New Ecological Realisms: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Contemporary Theory (Speculative Realism) (Hardcover)

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Monika Kaup pairs post-apocalyptic novels by Margaret Atwood, Jos Saramago, Octavia Butler and Cormac McCarthy with new realist theories from Bruno Latour, Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varela, Markus Gabriel, Jean-Luc Marion and Alphonso Lingis. She shows that, just as new realist theory can illuminate post-apocalyptic literature, post-apocalyptic literature can illuminate new theories of the real. Kaup showcases a context-based concept of the real. She argues that new realisms of complex and embedded wholes, actor-networks and ecologies - not the old realisms of isolated parts and things - represent the most promising escape from the impasses of constructivism and positivism.

About the Author


Monika Kaup is Professor of English at the University of Washington. She is the author of Neobaroque in the Americas: Alternative Modernities in Literature, Visual Art, and Film (University of Virginia Press 2012) and she is co-editor of Baroque New Worlds: Representation, Transculturation, Counterconquest (Duke University Press 2010).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474483094
ISBN-10: 1474483097
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: May 21st, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Speculative Realism