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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
... era leads to the adoption of a progressive atomism that relocates the spiritual power of subjectivity within the material. “Song of Myself” thus develops a chemistry of embodied presence that makes it possible to demonstrate that “every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” In 1856, “Crossing...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2011. vii, 172 pp. Paper, $24.95; e-book, $24.95. Under the Shadow: The Atomic Bomb and Cold War Narratives. By David Seed. Kent, OH: Kent State Univ. Press. 2013. 312 pp. Cloth, $60.00; e-book available. Sally Bachner’s The Prestige of Violence is a daring reassessment...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... place either in the atomizing political geography of Indian policy or the hybridized critical imaginary of the “middle ground.” Mark Documenting Tradition: Rifkin Territoriality and Textuality in Black Hawk’s Narrative In the spring of 1832, a...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 477–504.
Published: 01 September 2012
... modernity’s atomization of the individual. Paul John Neal, American Romance, Gilmore and International Romanticism Toward the end of his gothic epistolary novel Ran- dolph (1823), John Neal’s eponymous Byronic antihero, whose real name is Edward Molton...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., as we will see, forges a material link between the player’s present, an uncertain future, and a particular past—the post-1945 “American cen- tury” that is revealed with scrupulous nuance until it makes itself pres- ent, erupting at the climax of the game. Level 3: uNclear Games (The Atom and...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: American Fiction, 1962–2007. By Sally Bachner. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2011. vii, 172 pp. Paper, $24.95; e-book, $24.95. Under the Shadow: The Atomic Bomb and Cold War Narratives. By David Seed. Kent, OH: Kent State Univ. Press. 2013. 312 pp. Cloth, $60.00; e-book available. Sally...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the Atomic Age . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . Brightman Carol . 1992 . Writing Dangerously: Mary McCarthy and Her World . New York : Harcourt Brace . ———, ed. 1995 . Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, 1949-1975 . New York...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 619–633.
Published: 01 September 2002
... description of the atomic bombing of Japan: ‘‘On August 6, 1945, a month after the detonation of the first atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert, ‘Little Boy’ fell from the skies above Hiro- shima’’ (3). Moving on to the absurd and often ridiculed ‘‘duck and cover’’ instructions that were intended to...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 907–919.
Published: 01 December 2003
... staunchly patriarchal South. Atomic Narratives and American Youth: Coming of Age with the Atom, 1945–1955.By Michael Scheibach. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2003. viii, 283 pp. Paper, $35.00. Scheibach...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 162–164.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-American literary texts rather than in legal discourse at times of radical change involving violent conflict, such as the onset of US settler colonialism, the post–World War II atomic age, and the US war on terror. The concept served as a kind of legal fiction until a body of law evolved to address these...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2015
... repressive, violent animality detailed in Lundblad’s book, Animal Stories is a utopian account of the possibilities of feminist, queer, non-ableist, multispecies collec- tivities against the ever-present threat of atomization and retrenchment. Christina Chia, Duke University DOI 10.1215/00029831...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 838–840.
Published: 01 December 2015
... animality detailed in Lundblad’s book, Animal Stories is a utopian account of the possibilities of feminist, queer, non-ableist, multispecies collec- tivities against the ever-present threat of atomization and retrenchment. Christina Chia, Duke University DOI 10.1215/00029831-3329614 Feminism...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
...-historical disasters and events. In a chapter focused on “atomic bomb manga” (111), Chute analyzes the work of artist and Hiroshima survivor Keiji Nakazawa, whose Ore Wa Mita ( I Saw It ), published in 1972, offered the first autobiographical comics account of the bombing. Chute argues that Nakazawa’s work...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 389–398.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the Cold War (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1991) and Alan Nadel’s indispensable Containment Culture: American Narratives, Post- modernism, and the Atomic Age (Duke Univ. Press, 1995) established the centrality of the Cold War for postwar culture. Recent years have seen enormous energy devoted to...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2014
... “formal principle” of the “limits of representation” is dealt with at “the level of content” in mass culture (116–17) such that, for instance, “the institutionalization of American modernism and the Americanization of atomic holocaust fiction coincide” (113). (The so called “nuclear criticism...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 563–587.
Published: 01 September 2012
... IN THE QUARTER IN THE QUARTER OF THE NEGROES WHERE THE DOORS ARE DOORS OF PAPER DUST OF DINGY ATOMS BLOWS A SCRATCHY SOUND. (CP, 477) 570 American Literature The “QUARTER” is introduced hesitatingly—“How long must I waitbut also repetitively, underscoring its...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... difference in postwar U.S. culture. Public use of the term mutation long predated the initial publica- tion of the X-­Men, circulating widely throughout the 1950s in con- junction with concerns over incidences of radiation-related­ death due to atomic testing. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s best...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
... conceived in terms of solid atoms acting directly and mechanically upon one another. The experiments and findings of men like Galvani, Volta, Davy, Oersted, and Ampère in the late 1700s and early 1800s produced not one accepted understanding of electricity but, as Iwan Morus has argued, a ‘‘heterogeneity...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 705–714.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., currently an atomic enterprise rewarding the highly stylized work of individual ‘‘stars respond to these pressures for access, for democratization of the profession, for public accountability? Even as digitized archives transform the nature of work in the hu- manities, inscription technologies...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
... nanotech piecework for fun in Foldit. Opening with an analysis of IBM’s 2013 video of a molecule boy playing with an atom, Milburn quickly establishes that the work of nanotechnology is inseparable from the world of play. The following chapters trace the serious implications of this ludic technology...