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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 655–657.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Celeste Langan Duke University Press 2006 Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory . By Cary Wolfe. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2003. xv, 237 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $20.00. Bending over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism...
American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 199–201.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan McHugh Bestial Traces: Race, Sexuality, Animality . By Peterson Christopher . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2012 . 208 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.00 . Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity . By Boggs Colleen Glenney...
American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Carrie Rohman Duke University Press 2007 Carrie Revising the Human: Silence, Rohman Being, and the Question of the Animal in Nightwood . . . [T]he voice functions as a foreign body, as a kind of parasite introducing...
American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Christina Chia 836 American Literature The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era US Literature and Culture. By Michael Lundblad. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2013. xi, 218 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $29.95. Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines. By Susan McHugh...
American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 384–387.
Published: 01 June 2020
... . By Cristin Ellis . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2018 . 232 pp. Cloth, $ 105.00 ; paper, $ 30.00 ; e-book, $ 29.99 . Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life . By David Herman . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2018 . xiii, 400 pp. Cloth, $ 105.00 ; e-book available...
American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2013
...–1893 . By Noonan Mark J. . Kent, OH : Kent State Univ. Press . 2010 . xix, 235 pp. $65.00 . Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity . By de Beeck Nathalie op . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2010 . xix, 262 pp. Cloth , $82.50...
Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction; Dependent States: The Child's Part in Nineteenth-Century American Culture; Civilized Creatures: Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American Literature, 1850-1900; Schoolroom Poets: Childhood, Performance, and the Place of American Poetry, 1865-1917
American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2007
... American Culture . By Karen Sánchez-Eppler. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2005. xxviii, 260 pp. $35.00. Civilized Creatures: Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American Literature, 1850-1900 . By Jennifer Mason. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2005. 240 pp. $55.00...
American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Frederick Luis Aldama © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films, 1907–1954 . By Christopher P. Lehman. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2007. 152 pp. $29.95. What Have They Built You to Do...
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...
American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 123–149.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Eve Dunbar Abstract Deeply rooted racial logics of Western culture have long used animal metaphors and affiliations as a method for negatively coding the species permeability between black people and nonhuman animals. Responsively, many black cultural producers have sought to acquire access...
American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Leslie Bow Abstract This essay explores anthropomorphism in contemporary children’s literature, books in which animals model racialized behaviors in order to promote racial resilience and “teach tolerance.” Unveiling the unintended consequences of invoking species difference as a form of racial...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2009
... at that moment. But Sedgwick and others working on histories of sexuality in the United States have elided what Lundblad identifies as the discourse of the jungle : Darwinist-Freudian constructions of “the human” and “the animal” that redefine various behaviors in relation to animal instincts. This discourse...
American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
...John Levi Barnard Abstract This essay tracks the interrelated histories of the cod and the whale from John Smith’s colonial American vision of abundance to the near disappearance of the living resources he described as inexhaustible. Working at the intersections of animal studies, food studies...
American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in the 1850s. Although a certain kind of albino elephant ( chang pheuak ) was regarded as auspicious in Siam, these animals were not white, nor were they given as gifts by the king of Siam in order to ruin his rivals. Bullen traces the emergence of the white elephant as a figure for value in European...
American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... critiques of psychoanalytic readings have tended to miss. Psychoanalysis has its roots in animal magnetism, or mesmerism, a practice of mental healing that in Brown’s day presented “magnetic somnambulists” who entered a semiconscious state identical to natural sleepwalking. In this state, they had...
American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... . Uniting private practices with public reform, Thoreau draws on Graham's theory of a universal physiological constitution that all human beings, and perhaps even animals, could be imagined to possess, in order to denominate the human body as a significant site of political reform. Ultimately, antebellum...
American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 659–685.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the extent to which the often-contradictory coordinates that delineate this curve animate modern philosophical and legal conceptions of privacy in the same ways they animate The Pioneers —a novel that presciently narrates the fraught conditions of the right to privacy in U.S. history. © 2009 by Duke...
American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as a “logic and ethic of recovery” to a new focus, instead, on animating the mysteries of the past. With the example of James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s enslaved chef (and Sally Hemings’s older brother), this essay shows how a set of techniques associated with the digital humanities—in particular, techniques...
American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Their Eyes 's creation of the horizon-space that Janie, the novel's protagonist, uses to animate her geographical search for the unpresentable. Attentiveness to the novel's varied reliances on insular and archipelagic forms helps make accessible Their Eyes 's investments in critiquing and ironizing...
American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Elizabeth Barnes Following Donna Haraway’s concept of the “killable” animal in When Species Meet , this essay looks at the social conditions and literary conventions that render ostensibly “priceless” objects, like pets and children, disposable in the Victorian period. Through the Victorian trope...