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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jesse Oak Taylor Climate change cannot be experienced, only imagined. While we can experience the weather at any given moment, climate refers to the aggregation of weather patterns over time and thus can be accessed only through models and projections. This presents both a crisis and an opportunity...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Benjamin Morgan Abstract Concepts of scale have become urgent and contested in two thriving but seemingly unrelated fields. Humanities scholarship on anthropogenic climate change often argues that our historical present is defined by a conflict between human and geological timescales. At the same...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Matthew A. Taylor This essay contends that planetarity may be insufficiently divorced from globalization—its putative opposite—to provide a critical lens for understanding and countering its effects: specifically, anthropogenic climate change and global economic inequality. The argument begins...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Aviva Briefel This essay argues that by the second half of the nineteenth century, British artists and writers succumbed to “colonial-hand envy,” marked by a desire to claim the authenticity of South Asian manual productions. This condition flourished in a climate that mourned the figurative...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to realism freshly unlocked from its subordinate role in a promodernist critical climate. Both shifts—in the practice and in the theory of world realism—can be understood as post–Cold War effects. Surveying the recent rise of realism as a favored object and methodological reference point in novel studies...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... relationship with science fiction, both because global climatic disaster is now encroaching on the very present and because it draws heavily on actual climate science for its fiction making. Margaret Atwood, for example, has taken pains to refuse the science fiction label for her cli-fi Oryx and Crake trilogy...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Margaret Atwood Samuel Beckett Anthropocene affect genre Climate change and the ecological damage it portends continue to challenge the representational capacities and the emotional registers of the novel's existing forms. Immanent planetary disaster increasingly demands new modes commensurate...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... induced by climate change. In this portrait of Earth along with other, more functional planetary habitats, Robinson reflects on the notion of the Anthropocene as it has been discussed for the last decade and a half, the idea that humans have transformed Earth so pervasively that their impact affects even...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... current environmental predicament might look like. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Anthopocene environmental humanities book of nature climate change Adalbert Stifter The foundational text of all modern novel theory begins with a paean to astrology. “Happy are those ages...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., to the photos of Robert Capa, to Woolf's own scrapbooks collected in these years. In evoking the intellectual atmosphere of the moment, Cole produces a kind of scrapbook herself, one of the 1930s climate that traces how discussions of violence were shifting as more and more people realized the likelihood...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 343–346.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and broach methodological issues related to historiography, the last two chapters turn to actually defining the contemporary as a period. The Western and postapocalyptic novels, respectively, exemplify the crises of climate change and nonstop work as outgrowths of global capitalism. Martin offers a tour de...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 466–470.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with a positive valorization of risk and insecurity as fundamental conditions of the autonomous modern and secular subject, Voelz also seems to rely heavily, if implicitly, on Beck in his essentially cosmopolitan and nonnational understanding of risk societies. In The Metamorphosis of Our World: How Climate...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
... atmosphere of the Black Death in The Corner That Held Them . The next section of this essay maps some of the ways that the “war-climate,” to borrow Bowen's phrase, structures everyday life in Britain during World War II ( Mulberry 95 ). A discussion of Warner's story of a minor pestilence, “The Cold...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 178–183.
Published: 01 August 2007
... populations with a new climate and/or hemisphere," with "the kinds of speculation that had long been con- fined to domestic animals and agricultural products" (5).This was particularly the case for female slaves, whose "domestication" as Creoles meant quite literally being sexually ex- ploited...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., climate change, mass extinction; the sign under which inhuman scales start to look profoundly human after all. While the Anthropocene is useful for indexing the anthropogenic character of these overwhelming events, it also, as Dipesh Chakrabarty observes, “leaves us with the challenge of having to think...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the 1930s to the 1990s. Despite the country’s changing political and cultural climate, these women fail to make an appearance in the public sphere except as the representatives of social/elite groups or bearers of an ideology. Accordingly, I will suggest that the female protagonist’s formation (or lack...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... by climate change ( Flood of Fire ; Great Derangement ). In another direction, Colson Whitehead recombines the shared genetic code of science fiction and the historical novel in The Underground Railroad , taking up a countertradition initiated nearly four decades ago by Octavia Butler. In Butler's...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Medal for Lifetime Achievement. It cannot have been a difficult choice: Buell is one of the comparatively rare scholars who have made significant contributions across multiple decades and through many changes of literary-critical climate. Literary Transcendentalism , his first book, was published...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
... associated with climate change will wash ever-greater quantities of nonbiodegradable (often plastic) material out to sea, enabling coastal species to “surmount” what Carlton and his team call “historic ocean barriers,” with significant implications for evolutionary biology (1406). These findings also...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., their weather” (Satanic 354). While Gibreel’s conclusion is at one level a facetious nod at a renowned English obsession, at another it pointedly gestures to a complex historical imbrication of geography, politics, and national character. England’s climate and landscape had long provided a powerful met...