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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 156–159.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Jeff Westover Poetry Matters: Neoliberalism, Affect, and the Posthuman in Twenty-First Century North American Feminist Poetics . By Heather Milne . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2018 . viii, 280 pp. Paper, $80.00 ; e-book, $80.00 . Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry...
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American Literature (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. To do so...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2016
... , 263 pp. 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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Christopher . 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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 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 altered attitudes...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 648–649.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the reader’s knowledge of that presence, in its detail and possible complexity, affect his or her understanding of that second work? Perhaps, however, this is more than one should ask of a work already well stocked with facts, hints...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America . By Naomi Greyser . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2018 . xi, 258 pp. Cloth, $69.00 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book available. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 The spatial imagination...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 785–813.
Published: 01 December 2018
... 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 (2021) 93 (2): 167–194.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and the son’s suicide. I argue that by emplotting the miniature in a moment of bloodshed rather than of sentiment, Séjour registers the affective and material violence that undergirds white colonial definitions of the family, and invites broader critical comparison of the ways that both sentimental and colonial...
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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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 390–393.
Published: 01 June 2020
... . By Sonya Posmentier . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . 2017 . xiv, 282. Cloth, $ 49.95 ; e-book, $ 49.95 . Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative . By Alexa Weik von Mossner . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2017 . xi, 269. Cloth, $ 149.95...
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Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 4 Storm gives of herself “freely, [and] without reservation,” challenging Rogue to reconsider the ethical and affective potentials of physical contact. From Claremont and Romita ( 1984 ), Uncanny X-Men #185 Figure 4 Storm gives of herself “freely, [and] without reservation More
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American Literature (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 (2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in 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...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 181–209.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Gary Kafer Abstract Game media have long participated in projects of nation building by remediating historical, political, and social relations in ways that reinforce affective processes of national belonging. The genre of border games in particular is well-known for staging the discursive...
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