Conrad and Nature : Essays book cover
SAVE
$32.00
1st Edition

Conrad and Nature
Essays





ISBN 9781138710122
Published October 24, 2018 by Routledge
336 Pages

 
SAVE ~ $32.00
was $160.00
USD $128.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book Description

Conrad and Nature is the first collection of critical essays examining nature and the environment in Joseph Conrad’s writings. Together, these essays by established and emerging scholars reveal both the crucial importance of nature in Conrad’s work, and the vital, ongoing relevance of Conrad’s treatment of the environment in our era of globalization and climate change. No richer subject matter for an environmentally-engaged criticism can be found than the Conradian contexts and themes under investigation in this volume: island cultures, colonial occupations, storms at sea, mining and extraction, inconstant weather, ecological collapse, and human communities competing for resources. The 17 essays collected here —13 new essays, and 4 excerpts from classic works of Conradian scholarship -- consolidate some of the most important voices and perspectives on Conrad’s relation to the natural world, and open new avenues for Conradian and environmental scholarship in the 21st century.

Table of Contents



1 Conrad, Nature, and Environmental Criticism



LISSA SCHNEIDER-REBOZO AND JEFFREY MATHES MCCARTHY





PART I



Conrad and the Anthropocene



2 Wilderness After Nature: Conrad, Empire, and the Anthropocene



JESSE OAK TAYLOR



3 Conrad in the Anthropocene: Steps to an Ecology of Catastrophe



NIDESH LAWTOO



4 The Monstrous and the Secure: Reading Conrad in the Anthropocene



ROBERT P. MARZEC





PART II



Conrad’s Atmospherics



5 Dirty Weather



TROY BOONE



6 The "Breaking-up" of the Monsoon and Lord Jim’s Atmospherics



BRENDAN KAVANAGH



7 Conrad’s Ecological Performativity: The Scenography of "Nature" from An Outcast of the Islands to Lord Jim



MARK DEGGAN





PART III



Conrad, Ethics, and Ecology



8 Conrad and Nature, 1900 - 1904



HUGH EPSTEIN



9 "A Paradise of Snakes": Conrad’s Ecological Ambivalence



J.A. BERNSTEIN



10 ‘What could his object be?’ Form and Materiality in Conrad’s ‘The Tale’



JARICA LINN WATTS





PART IV



Nature, Empire and Commerce



11 Nostromo and World Ecology



JAY PARKER



12 "He Can’t Throw Any of His Coal-Dust in My Eyes": Adventurers and Entrepreneurs in Victory’s Coal Empire



SAMUEL PERKS



13 Guano, Globalization and Ecosystem Change in Lord Jim



MARK D. LARABEE





PART V



Earlier Commentary



14 From The Challenge of Bewilderment



PAUL ARMSTRONG



15 "Too Beautiful Altogether": Ideologies of Gender and Empire in Heart of Darkness



JOHANNA M. SMITH



16 From "Beyond Mastery: The Future of Conrad’s Beginnings"



GEOFFREY GALT HARPHAM



17 Solidarity in The Nigger of the "Narcissus": The World of Nature



IAN WATT





Notes on Contributors



Index

...
View More

Editor(s)

Biography



    Lissa Schneider-Rebozo is Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.





    Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy is the Director of Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah.





    John G. Peters is University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas, is past President of the Joseph Conrad Society of America and current General Editor of Conradiana.