Men ) Responsibility and vulnerability are asymmetrically distributed in the changing Earth system. ... ‘Capitalocene’ better reflects the sociohistorical drivers of the new epoch. (Tobias Menely and Jesse Oak Taylor, ‘Introduction,’ Anthropocene Reading: Literary History

in Cormac McCarthy
Marc James Léger

action. McKenzie Wark addresses Žižek’s work in his writings on the Anthropocene. 2 For Žižek, the issue of global warming is not one that can be solved by limiting one’s analysis to the social forces and relations of production. Whereas Wark proposes a new kind of proletarian culture, one might wonder what the potential is for a new Proletkult today. For this I turn to recent writings by Sven Lütticken and Yates McKee and address the shift from the 1960s to the present, from the Situationists to Occupy Wall Street, where transformations to cultural praxis raise

in Vanguardia
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From an ‘infrastructural turn’ to the platform logics of logistics
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

governance and international city networks, claims made in the name of the Anthropocene understanding of the urban system at the planetary scale, the dynamics of climate change and the contours of global political economy. All of them constitute what we might understand as urban ‘platforms’. The contact zones of city networks internationally It is clear that a growing number of international networks generate forms of exchange between cities. Michele Acuto and Steve Rayner ( 2016 ) identified a database of 170 city networks in 2015

in African cities and collaborative futures