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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
... melodrama, epic, and, in this case, romance) that the realist tradition had ostensibly superseded. Understanding how the formal expansiveness of literary genres can be mobilized strategically, it concludes, affords a critical perspective for analyzing the Anthropocene—a concept whose narrative and...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ursula K. Heise This essay examines the convergence of the science-fiction motif of terraforming with current discussions of the Anthropocene. In the process, it outlines a vision of the city, not as the antithesis to nature or a biological wasteland but as itself a form of nature. This vision of...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... moments in Jack London's socialist fiction: a general strike that would withdraw our maintenance of the world in favor of more plural and livable affiliations; a nonapocalyptic end to the world that might offer a means of surviving the Anthropocene. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... only relate to nature via an intervening screen of social representations; that is, through what Theodor W. Adorno called a “second nature.” In the Anthropocene, however, these layers become blurred, since nature itself becomes a medium for the inscription of texts that contain portentous clues...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
... at Duke designed such an event in response to the recently coined term Anthropocene , a coinage for the geologic period during which human activities have had global impact on earth's ecosystems. In its letter inviting its chosen speakers for this symposium, the planning committee asked speakers to...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Literature is an uttering, or outering, of the human imagination. ( 515, 517 ) Atwood sees her speculative fiction as of a piece with the sheer bouleversement humans have managed to practice on the world as a whole (genetic modifications and fossil-fuel planet baking) in the age of the Anthropocene. Atwood...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... artificial climates con- tained in Victorian glasshouses in order to demonstrate how the novel performs a kind of fictional “greenhouse effect” in which the real is severed from its stabiliz- ing lifeline to the natural, giving way to the paradoxically artificial nature of the Anthropocene. Bleak...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016