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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2024
... system. However, the protagonist’s corporeal development of a new consciousness through racist injury has unintended consequences; his resilient brain charts new pathways of thought, undermining his domination through emotional self-awareness. This essay argues that the protagonist’s patient narrative...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... A region-­specific brain injury renders her world radically strange, yet “Sarah M. alone of all the world saw a kind of truth about sight, hidden from normal eyes” (EM, 107). This strangeness that 392 American Literature sickness engenders only accentuates the mechanisms of “normal...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 301–329.
Published: 01 June 2022
...” on the “brain,” and he calls in the aid of “specialists in brain disease” to restore Dianthe’s memory when she sustains localized brain injuries after a train accident (Hopkins 2004 : loc 540, 873). In what follows, I want to argue for the importance of bringing attention to the cognitive biopolitics...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2024
..., at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed, participants in the “Creative Forces” initiative express their experiences of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries by crafting multimedia masks. 14 By creating what the initiative’s lead therapist, Melissa Walker, has called...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 297–324.
Published: 01 June 2024
..., then, is a problem of transmission even before we hurt. The source of pain need not be injury or disease; other “noxious stimuli” such as stretching or pressure may also produce nociceptive (harm-identifying) neural signals (Bogduk 2009 : 17). 8 In response the brain generates what neurology calls...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 721–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
... any apparent serious organic injury” (Harrington 2001 : 42–43). Although cranial concussions are more familiar today, the nervous system’s encompassment of both brain and spine allowed for the apparently mixed metaphor: since nervous impulses traveled through the spine, it could be jarred...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 487–512.
Published: 01 September 2023
... “testament,” Clifton ( 2012 : 245) writes, “mother, I am mad. / we should have guessed a twelve-fingered flower might break,” pointing to the many reaches of embodied life. 20 Such techniques are said to benefit not only autistic people but also those with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to the representation in order to reframe possibilities of women’s healthy sexual subjectivity. Injurious pasts and irreconcilable desires do not preclude joyous futures. Painful pasts enable the eponymous lost girls’ agency, creating the conditions that help them find homosocial and queer belonging with one another...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 163–185.
Published: 01 June 2024
... the physical body under the humoral model to supplementing the centrality of the brain and nervous system (Alberti 2010 : 17–20). “In most cases,” as Fay Bound Alberti ( 2010 : 38) relates, “the organ of feeling had become the brain, rather than the heart.” Yet the heart’s association with feeling, and its...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 583–611.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Robert’s body to undergo. Carl Gutiérrez-Jones argues that the scene shows Brown “self-consciously repeating (act- ing out) the police murder of Fernandez by virtue of his desecration of the body during the procedure.”17 Since he describes Brown as having sustained psychic injury from the violence...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 351–363.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the Firebee (68). The transference of human attributes onto technologies went beyond mere intention. As early as 1945, intelligence itself became a machinic attribute when the Washington Daily News referred to a drone as the “Brain Box” and later described it as a “robot brain” (61), while Ryan Aeronautical...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 645–654.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . Asad Talal Brown Wendy Butler Judith Mahmood Saba . 2013 . Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech . 2nd rev. ed. New York : Fordham Univ. Press . Berger Peter , ed. 1999 . The Desecularization of the World...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of violence, disease, or injury visited upon other people? There are a variety of explanations available. In his Poet- ics, Aristotle notes that ‘‘we enjoy looking at accurate likenesses of things which are themselves painful to see’’ because learning provides enjoyment (iv, 3–10). David Hume argues...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... what histori- cal trauma does to the literary. Gray, quoting from Kirby Farrell’s Post- Traumatic Culture: Injury and Interpretation in the Nineties (1998), articulates these expectations: Trauma, as one theorist of the subject has put it, is a “mind-blowing experience that destroys...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., 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 were gone and blood was coming out over the edges of his skull. . . . Jerking his vision away...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery . Santa Monica, CA : Rand Center for Military Health Policy Research . Young Allan . 1995 . The Harmony of Illusions: Inventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . Medical anthropologist...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 725–751.
Published: 01 December 2007
... law portrays a world increasingly crowded and stifling. From the law against bodily injury, regulating mere accidental contact between persons, to the law of nuisance, which “protect[s] the individual against offensive noises and odors” created by those necessarily living in close proximity...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 June 2005
... alargeoutlayoftimeandmoneytoprepareforit,andagreater wear and tear of vital tissue to execute it, than perhaps any other kind of labor. The disembodied ideas are no man’s property; but the embodied ideas, which have been brought into shape and order by the lonely worker in the sweat of his brain, are his own, just as much...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... for divorce by Marcia against Bartley, he looks forward to describing how her sufferings “‘wr[ung] the heart and all but craz[ed] the brain of the wife who would not, in the darkest hours of her desolation, believe herself willfully abandoned’” (444). Once he has defeated Bartley’s suit for divorce...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 591–626.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Imperialism, 1899–1913 . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Mojares Resil B. 1983 . Origins and Rise of the Filipino Novel: A Generic Study of the Novel until 1940 . Quezon City : Univ. of the Philippines Press . Mojares Resil B. 2006 . Brains of the Nation: Pedro H. Paterno, T. H...