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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... syntax and free 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 in a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... refreshment” (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... focusing on “contemporary literature and the way we understand its meaning,” exists at the intersection of environmental humanities and the affective turn in cultural studies. Ecosickness in Contemporary US Fiction draws on materialist, postmodern, and posthuman theories to define a new category in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
... rootedness in place as a sine qua non condition 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... differences of perspective 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., conference panels, and literature courses 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
... unrestrained and unconscionable forms of commodification, speculation, growth, profit-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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
... literature— most obviously, that of the National Park Service— as partici­ pating 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... our century, I unfortunately have good news for trauma studies, especially if it is able to expand its concerns from the violence of war and oppression to include what Rob Nixon has called the “slow violence” of environmental degradation (2013). Most important (and more within our control), if...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., be usefully or accurately described as either modern or postmodern (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Modernism and the Literary Imagination . Stanford : Stanford University Press . Sherry 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... its 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Kaplan, as well as by such popular authors as Cormac McCarthy and Octavia 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
... add that the intermingling of separate categories such as subject/object, human/ nonhuman—an interconnection that has recently become the chief object of inquiry for both new materialism and environmental studies in Joyce’s text—is possible only as hallucination, as, for example, in the intoxicated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... this claimed that the Cold War is losing its historiographic prominence to environmentalism and postcolonialism, two approaches that currently dominate the discussion of the last century.1 Since its end was signaled by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War has existed as a finished rather...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
... (1980), nearly implodes from the effort of trying to fuse various kinds of politics (including racial, feminist, labor, and environmental) into a vision of social totality—a vision intimated only through a cataclysmic disruption of nar- rative realism. Bambara’s text registers the emergence...