0 19 2014

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

Clare Echterling


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.

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