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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 569–596.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., millions, trillions of threads. This is the power holding them up. (361–62) This passage articulates a speculative multiscalar geohaptics—a new “map of your awareness”—in which the human sensorium extrudes beyond the corporeal boundaries of the body and expands into the elemental ecologies of air...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of industrial pollutants, pioneer of “human ecology,” and founder of the American Home Economics Association—followed Beecher in promoting a scientific approach to the ecology of domestic life and the value of women’s unpaid labor. In her 1908 address to the Conference on Home Economics, Richards acknowledged...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Ecology  835 cated. By highlighting that which is absent from touchless space (af- fect, emotion, responsibility, obligation, warmth, physical touch, the body), these scenes register DeLillo’s anxieties about the ways digiti- zation positions as obsolete elements of human exchange that should...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
... that, with personality cleansed, humans might form mutually salutary relations with their environments. This scene shows that sensation revived through aestheticized environmental wonder fosters ecological engagement as Karin’s commitment to protecting her native ecosystem solidifies. Shklovsky’s...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 201–208.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to separate Kennedy’s political work from his literary work, this study tries to fully integrate the two sides. Civilizing Thoreau: Human Ecology and the Emerging Social Sciences in the Major Works . By Richard J. Schneider. Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2016. 212 pp. $90.00. By exploring Henry...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., is that in both body and (embodied) mind, we are fundamentally open to our no longer external envi- ronments; indeed, we always have been, which means that “we”— Poe and Posthuman Ecology 359 bounded, autonomous human subjects—have never been.21 Thus can...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 899–907.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., this collection brings together essays that engage themes of cultural and human ecology in readings by a variety of authors, including Walt Whitman, James Fenimore Cooper, Mary Hallock Foote, Adrienne Rich, Charles...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 337–349.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., the connections between AI and global food systems, the ways that AI draws on elements of the natural world for algorithmic models—a reminder to readers to look for ecological relation in all human relationships with technologies and that the technological always requires material inputs of energies, resources...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
... contends, “presented a new set of formal and social problems to the people who considered it their business to write about urbanism,” and many confronted these aes- thetic and human problems through ecological paradigms.8 Commu- nity ecology became particularly useful to city observers who chal...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Ward’s fiction does not only portray victimized, racialized bodies sinking under the weight of ecological infrastructural failure. Rather, as Rick Crownshaw ( 2016 : 225) notes, “Ward’s emphasis on the ideas of survival and renewal—a ‘savage’ resilience of humanity in its most precarious state—offers...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the Americas made highly visible the preexisting—and soon to be disturbed—epistemologies, ecologies, and practices of “human-nonhuman entanglement” in both hemispheres (5). To access this “entanglement”—given various names by the theorists Ziser engages with (Gilles Deleuze, Jane Ben- nett, Bruno Latour...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 255–282.
Published: 01 June 2021
... in the name of preserving the planetary future. He allowed only a tiny reserve of humans to continue in the form of his “Crakers,” creatures who had been genetically engineered to live in only ecologically sustainable ways and to never overrun their niche. The Crakers are so limited and uncreative, so bound...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 899–901.
Published: 01 December 2004
... never be a real, political opposition Anna Brickhouse, University of Colorado, Boulder Visions of the Land: Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology. By Michael A. Bryson. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2002. xvii, 228 pp...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
... . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2015 . vii, 260 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; paper, $29.50 ; e-book, $29.50 . Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts . By Zapf Hubert . London : Bloomsbury . 2016 . ix, 301 pp. Cloth , $114.00 ; e-book, $28.99 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 422–423.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the fiction of a lesbian who sometimes enjoyed reading around in ‘‘the male homo- 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 196 of 232 sexual literary tradition Melissa Solomon, Duke University Notations of the Wild: Ecology in the Poetry...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 634–636.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., or repudiate the pastoral. This shift in attention from wilderness, frontier, and garden leads to a diverse set of authors and writings that redraw the lines between nature and culture. Although they work within different historical periods, Fallen Forests and The Ecology of Modernism reflect this trend...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 447–457.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and extractive conceptions of environment, geology, and the human. Thus, Gumbs renders the ongoing ecologies of the Middle Passage through intimate and reciprocal relations of breath and touch, and Jemisin instantiates an insurgent, anticolonial sensorium attuned—through sensuous “temperatures, pressures...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of an underlying crisis of human sympathy (evidenced in broken families, divided communi- ties, and alienation from nature), I seek to show how Douglass frames ecological decline through the economic and ecological logics then cir- culating as alternative forms of antislavery environmental imaginary...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., comforting. The ecologi- cal metaphor allows the event to be placed within a cycle of birth and death, generation and extinction, that touches human beings and fish alike. Yet on the other hand, there is a disturbing aestheticization of violence at work in the image that relies on its detachment...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . Morton Timothy . 2010 . “ Queer Ecology .” PMLA 125 , no. 2 : 273 – 82 . ———. 2013 . Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality . Minneapolis, MN : Open Humanities Press . Nyong’o Tavia . 2012 . “ ‘Back to the Garden’: Queer Ecology in Samuel Delany’s Heavenly Breakfast...