Proliferation, Action: Marine Plastic Pollution, Material Agency, and Affective Representation

  • Clare Echterling University of Kansas

Abstract


Seeing plastic as an actant rather than inert matter can help us better comprehend the effects of marine plastic pollution. In this essay, I read various texts that depict plastic as an actant, highlighting the ways they give narrative urgency to a crisis that we normally cannot see.
Published
05-Dec-2014
How to Cite
Echterling, C. (2014, December 5). Proliferation, Action: Marine Plastic Pollution, Material Agency, and Affective Representation. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, (19). Retrieved from http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/1145