The Routledge Companion to Literatures and Crisis (Routledge Literature Companions) (Hardcover)

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By Silvia Pellicer-Ortín (Editor), Julia Kuznetski (Editor), Chiara Battisti (Editor)
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The Routledge Companion to Literatures and Crisis provides deep insight into a complex and multi-layered phenomenon. The third decade of the twenty-first century is being marked by a polycrisis caused by various world crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, armed conflicts, and climate change leading to economic, geopolitical, environmental, health and security crises.

Featuring 42 chapters, the collection examines crises through literary texts in relation to the environment, finance, migration and diaspora, war, human rights, values and identity, health, politics, terrorism, and technology. It illuminates the many faces of the current permacrisis as well as the multifarious crises of the past and their representation in literatures across ages and cultures--from the Viking wars, Black Death in mediaeval Europe, technology in ancient China and the crisis of power in Elizabethan England to imperial biopower in nineteenth-century India, the genocides in the twentieth century, upsurge of domestic violence during the Covid lockdown in Spain and the development of AI.

The Companion connects diverse cultures, disciplines and academic traditions to show how and why literature, media, and art can voice all types of crises across times. It will be a key resource for students and researchers in a broad range of areas including literature, film studies, narrative studies, cultural studies, international politics and ecocriticism.

Chapters: Chapter 6 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http: //www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781032424644
ISBN-10: 1032424648
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 12th, 2024
Pages: 490
Language: English
Series: Routledge Literature Companions