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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 172–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Dianne Chisholm Abstract How does contemporary music cultivate ecological thinking and climate-change awareness in our era of global warming? This essay investigates how the music of Pulitzer Prize–winning Alaskan composer John Luther Adams incites ecological listening and shapes an ear for climate...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the future. The ecological “enchants the world,” if enchantment means exploring the profound and wonderful openness and intimacy of the mesh. What can we make of the new constellation? What art, literature, music, science, and philosophy are suitable to it? —Timothy Morton, The Ecological Thought...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... fundamental to the dense knots of multi-species time Rose describes. ‘Time off’ stands, then, for a revised understanding of the temporalities that underpin ecological thinking in the Anthropocene. The traditional poetic expression of grief is, of course, the elegy. Ecological elegies, however, depart...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Robin Ryan Abstract In privileging music as a focus for applied ecology, the goal of this essay is to deepen perspectives on the musical representation of land in an age of complex environmental challenge. As the metaphor driving public narration of environmental crises, the notion of Earth as our...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 117–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... in and beyond historical scholarship has obscured nuanced, sometimes radical visions of the natural world. Instead of an ironic, deconstructed notion of a troubling wilderness, I suggest another heuristic, the ecology of freedom, which highlights past contingency and hope, and can furthermore help...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 257–272.
Published: 01 May 2018
... land. This article focuses on literary and musical interventions (particularly rap music in the first part of the article and the literary work of G. Mend-Ooyo in the later part) that draw attention to this changing relationship with the environment, which the article portrays as a potential rupture...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
... What follows is a musical ethnographic 2 retracing of the creation of Wiseman's four and a half minute powerful, ecological, allegorical, and political piece, Uranium. After positioning this article as ecomusicological, I offer a phenomenological account of the work for the benefit of those who...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
... anxieties about the pervasiveness of human ecological effects are real enough and are grounded in often readily apparent but sometimes invisibly creeping shifts in the world we perceive around us. The Anthropocene's usefulness as a concept lies in its ambiguities, which emphasise the anxieties and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 May 2013
... door to a world in which we can begin to negotiate life membership of an ecological community of kindred beings.” Thus, her animism, like indigenous animisms, was not a doctrine or orthodoxy, but rather a path, a way of life, a mode of encounter. In the spirit of open-ended encounter, I aim to bring...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... environmental turn in the humanities, grounded in ecology and evolutionary biology, is a harbinger of the re-orientation of philosophy to the revolutionary ideas in the sciences and foreshadows an emerging NeoPresocratic revival in 21 st -century philosophy. Copyright: © Callicott 2013 2013 This is an open...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the gravity of the political, social, and ecological predicaments that will accompany the planet's transition out of the Holocene. Indeed, I share McKibben's sense of resignation in the wake of the toothless last-minute accords hammered out at the United Nations Climate Change Summit at Copenhagen in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 149–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... resemble small castles; children on shiny ponies clop along the narrow streets; violin music wafts from open windows. Londoners daytrip down for the quaint atmosphere, to soak up the rural idyll, and to seed the southeast of England with their metropolitan cash. Every shop is well-maintained, with just the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., the loudspeaker again makes a sweeping announcement, heralding the creation of TVA in 1933. The scene is one of heightened melodrama, with light and music used for affective response. A clerk of the Senate emerges on stage to declare the success of a numerically ordered set of achievements: The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 May 2016
... are conventionally understood as mute or silent. 25 Many artists have used simple electrical circuits to amplify the hum of plant life, in order to make both audible and visible plant life as a form of music, gardens as connected circuits that can seamlessly interface with human technological...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 196–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... “musical” cetaceans. Ultimately, this latter development—foregrounded in the third part of our article—would foment cetology’s conflicted relationship with the navy today. Listening to the disciplinary history of cetology becomes a means of reflecting on the evolving nature of disciplinarity itself. We...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 137–151.
Published: 01 May 2019
... national NGO that has involved itself with the case. 11 Over two days, on an indoor stage in the village hall, a succession of speakers presented a program of talks, lectures, poetry readings, political appeals, and musical performances. One presentation in particular caught my attention. The speaker...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 216–238.
Published: 01 May 2019
... along a bundle of stuffed animals—six tiny deer the size of the deer’s hooves—from strings attached to its wrist. The heightened orchestration of environmental sounds complements the scenery: the gurgling of a stream, wind in the trees, accompanied by a soundtrack of calm acoustic guitar music...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 May 2013
...-politically embedded, different solutions were proposed in line with dominant ecological modernization policies which view market solutions and technical fixes as the answers. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) technology was one such solution. 1 Politicians, heads of energy companies, journalists, and engineers...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 55–75.
Published: 01 May 2014
... hermeneutics, the figural economy of Malick's Badlands draws on a specific figural logic that operates as an ontological questioning of humans in relation to freedom (with ecological implications). Interpretive meaning is produced in the singular interaction between the film and the viewer, with new...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
... through which the ‘natural’ is constructed. These lines distill Brenda Hillman's ecopoetics of affect, a poetics I will anchor to the simultaneously ecological and affective concept of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) in my reading of her “elements” series. 3 Hillman's poems repeatedly stage...