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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... University Press 2016 Anthropocene terraforming urban ecology urban literature speculative fiction When we think of “the land” and its literary representations, what usually comes to mind are the rural landscapes of Thomas Hardy or Willa Cather, the wild landscapes of James Fenimore Cooper...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... bounds of the real. Rather than simply arguing for the novel as a representation of the London climate, however, it argues for the novel as a model, materializing the urban climate in its formal atmosphere—those apparently trivial or insignificant details often held responsible only for creating the...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... urban space. I am ultimately interested in how these subjectivities inform various imaginations of futurity—catastrophic, deconstructive, and regenerative—within a country in which, as Imraan Coovadia has written, “the conditions for transcending the present are hardly to be conceived” (51). Copyright...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Hardy and Darwin, who shared an intellectual world, but also between Hardy and the present? In response to this question, I will suggest that we must loosen historicism's grip on form in order to understand the significance of Hardy today. Rather than read Hardy genealogically as an “ecological...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... New York: Vintage, 1990. . Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and The imagination of Disaster. New York: Vintage, 1998. Dubey, Madhu. "Folk and Urban Communities In African-American Women's Fiction: Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower." Studies in American Fiction 27 (1999): 103...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
... : Animals in Romantic-Period Writing. Burlington : Ashgate , 2001 . Kleinberg-Levin David Michael . Before the Voice of Reason: Echoes of Responsibility in Merleau-Ponty's Ecology and Levinas's Ethics . New York : State U of New York P , 2008 . Langer Monika . “Nietzsche, Heidegger...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 344–362.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the noise, pollution, and violence of urban and industrial life create a toxic ecology for the poor, abandoned, and often feared characters of the novel. The novel is set in 1960, the year LA County began bulldozing parts of the neighborhood to lay concrete for freeways, and 1970, when the LA county...
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Novel (1 November 2003) 36 (3): 289–306.
Published: 01 November 2003
... civilization generally, and to reference the "Urban Revolution" (McClellan and Dorn 31) specifically. The first civic societies formed in the Near East more than 6,000 years ago, specifically in desert zones, around the necessity of irrigation, a vast technological undertaking that required despotic...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., there must be twenty on flowers and trees, described with meticulous precision. If urban readers are made to share the vil- lage’s perception of space, then, it is also true that this space has been thoroughly gen- trified; as if Mitford had traveled forward in time, and discovered what city...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 382–387.
Published: 01 November 2008
... widespread disciplinary conviction that modernism is most profitably grasped in the context of the rise of urban-industrial modernity, inquiry has subsequently crossed over into several new regions. On the one hand, interrogations of the existing canon have made room for explorations of previously...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... biopolitical novel—the vast literary landscape of European realism and its virtual populations—before turning to the figure of the animal to investigate Hardy's use of chance and probability in the construction of Wessex's symbolic ecology. I will argue that the figure of the animal helps articulate two...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... . “Corridor Spaces.” Critical Inquiry 36 . 4 ( 2010 ): 728 – 70 . Kittler Friedrich A. Discourse Networks 1800 / 1900 Trans. Cullens Chris Metteer Michael . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1990 . Klimasmith Elizabeth . At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 200–228.
Published: 01 November 2008
... original practical ecological phi- losophers of the world, through the slow attentive, mind-changing (on both sides), ethical singularity that deserves the name of 'love"' (Spivak, lmaginary 201), a "structural possibility" exists that, despite every effort to decode their se- cret, the...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... featuring a bewildering number of characters that rarely resurfaced outside one microplot. Dickens's urban sketches similarly featured abbreviated scenes and discrete vignettes published in newspapers as “little pictures of life and manners” ( Sketches 7 ). As he began to write novels, Dickens continued...