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dc.contributor.editorCampos, Liliane
dc.contributor.editorPatoine, Pierre-Louis
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-22T04:00:52Z
dc.date.available2022-10-22T04:00:52Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-10-21T07:52:27Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58959
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/92994
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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AF The Arts: art forms::AFK Non-graphic and electronic art forms::AFKP Performance arten_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticismen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSB Literary studies: generalen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists and prose writersen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::F Fiction and Related items::FB Fiction: general and literary::FBA Modern and contemporary fiction: general and literaryen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::P Mathematics and Science::PS Biology, life sciencesen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::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;politics
dc.titleLife, Re-Scaled
dc.title.alternativeThe Biological Imagination in Twenty-First-Century Literature and Performance
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0303
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647497
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647503
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647527
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647534
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647541
oapen.relation.isbn9781800647558
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages418
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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