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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
... apocalypse as they circulate traumatically in three texts: George Miller’s film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Marina Zurkow’s animation Slurb (2009), and Briohny Doyle’s novel The Island Will Sink (2016). Climate catastrophe, that most threatening yet elusive of hyperobjects, marks and emerges irresistibly from...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Adam Dickinson Abstract Through the proliferation of plastics, and chemical pollution more generally, petrochemicals constitute forms of social, material, and biological writing. How might contemporary writers respond to the capacity of petrochemical hyperobjects to influence social formations or...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 143–148.
Published: 01 May 2016
... complexities of the Anthropocene and global warming. Morton characterizes these as “hyperobjects” that “are massively distributed in time and space relative to humans” and thus in a fundamental sense defy thought—certainly representational thought. 2 To shift the conversation in this way is to realize that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... meaningful, as in, the weather is changing or Gaia is taking “revenge” on us) even though it conditions our very existence. This is more or less what Timothy Morton means by “hyperobjects.” Indeed, one of his examples of these things “massively distributed in time and space relative to humans” is “the sum...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Schneider, Culture , 2–3. 13. Ibid., 46. 14. Ibid., 51. 15. Morton, Hyperobjects , 99. 16. Ibid. See also Morton, Ecological Thought , 28, where he uses the phrase “neutral-seeming backdrop.” 17. Ibid. 18. Farrier, “How the Concept of Deep Time Is Changing.” 19. Ibid. 20. Quoted in Robin and Muir...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Morton in Hyperobjects (2013), “for the very reason that we live in the Anthropocene.” 10 Pendell's novel suggests that the same is true for storytelling: The protagonists of narratives can no longer be exclusively human in an age of rapid climatic and geological transformations that are the result...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2018
....” 17. Morton, Hyperobjects . 18. Tsing, Mushroom at the End of the World ; Haraway, Staying with the Trouble . 19. Latour, “Compositionist Manifesto,” 486. 20. Cohen and Colebrook, preface, 7. 21. Haraway, Staying with the Trouble . 22. Chakrabarty, “Humanities in the Anthropocene,” 394. 23...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 152–173.
Published: 01 May 2019
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... scientific prediction. 20 In my reading, fractals also serve as indices of the vertiginous spatiality and inescapable viscosity of the hyperobjects we encounter in the Anthropocene, and yet the imagination of the global appears stuck in a Ptolemaic cosmology where we locate ourselves as fixed points on...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
... body any more than it can be “resolved in the mind”. Dioxin cannot be broken down and eliminated quickly enough, but builds up in a process similar to the building up of mercury in the ecosystem or of CO2 in the atmosphere; it might be included in the class of what Morton calls “ hyperobjects...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
....” 6 In effect, humanity has conjured the spectre of itself as a hyperobject, whose massive distribution in time and space forces a rethinking of the relation between objects and ontology. 7 Paradoxically, then, the Anthropocene bears witness to a radical cleaving of the human and the nonhuman...