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Coda

Margaret Ronda

in Remainders

Published by Stanford University Press

Published in print March 2018 | ISBN: 9781503603141
Published online September 2018 | e-ISBN: 9781503604896 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.003.0007
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The Coda argues that storms are one key way to register the unfathomable earth-systemic changes characteristic of the Great Acceleration. It points to the intensifying weather patterns of this time and offers examples of some recent cultural works—poetry, film, photography—that represent these storms. In these representations, the spectator confronts the bewildering sense of change without any narrative arc that might point to recovery or renewal. One documentary text by Cheena Marie Lo on Hurricane Katrina offers a powerful investigation of these conditions of aftermath. The coda explores Lo’s orientation toward the nonredemptive and the lost as a model of approaching the larger ethos of this study’s poetry. The Coda ends with a turn toward the forms of connectivity that these works have charted, despite their larger historical pessimisms, and points to the ways these connections are materializing in contemporary struggles for the ecological commons.

Keywords: storms; natural disasters; Hurricane Katrina; commons; resistance

Chapter.  1959 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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