Romance in the Anthropocene: Climates of Form in the 19th Century

Elizabeth Brogden

Freie Universitaet

Elizabeth Brogden received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from Johns Hopkins University in 2016 with a dissertation on para-novelistic writing and reading in the long 19th century. She is currently a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Dahlem Humanities Center in Berlin and has taught at Johns Hopkins, Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich), and Rhode Island School of Design.Her essays on Henry James and Nella Larsen have appeared or are forthcoming in NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction and Studies in American Fiction.


This paper examines the intersections between early anthropogenic climate change and one of the literary genres most vital to the American Renaissance, which was itself a movement contemporaneous with the global dawn of... [ view full abstract ]


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