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American Literature (1 March 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 . New York, NY...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Christina Chia The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era US Literature and Culture . By Lundblad Michael . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . xi , 218 pp. Cloth, $65.00 ; paper, $29.95 . Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines . By McHugh Susan . Minneapolis...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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 ; paper , $27.50...
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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 September 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, and Other Difficult...
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American Literature (1 March 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 a...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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. Schoolroom Poets: Childhood, Performance, and...
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American Literature (1 March 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? The Manchurian Candidate and...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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...
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American Literature (1 December 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, and...
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American Literature (1 September 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...
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American Literature (1 March 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 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 and...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 659–685.
Published: 01 December 2009
... explores 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...
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American Literature (1 December 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...
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American Literature (1 March 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 the...
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American Literature (1 June 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... What exactly does it mean for democratic citizens to communicate successfully? How should they understand the act of communication with an “Other” who is different, and how should they understand what it means to “know” this Other? These questions animate both novels. The House of Mirth is concerned...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
.../00029831-2079269 Bestial Traces: Race, Sexuality, Animality. By Christopher Peterson. New York: Fordham Univ. Press. 2012. 208 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.00. Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity. By Col- leen Glenney Boggs. New York, NY: Columbia Univ. Press...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 838–840.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Univ. Press . 2013 . xvii , 230 pp. Cloth, $95.00 ; e-book available. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 838  American Literature sexualities” that defy the hetero-reproductive norms of pedigree animal breed- ing and bourgeois domesticity. The final section on “meat narratives” takes us...