Sabine Wilke is Professor of German at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, where she is also associated with European Studies and the Program in Critical Theory. Her research and teaching interests include modern German literature and culture, intellectual history and theory, and cultural studies. She is the author of German Culture and the Modern Environmental Imagination (2015) and editor of From Kafka to Sebald: Modernism and Narrative Form (Bloomsbury, 2012).
Japhet Johnstone is managing editor and translator at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL) in Berlin, Germany. He is co-editor of Crimes of Passion: Representations of Sexual Pathology in the Early Twentieth Century (2015).
I. Literature, Visual Culture, and Science
1. “Save the Forest, Burn Books”: On the Science and Poetics of Sustainability in Lichtenberg
Markus Wilczek, Tufts University, USA
2. Narrative, Metaphor and Image in German Popular Science Writing on Climate Change
Axel Goodbody, Bath Spa University, UK
3. A World Without Us: Aesthetic, Literary and Scientific Imaginations of Nature beyond Mankind
Wolfgang Struck, The University of Erfurt, Germany
II. Contemporary Literature, Science Fiction, and Visual Culture
4. Genres of the Anthropocene: Perspectives in Contemporary Unheroic Fiction
Gabriele Dürbeck, The University of Vechta, Germany; Carolina Schaumann, Emory University, USA; and Heather Sullivan, Trinity University, USA
5. Looking Behind Walls. Literary and Filmic Imaginations of Nature and Humanity in Haushofer's Die Wand
Sabine Frost, University of Washington, USA
6. The Darkness of the Anthropocene: Wolfgang Hilbig's Alte Abdeckerei.
Sabine Nöllgen, University of Puget Sound, USA
7. Diffuse Dwelling: The Anthroposcenic Fenlands in Sebald and Swift
Bernhard Malkmus, Ohio State University, USA
III. Engaging the Philosophical Tradition: Towards an Anthropocene Ethics and Aesthetics
8. Environmental Humanities, Cosmopolitanism, and the Anthropocene
Amos Nascimento, University of Washington Tacoma, USA
9. The Idea of Sustainability in Hegel
Klaus Vieweg, Philosophy, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany
10. Planetary Praxis in the Anthropocene: an Ethics and Poetics for a New Geological Age
Sabine Wilke, University of Washington, USA
11. Responsibility for the World? Collective Responsibility in the Age of the Anthropocene
Andreas Niederberger, Düsseldorf, Germany
IV. Reimagining Literary History, and Cultural Engagements in the Anthropocene
12. Literature and Other Anthropocenic Mutations
Jason Groves, San Francisco State University, USA
13. Adalbert Stifter and the Gentle Anthropocene
Sean Ireton, University of Missouri, USA
14. Against the Elements
Evi Zemanek, University of Freiburg, Germany
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