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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 polymorphous pleasures; not in the...
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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 home with a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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. 4 In contrast, Marder's philosophical...
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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 or takes place...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., only rarely so far has the field of environmental studies fully engaged with the language and politics of affect. Notable here is the work of Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, whose work on melancholia and queer ecologies (2010) draws on AIDS memoirs and queer theory to juxtapose ideas of loss, mourning...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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 ecological questions...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 277–281.
Published: 01 May 2014
... (2004): 205 – 229; Stengers, “A Constructivist Reading of Process and Reality,” Theory, Culture, and Society 25, no. 4 (2008): 91 – 110. 6 Vicki Kirby, Quantum Anthropologies: Life at Large (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011): 10. 7 Karan Barad, “Nature's Queer Performativity,” Women, Gender...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
... grounded not on conceptions of the beautiful or even the sublime, 15 but on fecundity as ambivalent contact with the messy proliferations of the world. By presenting life in its unrelenting dynamism and fluidity, an account of fecundity may help ground and further animate theories of ecology in which...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... point of view; and analyses of race and class are central to environmental justice. Ecofeminism, environmental justice, more recently environmental queer theory provide unique epistemological points of view, in addition to wider demographic representation. There are stirrings of such diversification now...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 300–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., 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 longer so much about “colonizing” 12...
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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 advanced...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 40–59.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 occurs after dark in some of the apartments around the edges of the park at...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 378–397.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., 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 shines, the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 questions lead me to speculate...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 159–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
... concepts. Mathematically, visually, and narratively, it matters which figures figure figures, which systems systematize systems. All the thousand names are too big and too small; all the stories are too big and too small. As Jim Clifford taught me, we need stories (and theories) that are just big enough to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... their political agitation, Friends sparked the “queering” 44 of the scientific management of elephant captivity in Seattle. I witnessed Friends protesters outside the WPZ gates in elephant drag mimicking the swaying and pacing that large mammals display in captivity (called stereotypic behavior). In...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 473–500.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-focused orientation, empirical ecocriticism draws on the concerns of reader-response theory, a school of criticism that flourished from the 1970s through the 1990s. Associated with critics such as Stanley Fish and Wolfgang Iser, the reader-response school articulated an extreme antiformalist position...