Publication of March 2017 issue of Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies -- “The City and the Anthropocene”

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Poster:Ping-jung HoPost date:2017-03-30

Dear colleagues,

We take great pleasure in announcing the publication of the March 2017 issue of Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, with a special topic on “The City and the Anthropocene” guest-edited by Simon C. Estok and Shiuhhuah Serena Chou. The special topic features eight articles. The “Literary and Cultural Criticism” section includes another six research articles on an exciting range of subjects.

All articles are available on our website, for more information please visit http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/.

Ioana Luca
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies






Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Vol. 43 No. 1 (March 2017)


Special Issue “The City and the Anthropocene”


Guest Editors: Simon C. Estok and Shiuhhuah Serena Chou






The City and the Anthropocene / Simon C. Estok and Shiuhhuah Serena Chou






Tropic of Orange, Los Angeles, and the Anthropocene Imagination / Melissa Sexton




Anthropocene, What Anthropocene? The City and the Epoch in A Fine Balance and The DogSimon C. Estok




Agrarianism in the City: Urban Agriculture and the Anthropocene Futurity / Shiuhhuah Serena Chou




Brave New Weird: Anthropocene Monsters in Jeff VanderMeer’s The Southern ReachGry Ulstein




The Plight of Dogs in the Country-City Gap: Reading Chinese Dog Narratives across Genres / Chen Hong



Beyond Anthropocentric Futurism: Visualizing Air Pollution and Waste in Post-Olympic Beijing / Alvin K. Wong




A Role for Art in Ecological Thought / Bruce Carroll




Haste and Waste in the City: Rekindling Care about and for Trees in Another Time / Shruti Desai




Literary and Cultural Criticism


They won’t hurt you”: Ancestral Portrait Galleries in European Literature / Henk Vynckier




Questioning Gratitude in an Unequal World with Reference to the Work of Toni Morrison / Liz Jackson




The Limits of Cosmopolitanism in the Poetry of Michael Hofmann / Aaron Deveson




Empathy as Migration in Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie / Beatriz Penas-Ibáñez




The Making of the New Global Middle Class: China’s Workplace Novels / Grace Hui-Chuan Wu




Phubber Sherlock, Risky London, Safe England: Remaking Holmes in the Age of Information Technology / Chung-jen Chen




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