Tag: global

If It Could Be Wrapped

2004-08-25

Excerpted from Water Writing - an essay; presented as part of the ebr Critical Ecologies thread; concurrent with a literary Festschrift in honor of Joseph McElroy’s lifework.

Epic at the End of Empire

2011-12-07

In The American Epic Novel, Gilbert Adair presents a “State-of-the-Empire address” that interrogates the epical form in a time where authors no longer talk of writing “The Great American Novel.” As Joseph Tabbi finds, such an exploration goes beyond expanding the canon and presents “a new, compelling context for ‘the literary’ itself.”

Gaia Matters

2006-11-30

Bruce Clarke reviews Stephan Harding’s Animate Earth and James Lovelock’s recent book on Gaia, the mother of all systems.

Celebrating Complexity

2004-12-05

Stephen Schryer reviews Mark Taylor and casts a critical eye on the unconditional celebration of complexity.

Reading the L.A. Landscape

2001-09-01

Claire Rasmussen on geography and the social theory of Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Mike Davis, and Edward Soja.

Materialities and the Raw Material of Latin Americanism

1999-12-30

Shirin Shenassa situates Roman de la Campa’s Latin Americanism within the critical discourses of the world’s metropolitan centers and introduces a new thREAD into ebr’s Internet Nation series

Feeding the Global Spider

2001-01-01

Linda Brigham sees Zygmunt Bauman’s Globalization: The Human Consequences as a provocative introduction to our current environmental and economic predicament.