Volume 21, Numbers 1-2, 2013

Table of Contents

Critical Climate

Editor’s Note

pp. 5-6

Critical Climate

A New Critical Climate

pp. 7-10

The Deconstructive Turn in Environmental Criticism

pp. 11-26

Can Theory Save the Planet?: Critical Climate Change and the Limits of Theory

pp. 27-36

Poisoned Ground: Art and Philosophy in the Time of Hyperobjects

pp. 37-50

Framing the End of the Species: Images without Bodies

pp. 51-63

Aura in the Anthropocene

pp. 65-82

Climate Change and the Individual Talent: Eliotic Ecopoetics

pp. 83-95

Theories of Certain Uncertainty: Climate Change and Negative Capability

pp. 97-108

Saying Climate Change: Ethics of the Sublime and the Problem of Representation

pp. 109-123

Environmental Care Ethics: Notes Toward a New Materialist Critique

pp. 125-135

Greening the Sphere: Towards an Eco-Ethics for the Local and Artificial

pp. 137-146

Does the Climate Need Consensus?: The Politics of Climate Change Revisited

pp. 147-161

Doing Science Justice: Speculative Materialism and the Facticity of Research

pp. 163-177

New Stationary States: Real Time and History’s Disquiet

pp. 179-193

Thinking Diverse Futures from a Carbon Present

pp. 195-206

Biodiversity and the Abyssal Limits of the Human

pp. 207-220

Integrating Agency with Climate Critique

pp. 221-237

General Articles

How to Analyze Texts that Were Burned, Lost, Fragmented, or Never Written

pp. 239-255

The Disimagination Machine and the Pathologies of Power

pp. 257-269

Chronopolitics: Space, Time and Revolution in the Later Novels of J.G. Ballard

pp. 271-289

American Exceptionalism in the Post-9/11 Era: The Myth and the Reality

pp. 291-323


Paul de Man Now, or, Nihilism in the Right Company

pp. 325-339

Metacritique in the Eighth Circle of Hell

pp. 341-345


Rewriting the History of American Literature: An Interview with Gordon Hutner

pp. 347-366

Inferential Man: An Interview with Robert Brandom

pp. 367-391

Book Notes

Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence by Bruce Robbins (review)

pp. 393-395

Zero’s Neighbor: Sam Beckett by Hélène Cixous (review)

pp. 395-397

Thoreau’s Importance For Philosophy ed. by Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid (review)

pp. 397-399

Kant’s Dog: On Borges, Philosophy, and the Time of Translation by David E. Johnson (review)

pp. 399-401

The Fourth Dimension of a Poem and Other Essays by M. H. Abrams (review)

pp. 401-403

In Search of a New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism by Gregg Lambert (review)

pp. 403-404

Contagion: Health, Fear, Sovereignty ed. by Bruce Magnusson and Zahi Zalloua (review)

pp. 405-407

The Deliverance of Others: Reading Literature in a Global Age by David Palumbo-Liu (review)

pp. 407-409

Decolonizing Epistemologies: Latina/o Theology and Philosophy ed. by Ada María Isasi-Díaz and Eduardo Mendieta (review)

pp. 409-411

Sex and Disability ed. by Robert McRuer and Anna Mollow (review)

pp. 411-413

Javier Marías’ Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov by Gareth J. Wood (review)

pp. 413-415

The Power of Life: Agamben and the Coming Politics (To Imagine a Form of Life, II) by David Kishik (review)

pp. 415-417

The Future of History by John Lukacs (review)

pp. 418-419

American Arabesque: Arabs, Islam, and the 19th-Century Imaginary by Jacob Rama Berman (review)

pp. 420-421

The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction by Elissa Marder (review)

pp. 421-423

Empire of Liberty: Power, Desire, and Freedom by Anthony Bogues (review)

pp. 424-426

A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature by Jacob Edmond (review)

pp. 426-428

Notes on Contributors

pp. 430-433