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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
...—projection and paranoia—and demonstrates how affect can derail ethical energies. Houser’s essay builds a multidisciplinary account of wonder and its stakes for environmental thought by analyzing the novel’s doubled narration, key texts of environmentalism, neuroscientific studies, and affect theory...
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...
American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 251–281.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Annual #10, and the end of her first major character arc, Uncanny X-Men #185, reveal that this affective figure for queerness is variable and derived from X-Men writer Chris Claremont’s ongoing engagement with feminist politics and theory. References Brinkema Eugenie . 2014 . The Forms...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 719–745.
Published: 01 December 2009
... with 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...
American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 June 2021
... identity (e.g., its role in visualizing Harlem as what Kenneth Clark called a “dark ghetto” and mapping racialized zones of life and death). Greyser’s very different book draws on new materialism and affect theory to specify spatial, material dimensions of sympathy as “grounds for the production...
American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Mary Kuhn This essay, by paying attention to botanical language, reveals how Stowe's environmental sensibility affects her racial politics and abolitionist strategies. The theories of plant growth and vitality she draws on as her career develops refute the strict classification and cultivation...
American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... queer about such encounters, then, it is not their transgressive or forbidden character, but their intensity and their defa- miliarizing effect. Such intensities are usually imagined, in recent queer and eco-theory, in an affectively and erotically positive register. Although Bennett recollects...
American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer C. James Abstract Reinterpreting nineteenth-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard’s theory of “dread,” this essay situates the fear surrounding COVID-19 within a larger historical framework to consider the affective dimension of the virus’s emergence for African Americans. Copyright ©...
American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., as are their theoretical orientations (although they share an attraction to German philosophy and theory). Hurh’s introduction situates his study of “the distinctive tone of terror in American romantic literature” (2) vis-à-vis affect theory and science studies, even while his individual chapters are most persuasive...
American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 406–408.
Published: 01 June 2020
... about historical objectivity (169). One good reason to read these books together is that they mutually illuminate not just each other’s important insights but also each other’s weaknesses. Emre’s stunningly effective use of affect theory to make us feel the emotional vibrations of bad reading serves...
American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Reading; or, You’re So Paranoid, You Probably Think This Introduction Is about You” ( 1997 ) comics queer theory temporality affect theory gender narrative form Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Moreover, the tension within both the image and the tags generates a temporal...
American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 660–662.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to do with lit ? Very little, scholarship might lead us to believe. Even work shaped by affect theory’s return of emotions to literary study leaves love, forlorn and unrequited, largely alone. Sianne Ngai focuses on the “uglier” feelings (envy, anxiety), Rita Felski on the ways literature enchants...
American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 379–381.
Published: 01 June 2020
... as it realizes forsaken promises of cultural studies. Also consistent is Coghlan’s interest in a number of less concretely interpretive agendas: for example, as her title hints, in prodding affect theory to embrace “the sensational and sensory modes [that work] at once to mediate and produce cultural memory...
American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 156–159.
Published: 01 March 2021
...). She applauds the way these writers enact “a poetics of resistance through recontextualization” (6). She draws on new materialism, posthumanism, and affect theory to highlight the ways women poets target the disasters of our globalized, neoliberal era. In her first chapter, she adapts the concept...
American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
... .” In The Affect Theory Reader , edited by Gregg Melissa Seigworth Gregory J. , 52 – 70 . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . McClellan James E. III . 1992 . Colonialism and Science: Saint Dominque in the Old Regime. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . Mesmer F. A. (1799...
American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... of Wisconsin Press . Gregg Melissa Seigworth Gregory J. , eds. 2010 . The Affect Theory Reader . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Haller John S. Jr. 1971 . Outcasts from Evolution: Scientific Attitudes of Racial Inferiority, 1859-1900 . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press...
American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... . Gregg Melissa , and Seigworth Gregory J. . 2010 . “ An Inventory of Shimmers .” In The Affect Theory Reader , edited by Gregg Melissa and Seigworth Gregory J. , 1 – 25 . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Higgins Brian , and Parker Hershel . 2006 . Reading...
American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 416–422.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of “weak nationalism” in their attempts to understand what America is. Relying on affect theory, the book analyzes how works by authors like Simone de Beauvoir, John Steinbeck, Charles Kuralt, Jane Smiley, and Sarah Vowell deploy synecdoche to conjure a particular “imagined community.” Ending...
American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 417–426.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... This book engages trauma theory and affect theory in order to resituate Barnes’s work within, not as an alternative to, the modernist project, and by extension reconsiders modernism’s relationship to the past. Taylor argues that Barnes’s texts exist as repetitions. The structure of trauma is useful...
American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 839–854.
Published: 01 December 2016
... a wide spectrum of theories drawn from a feminist-inflected strand of STS, performance studies, queer studies, femiqueer theory, critical race studies, disability studies, affect theory, performance art, new materialism, ecology, and the interdisciplines of bioscience. With her focus on the body...