Mulberiddlesex, 2018 York University
Mulberiddlesex, Catriona Sandilands
Through a careful tracing of the botanical presence of mulberry trees in Middlesex, Sandilands argues for a reading practice that takes plants seriously. Thinking with plants interrupts the tendency to consider literary plants primarily as motifs, metaphors or agents of crude naturalization. Sandilands insists on involving plants in reading Middlesex in order to take the novel in less anthropocentric directions: even as Cal enlists mulberries to signal inevitability, their own stories overflow the novel’s deterministic views of race, species, territory, and gender identity.
Introduction: Sex And The (Motor) City: Ecologies Of Middlesex, 2018 McMaster University
Introduction: Sex And The (Motor) City: Ecologies Of Middlesex, Kaitlin Blanchard, Catriona Sandilands
This special cluster consists of twelve short essays, originally presented in two linked roundtables at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) conference in Detroit in June 2017, examining Jeffrey Eugenides' 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Middlesex. Through the novel, these papers explore the historical, intersectional, and ecological understandings of Detroit, exposing an exceptional—indeed, epic—range of social ecologies, concerned with everything from intersex and multispecies bio/geopolitics to transnational economies, to the aesthetics of architecture and decay. Focused on a very particular novel, written about a very particular city and experience of it, these papers bring ...
Embodied Ecologies And Metafictional Musings: The Limits Of Writing Intersex In Middlesex, 2018 Illinois State University
Embodied Ecologies And Metafictional Musings: The Limits Of Writing Intersex In Middlesex, Christopher Breu
Breu critiques the limits of the intersex narrative of Middlesex and advocates for a non-reductive, materialist, and “muddled” approach to understanding sex and gender.
Where The Weather Comes From, 2018 University of Calgary
Where The Weather Comes From, Morgan Vanek
When Andreas Malm observed that “not even the weather belongs fully to the moment,” he was looking forward from 2016, considering the cumulative impact of present emissions on “generations not yet born.” The reverse is also true: present storms have their origins in past consumption. Up to this point, though, analysis of how human activity will intensify future weather has focused on change in a limited set of quantifiable conditions, like precipitation and temperature – and in this respect, too, the weather of the present is the weather of the past. Both this set of variables and its status as the ...
Sea Squad, 2018 Goldsmiths, University of London
Sea Squad, Liam Geary Baulch
The Sea Squad is a band of cheerleaders against climate change. Taking action as a team in formation, they gather momentum, inviting all people to cheer with them, mimicking the infinitely expandable nature of the seas' molecular structure. The work was developed and performed as a bilingual project at Est-Nord-Est in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada, and has since been performed and exhibited internationally. The following poems are some of the chants that Sea Squad use to get a crowd cheering together against climate change.
Poems From The Arctic Circle, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Poems From The Arctic Circle, Diana Woodcock
Poetry by Diana Woodcock.
Julia Randall Papers, 2018 Hollins University
Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz
Finding Aids: Guides to the Collections
This collection has manuscripts, teaching papers, and correspondence of poet Julia Randall. The correspondence include letters to or from colleagues, alumnae, and friends.
Four Poems, 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University
Four Poems, Tanis Macdonald
Poetry by Tanis MacDonald.
Literary Analysis Paper [Composition], 2018 CUNY La Guardia Community College
Literary Analysis Paper [Composition], Lauren Navarro
Open Educational Resources
This ENG 102 assignment was developed in the context of CTL sponsored Learning Matters Mini-grant awarded to the English Department. The primary purpose was to assist full-time and part-time faculty in the Department with revising ENG 102 course materials to align with the Inquiry and Problem Solving (IPS) Core Competency and Written Communication Ability. This goal was achieved through several workshops, a programmatic benchmark reading, and a two-phase departmental review process that prepared assignments to be submitted to the Learning Matters Assignment Library. The mini-grant has been invaluable in helping to bring both full-time and adjunct faculty into departmental conversations ...
