Steve Mentz, Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550–1719

image (1)Steve Mentz, Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550–1719 now out.

The familiar story of shipwreck revealed as an allegory of ecological catastrophe.

Traces of shipwreck ecology appear in canonical literature from Shakespeare to Donne and also in sermons, tales of survival, and diaries of seventeenth-century English sailors. Offering the first ecocritical account of early modern shipwreck narratives, Shipwreck Modernity reveals the surprisingly modern truths to be found in these early stories of ecological collapse.

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