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New Approaches to the Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novel

Editors: Baumbach, Sibylle, Neumann, Birgit (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the complex ways in which the novel offers a vibrant arena for critically engaging with our contemporary world and scrutinises the genre's political, ethical, and aesthetic value
  • Encourages new critical discourses in literary studies 
  • Addresses the need for fresh transdisciplinary approaches 
  • Focuses on the multifaceted responses of the novel to key global challenges
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This book discusses the complex ways in which the novel offers a vibrant arena for critically engaging with our contemporary world and scrutinises the genre's political, ethical, and aesthetic value. Far-reaching cultural, political, and technological changes during the past two decades have created new contexts for the novel, which have yet to be accounted for in literary studies. Addressing the need for fresh transdisciplinary approaches that explore these developments, the book focuses on the multifaceted responses of the novel to key global challenges, including migration and cosmopolitanism, posthumanism and ecosickness, human and animal rights, affect and biopolitics, human cognition and anxieties of inattention, and the transculturality of terror. By doing so, it testifies to the ongoing cultural relevance of the genre. Lastly, it examines a range of 21st-century Anglophone novels to encourage new critical discourses in literary studies.

About the authors

Sibylle Baumbach is a Professor of English Literatures at Stuttgart University (Germany). 

Birgit Neumann is a Professor of English Literature and Anglophone Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • The Novel: An Undead Genre

    Pages 1-17

    Baumbach, Sibylle (et al.)

  • Human Rights and Transnational Justice in the Contemporary Anglophone Novel: J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Achmat Dangor’s Bitter Fruit

    Pages 19-37

    Patnaik, Sangina

  • The Economy of Attention and the Novel

    Pages 39-58

    Baumbach, Sibylle

  • Twenty-First-Century Fictional Experiments with Emotion and Cognition

    Pages 59-77

    Keen, Suzanne

  • ‘Reality Hunger,’ Documentarism, and Fragmentation in Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novels

    Pages 79-97

    Scherr, Alexander (et al.)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32598-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Approaches to the Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novel
Editors
  • Sibylle Baumbach
  • Birgit Neumann
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32598-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32598-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32597-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 344
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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