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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...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
... 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2005
... about and describe human relationships with the nonhuman world’’ (19). Philippon deftly synthe- sizes relevant theoretical work on the analytical categories: nature, writing, metaphor, narrative, value, environmentalism. The chapters, however, could easily be read independently of the frame. Writers...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Gene Andrew Jarrett © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion since World War II . Ed. David A. Hollinger. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2006. vi, 421 pp. $45.00. Multiethnic Literature and Canon Debates . Ed. Mary Jo Bona and...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Rebecca Wanzo © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism . By bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains. Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press. 2006. 145 pp. Paper, $15.00. Rhetorical Occasions: Essays on Humans and the Humanities . By Michael Bérubé...
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American Literature (1 December 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 a...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., because of the ensuing and unprecedented scale of transformation. The “radical intermix- ture,” as Ziser puts it (2), of the human and beyond-human worlds—so com- pelling of late to fields as diverse as environmental history, science studies, new materialism, posthumanism, and animal studies—finds...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... particulates. To the extent that it serves as a visceral yet indefinite index of airborne toxins, smell dramatizes routes of environmental “trans-corporeality” —what Stacy Alaimo ( 2010 , 2) calls “the material interconnections of human corporeality with the more-than-human world.” 4 Environmental...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
...” tells a story about the slow implosion of soils in the region. When read in light of this history of environmental crisis, Douglass’s reference to Lloyd’s “human crop” takes on a polemical salience dis- tinct from the sentimental critique we are accustomed to attributing to him. For when...
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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 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2004
... literary nonfiction in order to range across the domains of human knowledge in search of first principles that would address the patholo- gies of the day’’ (46). Moreover, Emerson’s radical individualism was a direct response to the social and economic contradictions of the international capi- talist...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Perrin Warren. Athens: 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...
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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...
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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...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2015
...–43) lead him, instead, to problematic notions of a “first and second nature” that are not rooted in specific examples of environmental deg- radation. This, in turn, leads him to discussion of an ambiguous “third nature,” described as an earth that will be “unable to support human and nonhuman...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 433.
Published: 01 June 2002
... postmodern sensibility of the decentered, self-conscious human subject through nuanced readings of two novels not typically read as travel narratives—William Gaddis’s The Rec- ognitions and Thomas Pynchon’s V—and through four works of nonfiction travel writing by Bruce Chatwin, Al Logan Slagle, William...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2012
... documentaries to the environmental movement. All are what Andrew Ross has described as the by-­now familiar “images of ecology,” including “the redeeming repertoire of pastoral imagery, pristine, green and unspoiled by human habitation.”31 Scenes of pris- tine wilderness become in these...
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American Literature (1 September 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...