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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 March 2020
... arguably contributed the most to our understanding of the aesthetics of security, insecurity, and disaster—including science fiction, postapocalyptic fiction, and political thrillers—is particularly noticeable. Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature . By John Hay...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 338–341.
Published: 01 June 2021
... parenting” of the book’s title refers to extreme situations of parenting, such as the efforts of a father to keep his son alive in the postapocalyptic world of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006) or the confinement of Jack and his Ma to a single room by an abusive captor in Emma Donoghue’s Room (2010...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2018
... “to reconsolidate liveliness back into [the] human, at the same time that material practices in the life sciences make this sovereign fantasy harder and harder to maintain” (119); it labors to reclaim the future, even the postapocalyptic future, as the predestined and orderly terrain of the human. Ultimately...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 211–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., the author seeks applications—and even enactions—of these “ensembles, constellations, and configurations” in postapocalyptic novels like the MaddAddam trilogy (Margaret Atwood, 2003–13), Blindness (José Saramago, 1995), the Parable series (Octavia E. Butler, 1993–98), and The Road (Cormac McCarthy, 2006...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 838–840.
Published: 01 December 2015
... relationality” in which the end state is not known in advance. These utopian explorations, Wagner-Lawlor demon- strates, are often staged in postapocalyptic anti-utopias resulting from the search for an ideal society that often excludes, scapegoats, and denigrates its female members. Postmodern Utopias...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 569–596.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and sensation become infrastructures of care that forge novel ecologies of relationality emancipated from the matrix of domination. The manifestation of Black feminist ecological futurism in the postapocalyptic prolepsis of the present—as seen in M Archive ’s future-anterior archival aesthetic (“we broke...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and identity. Their ideas permeate the book and culminate in a chapter titled “Desert-Ori- ent-Nomad” that examines the desert in postapocalyptic writing by Cathy Park Hong and in recent fiction about the Japanese American internment. By reading the desert in terms of the arborescent...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 September 2021
... ( 2016 : 7) writes about postapocalyptic novels characterized by “globalized ruin” that “portray catastrophe of at least a national level and, by nature of our globalized political economy, assume dramatic effects elsewhere.” 6 In the brief mentions, the language flouts our contemporary racial...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 73–102.
Published: 01 March 2022
... as inspiration, given concern that “turning a tale set in a hopeless world featuring five characters with no real histories into something playable” would be challenging. “IHNM” is primarily a plot-driven narrative that focuses on the postapocalyptic scenario and conflict with AM, which, while compelling enough...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 681–688.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., Benjamin Reiss, the important role public humanities can play in such a crisis. For his part, Michael Bérubé embraces uncertainty, turning to Octavia Butler’s Parable novels to find in her postapocalyptic speculative fiction what he calls “an extraordinary, brutal account of social disintegration...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Other Algorithmic Producers of the Postapocalyptic Present .” In Pattern Discrimination , edited by Apprich Clemens , Chun Wendy Hui Kyong , Cramer Florian , and Steyerl Hito , 23 – 58 . Lüneburg : Meson Press . Crawford Kate...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... editor Robie Macauley would go on to write A Secret History of a Time to Come (1979), a novel set in the postapocalyptic future. And, famously, Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea drew on conspiracy theories found in letters they received while editing “The Playboy Forum” feature to produce...