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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 301–325.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Janet Fiskio In light of Ursula Heise’s recent critiques of the concept of a “sense of place” in ecocriticism as well as the vibrant social movement for food justice emerging in the United States, Fiskio asks whether the concept of place can be reformulated in ways that are inclusive of communities...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
... broadly, to consider the relevance of his pragmatic turn to modern ecocriticism as it reexamines the role of ethical sentiment in its project going forward. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 References “ Agricultural Survey of the Parish of St. Matthews .” 1840 . Southern Cabinet of...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Jessica Hurley Abstract This essay intervenes in current ecocritical debates about the relationship between fiction and environmental risk by analyzing the limits of risk theory in the deep time of the Anthropocene. Although contemporary ecocriticism argues that we must move from apocalyptic...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 1970s and 1980s, showing how they manifest the codependence of antireactor activism and environmentalism. She then turns to recent films that look more broadly at the industrial processes involved in nuclear power creation. Drawing on disparate strands of scholarly inquiry— including ecocriticism...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
... too is our enabling kinship with it. What remains is an irresolvable fear regarding the uncertain borders between persons and environments. The essay concludes with a consideration of the implications of such a fear for ecocriticism. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Matthew A. The Nature...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Heather Houser Houser’s essay argues for the centrality of sickness and affect to twenty-first-century environmental consciousness and therefore to ecocriticism, through an analysis of Richard Powers’s novel, The Echo Maker . The essay focuses on wonder, an essential affect for promoting...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Sarah Ensor In this essay, Ensor suggests that the figure of the spinster can help resolve the problems of futurity that confront queer ecocriticism insofar as the spinster practices an avuncular form of stewardship, tending the future without contributing directly to it. By looking at a series of...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... trope's polemical function is especially apparent when it is contrasted retrospectively with The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), in which nature is a paralyzing wilderness rather than a theater of self-emancipation. Ecocriticism has failed so far to engage...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... reparative gesture, enabling us to reckon with the ways in which higher education has abandoned us without requiring us, in turn, to abandon it. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 kinship contagion risk pedagogy queer theory ecocriticism Picture the perfectly corporatized...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... explore how these issues intersect with racially uneven geographies in the twentieth century. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 naturalism smell ecocriticism geography environment race risk In an effort to counteract an affliction that gradually transforms him into a “brute...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
... © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 ecocriticism animal studies food studies consumption environmental humanities To the sober student of the world’s past this historic codfish is fraught with ripe significance. —Ernest W. Roberts, Richard W. Irwin, and James A. Gallivan, A History of...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 459.
Published: 01 June 2010
... © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Announcement Call for Papers: Ecocriticism Although ecocriticism was largely developed by Americanists in English departments in the western United States and marked by a coolness toward the theoretical and historicist methods of its day...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
... University Press 2017 What does ecocriticism need? Three recent books spanning subfields of environmental literary study suggest it needs to negotiate the lived experiences of ecological disruption and the processes and institutions that shape those disruptions. Their approach is to read across myriad...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theory, and ecocriticism. In particular, Fitzgerald asks how ecocriticism would change if it centered on Native studies. While not claiming to offer a simple answer, she notes that foregrounding Native peoples in the discussion requires us to reconsider what we mean by terms like “nature” or “the...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
... critics, and scholars of the nineteenth century. Ecocriticism has received the brunt of the attacks directed at the environ- mental humanities. In its early years, ecocriticism seemed premised on a con- tradiction: to use literary study to transcend text and enter the phenomenal world of nature...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 897–914.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Ecocriticism), 234–41. Allred, Jeff. Review: Genter, Late Modernism: Art, Culture, and Politics in Cold War America, 882–84. Review: Wilson, Melting-Pot Modernism, 882–84. Andrews, Lindsey. Review: Ahad, Freud Upside Down: African American Lit- erature and Psychoanalytic Culture, 880–82. Review...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 410–413.
Published: 01 June 2015
... included, have explored the connections between transformative grassroots movements and environment literary studies. Such early discussions of the environmental justice movement and environ- mental justice–oriented ecocriticism led Lawrence Buell to suggest that the field had decisively shifted in...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2015
... transformative grassroots movements and environment literary studies. Such early discussions of the environmental justice movement and environ- mental justice–oriented ecocriticism led Lawrence Buell to suggest that the field had decisively shifted in a direction that would predominate going for- ward (The...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2005
... testing Wallace Stegner’s assertion that ‘‘not even a wild place, is a place until it has had that human attention that at its highest reach we call poetry’’ (quoted in Van Noy, xvi). Though an odd couple methodologically, these twin studies help measure the range of recent ecocriticism while...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2005
... testing Wallace Stegner’s assertion that ‘‘not even a wild place, is a place until it has had that human attention that at its highest reach we call poetry’’ (quoted in Van Noy, xvi). Though an odd couple methodologically, these twin studies help measure the range of recent ecocriticism while...