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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... as an anthropomorphic project, the medium of human progress, with the erosion of the social-democratic nation state as basis for an alternative politics to neoliberal capitalism in the shadow of global environmental catastrophe. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 bildungsroman historical novel...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 May 2021
... impact on Latin American fiction, and the breadth of his aesthetic experimentation: all these factors make Vargas Llosa's work an exemplary case study for a critical convergence of the environmental humanities with theories of the novel. Critics and commentators have, across the decades, taken up...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., see DeLoughrey, Roots and Routes ; Yaeger ; and Roberts and Stephens . Works Cited Alaimo Stacy . “ The Anthropocene at Sea: Temporality, Paradox, Compression .” The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities . Ed. Heise Ursula K. , Christensen Jon...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Picaresque .” Modern Fiction Studies 55 . 3 ( 2009 ): 443 – 67 . Schneider-Mayerson Matthew . “ The Influence of Climate Fiction: An Empirical Survey of Readers .” Environmental Humanities 10 . 2 ( 2018 ): 473 – 500 . Seymour Nicole . “ Toward an Irreverent Ecocriticism...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... : Lang , 1985 . Watt Ian . The Rise of the Novel . Berkeley : U of California P , 1957 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Anthopocene environmental humanities book of nature climate change Adalbert Stifter The foundational text of all modern novel...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... from which any nature that could be conceived as wild and untouched by humans has disappeared, it functions as a shorthand for environmental decline narratives in some contexts—in Crutzen's own publications, but also those of activist Bill McKibben. But it takes on quite a different meaning...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and cultural studies fields? One answer must be the bogey of environmental determinism that has long haunted the humanities. Our anthropological biases, combined with ingrained skepticism towardthe scientific enterprise, have made a cultural studies of the atmosphere a forbidding, not to say toxic, prospect...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... or shockingly rapid, but in which individual human agency appears laughably insignificant even while humanity’s aggregated effluence has become a force of nature. Dickens’s phrase “waterside pollutions” is similarly doubled, slipping between the environmental pollution of dirty industries near the river...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 313–317.
Published: 01 August 2019
... “proximate human ecologies” (83). Literary critics have recently embraced the term affordance , slipping it neatly into conference papers and articles, but Gross worries over it. He first explicates J. J. Gibson's theory of fixed environmental “affordances,” then adjusts it (citing Elaine Scarry and George...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
... it from registering temporal change through individual transformation, such adaptations occur in the diachronically shifting demographics of the entire genie-system—in the patterns of survival and elimination that occur in the wake of environmental alterations, which redefine the terms not only...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that “Nature” too often functions, in environmental discourse, as an imaginary fantasy object or fetish, “as an object ‘over there’—a pristine wilderness beyond all trace of human contact” (125). In considering Hardy’s representations of nature, we can make just this mistake if we understand nature...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... narrative spatial In both Doris Lessing's The Four-Gated City (1969) and Ben Lerner's 10:04 (2015) , the relationship between parts and whole takes shape via the medium of affect, as the protagonists intuit the living reality of a human collective that is, in its size and scope, potentially...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 248–269.
Published: 01 August 2021
... land in an attempt to mitigate environmental damage, Heathcliff remains “unreclaimed” and uncivilized. The novel extends its underground metaphors to encompass not only the scope of human reproduction but the scale of nonhuman history as well. Thus cyclical seasons and ecological transformations...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 295–297.
Published: 01 November 2005
... up against not only the many shapes and hues taken by human beings, but also the Lockean recognition that identity is itself unfixed, sub- ject to environmental and social influence, capable of degeneration and development. Even more disruptive than the plasticity of human identity is the play...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2021
... hazards, and Terrible Beauty is noticeably clear-sighted about risks that extend from crypto-pornographic sensationalism to thought-annihilating sentimentality. Eide recognizes that there are many ways in which writers can, with differing degrees of cynicism, turn even the most lacerating of human...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the advocacy group’s use of Joseph Kony as a symbolic villain at the expense of a more nuanced portrayal of the human rights crisis in Uganda. The Nigerian-American novelist Teju Cole distilled the essence of this critique in a series of tweets (later expanded in The Atlantic) describing the success...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
...)? The latter appellation signals that these groups are worthy of reverence as both religious and cultural formations. ‘‘Cults on the other hand, have been associated in the mainstream media with human rights abuses and, notoriously, mass deaths, as they occurred in Jim Jones’s People’s Temple, the Heaven’s...
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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 (2007) 40 (1-2): 190–192.
Published: 01 August 2007
...: Slavery and the Birth of the Frontier Romance (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006), pp. 254, cloth, $85.00. In The Making of Racial Sentiment, Ezra Tawil identifies in the frontier romances of the 1820s a "hinge" between the environmentalist theorization of "human difference" charac- teristic...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 316–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
... with intrinsic worth quite apart from its benefits to human posterity” (254). At first blush, this idea would seem to rhyme with the critique of humanism Cheah endorses, but he agrees, instead, with the novel's demonstration of how “environmental preservation movements” are “premised on an a priori effacement...