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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., and the environmental humanities—and considering cultural artifacts from Smith’s tracts and Herman Melville’s fiction to Cheryl Savageau’s poetry and the underwater sculpture of Jason deCaires Taylor—the essay reads the commodification and consumption of these creatures as constitutive elements of an extinction...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 723–735.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the Plantationocene. Turning to the historical revolutionary figure of François Makandal, the essay explores alternative knowledge systems that help us to understand modes of human-environmental connection, semiotics of relation, and text networks of literature and oral history. These alternative ways of knowing...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to perceive the ways in which extractivist infrastructures are frequently built upon and facilitate the exploitation of both human and environmental resources. Hard-boiled texts help readers see capitalism’s extractivist infrastructure as a type of material and intellectual entrapment that ultimately...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 309–341.
Published: 01 June 2020
... are, whom they can contain, and how they should be used. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 US-Mexico borderlands Latina/o and Chicana/o archives ethnicity ecocriticism environmental humanities On October 15, 1966, a caravan of cars set out from Albuquerque, New Mexico...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 922–924.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 American Literature and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities invite submissions for a joint special issue titled “The Infrastructure of Emergency,” coedited by John Levi Barnard, Stephanie Foote, Jessica Hurley...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 687–689.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 American Literature and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities invite submissions for a joint special issue titled “The Infrastructure of Emergency,” coedited by John Levi Barnard, Stephanie Foote, Jessica Hurley...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 345–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... produced our present crises prompts us to think not just in terms of the infrastructure of emergency but also in terms of infrastructure as emergency. The essays gathered here and in our companion special issue of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities document several iterations...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
... working in this mode, sickness expresses the imbrication of human bodies and their environments. Since the 1990s, environmentally ori- ented novels, films, and memoirs have focused environmental debate around industrial poisons and toxicity.4 Eco-­sickness narratives such as The Echo Maker deviate...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
... precarious condition unites environmental humanists and marshals their efforts to create a sustain- able and equitable future for human and nonhuman life alike. Given their future-oriented outlook, it is perhaps no surprise that they study history with a focus on those features that help build...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Mary Kuhn This essay, by paying attention to botanical language, reveals how Stowe's environmental sensibility affects her racial politics and abolitionist strategies. The theories of plant growth and vitality she draws on as her career develops refute the strict classification and cultivation...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
... summoned fellow scholars to adopt interdisciplinary approaches not only to problems in the humanities, but also beyond them. His call was to “confront not only such new subjects as genetic engineer- ing, environmental trauma, and the cognitive capacities of animals or machines, but also...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 445–472.
Published: 01 September 2021
... by Duke University Press 2021 African American literature environmental humanities gothic Plantationocene Early in Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved (1987), Sethe formulates a theory of haunting. “Some things go. Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it was my rememory,” she tells...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of human imagination at every turn. 4 By analyzing risk society through a heuristic of nuclear waste, this essay offers a critique of nuclear colonialism and environmental racism. At the same time, it shows how the apocalyptic mode in deep time allows narratives of environmental harm and danger to move...
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American Literature (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 (2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the legitimation crisis of the regulatory state. Highsmith repudiates a narrative world governed by structural or environmental conditions and—in contrast to literary naturalists like Theodore Dreiser and John Steinbeck—presents the darker corners of human experience as phenomena of the largely autonomous...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
...-corporeality” —what Stacy Alaimo ( 2010 , 2) calls “the material interconnections of human corporeality with the more-than-human world.” 4 Environmental humanities scholars such as Alaimo, Nixon, and Mel Chen have demonstrated how attending to such material entanglements between differentiated bodies...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2016
... how alternatives challenge extant food systems. Regardless, the volumes provide important historical contextualization for contemporary food writing and should be read by scholars of American literature, the environmental humanities, and agricultural history. ...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . “ Our Ancestors’ Dystopia Now: Indigenous Conservation and the Anthropocene .” In Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities , edited by Heise Ursula K. , Christensen Jon , and Niemann Michelle , 206 – 15 . Whyte Kyle Powys . 2018 . “ Settler Colonialism, Ecology...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., and the Persistence of Urban Forms .” PMLA 135 , no. 3 : 530 – 45 . Whyte Kyle Powys . 2017 . “ Our Ancestors’ Dystopia Now: Indigenous Conservation and the Anthropocene .” In Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities , edited by Heise Ursula K. , Christensen Jon , Niemann...