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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Hampshire Environmental Renaissance: Emerson, Thoreau, and the Systems of Nature.By Andrew McMurry. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. xiii, 269 pp. $39.95. Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Move- ment. By Daniel J. Philippon. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Hsuan L. Hsu Abstract This essay considers naturalist and neonaturalist deployments of smell as a means of mapping uneven and potentially toxic atmospheres in the contexts of Progressive Era urbanization and twentieth-century environmental “slow violence.” After showing how the description of...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 634–636.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Margaret Konkol Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writing, 1781–1924 . By Kilcup Karen L. . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2013 . xv, 504 pp. Cloth , $75.95 ; Paper, $32.95 ; e-book, $26.95 . The Ecology of Modernism: American...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Cristin Ellis Ellis’s essay reconstructs the history of environmental crisis—the crisis of Southern soil exhaustion—at the heart of the antebellum slavery debates. Through readings of landscape in My Bondage and My Freedom , the essay argues that in the 1850s, Douglass displaces the moral and...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Tyler Nickl Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909 . By Schuyler David . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 206 pp. $29.95 . Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition . By Sachs Aaron . New Haven : Yale...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 440–442.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Nicole M. Merola The Meaning of Rivers: Flow and Reflection in American Literature . By McMillin T. S. . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2011 . xviii, 220 pp. Paper , $34.95 . Environmental Evasion: The Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of “Nature’s Nation.” By Willis...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Rebecca McWilliams Evans Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times . By Stacy Alaimo . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2016 . 242 pp. Cloth, $94.50 ; paper, $27.00 ; e-book available. The Child to Come: Life after the Human Catastrophe . By Rebekah...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Susan Scott Parrish Environmental Practice and Early American Literature . By Ziser Michael . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2013 . ii , 224 pp. Cloth, $90.00 ; e-book, $72.00 . Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2004
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2005
... provide detailed his- tory, genealogy (a favorite term of hers), and taxonomy, and a very few useful analyses. Peter Hays, University of California, Davis From the Fallen Tree: Frontier Narratives, Environmental Politics, and the Roots of a National Pastoral, 1749–1826. By Thomas Hallock. Chapel...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2007
...: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2006. xiii, 266 pp. $ 39.95. Ecosublime: Environmental Awe and Terror from New World to Oddworld . By Lee Rozelle. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2006. vii, 134 pp. $29.95. Book Reviews New England’s Crises and Cultural Memory: Literature, Politics, History, Religion...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Betsy Klimasmith Duke University Press 2007 Converging Stories: Race, Ecology, and Environmental Justice in American Literature . By Jeffrey Myers. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2005. ix, 188 pp. $39.95. Fast Cars and Bad Girls: Nomadic Subjects and Women's Road Stories . By Deborah Paes de...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 433.
Published: 01 June 2002
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Joni Adamson Green Speculations: Science Fiction and Transformative Environmentalism . By Otto Eric C. . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 152 pp. Cloth , $44.95 ; CD , $14.95 . Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins: Waste and Contamination in US Ethnic Literatures...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Lisa Lynch Lynch’s essay explores the divergence between the symbolic imaginary of nuclear power and the imaginative terrain of environmentalism through a look at documentary film about the civilian nuclear industry. Lynch first analyzes several films about US antireactor activism produced in the...
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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 December 2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... sensing and imaging, satellite media often pass as uninterpreted weather reality for popular audiences, offering visual and textual narratives of weather crises that abstract the human from environmental disaster. This essay considers the twentieth-century turn toward uninterpreted and visually centered...
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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 2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
... tension with both inherited and environmental determinants. Ultimately, Hamner's essay shows that beneath questions about genomic identity lie even more profound ones about the nature and purposes of narrative. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Everett The Predisposed Agency of Genomic Fiction...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of health-care disparities and environmental racism. Knadler then turns to a close reading of Nella Larsen's Quicksand (1928) to show how its unruly, unsanitized domestic allegory exposes and destabilizes this interworking of medical language, affect, and gendered risk within racial uplift. Quicksand...