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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Study of Literature and Environ­ ment (ASLE). 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
... tantalizing ecological possibilities. In short, “the environmental imagination of the global” (the subtitle of the book) compels such theorists to consider, as David Harvey and a few others have done, how challenging it would be for the world’s economies to continue to grow at the same rates as before...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... New World has its 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... from anti- realist postmodern constructions 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... warfare to ecological collapse. He writes, for instance, that the immanent threat presented by drones produces Pakistani civilians who suffer from “sleeplessness, bad dreams, loss of appetite, fainting, amplified startle reactions, outbursts of anger and emotional breakdowns” (2015). But even when drones...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... 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, no immediate threat of annihilation. The terrible eruptions of bloody local conflicts do not seem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... These authors, Houser argues, render deeply subjective and variously lived experiences of sickness in three stages: first, by “apprehend[ing] somatic and ecological vitality as shared concerns that cannot be isolated from each other”; second, by “demonstrating the interdependence of narrative strategies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... least while reading, as the price we pay to receive the book’s illuminations. 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 Neoromanticism” of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... posthuman age. Finally, Ursula K. Heise offers an ecological counterpoint to the accelerated “future shock” of cultural change. Climate scientists and environmentalists have “declared a new geological age, the Anthropocene, that putatively started around two hundred years ago—an age in which human impact...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . 2010 . 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... emphasizing the presence of the environment and by undermining the primacy of literally representative language, that Butts 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... writings of Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan on symbiogenesis (the evolutionary process whereby two different organisms merge together as a single liv- ing system), and he wraps up his book by reading Butler’s science fiction narratives as symbiogenetic models for an ecologically sensitive, scientifi...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... assignment intended to be a “human interest story,” was a fluff piece meant to cover over the potentially 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Pestilence is poised on the cusp between divine punishment and man­ 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... progress” (2010, 487–88). A “compositionist” intellectual politics and ethics, by contrast, takes ecology rather than economics as guiding us toward the home ( oikos ) that remains to be built: slowly, uncertainly, diplomatically, with no trust in the radical power of reducing surface phenomena to base...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... corresponds with Henri Bergson’s theory of durée , time 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...