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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
... do with less, on compromising our acquisitive or consumptive desires for the sake of an often enigmatic—but protectively policed—“common good.” Yet queer theory challenges the foundations (and foundational status) of both that “common” and that “good”: invested not in chaste restraint but in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). multispecies ethnography ontology science and technology studies queer theory pregnancy testing animal experimentation extinction art On the morning of August 29, 2012, we conducted a pregnancy test at...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 May 2016
... plant studies which are generally interdisciplinary, take plants as a priori agential and draw on, among other things, environmental philosophy, plant neurobiology, queer theory, botanical science, semiotics and process philosophy to extend our thinking about the place of plants in our lively world...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... astonishing similes of the natural world, as an example of a poetics of haunted time. Drawing on James Hatley's theory of ethical time and its ecocritical application by Deborah Bird Rose, I argue that Oswald's strategy of repeating similes creates a kind of spectral echo, giving expression to an enfolding of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and human-language phrases. While biosemiotic theory offers a provocative starting point for understanding these communications, sanctuary interactions destabilize certain semiotic distinctions, drawing attention to ambiguities between semantic and nonsemantic vocalization, vocalization and body...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). time volcanism geology speculative theory catastrophe evolution Anthropocene planetary futures Rather than conceiving of time as a continuous flow sutured or punctuated by events, we might think of events as generative of time. What happens...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 101–107.
Published: 01 May 2019
... vulnerability. With toxic pollutants as a rising threat, important questions about environmental justice, gender, and the sexual politics of environmental movements issue an urgent challenge to intersectional gender and science studies; to anticolonial, queer, and trans theory; as well as to environmental...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 216–238.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., genderfluid, agender, as well as—sometimes—queer, gay, and lesbian positionings. 5 I will open my inquiry with a discussion of the video installation Act on Instinct by Swedish artist Elin Magnusson (13 min., Sweden, 2013). The video was first exhibited in Magnusson’s solo exhibition in 2013 in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 May 2012
... theory to juxtapose ideas of loss, mourning and melancholia as relevant to the emotions felt at the loss of natures. 22 Sarah Ensor (2012) is another critic drawing on the history of queer theory's engagement with affect in forging new and productive starting points for the environmental humanities...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 May 2019
... offer robust theories for grappling with these strange matters. Many of the essays included here expand on these theories, most notably, perhaps with trans, decolonial, and indigenous philosophies and histories. Some narratives are as captivating as they are incisive. The riveting tale within Hugo...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 242–246.
Published: 01 May 2019
... disability and ravaged environments as one of resonance and echo and not as a canonized history or a tested theory. I draw on my personal history, as well as emerging work in disability studies and environmental humanities, in order to literalize these resonances and echoes across nature-cultures. 3...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the second cited a haiku by queer theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: “Promiscuous we! / Me, plus anybody else. / Permeable we!” 4 With these inspirations, we wondered, what mucky but nourishing insights might emerge from these mash-ups? Moreover, might a more attentive or deliberate “composting” of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 277–281.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that world. Failing to attend to ecological connectivities does not break them, but leaves them disfigured. These neglected connections hang in the air, like exposed faulty wiring, pulsing with a deadly charge. Bibliography Barad Karan . “ Nature's Queer Performativity .” Women, Gender...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
... theories of ecology in which life is conceived as an interconnected “mesh,” 16 humans and nonhumans are “enmeshed,” 17 and human bodies are invariably “intermeshed with the more-than-human world.” 18 Fecundity, in short, gives palpable, concrete expression to these complex interweavings and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., more recently environmental queer theory provide unique epistemological points of view, in addition to wider demographic representation. There are stirrings of such diversification now detectable in ecocriticism as the nature of nature writing is being contested. And just as in environmental philosophy...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 300–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... studies literature on biology, geology, ecology, and environmental science. 9 This said, SETI-styled interest in information theory still persists, 10 something like a chrono-synclastically infundibulated phenomenon that keeps rematerializing. 11 A continued interest in human life in space—now no...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., poetry can be seen, increasingly, as a material and inhuman phenomenon, as well as a useful technology through which to explore interrelations. Along with the figure of SAD, I draw on the literary theory of Timothy Morton and, from different disciplines, the theory of the material-semiotic fold...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 40–59.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., there are no ‘acts against nature,’ not if they entail the sense of absolute exteriority that is usually assumed . . . there is no position outside nature from which to act; there are only ‘acts of nature.’” 35 Seen from this angle, reclamations are no more “against nature” than is the queer sex that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 378–397.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reasoning goes, are unlikely to lead physicists to revise their theories of the Sun. And what happens in the sky is assumed to be of an entirely different nature than what occurs in our skin. You could say there is a certain predisposed-ness to the core subjects of these four scientific fields: the Sun...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the environmental humanities of a new geologic paradigm, especially with regard to evolutionary theory and the relationship of life to matter. What significance should be attached to the claim that life and minerals coevolved? What is the relationship of change on Earth to cosmic change? These...