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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 1 Sean and Michael McQuilken becoming-lightning at Moro Rock, California (1975). Photograph © Michael McQuilken Figure 1. Sean and Michael McQuilken becoming-lightning at Moro Rock, California (1975). Photograph © Michael McQuilken More
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 277–281.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Figure 1 Sean and Michael McQuilken becoming-lightning at Moro Rock, California (1975). Photograph © Michael McQuilken Figure 1. Sean and Michael McQuilken becoming-lightning at Moro Rock, California (1975). Photograph © Michael McQuilken ...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... rupture in ethical time. For example: the account of the death of Pandarus, killed by a spear between his eyes, is followed by a doubled moment of uncanny strangeness: Like an oak tree struck by lightning Throws up its arms and burns Terrifying for a man out walking To smell that sulphur smell And...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 129–149.
Published: 01 May 2018
... not only out of touch with the rest of life on this account but also hostile to it. Interestingly, Massumi turns to Nietzsche to promote a concept of a “subjectivity without a subject,” a do ing without a do er . He invokes Nietzsche’s discussion of lightning, in which Nietzsche argues that it is...
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Environmental Humanities (2015) 6 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
... California Edison's engineers to dismiss birds as a possible cause. Alternative explanations were myriad and wildly speculative; they included voltage surges due to line switching or lightning strikes, moisture on the spider webs that accumulated on towers, poorly understood voltage fluctuations across the...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... The way in which planetary scientists frame their questions—whether they are about subsurface oceans, alternative biochemistries, ice volcanoes, extraterrestrial lightning storms, putative microfossils, or the analogy between Earth’s hydrosphere, the sulfur cycle of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, and the...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
... thunder ripped across the sky, the great doors to the church were burst asunder by an enormous black dog, who raced up the nave past the entire congregation, slaying two people where they stood and causing the steeple to collapse. On the same day, at St Mary’s Church in Bungay during a terrific lightning...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... captivated by the “exorbitant” presence of Earth processes. In a hypothesis explicitly couched as “speculative,” geographer Michael Medler extrapolates on King and Bailey’s thesis to propose that lava flows were the most likely origin of the first fire captured by hominins. While lightning would have...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
... protagonist’s poor understanding of his situation defines the generic conventions. While the environmental humanities underline this unacknowledged support system in order to take us beyond the human (recall Danny’s failure to understand the petroleum wells that fuel his “greased lightning”), the human power...