“There's a Storm Coming!” : Reading the Threat of Climate Change in Jeff Nichols's Take Shelter. / Woolley, Agnes.

In: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.06.2014, p. 174-191.

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“There's a Storm Coming!” : Reading the Threat of Climate Change in Jeff Nichols's Take Shelter. / Woolley, Agnes.

In: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.06.2014, p. 174-191.

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Woolley, A 2014, '“There's a Storm Coming!”: Reading the Threat of Climate Change in Jeff Nichols's Take Shelter', Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 174-191. https://doi.org/10.1093/isle/isu036

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Woolley, Agnes. / “There's a Storm Coming!” : Reading the Threat of Climate Change in Jeff Nichols's Take Shelter. In: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 2014 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 174-191.

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