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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 433.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Literary Environmentalism. By David Mazel. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2000. xxv, 198 pp. $40.00. David Mazel has opened up the ecocritical conversation with American Lit- erary Environmentalism. His inspiration derives less from Thoreau and John Muir and more from Judith Butler...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Alan Ackerman Abstract Catharine E. Beecher’s 1841 A Treatise on Domestic Economy laid the groundwork for the American environmental canon, including Walden (1854) by Henry David Thoreau and Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson. In conversation with other nineteenth-century American writers...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2005
... to realize a truly national theater. As these studies demonstrate, both the gestures and the failures are significant, suggesting the need for continued, thoughtful failures in the ongoing performance of the drama of U.S. national history. John Ernest, University of New Hampshire Environmental...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2004
... University The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, and Literature in America. By Dana Phillips. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2003. xii, 300 pp. Cloth, $74.00; paper, $24.95. Reader of the Purple Sage: Essays on Western Writers and Environmental Litera- ture. By Ann Ronald. Reno: Univ. of Nevada Press...
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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 (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 (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 (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...
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American Literature (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...
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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, $ 149.95...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-gilmor-homes-demolition-20200417-l3yuxg4xurattnibpvzna3t46m-story.html . Carruth Allison . 2018 . “ Wily Ecologies: Comic Futures for American Environmentalism .” American Literary History 30 , no. 1 : 108 – 33 . Chen Mel Y. 2012...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 634–636.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., extending the range of material that can be read with ecocritical concerns. Fallen Forests traces the long-nineteenth-century women writers’ use of environmental rhetoric to further communitist and activist goals in what we now recognize as resource wars. Lydia Sigourney, Harriet Wilson, Pauline...
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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 (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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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 (2021) 93 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2021
... histories of colonial engineering, extraction, and displacement as key ecological dangers. Unsettling national narratives of the Gulf Coast, Ward’s subsident figurations connect issues of environmental emergency to structures of environmental racism, which unevenly enhance the precarity of certain...