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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Caren Irr Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom . By Anker Elisabeth R. . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2014 . xiv, 338 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper, $25.95 . Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism . By Smith Rachel Greenwald . Cambridge, UK...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 September 2016
... not in critical theory, but in literature. Focusing in particular on the spasmodic howls and jarring barks of laughter that populate Nathanael West’s final novel, The Day of the Locust (1939), I examine laughter not as an emotional response to humor, but as a form of affect capable of convulsing being...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 648–649.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... thinking about the role of form in relation to political change. Hunt's work shows that formal innovations—in this case, a particularly strange use of ecological metaphor—need not merely reflect historical ruptures, but can also be understood to produce bodily affects that are themselves constitutive of...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . 2013 . 311 pp. $39.95 . Fever Reading: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere . By Millner Michael . Durham : Univ. of New Hampshire Press . 2012 . xxii , 188 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper , $35.00 ; e-book , $29.99 . Bodies and Books...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 571–601.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Sianne Ngai Duke University Press 2002 Sianne ‘‘A Foul Lump Started Making Promises in My Ngai Voice Race, Affect, and the Animated Subject an-i-mate vt :1:to give spirit and support to: ENCOURAGE 2a: to give life to b: to give vigor and zest...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Cloth, $53.00 ; e-book available. Ecosickness in Contemporary US Fiction: Environment and Affect . By Houser Heather . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2014 . xi , 309 pp. Cloth, $55.00 ; e-book, $54.99 . The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 227–228.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Christopher Nealon Duke University Press 2007 Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity . By Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2003. xii, 195 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $19.95. Book Reviews New England’s Crises and Cultural Memory: Literature, Politics, History...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 275–305.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Naomi Greyser Duke University Press 2007 Naomi Affective Geographies: Sojourner Greyser Truth’s Narrative, Feminism, and the Ethical Bind of Sentimentalism When Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered the radi- cal proposal for women’s suffrage...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 446–448.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Marianne Noble Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism . By Jane F. Thrailkill. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2007. 312 pp. $45.00. American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman . By Max Cavitch. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007...
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American Literature (1 September 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 Enjoyment . By Todd...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 785–813.
Published: 01 December 2018
... powerful affective tactics help identify “rogues” to be eradicated—either colonial rogues, a “rogue procedure,” or a “rogue state”—hardening the border-focused feelings of disgust into hegemonic control. The essay concludes by taking a cue from the Puritans about embracing the inevitability of encountering...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Heather Houser Houser’s essay argues for the centrality of sickness and affect to twenty-first-century environmental consciousness and therefore to ecocriticism, through an analysis of Richard Powers’s novel, The Echo Maker . The essay focuses on wonder, an essential affect for promoting...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... his work. In Melville’s writings, we discover an alternative affective register for the characteristic emotionalism of US literary culture in the decades surrounding the nation’s Civil War. Meanwhile, apathy continues to pose a challenge to the emotionally implicated modes of reading, reception, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
... particular biomediated image that functioned as part of a politics of risk and affect to preempt women's freedom: the (un)sanitized woman who was said to endanger the health of her family and the community at a time when many African American neighborhoods were experiencing epidemics of diseases as a result...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 251–281.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Anthony Michael D’Agostino Abstract The X-Men’s Rogue’s ability to absorb the powers and personality of others through “flesh-to-flesh contact” presents an affective figure for the queer potential of the X-Men’s metaphor of mutancy as difference. Close readings of Rogue’s first appearance, Avengers...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 719–745.
Published: 01 December 2009
... theories of color sensation and perception offered by empirical psychologists to produce new opportunities for and understandings of color experience. Color—increasingly puzzled over in the abstract, apart from any instantiations within objects—came to be regarded as an affective force with direct and...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Emily Hainze Abstract This essay explores the 1907–11 Child-Rescue Campaign run by the Delineator , a fashion magazine for women edited by Theodore Dreiser. I argue that the campaign mobilized social science to reconceptualize maternity as based in affective expertise rather than biological...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the figurative and rhetorical modalities by which the limb gained its symbolic value and affective force. Moby-Dick , Taylor argues, turns the figurative operations that Melville isolated in his reading of Barnum into a hermeneutic for interpreting the symbolic economies governing the interclass...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... legitimized and helped shape readers' inchoate affective investments in antiracist and antisexist ideals in the 1970s. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Ramzi  “Where No X-Man­ Has Gone Before!” Fawaz Mutant Superheroes and the Cultural Politics of Popular Fantasy...