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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 . By...
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American Literature (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 (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 (2020) 92 (4): 781–790.
Published: 01 December 2020
... art historians and public historians and more recently seen in public-facing work in newer fields, such as the medical/health humanities and environmental humanities. This work has been too frequently seen as ancillary rather than central to humanities disciplines but has recently begun to proliferate...
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American Literature (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 (2010) 82 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of communication and intercon- nection, no less than the electric oratory of Frederick Douglass or the sensu- ous poetry of Walt Whitman, serve as powerful conductors of human thought and experience across time, space, and race. Johnson’s Passions for Nature, by contrast, sides firmly with...
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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 a...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 humanities scholars such as Alaimo, Nixon, and Mel Chen have demonstrated how...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 (2020) 92 (2): 390–393.
Published: 01 June 2020
... . By Sonya Posmentier . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . 2017 . xiv, 282. Cloth, $ 49.95 ; e-book, $ 49.95 . Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative . By Alexa Weik von Mossner . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2017 . xi, 269. Cloth...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 (2020) 92 (2): 309–341.
Published: 01 June 2020
... literature represents—but never reshapes—the more-than-human world. And with their commitment to consciousness-raising, they have acted as if literature is always aligned with existing environmental movements. To be sure, literature often evangelizes about extrinsic issues. However, it also acts as an...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 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 from these works in that they do not...
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American Literature (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...