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Meaning Making in the Anthropocene: Learning to Be Human

Dowiatt, Matthew
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Dowiatt, Matthew
Advisor
Pasanek, Brad
Abstract
The Anthropocene reveals that the human species has become the largest geophysical force acting on the planet. This revelation challenges the individual's ability to coherently maintain a worldview, as the notion of being part of a collective as large as the human species destabilizes traditional ontologies. As the current environmental crisis is bound up in imagining the Anthropocene, it becomes imperative that we understand this new collective dimension of existence. Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and Year of the Flood are speculative accounts exploring two modes of engagement with the Anthropocene.
Date Received
20140430
Published
University of Virginia, Department of English, MA (Master of Arts), 2014
Published Date
2014-04-28
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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