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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 143–152.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Noah Heringman This essay compares popular and scientific responses to the accelerated climate change and resource exhaustion associated with the Anthropocene. Debates in stratigraphy and other scientific disciplines grapple with the convergence of geologic and historical time, while popular...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 153–162.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Calina Ciobanu This article argues that Margaret Atwood’s postapocalyptic MaddAddam trilogy, composed of the novels Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood , and MaddAddam , imagines how humankind might come to reconstitute itself at the end of the Anthropocene—that is, once it has decimated the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 60–72.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Tobias Boes; Kate Marshall This introduction to the focus section on “Writing the Anthropocene” examines the challenges that the entry of our species into a new geological epoch poses for the humanities in general and for literary and media theory in particular. It proposes the hypothesis that the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 73–82.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jesse Oak Taylor This article traces the implications of thinking about the Anthropocene from the perspective of the archives that make it visible, placing ice-core data and scientific research on historical climate alongside ideas of the archive in historiography and the humanities. Drawing on...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 83–92.
Published: 01 November 2014
...James J. Pulizzi The word Anthropocene purposely draws our attention to the anthropos , the humans who are now changing the planet’s climate. We must not forget, however, what media theorists and philosophers like Marshall McLuhan, Friedrich Kittler, and Bernard Stiegler have pointed out—humans are...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 93–101.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Tobias Menely Considering examples from Benjamin, Marx, and Hobbes, “Anthropocene Air” reflects on the conceptual difficulty that the atmosphere, the Earth’s gaseous envelope, poses for a materialist account of history. Against the backdrop of the systemic condition definitive of the Anthropocene...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Gabriele Dürbeck This essay discusses the value of the Anthropocene concept for the environmental humanities and in particular for the analysis of contemporary environmentally themed literature. The first part of the essay considers the culturally relevant consequences of the originally geographic...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 122–132.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Nicole M. Merola This essay considers Jeanette Winterson’s speculative novel The Stone Gods for the literary, formal, and tonal strategies it employs to diagnose and illuminate the material burdens of producing and living in the Anthropocene. Using the geologic tool of stratigraphy in concert with...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 133–142.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Derek Woods The Anthropocene demands new concepts of scale for social, cultural, and aesthetic theory. The first concept of scale critique is scale variance, which means that variable physical constraints produce disjunctures among scales. This article explicates this concept in a reading of Ray...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 102–111.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Margaret Ronda “Anthropogenic Poetics” considers the new implications for conceiving literary tropes such as personification, apostrophe, and prosopopoeia in light of the ecological relations of the Anthropocene Era, where the nonhuman environment is imbued with signs of human determination. The...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2018) 2018 (90): 91–99.
Published: 01 May 2018
... convergence of the values of performance, speed, and eӽciency, in perfect compliance with neoliberal fantasies of the individual who overcomes adversity as well as with biopower’s demand for docile bodies. This essay explores the death of top speed climber Ueli Steck as a site for rethinking the Anthropocene...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 163–171.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Joshua Schuster This essay rereads Maurice Blanchot’s The Writing of the Disaster as a guide for the age of the Anthropocene. I consolidate a series of theses from the book that brings out the systemic ecological thought implicit in Blanchot. The essay discusses both the terms of disaster and...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 174–180.
Published: 01 November 2014
... recent or forthcoming articles 178 the minnesota review in German Studies Review, Modernism/modernity, and Novel: A Forum on Fiction. He is currently working on two new books tenta- tively titled “The Poetics of the Anthropocene” and “Down from the Magic Mountain: Thomas Mann, American...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 139–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... flesh. A third part, “Strange Agencies in Anthropocene Seas,” discusses the strange sea depth and its material flows and layers being impacted by human actions. Chapter 5, “Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea,” contrasts supposed marine origins of the human...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 171–181.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the human and human intentionality (1–2). Historical materialism is not actually a form of anthropocen- trism; rather, it understands that humans themselves are the evolu- tionary products of the dialectics of nature (e.g., natural selection). But humans evolve as a species with a...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 116–126.
Published: 01 May 2017
... nonhuman sociology infused with ecological insights and operating within the perspective of the Anthropocene. Body, Touch, and Environment When we study sensory experience, we are conventionally interested in how percepts and affects contract into bodies. Those bodies are then organized into...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 107–118.
Published: 01 November 2015
... appropriate or desirable in our age of the Anthropocene. What instead might be needed are new habits of attenuation, diminution, and collective de-dramatization, along with new modes of perception, to which “emergent precarities” and “lateral aesthetics” might offer a tentative name. Or, to put...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 137–156.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Anthropocene, when human activity has a greater impact on the environment than the rain, when global warming is an indisputable scientific fact, the relation of nature and human artifice has been made manifest in a radically new and far-reaching way. Since the 1960s, earth art, land art, and site...