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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the Darwinist-Freudian jungle, despite reigning critical interpretations by Sedgwick and others. Lundblad draws upon animality studies to reveal how Henry James's “The Beast in the Jungle,” as a foundational example, reads rather differently in light of sexual histories of the beast that are crucial but often...
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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...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... abstraction, the essay contextualizes “multicultural” picture books that enlist animal surrogates within the “here and now” innovations of Lucy Sprague Mitchell’s Bank Street Writers Lab and the animal stories of Margaret Wise Brown. In keeping with studies in developmental psychology that explain how...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 123–149.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . Hayles N. Katherine . 1999 . How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . Jackson Zakiyyah Iman . 2013 . “ Animal: New Directions in the Theorization of Race and Posthumanism ” (a review). Feminist Studies 39...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 755–782.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of assembling and retelling destabilize the dominant narrative of a resolved family or national trauma to reflect divergent embodied experiences of distress and disability effected by racial debilitation. Offering concentric analysis of textual and archival reordering via Asian American studies, disability...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Brian Russell Roberts Drawing a distinction between culturally oriented and formally oriented geographical approaches to American literary studies, this essay frames Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) as engaging with the geographical form and spatial materiality of the vast...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2011. xi, 280 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. In The Birth of a Jungle, Michael Lundblad calls for a new taxonomy of “animal studies,” the growing body of literary and cultural studies scholarship that has emerged under the heterogeneous influence...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 199–201.
Published: 01 March 2014
... studies almost always remain locked within an unex- amined framework of speciesism” (Animal Rites, Univ. of Chicago Press [2003, 1 Today, against a rising tide of international, interdisciplinary animal stud- ies largely focused on animals, human-animal relationships, and interspecies communities...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in response to the Great Migration and used Wright’s informal study of sociology with the Chicago school to animate its project. Native Son , for all of its flaws, first considered how narrative can help explain and unspool the “neutral and egalitarian” guise behind the truly discriminatory urban planning...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2024
... agency in a manner not seen in settler texts and legislation, and to partner with land in acts of resistance. Understanding land as an active member of society and legislator shows land’s role as an agent and influence in community- and nation-building. (Re)animating land across history opens up new...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 384–387.
Published: 01 June 2020
... application of narrative theory to posthumanism, specifically to contemporary work in animal studies, is nothing short of revelatory. On the face of it, narrative theory and animal studies seem to be an uncomfortable fit. Narrative is too bound to the human. Even more than language (the humanness of which...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 838–840.
Published: 01 December 2015
... politics and its human politics. Indeed Lundblad himself notes that, in marking a distinct critical space for animality studies, he is also committed to exploring “alternatives to thinking about either human or nonhuman animals as ‘beasts’” (11). Implicitly a rejoinder to the repressive, violent...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2014
... studies, gender studies, Marxist studies, American studies, or the burgeoning field of interdisciplinary animal studies— often proceed through tremendous struggles against the power vested in tradi- tional disciplinary structures. In the case of animal and literary studies, con- nections were...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... This search for minoritarian agency explains in part the deployment of new critical methods of ecocriticism, disability, and animal studies, often within the geographic frame of the “American tropics,” for analyzing slavery, colonialism, and imperialism. This approach might constitute a new turn...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 874–876.
Published: 01 December 2016
... for minoritarian agency explains in part the deployment of new critical methods of ecocriticism, disability, and animal studies, often within the geographic frame of the “American tropics,” for analyzing slavery, colonialism, and imperialism. This approach might constitute a new turn in transnational American...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2017
... uncovering the response, experience, agency, and resistance of the oppressed. This search for minoritarian agency explains in part the deployment of new critical methods of ecocriticism, disability, and animal studies, often within the geographic frame of the “American tropics,” for analyzing slavery...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Iraqi bioweapons, Guantánamo as the site of “the world’s first AIDS concentration camp” (172), and animal research labs in the Caribbean. Ahuja confidently situates his study amid multiple theoretical discourses, including animal studies, science studies, refugee studies, queer studies...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 660–664.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the oppressed. This search for minoritarian agency explains in part the deployment of new critical methods of ecocriticism, disability, and animal studies, often within the geographic frame of the “American tropics,” for analyzing slavery, colonialism, and imperialism. This approach might constitute a new turn...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 603–605.
Published: 01 September 2015
... studies, new materialism, posthumanism, and animal studies—finds one of its most dramatic epochs here. Both Ziser and Allewaert have brought to this timely conversation fascinating archives as well as patiently probing and theoreti- cally innovative analyses. Ziser’s introduction, one...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., because of the ensuing and unprecedented scale of transformation. The “radical intermix- ture,” as Ziser puts it (2), of the human and beyond-human worlds—so com- pelling of late to fields as diverse as environmental history, science studies, new materialism, posthumanism, and animal studies—finds...