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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 904–907.
Published: 01 December 2017
...J. Peter Moore Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture . By Epstein Andrew . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . xi, 364 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; e-book available. The Lyric in the Age of the Brain . By Skillman Nikki...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ralph James Savarese Ralph James Savarese , author of one book and editor of three collections, teaches at Grinnell College in Iowa. He spent the academic year 2012–2013 as a neurohumanities fellow at Duke's Institute for Brain Sciences. How Literature Plays with the Brain: The...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 117–148.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Maria Farland Duke University Press 2004 Maria Gertrude Stein’s Brain Work Farland In the eighteenth century that age of manners and formal morals it was believed that the temper of a woman was determined by the turn of her...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
... presents the oscillation between familiarity and strangeness as the mechanism of wonder, both in the brain and in narrative, and performs wonder by taking readers through a series of dialectics that aim to defamiliarize the everyday. The Echo Maker ’s narrative complexity uncovers the obverse of wonder...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 715–745.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Randall Knoper Duke University Press 2002 Randall American Literary Realism and Knoper Nervous ‘‘Reflexion’’ American literary realism flourished in the late nineteenth century along with rapid developments in the sciences of the brain and nervous system...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2004
... frustration with standard academic work: ‘‘Then I wanted to get as far away from literary criticism as possible. I wanted to do a kind of writing that would stem not from the rational, but from the fingertips or from the blood or from some other bodily fluid, but not from the brain, the rational brain To...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Jeffrey E. 1984 . “ Thoreau ‘Dreaming Awake and Asleep,’ ” Modern Language Studies 14 , no. 3 : 54 – 62 . Smail Daniel Lord . 2008 . On Deep History and the Brain . Berkeley and Los Angeles : Univ. of California Press . Steger Brigitte Brunt Lodewijk , eds. 2003...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2003
... her to contemplate the processes of the brain and ner- vous system involved in the act of writing. Meyer argues convincingly that these scientific experiments led Stein to experiment with ‘‘compositional pro...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2017
... masculinities. His most resonant construction appears in the book’s introduction where he offers the term racial magnetism to describe the binary axes upon which Asian and black men are positioned: “brain/body, hardworking/lazy, nerd/criminal, culture/genetics, acceptability/monstrosity” (3–4). While...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 September 2004
... physiological changes that constitute emotions.51 For further evidence of a cognition-emotion split, researchers point to the discovery of learned, durable, nonconscious emotive prefer- ences in people with forms of brain damage that prevent them from learning any new facts, hence revealing that emotions...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 367–389.
Published: 01 June 2004
...’ inchlong crown, and a soiled dry center cotton tuft likeausedshavingbrush that’s been lying under the garage for a year. Yellow,yellowflower,and flower of industry, tough spiky ugly flower, flower nonetheless, withtheformofthegreatyellow Rose in your brain! This...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2005
... specu- lates that she could have been the brains behind Fountain, the urinal generally attributed to Duchamp. But her real achievement was in performing Dada. She once appeared at a reception wearing ‘‘the lid of a coal scuttletwomustard spoons on the side [to give] the effect of feathers. One...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... studies in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to defend fiction in terms of its timeless benefits for the human brain: “Reading great literature, it has long been averred, enlarges and improves us as human beings. Brain science shows this claim is truer than we imagined” (Paul 2012 ). In their...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
... for telegraphic literature of the time: What saith the herald of the Lord? “The world’s long strife is done! Close wedded by the mystic cord, Her continents are one. “Through Orient seas, o’er Afric’s plain, And Asian mountains borne, The vigor of the Northern brain Shall nerve the world...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... across the deserts of Rhyonon. After they stop for rest and play, she spits on Korga and places on his hand a glove that acts as an epistemological and perhaps even ontological prosthetic, allowing him to bypass the damage done to his brain both before his physical birth and before his rebirth in...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 437–444.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of a brain hemorrhage brought on by wounds he received in combat. A Talent for Living: Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston Literary Tradition. By Barbara L. Bellows. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2006. xvi, 301 pp. $45.00. Best known for her novel Three...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... top of the convict’s head flew up into the air. He had been making his bunk, and now, on the white sheet which his hands still held, a gooey mass of brains appeared. They were still looking at him, and his mouth was still grinning as it had been before he lost the top half of his head, but his eyes...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 91–117.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... London’s goal was ‘‘to get the images living in my brains into the brains of others Tseng 2003.3.10 08:14 94 American Literature a notion he had forecast several years earlier in his autobiographi...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
... abstraction and possibility, let us mark the fact that not all bodies and brains are marked up in the same way, and certainly not on the same map. Bierce is not for everybody, certainly not for those who board the “celestial railroad” and join company with Mr. Smooth-it- away (Hawthorne [1843] 2006...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 785–813.
Published: 01 December 2018
...” (1997, 26): “I just try to imagine what goes through the doctor’s mind when he takes a pair of scissors and probes this living being whose nerves work, whose brain functions, whose heart is beating, and finds the place to thrust a pair of scissors into the baby’s skull; holding this child, feeling the...