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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 (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of industrial capitalism. Despite seemingly regressive views of women’s place in the home and society, Beecher’s writings on domesticity during the historic transition to fossil fuels speak to our own moment of climate and public health crises. To reassess Beecher in light of the environmental humanities...
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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 (2023) 95 (3): 569–596.
Published: 01 September 2023
... relationality (a liberatory haptics that indexes and generates more-than-human lifeworlds) and centripetal coloniality (an extractive haptics that seals and severs lifeworlds). Sensory imperialism generates segregated domains of environmental habitability through racialized animacy hierarchies, shaping...
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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 (2024) 96 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2024
... avenues in environmental justice studies to think about history, cultural production, and rights beyond the human and strengthens Native sovereignty through evidence of historic Native relations to land beyond property law. keelerk@lafayette.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024...
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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
... settlers, genízara/o slaves, and indio bárbaro warriors (Blackhawk 2008; Trujillo 2013; Saldaña-Portillo 2016 ). Crucially, the Aliancistas embedded these human identities in nonhuman environments: much as black environmental writers engaged with plots, plantations, and provision grounds (Posmentier 2017...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 94 (4): 705–731.
Published: 01 December 2022
... the importance of the legal imagination in defining human-land relations in the United States. It demonstrates how The Dying Grass and Almanac of the Dead critique this legal imagination while also using it as a model for changing environmental politics through discourse. joseph.hamilton@yale.edu...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 94 (3): 551–562.
Published: 01 September 2022
... I often pursue a socioecological exploration of the texts under review, one that is alert to their potential entanglements with the environmental humanities. At the same time, I also privilege the authors’ favored critical approaches, and consider Homelessness in American Literature and Vagrant...
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American Literature (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 (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): 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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