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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Dana Luciano This essay takes up the recent embrace of geology by contemporary postsecular critics in relation to a history of nonsecular uses of geology as a resource for what Michael Taussig terms the “unthought zones of materiality.” It looks closely at one such manifestation: the nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 857–863.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., $85.00; e-book, $84.99. Although Thoreau has been analyzed by critics from numerous disciplinary perspectives, including literary criticism, psychology, and geology, Sullivan is American Literature, Volume 87, Number 4, December 2015 DOI 10.1215/00029831-3329758  © 2015 by Duke University...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 645–654.
Published: 01 December 2014
... spiritualists William and Elizabeth Denton, she discerns what she calls “an alternate his- tory of nonsecular engagements” with geology in the nineteenth century—that is, neither popular Christian “reconciliations of geo­ history” with creationism nor incipiently atheistic assaults on cre- ationism. By...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 637–644.
Published: 01 September 2014
... geoscientist, arguing that Walden is as much concerned with the physical nature of Walden Pond as it is with rep- resenting that nature through mythology and literary language. Examining both Thoreau’s understanding of geology and how this understanding shaped Walden, he affirms that Thoreau verged on...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
... manufacture of clocks and the emergence of the science of geology should compel us to see the growth of the American republic through a notion of “deep time” (a term borrowed from Wai Chee Dimock’s pathbreaking recent work). For Allen, this insight culminates in a pair of chapters in which the...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
... imagination of tempo- rality. Finding compelling links between material culture and philosophies of time, Allen argues that factors as diverse as the manufacture of clocks and the emergence of the science of geology should compel us to see the growth of the American republic through a notion of...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2009
... imagination of tempo- rality. Finding compelling links between material culture and philosophies of time, Allen argues that factors as diverse as the manufacture of clocks and the emergence of the science of geology should compel us to see the growth of the American republic through a notion of...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of the science of geology should compel us to see the growth of the American republic through a notion of “deep time” (a term borrowed from Wai Chee Dimock’s pathbreaking recent work). For Allen, this insight culminates in a pair of chapters in which the influence of geology is shown to have...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2009
... compelling links between material culture and philosophies of time, Allen argues that factors as diverse as the manufacture of clocks and the emergence of the science of geology should compel us to see the growth of the American republic through a notion of “deep time” (a term borrowed from Wai...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 206–209.
Published: 01 March 2009
... culture and philosophies of time, Allen argues that factors as diverse as the manufacture of clocks and the emergence of the science of geology should compel us to see the growth of the American republic through a notion of “deep time” (a term borrowed from Wai Chee Dimock’s pathbreaking recent...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 237–249.
Published: 01 June 2011
... can explicitly theorize an alternative political ethos. Writing “Toward a Cosmopolitan Science Fiction” in response to recent critics who have labeled SF a “critical literature of empire . . . engaged with imperial dream-work Higgins focuses on the genre’s unique “geologi- cal sensitivity to...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
... be shot at, but was generalized to refer to any sort of aim or objective in the twentieth century and subsequently became far more common; underlie was almost exclusively used in geology until around 1850, when it began to spread to other discourses; and pattern was used mainly in metalworking...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the long timescales of geology and climatology intersect with the much shorter timescales of digital computing. Robinson’s Mars trilogy brings us into contact with temporalities that lie outside of our human experience of time, temporalities that are inaccessible to us and that we can only access...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 243–271.
Published: 01 June 2012
... States Geologi- cal Survey (USGS) released a report that noted, “A large portion of the remaining global endowment of oil and gas resources has long been thought to exist in the high northern latitudes of Russia, Nor- way, Greenland, United States, and Canada” (emphasis mine...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... when was invited to review the 38 American Literature new tenth edition of Sir Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology in 1867. As Adams wrote later in his chapter “Darwinism,” “At the very out- set Adams struck on Sir Charles’s Glacial Theory . . . he was ignorant enough to think that the...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 579–602.
Published: 01 September 2004
... objective situation, and its great cyclical rhythms thatalternatefromsituationsofgreatpromiseandchangeto those of a locked social geology so massive that no visions of modi- fication seem possible19 Fredric Jameson wrote this passage at the beginning of the 1990s, as part of an explanation of why...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 831–833.
Published: 01 December 2008
... geology. While this broad range of “contact” suggests some productive direc- tions for ecocritical inquiry, many of the essays remain more tantalizing than effective, unfortunately, in the paths they choose to follow. The title of the collection references Thoreau’s famous epiphany on...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2008
... geology. While this broad range of “contact” suggests some productive direc- tions for ecocritical inquiry, many of the essays remain more tantalizing than effective, unfortunately, in the paths they choose to follow. The title of the collection references Thoreau’s famous epiphany on...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2008
...- cism into dialogue with a wider range of literary and cultural texts, various environmentalist practices, and sciences such as evolutionary biology and geology. While this broad range of “contact” suggests some productive direc- tions for ecocritical inquiry, many of the essays remain more...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 838–840.
Published: 01 December 2008
... geology. While this broad range of “contact” suggests some productive direc- tions for ecocritical inquiry, many of the essays remain more tantalizing than effective, unfortunately, in the paths they choose to follow. The title of the collection references Thoreau’s famous epiphany on...