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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... theory war literature This article started out with a small mystery. While leafing through an archive of memoranda and reports from the British Directorate of Army Psychiatry and other psychiatry-related units within the British War Office, I unexpectedly came across a carbon copy of a dispatch to...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
... our encounters with historical texts. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 nineteenth-century American literature archives philology digital textuality ngrams search Word search, both in the form of the search engine and in the “Find” features of web browsers and word...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Lauren F. Klein In recent years, scholars from across the humanities, including literary critics Stephen Best and Saidiya Hartman, have theorized about how best to account for the silences endemic to the archive of American slavery. These critics call for a shift away from what Best has described...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 218–219.
Published: 01 March 2001
... theory to bear on various colonial discourses in the early Americas. Born out of an international conference sponsored by the McNeil Center and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, this col- lection contains no less than seventeen innovative essays on how individuals and...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Stephanie A. Smith © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Anachronism and Its Others: Sexuality, Race, Temporality. By Valerie Rohy. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2009. xvi, 178 pp. $70.00. Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Paul Grimstad © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century . By Theo Davis. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. vi, 203 pp. $85.00. One True Theory and the Quest for an American Aesthetic...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2003
... transatlantic culture. Matt Cohen, Duke University John David Miles, Duke University American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige, 1880–1995. By Phillip...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 613–615.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Novel. Informed by the explosion of poststructuralist critical theories in the 1970s and early 1980s and by the wealth of social history on early America produced between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s, Davidson’s work was also founded on ten painstaking years of meticulous archival research. Draw...
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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...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 863–866.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Imagination, 1850–2000 . By Eric Bulson. New York: Routledge. 2007. xi, 176 pp. $95.00. Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space . Ed. Susan Kollin. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2007. xix, 267 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $19.95. Second Arrivals: Landscape and Belonging in...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Environmental Move- ment. By Daniel J. Philippon. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2004. xv, 373 pp. $39.95. Both of these books answer recent critiques of ecocriticism’s supposed under- theorization. Theory takes a different place, however, in each one: exoskeletal, so to speak, in Andrew McMurry’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Michael Lundblad © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Coming into Contact: Explorations in Ecocritical Theory and Practice . Ed. Annie Merrill Ingram, Ian Marshall, Daniel J. Philippon, and Adam W. Sweeting. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2007. ix, 278 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Citizenship in the United States, 1860–1945 . By Olwell Victoria . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2011 . 288 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; e-book , $59.95 . Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States . By Cahill Edward...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 677–679.
Published: 01 September 2012
...David M. Higgins Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation . By Chu Seo-Young . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . 2010 . 306 pp. $39.95 . The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction . By Csicsery-Ronay Istvan Jr. Middletown, CT...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 890–891.
Published: 01 December 2001
... succeeded in imbuing them with a confidence and energy often undermined by, for example, Coleridgean dejection. For the most part eschewing any dealings with fashionable cultural theory, Gravil calls his model of literary history ‘‘dialogic a cross-fertilizing relationship whose potential was invented...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 869–872.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Matthew G. Kirschenbaum 2005 The Fluid Text: A Theory of Revisioning and Editing for Book and Screen . By John Bryant. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2002. x, 198 pp. Cloth, $55.50; paper, $20.95; Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries . By Loss Pequeño Glazier. Tuscaloosa...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 200–201.
Published: 01 March 2000
... States became more multicultural in actuality. Wertheimer’s study pertinently brings the languages of postcolonial and border theory, as well as Lacanian and Andersonian conceptions of national...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 443–447.
Published: 01 June 2010
...: Modernism and After . By Charles Altieri. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. 2006. xi, 245 pp. Cloth, $89.95; paper, $39.95. From Modernism to Postmodernism: American Poetry and Theory in the Twentieth Century . By Jennifer Ashton. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2006. x, 201 pp. Cloth, $85.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Marcia Klotz; Lee Medovoi The Insistence of the Material . By Breu Christopher . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2014 . x, 264 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper, $25.00 ; e-book available. Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... (1880)—a text that constantly signals its own inability to reproduce the speech and music of New Orleans's Afro-Creole community—in order to illustrate the growing sense among late-nineteenth-century U.S. writers that the written word was fundamentally inadequate as a sound archive. The second half...