Nature, Technology and Cultural Change in Twentieth-Century German Literature

The Challenge of Ecocriticism

  • Axel Goodbody

Part of the New Perspectives in German Studies book series (NPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical Perspectives

  3. Critiques of Science and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
  4. Negotiations between Nature and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Axel Goodbody
      Pages 168-208
    3. Axel Goodbody
      Pages 209-252
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Axel Goodbody
      Pages 255-279
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 280-329

About this book


This book traces shifting attitudes towards science and technology, nature and the environment in Twentieth-century Germany. It approaches them through discussion of a range of literary texts and explores the philosophical influences on them and their political contexts, and asks what part novels and plays have played in environmental debate.


critique culture Ecocriticism environment novel poetry technology Tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Axel Goodbody
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BathUK

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