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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... political theorists to unsettle these texts’ easy dismissal of the strange sense perceptions and bodily capacities that obeah cultivated among enslaved persons. In their anxious attempts to debunk obeah, these narratives record what Jacques Rancière calls a “dissensus”: a clash between competing models of...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... impoverished. These difficulties, I argue, arose not just from the systems of industrial publishing but also from the systems of political value instituted by art in what Jacques Rancière calls the “aesthetic regime.” I pursue this hypothesis by examining contemporary texts that argue for authors’ rights...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Literature Goodman explicitly invokes many theorists, including Carl Schmitt, Gior- gio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Jacques Derrida, and Jacques Ranciére, none of whom are well known for celebrating the virtues of English common law. The portrait of the ameliorative impact of the common law that emerges...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in the early United States. In contrast to George and Chinn, Gallagher-Ross pursues the quotidian as content, studying how several US dramatists and theater makers have explored what Jacques Rancière once described as the “splendor of the insignificant” (quoted in Gallagher-Ross 4). Whereas Show...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 656–659.
Published: 01 September 2019
... writers are a means of sustaining untimely democratic hope. Untimely Democracy closes with a chapter on the uncanny connections between present and past in Pauline E. Hopkins’s novels. In Contending Forces (1900), Laski sees an illustration of Jacques Rancière’s notion of “dissensus”—a challenge to...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2014
...). Indebted to con- temporary political and aesthetic theory (especially Jacques Rancière and Alain Badiou), the argument that follows is based on the perceived contradic- tion of liberal anti-Communist aesthetics: art is simultaneously apolitical and 196  American Literature anti-Communist, with...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 467–473.
Published: 01 June 2012
... straightforward exemplar of postmodern political complicity, as many critics have, Colby argues that Ellis’s technique of “underwriting” operates in opposition to the “sociopolitical structures of late capitalism.” Drawing on the work of Frankfurt School critics—Jacques Rancière and Slavoj Žižek among...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
... University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . Rancière Jacques . 1991 . The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . Readings Bill . 1996 . The University in Ruins...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 495–523.
Published: 01 September 2004
... liberalism. Sentimentalism in the United States has been seen as divorced from aesthetic theory and the claims to autonomy that define the liberal subject, in part because sentimentalism seems to point to moments of what Jacques Rancière calls ‘‘heteronomy’’ rather than ‘‘automony 8 Critics such as...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and, in their sedi- mented form, work to shape both cognition and affect, proffering a neat package of received ideas about how to think and feel. Thus Jacques Rancière argues that aesthetics are not only constituted by a historically given situation of mediation and representation; they work...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
...). Douglass goes on to discuss the medieval history of serfdom, quoting French historian Jacques Thierry on the Norman Conquest, to paint a disquieting portrait of the English in strokes often reserved for the ‘Negro’ slave. Enacting the very hypothetical scenario he asks of the audience—to take...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 571–584.
Published: 01 September 2020
... such as Lydia Maria Child emerge briefly. In general, the book alludes to many styles of writing, popular and canonical, as it weaves in and out of some key theoretical authors and works, repeatedly returning to Foucault, but also using Jacques Rancière, who in their account “identifies democratic...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 867–872.
Published: 01 December 2012
... constrained by his own disciplinary interpretation of reading, Stewart stops short of Jacques Rancière’s depiction of worker agency in his La nuit des prolétaires (Paris: Fayard, 1981). That leaves Stewart with an unwieldy hydraulic model, too common in masculinity studies, especially of lower classes...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 872–874.
Published: 01 December 2012
... for, in Stewart’s hands, quasi-agency. Ironically constrained by his own disciplinary interpretation of reading, Stewart stops short of Jacques Rancière’s depiction of worker agency in his La nuit des prolétaires (Paris: Fayard, 1981). That leaves Stewart with an unwieldy hydraulic model, too...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 875–877.
Published: 01 December 2012
... formulation, 876  American Literature “social poetics” (162; 147–82 in Herzfeld, Cultural Intimacy [2005 that accounts for, in Stewart’s hands, quasi-agency. Ironically constrained by his own disciplinary interpretation of reading, Stewart stops short of Jacques Rancière’s depiction of worker...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2012
... for, in Stewart’s hands, quasi-agency. Ironically constrained by his own disciplinary interpretation of reading, Stewart stops short of Jacques Rancière’s depiction of worker agency in his La nuit des prolétaires (Paris: Fayard, 1981). That leaves Stewart with an unwieldy hydraulic model, too...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2012
... anthropologist Michael Herzfeld’s formulation, 876  American Literature “social poetics” (162; 147–82 in Herzfeld, Cultural Intimacy [2005 that accounts for, in Stewart’s hands, quasi-agency. Ironically constrained by his own disciplinary interpretation of reading, Stewart stops short of Jacques...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 882–884.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Literature “social poetics” (162; 147–82 in Herzfeld, Cultural Intimacy [2005 that accounts for, in Stewart’s hands, quasi-agency. Ironically constrained by his own disciplinary interpretation of reading, Stewart stops short of Jacques Rancière’s depiction of worker agency in his La nuit des...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 884–886.
Published: 01 December 2012
... anthropologist Michael Herzfeld’s formulation, 876  American Literature “social poetics” (162; 147–82 in Herzfeld, Cultural Intimacy [2005 that accounts for, in Stewart’s hands, quasi-agency. Ironically constrained by his own disciplinary interpretation of reading, Stewart stops short of Jacques...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 887–889.
Published: 01 December 2012
... anthropologist Michael Herzfeld’s formulation, 876  American Literature “social poetics” (162; 147–82 in Herzfeld, Cultural Intimacy [2005 that accounts for, in Stewart’s hands, quasi-agency. Ironically constrained by his own disciplinary interpretation of reading, Stewart stops short of Jacques...