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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... indirect discourse. Defamiliarization and the use of multiple perspectives emerge from this relationship as tools with which a posthuman, environmental ethics can be explored; that is, one that incorporates what Wolfe calls the “vigilance, responsibility and humility” that arise from a recognition of our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 275–305.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Deborah Hooker Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 w (FI) orality, Gender, and the Environmental Ethos of Atwoods The Handmaid’s Tale Deborah Hooker 1 3 efore the revelation in the “Historical Notes” that what we’ve been reading is a transcript of tapes discovered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... environmentalism, this article thus suggests, searches out the possibilities and limitations of a posthuman postcolonialism. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 human capital posthuman Bhopal postcolonial literature human element rebranding Dow Chemical Union Carbide Early in Indra Sinha’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... This article thus reflects on the political and social responsibilities implied by such poetry’s inscription of history as exemplary cultural memory, with particular attention to transnational connection and environmental justice. Famine memory is inscribed iconographically as “postmemory” (to adapt Marianne...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
...” (2). The aesthetics of toxic refreshment intentionally departs from romantic and pastoral images of inviolate nature. However, it often does so without developing an activist, ethical orientation of care toward the environment—which would mean imagining efforts to correct environmental harm, conserve...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Thomas Cook Despite the lack of an overarching environmental agenda, Ecosickness is programmatically organized, with each chapter neatly tying a particular affect to the literature it covers. Chapter 2, “AIDS Memoirs Out of the City,” for example, uses “discord” as a means to tie together...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Min Hyoung Song Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global , by Heise Ursula , New York : Oxford University Press , 2008 . 250 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Min Hyoung Song Running Out of Room to Grow Sense of Place...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of environmental ethics.1 In its first decade, a good deal of ecocriticism remained virulently antitheoretical and anti-poststructuralist, and to the extent that poststructuralism became conflated with a broader postmodern habitus, ecocriticism defined itself in opposition to what it conceived...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
... from the flow of events that contextualize it. When Roberts writes Ellen writing Ellen Chesser in the air, she does so on paper for a literary audience, arrogating to her own prose the spontaneity and environmental integration that characterizes Ellen’s. As Ellen’s natural writing metonymizes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
... on environmental topics have grown at an exponential rate in the wake of Scott Slovic’s Seeking Awareness, Lawrence Buell’s The Envi­ ronmental Imagination, Cheryll Glotfelty’s The Ecocriticism Reader, and the emergence of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environ­ ment (ASLE...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
... visible, especially its still-unfolding environmental costs. The recurring image of the shoe in Underworld charts the transition from the postwar zenith of US capitalist hegemony to the regime’s autumn and China’s economic emergence, as well as adumbrating the socioecological devastation that underwrote...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in the two fields, and others have emphasized the historical concurrence of colonial oppression and environmental degradation as a way of establishing analytical synergies, Handley focuses on double edges, 117 Ursula K. Heise ambiguities, and contradictions in the colonial legacy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in an “enterprising,” capitalist venture to exploit nature’s economic value. Such a reading confirms Moore’s importance as a nature writer and suggests new connections between collage poetry and environmental discourse. Few of “An Octopus’”s numerous critics have paid much at­ tention to the poem’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and oppression to include what Rob Nixon has called the “slow violence” of environmental degradation (2013). Most important (and more within our control), if literary critics are able to combine their ethical commitments with a Rothian sense of irony, they may still be able to see new things through the lens...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
...-maximization, disdain for workers, levels of income for insiders, and environmentally wasteful expenditure. And the convincing notion of the elephant as emblem of empire might itself be supplemented by a notion of the elephant as elephant—an animal itself entangled in the labyrinth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... (951-53). And whereas the “ecocritical insurgency” that was consolidated by the 1995 publication of Lawrence Buell’s The Environmental Imagination was largely organized against postmodernism’s instituted eradications of nature, in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet Heise identifies a set...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Butler, is imagined decades in advance by Lessing’s fictional novelist Mark Coldridge, a main character in The Four-Gated City. As his obsessive independent research into global trends in weapons production, environmental damage, and social unrest convinces him that Britain is unprepared...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 75–99.
Published: 01 March 2021
... documents the efforts of sociologists like E. Franklin Frazier to separate biology from behavior by connecting black illegitimacy to environmental factors, such as sexual exploitation by “the dominant race” and oppressive urban environments, and to explain behavior patterns by invoking the language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Vincent . 2003 . The Great War and the Language of Modernism . New York : Oxford University Press . Tsing Anna . 2012 . “ Unruly Edges: Mushrooms as Companion Species .” Environmental Humanities 1 : 141 – 54 . Wollaeger Mark . 2008 . Modernism, Media, and Propaganda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... themes— the human and environmental consequences o f transformations taking place at America’s borders— as belonging to their ow n contem porary m om ent. W hile these structural and thematic concerns may seem quite postmodern, Yamashita’s novel situates them in relation to the vast...