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Novel (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 melodrama, epic, and, in this case, romance) that the realist tradition had ostensibly superseded.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...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... debates about the Anthropocene involve a tension between scalar expansion, the rewriting of human history in terms of geologic time, and scalar relativity, the idea that scales—including the scale of the Anthropocene—are constructed and hence normative. I then argue that the novel form's ability to deform...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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 (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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. Works Cited Æ [ Russell George W. ]. “ An Impression...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
... students 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...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... first offers Atwood a mode that better conveys the complexity of mixed possible fortunes and futures amid ecological catastrophe while it also better evokes the strange, often contradictory affects of life in the Anthropocene. Yet Atwood sees greater promise in Beckett's tragicomedy beyond his mere...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
... circumscribes Heidegger's influence on her novel when Nao's father folds a page from Being and Time into an origami beetle. 20 For recent meditations on impermanence, textuality, and the anthropocene, see Bethany Nowviskie's 2013 talk “Resistance in the Materials,” and Roy Scranton's Learning...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... managed to practice on the world as a whole (genetic modifications and fossil-fuel planet baking) in the age of the Anthropocene. Atwood puts herself and fellow speculative-fiction writers closer to James Watson and Francis Crick (or perhaps to James Watt and Thomas Edison, Anthropocene initiators from...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 248–269.
Published: 01 August 2021
...: “ Nostromo translates the serialized, ruinous, and open-ended logic of carbon modernity into plot” ( 77 ). See, additionally, Thomas S. Davis 's “Aesthetic Education for the Anthropocene,” in which he provocatively suggests: “Carbon modernity is how we see, not what we see.” 6 Anna Kornbluh reads...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 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 House’s query: “What connexion can...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Johannesburg : STE , 2008 . Clarke Paul T. “ Of Animals and Others: Life, Histories, and the Anthropocene in Johannesburg Science Fiction .” Johannesburg Salon 10 ( 2016 ): 14 – 20 . Coetzee J. M. White Writing on the Culture of Letters in South Africa . New Haven : Yale UP...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 404–424.
Published: 01 November 2021
... . “ The Boy of La Mancha: J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus. ” Contemporary Literature 54 ( 2013 ): 643 – 53 . Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty . “ Lie Down in the Karoo: An Antidote to the Anthropocene .” Public Books 6 . 1 ( 2014 ). < www.publicbooks.org/lie-down-in-the-karoo...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and uneven development” in the global frame where it cannot be mediated into the destiny of a single people, this may well explain the rising force of apocalyptic and Anthropocene models as ways to identify collective problems operating at planetary scale. Moreover, the meaning of realisms now features...