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dc.contributor.editorCampos, Liliane
dc.contributor.editorPatoine, Pierre-Louis
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-21T07:52:27Z
dc.date.available2022-10-21T07:52:27Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58959
dc.description.abstractThis edited volume explores new engagements with the life sciences in contemporary fiction, poetry, comics and performance. The gathered case studies investigate how recent creative work reframes the human within microscopic or macroscopic scales, from cellular biology to systems ecology, and engages with the ethical, philosophical, and political issues raised by the twenty-first century’s shifting views of life. The collection thus examines literature and performance as spaces that shape our contemporary biological imagination. Comprised of thirteen chapters by an international group of academics, Life, Re-Scaled: The Biological Imagination in Twenty-First-Century Literature and Performance engages with four main areas of biological study: ‘Invisible scales: cells, microbes and mycelium’, ‘Neuro-medical imaging and diagnosis’, ‘Pandemic imaginaries’, and ‘Ecological scales’. The authors examine these concepts in emerging forms such as plant theatre, climate change art, ecofiction and pandemic fiction, including the work of Jeff Vandermeer, Jon McGregor, Jeff Lemire, and Extinction Rebellion’s Red Rebel Brigade performances. This valuable resource moves beyond the biological paradigms that were central to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to outline the specificity of a contemporary imagination. Life, Re-Scaled is crucial reading for academics, scholars, and authors alike, as it proposes an unprecedented overview of the relationship between literature, performance and the life sciences in the twenty-first century.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AF Art forms::AFK Non-graphic art forms::AFKP Performance arten_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticismen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: generalen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciencesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNT Social impact of environmental issuesen_US
dc.subject.otherbiological imagination;comics;ethics;fiction;life sciences;performance;philosophy;poetry;politicsen_US
dc.titleLife, Re-Scaleden_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Biological Imagination in Twenty-First-Century Literature and Performanceen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0303en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy23117811-c361-47b4-8b76-2c9b160c9a8ben_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647497en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647503en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647527en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647534en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647541en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647558en_US
oapen.collectionScholarLeden_US
oapen.pages418en_US
oapen.place.publicationCambridgeen_US


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