Recent modernist scholarship has been concerned with tying textual and historical claims to the specificity of place. Through this renewed interest, we see a continued interest within modernist studies in new literary frameworks that move outward in their scale and scope. Postcolonial theorists have argued for a return to the scale of the geological and geographical in the “Anthropocene” era. Whether the impetus arises from postcolonial studies, Marxist critical geography, ecocriticism, or posthumanist approaches to geography, a number of contemporary frameworks aim to chart new geographies for literary studies in the literal and figurative senses.

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