Academic writing has recently become subject to new criticism and attention. Setting the scene for much of this is the rising current of scholarship performing under legends such as post-humanism, environmental humanism, new materialism, and object-oriented ontology. One specific concern has been the question of how matters of Anthropocene and climate change are approached and articulated within these new discourses. This chapter deals with the modes of thinking and writing that are stimulated in its wake and which more generally may be seen as concerning the articulation of matter and material compounds. Despite the human connotations of its naming, the Anthropocene has announced itself through the proliferation of new things, substances, and more-than-human relations. Structuralists and post-structuralists often saw language as an autonomous structure, and thus seemed less concerned with how things spoken about in language had a locus and significance outside of it.