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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 (2007) 79 (1): 225–227.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Caleb Smith Duke University Press 2007 Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime . By Dylan Rodriguez. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2006. 322 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. Fitting Sentences: Identity in Nineteenth- and...
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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 (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... York : Monthly Review Press . Douglass Frederick . 1999 . Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . Dubey Madhu . 1994 . Black Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic . Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press...
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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 of...
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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, and the...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 495–523.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of aesthetics in western Europe and the United States as it developed in response to the revolutions of the eighteenth century that ushered in liberal politi- cal regimes and societies oriented around (newly) autonomous, self- governing citizen-subjects. Aesthetic theory in the United States...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 485–511.
Published: 01 September 2020
... decision-making of the human collective. The result is a paradox of agency unique to a Capitalocenic world and one that Norris would create a distinctive, sublime aesthetics to capture, using landscape descriptions to render the contradictions of the new regime of capitalized nature. Over a series of...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ellen Weinauer Duke University Press 2007 Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau . By Peter J. Bellis. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. vii, 221 pp. $ 39.95. Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 618–620.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Taylor Hagood Duke University Press 2007 Faulkner and the Great Depression: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Cultural Politics . By Ted Atkinson. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2006. xi, 271 pp. $39.95. William Faulkner's Legacy: “What Shadow, What Stain, What Mark.” By Margaret...
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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 of the...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
... dream based in material transformations of the era, as I have shown, but argu- ably dependent on a subject who inhabits a privileged body unmarked by regimes of oppression and exploitation. In order to imagine doing away with the body, in other words, one has to have proprietorship of it. Aesthetic...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lee Schweninger Book Reviews 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 of Alienation. By Rochelle L. Johnson...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 650–652.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Rebecca Wanzo Duke University Press 2006 The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects . By Charles Altieri. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2003. x, 299 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $22.50. The End of Dissatisfaction? Jacques Lacan and the Emerging Society of...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 587–617.
Published: 01 September 2019
... time-conscious plays, the theater used temporal aesthetics to transform the region’s historical geographies of black time (e.g., the labor time of black slaves and sharecroppers working in cotton fields) into radical sites of black political action, aesthetic innovation, and embodied performance...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... capitalism as a system. Against this regime of secular time that Benjamin christens “empty, homogeneous time” or a “continuum” of history, we can read the pro- phetic efforts of 1930s radical aesthetics as equally an attempt to coun- termand this secular fatalism of rule, this unstoppably homogeneous...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jeffrey Hole As works which had similarly evoked slave-ship revolt as topics for their prose fictions in the mid-1850s, Douglass’s The Heroic Slave and Melville’s Benito Cereno , Hole’s essay argues, offer noticeably distinct aesthetic, rhetorical, and stylistic presentations of slave rebellion and...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
... decisive transition in America, as a model of commodity-centered competitive capitalism yielded to the regime of corporate finance. The young academic economists of the period and their literary counterparts explained the economic landscape in much the same way and to many of the same ends. Both began with...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Elizabeth Freeman This essay argues that Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood is a complex meditation on the queer power of the sacraments. Engaging the Foucauldian account of how the regime of sexuality emerges from the confessional, Nightwood proffers the sacraments lost in this transmission as ways out of...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 March 2016
...James Dawes In this essay, I identify the centers of aesthetic gravity that pull texts together into what I have come to think of as a subgenre of the contemporary US novel: namely, the novel of human rights. What connective structures and recurring concerns can be discerned at this early stage in...