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

  • Clare Echterling University of Kansas


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.
How to Cite
Echterling, Clare. 2014. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 19 (December). Accessed May 24, 2018.