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Jacob Soule: Circulation and the City Novel
Circulation and the City Novel
(p. 279 – 294)

Jacob Soule

Circulation and the City Novel

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  • digital media
  • ecology
  • art
  • capitalism
  • economics
  • cultural critic
  • digital culture

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Jacob Soule

is Assistant Teaching Professor of English at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. In 2019, he received his PhD in Literature from Duke University after completing his BA and MPhil at the University of York and the University of Cambridge respectively. He is currently working on adapting his doctoral dissertation, “The City Novel After the City: Planetary Metropolis, World Literature,” into a monograph. He has written on infrastructure and the historical novel for Contemporary Literature and has contributed articles on the contemporary city novel to Novel: A Forum on Fiction and The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature.
Mathias Denecke (ed.), Holger Kuhn (ed.), ...: Liquidity, Flows, Circulation

It has become a truism that capital circulates, that data, populations and materials flow, that money offers liquidity. Placed at the intersection of art, media and cultural studies as well as economic theory, the volume investigates the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization. As flows, circulations and liquidity resurface in all aspects of recent culture and contemporary art, this volume investigates the hypothesis of a genuine cultural logic of environmentalization through these three concepts.
It thus brings together two areas of research which have been largely separate. On the one hand, the volume takes up discussions about ecologies with and without nature and environmentalization as a contemporary form of power and capital. On the other hand, the volume takes its cue from Fredric Jameson’s notion that each stage of capitalism is accompanied by a genuine cultural logic. The volume introduces this current of materialist thinking into the ongoing discussions of ecologies and environmentalization. By analyzing contemporary art, architecture, theater, films, and literature, the 15 contributions by scholars and artists explore different fields where liquid forms, semantics of flow, or processes of circulation emerge as a contemporary cultural logic.

 

With contributions by: Ursula Biemann, Martin Doll, Katerina Genidogan, Sebastian Kirsch, Esther Leslie, Annie McClanahan, Maryse Ouellet, Malte Fabian Rauch, Hannah Schmedes, Yannick Schütte, Christian Schwinghammer, Jacob Soule, Yvonne Volkart, Beny Wagner, Stefan Yong.

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