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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Anthropocene E. M. Forster climate change apocalypse back to the land E. M. Forster’s Howards End anticipates an apocalypse. Many of the novel’s critics have noted this when scrutinizing its conclusion, in which Margaret and Helen Schlegel fret about the suburbs encroaching on Howards End. 1 Its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Ian Baucom Abstract Humanities scholars have given renewed attention to capitalism’s externalizations on our environment. The Anthropocene is a speculative epochal shift proposed by geologists to mark the accumulated effect of human industry on Earth’s future. The Anthropocene adds a layer of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2017) 78 (1): 128–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the Anthropocene (the geological era of human-wrought climate change) renders passé Mark Twain’s often-quoted remark that “everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” In his marvelously titled The Sky of Our Manufacture , Taylor points out that for a long time there has...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2013) 74 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 September 2013
... evolving such a criticism is acute. Schol- ars in historical fields are presented with a peculiar variation on this dilemma, especially if, like Romanticists, they share their period with the Anthropocene, the time when human activities began to impact the earth in manifestly disastrous ways...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 119–136.
Published: 01 June 2015
... nonlinear recurrence of intensifying crises. Walter Benjamin wrote of an angel of history who is condemned to look back on the wreckage of civilization. Today, in the wake of both historicopolitical optimism and existential pessimism, notions of the Anthropocene present a fatal paradox: the effects of human...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1959) 20 (3): 273–284.
Published: 01 September 1959
..., she stated, still anthropocen- trically, that she felt the fall like the rift of the last close and natural bond between herself and the motherly earth, and she concluded with her favorite Biblical simile of these later years, that we live like the little birds in the trees (11, 515-17...