Auguries By Clea Roberts, 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University
Auguries By Clea Roberts, Kate Braid
Review of Clea Roberts' Auguries.
The Unpardonable Reader, 2018 Western Michigan University
The Unpardonable Reader, Ariel Berry
The Hilltop Review
Hawthorne’s prefaces to his romances, though largely ignored as a composite body of work, contain key insights into reading his fiction. Each preface is a sort of instruction manual directed toward the reader. He expects empathy from his readers and openness to his version of magical realism. A study of Hawthorne’s concept of the “Unpardonable Sin” as presented in “Ethan Brand” reveals that these reading instructions warn against a similar crime, that of a cold lack of empathy and tendency toward disbelief. On a much smaller scale, then, it becomes clear that a reader who does not follow ...
Finding The Modernist Archive: Why Ux Matters, 2018 University of Iowa
Finding The Modernist Archive: Why Ux Matters, Amy H. Chen
University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications
No abstract provided.
Agnotologies Of Modernism: Knowing The Unknown In Lewis, Woolf, Pound, And Joyce, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
Agnotologies Of Modernism: Knowing The Unknown In Lewis, Woolf, Pound, And Joyce, Jeremy Colangelo
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Agnotologies of Modernism examines the productive role of ignorance in the work of several key modernist authors. Borrowing concepts from speculative realist philosophers like Quentin Meillassoux, Graham Harman, and Jane Bennett, as well as such thinkers as Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Derrida, the dissertation endeavors to read modernism epistemologically, and treats ignorance as an active and creative force that often plays a key structuring role in the imaginative world of the text. Drawing from Bruno Latour’s notion of a “black box,” the study shows how ignorance can be transposed into an ontological entity which can then be attributed positive ...
Species Panic: Interspecies Erotics In Post-1900 American Literature, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
Species Panic: Interspecies Erotics In Post-1900 American Literature, David Huebert
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This project elaborates a concept of “species panic,” a severe and often violently-charged reaction to the notion that one’s privileged species status as a human being is under threat. In this project’s post-1900 American literary archive, species panic is often provoked by nonhuman eros, which provokes and threatens the fantasy of human exceptionalism. Theoretically, this project yokes animal studies and posthumanism (Donna Haraway, Dominic Pettman, Kathy Rudy) with queer theory and critical race studies (Mel Y. Chen, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Alexander Weheliye) as its central driving forces. This theoretical backdrop informs my reading of American authors Jack London ...
Welcome To The Anthropocene By Alice Major, 2018 University of Saskatchewan
Welcome To The Anthropocene By Alice Major, Gillian Harding-Russell
Review of Alice Major's Welcome to the Anthropocene.
The History Of Bees By Maja Lunde, 2018 University of Victoria
The History Of Bees By Maja Lunde, Kirsten Schuhmacher
Book review of Maja Lunde's The History of Bees.
Thinking Continental: Writing The Planet One Place At A Time By Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall, And O. Alan Weltzien, 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thinking Continental: Writing The Planet One Place At A Time By Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall, And O. Alan Weltzien, Cory Willard
Review of Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time by Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall, and O. Alan Weltzien, eds.
Tar Swan By David Martin, 2018 University of Manitoba
Tar Swan By David Martin, Melanie Dennis Unrau
Review of David Martin's Tar Swan.
Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives In An Age Of Crisis By Molly Wallace And David Carruthers, 2018 University of Miami
Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives In An Age Of Crisis By Molly Wallace And David Carruthers, Bryant Scott
Review of Molly Wallace and David Carruthers' Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis.
No Tv For Woodpeckers By Gary Barwin, If Pressed By Andrew Mcewan, And Ecology Without Culture: Aesthetics For A Toxic World By Christine L. Marran, 2018 Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
No Tv For Woodpeckers By Gary Barwin, If Pressed By Andrew Mcewan, And Ecology Without Culture: Aesthetics For A Toxic World By Christine L. Marran, Michael D. Sloane
Review of Gary Barwin's No TV for Woodpeckers, Andrew McEwan's If Pressed, and Christine L. Marran's Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World.