Interview: Feeling Land Sick with Nikolaj Schultz AbstractOn a Tuesday afternoon that is slowly bleeding into evening, the April sun is warming our digital faces on a video call with Nikolaj Schultz, PhD candidate at the University of Copenhagen and author of the recently published auto-ethnographic work Land Sickness. Later in this interview, the sociologist… Continue reading 36.1 | Vlinder Verouden & Anasuya Virmani
Lost for Words: Constructing Human-Nature Relations through Color in Nausiciaä of the Valley of the Wind AbstractBecause of the failure of both academic and literary language in providing a comprehensible account of the contemporary, environmental crises of the Anthropocene, this paper explores alternative, non-linguistic storytell- ing methods characteristic of ani- mation for bringing awareness and… Continue reading 36.1 | Anne van Buuren
“Stadichoan Wurde Wy Ôfknypt“: The Erosion of Frisian Culture in Contemporary Flood Fiction AbstractThis article situates the Frisian novel Ûnder wetter by Koos Tiemersma (2009)—in which an orchestrated flood leads to Fryslân’s demise—in the Dutch cultural narrative of de strijd tegen het water, wherein flood history is united with national pride and loss. Building on… Continue reading 36.1 | Kelly van der Meulen
Imagining Lost Literature—Some Preliminary Considerations on Literary Extinction AbstractThis paper examines how textual losses function as a creative space for reimagining the literary-historical past and promoting textual endurance. Research focused on book history has come up with new tools for studying destroyed books, but this article devises an alterna- tive approach that investigates how textual… Continue reading 36.1 | Sari Kivistö
“Nothing Before the Sea Was Real”: The Dying World of John Lanchester’s The Wall AbstractThis essay argues that John Lanchester’s novel The Wall can provide empathetic intelligibility to what might otherwise be an inscru- table future by analyzing crucial aspects of its dying world that resist the exhausted literary conventions found in much post-apocalyptic climate… Continue reading 36.1 | Sarah E. McFarland
Vlinder Verouden & Anasuya Virmani In the foreword to this issue, editors-in-chief Vlinder Verouden and Anasuya Virmani discuss ghosts, and introduce the articles making up this issue.