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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Erin Fitz-Henry Abstract In this article I pose a series of questions about the relationships between the temporal rhythms of late capitalism and the flourishing of those relational “onto-epistemologies” so celebrated by recent theorists of the ontological turn. Bringing together recent research in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 181–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
... temporalities of the global environment. We suggest that ice core discourses have constituted and advanced specific textures and sensibilities of time in relation to Earth’s past, the history of humans as both species and civilization, and certain apocalyptic and determined futures. While the evidence from ice...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2018
... saplings grown from acorns produced by trees planted as part of Joseph Beuys’s 7000 Oaks project in Kassel, Germany (begun 1982). I consider Wendling’s project through the interrelated themes of regeneration, participation, and the layering of temporalities that it likewise inherits from 7000 Oaks . In...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 May 2018
... seem to change the course of history. I suggest that the intersection of temporal and spatial relationships embedded within the watershed concept reveals the interaction between modernist conceptions of space and time, enabling the persistence of trauma and violence that characterizes modernity. In...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 40–59.
Published: 01 May 2017
... land that led colonists and their descendants to want to push the shoreline out into the sea. As my inquiry deepens, other temporalities come into view alongside this colonial narrative. Formed around 300 million years ago in the Sydney area, the sandstone that was used to construct the seawall is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth Callaway Abstract This article turns toward scientific literature to consider the basic strategies used in presenting the temporality of climate change. While the majority of literary criticism argues that the experience of climate change is either apocalyptic or banal, the scientific...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Owain Jones Abstract This paper contributes to discussions about landscape and place and how they are practised in relation to time, displacement, memory and loss. I develop a multi-dimensional account of how landscape is generated in the moment by spatio-temporal topologies and topographies in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 55–75.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ontological question of what it means to be free human beings in the world of nature, intended as a finite, temporal world. From an ecocritical perspective, Badlands' 1950s setting lends itself to a retrospective illumination of the forces that have contributed to the present problematic human-nature relation...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 257–272.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... We explore how these works domesticate deep time, nesting personal histories within the temporal depth of the landscape and crosshatching biographical, mythological, and geologic understandings of time. Yet we then see how this domestication comes to be threatened by developments that sever the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 226–240.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... The idea that a never-before-witnessed event is unprecedented calls into question the shallow temporal frames through which deep time environmental phenomena are understood in Australian settler culture and offers an insight into often unnoticed ways in which contemporary society struggles with the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... practices of artisanal pyrotechnology. Our reading of the dynamic and violent interchange between the inner and outer Earth in these examples points to a non–self-identical planetary condition, on which the very structure of temporality emerges through a play of destruction and generativity. In this light...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., we suggest, engage with the productive ways in which deep time reworks questions of narrative, self, and representation. In addressing these dynamics, this introduction and the accompanying articles place current concerns into the larger flows of planetary temporalities, revealing deep time as...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 152–173.
Published: 01 May 2019
... scales: from the boundedness of a single cell, to a single organism encased in skin, to a body enclosed in a hazmat suit, to architecture and surrounding space, city and hazardous-waste landfill site, contaminated and safe, local and global. Asbestos shows that there is no spatial or temporal “outside...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 1.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., justice, religion, temporality, and place. Across all of this work she consistently explored the way in which processes of colonization, modernization, and development produce ramifying patterns of unequal loss, destruction, disavowal, and death. Debbie published many widely read, cited, and often...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 May 2019
... understandably urgent concerns about climate change, this collection makes a potent argument for attending to how environments, human bodies, and nonhuman bodies are being transformed by anthropogenic substances. The temporalities of these transformations, which are inseparable from ongoing histories of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 May 2018
... war’s killing and its production of killable lives. 3 Infrastructures are not, however, just physical things. Murphy’s treatment of the “spatial and temporal distributions of industrially produced chemicals” as chemical infrastructures reveals the infrastructural quality of exploded bombs and of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... temporal torsions of anthropogenic climate change, in which time and agency are both radically dispersed and decentred. Climate change lacks a centre or moment of origin; it unfolds erratically, in ways that are inconsistently distributed and more often discreet than spectacular (“slow violence” is Rob...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... This exhaustive visibility intersects with a particular relationship to the present which photography encodes: “In the illustrated magazines the world has become a photographable present, and the photographed present has been entirely eternalized.” 25 The spatial and temporal totalization that takes...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... totalizing, static “Whole Earth” images of the late twentieth century to the visibly composite acts of cognition that Google-generated representations of the globe now offer us—at least potentially able to depict temporality and thus to offer mental purchase on processes such as climate change. As Boes...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 240–244.
Published: 01 November 2016
... “folding of radically different temporal scales: the deep time of geology and a rather shorter history of capital.” 10 Without aiming to add an extra piece of critique to a constantly growing posthumanist theoretical edifice, we think it is imperative to recognize the outside reality of multiple futures...