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The Anthropocenic Turn


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Anthropocenic Turn?-An IntroductionGabriele Durbeck and Philip HupkesSection 1: Creating Knowledge in the AnthropoceneChapter 1The "Material Turn" and the "Anthropocenic Turn" from a History of Science Perspective Hans-Joerg RheinbergerChapter 2The Anthropocene and the History of ScienceJurgen RennChapter 3The Dirty Metaphysics of Fossil FreedomFranz MauelshagenChapter 4Oriental Wisdom for the Planet? Thoughts on Asia and the Anthropocene, with Special Emphasis on ChinaHannes BergthallerSection 2: Narrating the Anthropocene Chapter 5Safe Conduct: The Anthropocene and the TragicBernhard Malkmus Chapter 6Scaling, Modelling, Teaching: The Anthropocene from a Literature Pedagogy PerspectiveRoman BartoschChapter 7Dating the Anthropocene: Why Deciding on a Start Date for the Most Recent Geological Epoch Matters Philipp Pattberg and Michael Davies-VennChapter 8When Humans Become NatureBernd SchererSection 3: Sensing the AnthropoceneChapter 9Latency, Entanglement, Scale. Challenges for an Aesthetics of the AnthropoceneEva HornChapter 10The Urgency of a New Humanities: Sensing the Anthropocene as a State of ExceptionGregers Andersen and Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen Chapter 11Filming through the Milieu. Becoming Extinct and the AnthropoceneJulia BeeChapter 12Seeds-Boundary Objects of the AnthropoceneAlexandra R. Toland Chapter 13The Garden and the Cloud: Art, Media, and the Dilemmas of the AnthropoceneSerenella Iovino

About the Author

Gabriele Durbeck is professor of literature and culture studies at the University of Vechta. Her research includes German literature from the 18th-21th century, postdramatic theater, travel literature, postcolonialism, ecocriticism and narratives of the Anthropocene. She has authored "Ambivalent characters and fragmented poetics in Anthropocenic literature (Max Frisch, Iliya Trojanow)" (The Minnesota Review, 2014) and co-authored "Human and Non-human Agencies in the Anthropocene" (Ecozona, 2015). She is co-editor of Ecocriticism. Eine Einfuhrung (Boehlau, 2015); Ecological Thought in German Literature and Culture (Lexington, 2017); Handbuch Postkolonialismus und Literatur (Metzler, 2017); OEkologischer Wandel in der deutschen Literatur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts-neue Perspektiven und Ansatze (Peter Lang, 2018); Reprasentationsweisen des Anthropozan in Literatur und Medien/Representing the Anthropocene in Literature and Media (Peter Lang, 2019).Philip Hupkes is research assistant at the Institute for Media and Cultural Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, and a PhD-candidate (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Durbeck) at the University of Vechta. From 2017 until 2019, he was employed as research assistant in the DFG-funded research project Narratives of the Anthropocene in Science and Literature. Themes, Structures, Poetics at the University of Vechta. His research interest lies in issues of scale and (media-)aesthetics in the context of the Anthropocene, as well as in philosophies of perception, process ontology, and, most recently, in artificial intelligence. Recent publications include: "Der Anthropos als Skalenproblem" (Der Anthropos im Anthropozan: Die Wiederkehr des Menschen im Moment seiner vermeintlich endgultigen Verabschiedung, de Gruyter, 2020); "Anthropocenic Earth Mediality: On Scaling and Deep Time in the Anthropocene" (Literature and Culture in the Anthropocene, Cambridge Scholars, 2019); "'A New Political Body Yet to Emerge': Zur Darstellbarkeit des anthropos in Bruno Latours 'Kosmokoloss. Eine Tragikomoedie uber das Klima und den Erdball'" (Reprasentationsweisen des Anthropozan in Literatur und Medien/Representations of the Anthropocene in Literature and Media, Peter Lang, 2019).

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