Lance Newman

Lance Newman is Associate Professor of English at Westminster College of Salt Lake City, where he teaches courses in Early American Literature, Environmental Literature, and Creative Writing. He is the author of Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature (Palgrave, 2005), Transatlantic Romanticism: An Anthology of American, British, and Canadian Literature, 1767-1867 (Longman, 2006), and of Sullen Fires Across the Atlantic: Essays in Transatlantic Romanticism (Romantic Circles, 2006).

Global Warming, Globalization, and Environmental Literary History

2009-05-02

Lance Newman suggests Ecocriticism shares a problematic assumption with “green” capitalism: the idea “a livable future will result from billions of individual ethical decisions.” Here he traces a burgeoning critical alternative that investigates the historical connections between global capital and the shifting structures of the “ecosocial.”