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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... identified as the catastrophic boundary of climate change. 1 ▪ ▪ ▪ The epoch of the Anthropocene poses two key challenges to thought: that of reconceiving the “planet” (as a now-living hybrid of “human” and “natural” history) and—as Dipesh Chakrabarty and many other scholars have indicated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ted Howell Abstract Planted throughout E. M. Forster’s Howards End are the seeds of many dramatic forms of climate change that subsequently dominated the twentieth century. Howards End gathers together major strands of its contemporaneous ecological thought, where distressful events (rural decay...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 been one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 399–418.
Published: 01 December 2020
... critique, making fascism, climate change, and inequality part of the same constellation of “agencies and forces.” Detailing some of the components, he names “extractive capitalism,” “democratic constituencies whose identities and interests are tied to carbon extraction,” “glacial melts,” “growing regions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . Massumi Brian . 2005 . “ Fear (the Spectrum Said). ” positions 13 , no. 1 : 31 - 48 . Menely Tobias . 2012 . “ ‘The Present Obfuscation’: Cowper’s Task and the Time of Climate Change. ” PMLA 127 , no. 3 : 477 - 92 . Morton Timothy . 2007 . Ecology without Nature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 271–284.
Published: 01 June 2015
... that the best estimate for temperature changes is lower than the estimates supplied by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Curry 2014 ). Nothing about these data disputes the possibility of local climate changes, but it is unlikely that they will be driven only by carbon dioxide concentrations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the contemporary rise of “cli-fi” and Kim Stanley Robinson’s suggestion that only science fiction is capable of bearing the realist imperative in a time of climate change. This, in turn, may help make sense of what I take to be Duncan’s most ambitious contribution: despite its title, Human Forms seeks...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., the economic catch-up of the developing world. In the negative one, globalist capitalism; viral or biological disaster, natural or human-made; the collapse of modernity resulting from climate change; the victory of the robots or the AIs; human extinction. Each of these represents an imaginative extension...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of literary theory. Nevertheless, I increasingly think that we have other things these days to think about along with continuing literary study in one form or another. I end by naming two: Human-caused climate change is continuing unchecked, indeed at an accelerating rate. Global warming will soon lead...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 119–136.
Published: 01 June 2015
... roster of existential threats is climate change, as continued political inaction shifts the probability of its direst consequences within range of the inevitable. Pop-culture fictions rehearsing our apocalyptic expectations find their counterpart in fantasies of what we might call the inevitability...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 479–482.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., especially as Sense of Place and Sense of Planet closes with a coda devoted to climate change, too brief to serve as a resounding conclu- sion yet important for its awareness of how environmental studies are being reshaped by heightened awareness of global warming. This is, then, a significant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 482–485.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., especially as Sense of Place and Sense of Planet closes with a coda devoted to climate change, too brief to serve as a resounding conclu- sion yet important for its awareness of how environmental studies are being reshaped by heightened awareness of global warming. This is, then, a significant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 485–488.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., especially as Sense of Place and Sense of Planet closes with a coda devoted to climate change, too brief to serve as a resounding conclu- sion yet important for its awareness of how environmental studies are being reshaped by heightened awareness of global warming. This is, then, a significant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 489–492.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., especially as Sense of Place and Sense of Planet closes with a coda devoted to climate change, too brief to serve as a resounding conclu- sion yet important for its awareness of how environmental studies are being reshaped by heightened awareness of global warming. This is, then, a significant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 492–495.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., especially as Sense of Place and Sense of Planet closes with a coda devoted to climate change, too brief to serve as a resounding conclu- sion yet important for its awareness of how environmental studies are being reshaped by heightened awareness of global warming. This is, then, a significant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 531–559.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., governmen- tal organization, even language—by noting the climate in which they lived.19 The British developed their own brand of climatology in the eighteenth century, tying it closely to political identity and extolling the virtues of the island climate for fostering liberty. Any unruly change...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 185–189.
Published: 01 June 1943
... and eternal spring is supplanted by the change of seasons, extremes of temperature, torrid and frigid climates on the earth. The deviation is from the perfection represented by the equinoxes and the eternal spring of Eden. Hence, Adam, becoming reconciled to his lot after the Fall, must adjust...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 225–248.
Published: 01 June 1941
... with polygamous prac- tices. His views on the latter never changed, even though in L’Esprit des Lois he carefully studied climatic and other conditions which might serve to explain them : A regarder la polygamie en gknkral, indkpendamment des circon- stmces qui peixent la faire un peu tolkrer, elle...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (1): 67–80.
Published: 01 March 1941
.... As for the deprecation of “exotic models,” it can only be said that Milton’s very proposals belie his own words. 80 Milton nnd the Theory of Cliinatic Influence which would continue without change or decay even to the end of the I turn, lastly, to the long-time effect which the climatic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in Ruins . Boston : Little, Brown . Baucom Ian . 2015 . “ ‘Moving Centers’: Climate Change, Critical Method, and the Historical Novel .” MLQ 76 , no. 2 : 137 – 57 . Berman Jessica . 2011 . Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism . New York...