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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for ecocriticism, which has often privileged immersive experience and a relatively simplistic view of the referentiality of language, particularly realism, known as “ecomimesis.” Reading Charles Dickens's Bleak House alongside the artificial climates contained in Victorian glasshouses, this article argues...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... environmental discourse—to explore alternative modes and tones for representing ecocatastrophe, with Seymour calling for “an irreverent turn in ecocriticism ,” which would consider the uses of the “absurd, perverse, and humorous” ( 57 ). As Traub observes, this ironic, dark comedy characterizes recent fiction...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of realist fictionality to a historically specific reimagining of the household. 2 Both Greg Garrard's Ecocriticism and Alison Byerly's “The Uses of Landscape: The Picturesque Aesthetic and the National Park System” discuss the construction of the wilderness ideal as a pure, uncontaminated space...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., but also distinguishes it from fields that it might, to the outsider, resemble. He rejects ecocriticism as a latter-day Romantic mysticism; he finds Richard Dawkins's idea of the "meme" to be theoretically flawed; thnkers such as Gillian Beer are criticized for their "strained efforts to depict...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... ) in fields such as ecocriticism and world literature. 1 This approach is then contrasted with Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora (2015) , in which the possibility of representing the maximal scale of the collective is self-consciously repudiated in a decision linked to the narrator's prioritization...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Goffman and Bruno Latour most prominently, who have stressed the relationality between individuals and social spaces and who often draw on literary examples for their conclusions. This merging of sociology and literary study motivates Alworth's “site reading” interpretive method, which blends ecocriticism...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Microplastics in Human Waste .” CNBC 23 Oct. 2018 < https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/23/researchers-detect-microplastics-in-human-waste.html >. Gaard Greta . “ Mindful New Materialisms: Buddhist Roots for Material Ecocriticism’s Flourishing .” Material Ecocriticism . Ed. Iovino Serenella...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 May 2021
... gradually taken on reactionary undertones in the context of changing expectations since the 1980s and 1990s. Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 Mario Vargas Llosa ecocriticism Amazon Peruvian novel La casa verde El hablador Few regions are as present in the work of Peruvian novelist...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... examination of Hardy's incisive representation of connections between economic and natural systems in industrial modernity remains a major touchstone within ecocriticism, I argue that it is through Hardy's formal strategies that his work gains purchase on conflicts of scale generated by the climate crisis...