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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Brandon Jones The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics , by Schuster Joshua . University of Alabama Press , 2015 . 232 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Joshua Schuster’s The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ursula K. Heise 2011 Martian Ecologies and the Future of Nature Martian Ecologies and the Future of Nature Ursula K. Heise Postmodernism, then:  The term no longer outlines the urgent horizon of the contemporary. It now tends to refer to a period or style just past, mildly dated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Stephanie Lambert “Everyday things represent the most overlooked forms of knowledge,” claims Father Paulus, the Jesuit priest in Don DeLillo’s novel Underworld (1997). What tends to go overlooked in DeLillo’s work, this article proposes, is the socio-ecological violence of the capitalist world...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
...). In a recent PMLA article, William Slaymaker reports that in the 1990s “the global growth of literature and criticism devoted to environmental and ecological topics was phenomenal” (129), and one can only expect a growing literary and cultural concentration on “phe­ nomenal” topics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Delia Konzett Enduring Words: Literary Narrative in a Changing Media Ecology , by Wutz Michael , Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press , 2009 . 279 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Review Literature in the Age of Visual  Media Enduring Words: Literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., Eve Sedgwick, Bruno Latour, Wai Chee Dimock, Cary Wolfe, Franco Moretti, Elisabeth Grosz, and Graham Harman have all observed over the past two decades, those critical moves left a lot of stuff out: ecology, things, affect, science, animals, bodies, technology, geology, and so on. Of course, one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., neutralized. The second group Heise addresses are theorists of globalization, who for the most part have yet to take seriously the insight that the flow of goods, services, peoples, and ideas across wide geographic distances brings both heavy environmental costs and tantalizing ecological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... warfare, as well as to the varieties of ecological disaster that now shadow our fears of martial destruction. Saint-Amour illustrates the complicated interplay between fears of apocalypse and a stubborn hope for the future in his description of two Westinghouse time capsules—the first buried in 1938...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in the way it points toward a forced ecological confrontation with the “desert of the real,” that place where representation simply fails. More specifically, and with complex implica- tions for the politics of the exomodern, it exacerbates and magnifies the dilemma of human agency, locating...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., persuasively relating their scientific themes to his equivocations about British and human exceptionalism. It beautifully situates the stories in the context of biology’s role in colonial management and links their anticolonial energies to ecology’s own evolution as a science devoted to the management...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... crisis that would help precipitate apocalyptic fears and desires. There is, of course, a very real ecological cri­ sis, but corporate and government public relations seem to have success­ fully numbed public concern. Without the Cold War and the Soviet Union, there is no Evil Empire, no Antichrist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... origins at least in part in willful historical amnesia, it is revived in the works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century poets, Handley argues, as a way of acknowledging how an exuberant nature itself constantly erases traces of the human past. Attention to ecology and natural history un- settles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... and other recent environmental ad campaigns are important to Houser’s notion of disgust: “Environmental activists are catching on to what contemporary writers have known for the past several decades: that, in Timothy Morton’s words, ‘ecological art is duty bound to hold the slimy in view.’ Rather than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... becomes the representative style of post-postmodernism depends on a collective and non-naive appreciation for “intersubjective truth” (199) and interpersonal affect, or on whether we can, as Eggers urges, “stay human” in a posthuman age. Finally, Ursula K. Heise offers an ecological counterpoint...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
... made disaster. On the one hand, unlike nuclear war or ecological catastro­ phe, pandemic has a venerable historical pedigree that leads back from cur­ rent bestsellers such as Pierre Ouellette’s The Third Pandemic (1996) to the medieval horrors of the Black Death and indeed to the Book...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reveals a modernist, cosmopolitan approach of potential ecological value (2009, 105). Her own experiences of metropolitan modernity thus have a major impact upon the development of a writing style that can be said, in its polyphony and its deprivileging of the human perspective, to suggest directions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Never has the common wisdom that you should write about what you love seemed more apt. The last major chapter before the conclusion is a gargantuan effort to parley with the enemy, postmodernism. Gelpi predictably divides the contemporary scene in two: the “modest, tempered, ecological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... catastrophic ecological results of local water policy. This revelation is metafictionally damning: it suggests that the novel’s critique of narrative extends to the conventional role of the novel form itself: as a mode of entertainment that focuses on “human interest.”14 What can narratives do...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Berman Jessica . 2012 . Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism . New York : Columbia University Press . Booth Wayne . 1988 . The Company We Keep: An Ethics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as a nonlinear flux that cannot be adequately represented by spatial or quantifiable categories. This understanding of time also includes the other-than-human and provides a way of conceiving an ecological vision that includes a vital materialism—in distinction to thinking of the world as inanimate. Brown...