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  • 26
    Jan

    2021

    Climate and American Literature

    As I scripted the outline for this collection, the United States held the questionable honor of being the only country in the world to have withdrawn from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, to date the...

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  • 22
    Jan

    2021

    A Poem from Romanticism: Friedrich Schiller’...

    Friedrich Schiller’s little poem is one of the greatest works of German Classicism, the revival of Greek thought and literary forms centered in the Weimar that Goethe and Schiller made famous, but its...

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  • 21
    Jan

    2021

    Disability as diversity

    In the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has fully emerged, bringing a new vocabulary for understanding disability, that grew out of, and continues to grow with, the disability rights...

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  • 15
    Jan

    2021

    Why I Edited Romanticism: 100 Poems

    As an undergraduate in 1964 I took a seminar in the English Romantics (the six male poets then considered canonical) and was imprinted like a chick by the first poet we read, William Blake. ...

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  • 18
    Dec

    2020

    Eco vs. Ego: Environmentalism, Identity, and...

    In the age of environmental justice, we tend to readily grasp how closely environmental challenges are intertwined with matters of identity along lines of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and other social...

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  • 17
    Dec

    2020

    Breaking Glad: Positive Thinking and the President...

    What do Oprah Winfrey, Anne of Green Gables, Norman Vincent Peale, and United States President Donald Trump have in common? These individuals, real and fictional, embrace a nineteenth-century new...

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  • 2
    Dec

    2020

    Tragedy, Art of Dissent

    Think of the lies. Climate change is a hoax. Colonization benefits the colonized. Rape is your fault. Grief is your fault. Mortality is your fault. Tragedy exposes these lies. I argue in my book...

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  • 19
    Nov

    2020

    Empire’s ‘Unreal Cities’

    Travelling between the cities of the former British empire can produce an uncanny sense of déjà vu: despite vast social, cultural and environmental differences, you’ll see familiar street names and...

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