“Every place,” concludes the introduction of Thinking Continental, “however nondescript and seemingly secluded and provincial, is marked with the traces of the entire planet’s becoming.” The ambition of this volume – assembled by established professors of English literature and practitioners of environmental writing – is to “write the endangered worlds” of the Anthropocene, inscribing a sense of place within a sense of planet (Lynch et al. 2017, xiv). This clarion call comes at a time of freighted global discourse over “planetarian interests” which bioregionalist Peter Berg argues are no less critical than the “ongoing mutual inhabitation of this planet” (Lynch et al. 2017, xiv). Fraught, urgent, yet empathetic and imaginative, T hinking Continental is a book which provokes reflection on (re)inhabiting the intimate bonding of time and place – of what Susan Naramore Maher calls residency and dwelling on this restless planet.

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