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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of texts were nonetheless beyond the reach of the work- ing class.47 Triangulating the social, the economic, and the aesthetic, The Morgesons aestheticizes its own conditions of existence. As it reveals, the market economy’s influence on aesthetic experience can go much deeper than the commodification...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 393–411.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., the modernist retreat into aestheticism is a dereliction of duty on a whole new scale: “even Coleridge,” as he puts it, “has more politics than Proust.”1 More than seventy years later, Wilson’s arresting distinction between political engagement and aesthetic retreat is still deeply...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Mendi Lewis Obadike Duke University Press 2007 Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity . By Alexander G. Weheliye. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 286 pp. $22.95. Kinds of Blue: The Jazz Aesthetic in African American Narrative. By Jurgen E. Grandt. Columbus...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Faflik American author Henry David Thoreau's transcendental writings are aesthetically “shallow.” To read Thoreau's signature works is to locate interpretive meaning elsewhere than the resonant “depths” with which we long have associated the transcendental text. These are the implications...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 593–596.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Evie Shockley Spectacular Blackness: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic . By Ongiri Amy Abugo . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2010 . x, 223 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Specters of Democracy...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . By Lee Yoon Sun . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . ix , 226 pp. Cloth , $78.00 ; e-book available . The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature . By Lee Christopher . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2012 . xi , 191 pp. Cloth , $50.00...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Chinn . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2017 . xi, 249 pp. Cloth, $82.00 ; e-book available. Theaters of the Everyday: Aesthetic Democracy on the American Stage . By Jacob Gallagher-Ross . Chicago : Northwestern Univ. Press . 2018 . ix, 233 pp. Cloth, $99.95 ; paper, $34.95 ; e...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and the Aesthetic of Attractions . By Sanborn Geoffrey . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2016 . 212 pp. Cloth , $60.00 ; e-book, $59.99 . Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 William Wells Brown plagiarized. Fully 23 percent of his most widely read novel, Clotel (1853), was taken...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Jasmine An Abstract This article draws on the formal and aesthetic qualities of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée as a critical model for theorizing the transnational legacies of colonialism and empire embedded in the acts of language learning and as an opening for Asian American literary studies...
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Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 3 Example of automatic writing with an aesthetic hand which reads, “‘It plagues me, that fountain’ (C’est agaçant, cette fontaine).” Black ink written in cursive on a white page. The writing is uneven; it dips and rises. The cross marks in “cette” appear detached from the lettering. From More
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and sounds produce what I name a “reverberating aesthetic of black women’s pain” that simultaneously structures and haunts texts representing black nationalist thought. This essay tracks these acoustic after-effects in order to uncover these black women as a crucial first step toward sounding their distinct...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 884–885.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Aesthetic. By Thomas Travisano. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 1999. xvi, 325 pp. $35.00. In Midcentury Quartet, Thomas Travisano convincingly defines a circle of four poets interacting with each...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in the United States, 1860–1945. By Victoria Olwell. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2011. 288 pp. Cloth, $59.95; e-book, $59.95. Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States. By Edward Cahill. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Paul Grimstad © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century . By Theo Davis. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. vi, 203 pp. $85.00. One True Theory and the Quest for an American Aesthetic...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 856–858.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Colbey Emmerson Reid © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Ashes Taken for Fire: Aesthetic Modernism and the Critique of Identity . By Kevin Bell. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007. x, 252 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50. Modernism on File: Writers, Artists...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jane F. Thrailkill © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism . By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America's Aesthetics...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 423–435.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Christopher Castiglia; Russ Castronovo Duke University 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Christopher A ‘‘Hive of Subtlety Aesthetics and the Castiglia End(s) of Cultural Studies and Russ...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Paul Gilmore Duke University 2004 Paul Romantic Electricity, or the Gilmore Materiality of Aesthetics Perhaps the central problem for contemporary crit- ics who address aesthetics is defining exactly what we mean by the term. In addition to the abundance...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 495–523.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon Duke University 2004 Elizabeth Sentimental Aesthetics Maddock Dillon In a poem entitled simply ‘‘Woman’’ (1850), Frances Sargent Locke Osgood describes an idealized female figure in terms of her natural beauty: She’s stolen from Nature...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 525–547.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Wai Chee Dimock Duke University 2004 Wai Chee Aesthetics at the Limits of the Nation: Dimock Kant, Pound, and the Saturday Review How powerful is the nation as a taxonomic (rather thanjurisdictional)unit?Whogetstoclassify,whogetstonamethe phenomena...