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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 721–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
... such texts may be analogized to the organic body. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 embodiment dissociation psychology breath therapy When, in 1907, Pierre Janet weighed in on the causes of hysteria, he crystallized the manner in which trauma would be conceptualized...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 303–330.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., that is, scat displaces the enunciative options avail- able to instrumentalists (the uses of embouchure, breath, or finger force) onto the linguistic realm, making language’s sonic capacities the site of musical/performative articulation. Scat thus approaches poetry from the obverse side: if written...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... pocket treats all around to it whether they like it or not, and compels them, if they want to breathe at all, to be parties to the enjoyment.” 3 The chemicals emitted by a perfumed handkerchief might compel bystanders to be parties not only to “enjoyment,” but also to what Rob Nixon ( 2011 ) calls...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
...- cates a recess or passage: the hollow in a bird bone, cavities in a skull. In human bodies, the sinuses evoke connection to the nasal passages and thus to life-giving breath. The sinuses are also receptacles and channels for fluids, especially for venous blood, that is, blood that has been...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2016
... a multiplicity of voices speaking in one breath, joined by a decolonial sensibility and a commitment to a public (counter)cul- ture of poetry” (xxvi). In addition to Puerto Rican and African diasporic con- texts, Noel situates Nuyorican poetry in relation to the predominantly white New American Poetry...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 233–241.
Published: 01 June 2012
... we named at the out- set: first, to foster imaginative work, and second, to use it to create an ecoimaginative commons. If we are all in the same situation, we might well adapt ourselves to the privations threatening us and learn to breathe underwater. Yet when we find that we can breathe...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 431–457.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- tion. As the instrument came from them, it was nothing more than 440 American Literature the draught of a plan, nothing but a dead letter, until life and validity were breathed into it, by the voice of the people, speaking through the several state conventions.26 Arraying speech...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
... things, glorious in strength, / And perish, as the quickening breath of God / Fills them, or is withdrawn.”26 The player who stands at the endpoint of history, at the top of the game, occupies that position because the “breath of God”—or the roll of the teetotum—has made it that way. Within...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 841–870.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., gender, or nationality. Spahr suggests as much in This Connection of Everyone with Lungs . She imagines individual human bodies all connected by the air they breathe in and out, but this connection is far from uniformly desirable: “How lovely and how doomed this connection of everyone with lungs” (2005a...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
... decision, and it echoed the opening arguments of Francis Hargrave, one of Somerset’s lawyers. Accord- ing to Capel Loftt’s report of the trial, Hargrave declared that England is “a soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to breathe in”—a ter- ritory in which positive law and natural law...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2004
... emerges in this study resembles his own creation, Aunt Polly, who subscribed to all medi- cal frauds: ‘‘the solemn ignorance they were inflated with was breath to her nostrils Why did this cynical man, so adept at satirizing American gulli- Book...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
...— particularly nineteenth-century women like the lynched Josefa/Juanita and populations of Apache Indians—in the historical order of things. Unspeakable Violence has arrived on the scene like a breath of fresh air, particularly at a moment when a lack of self-reflection on the embrace of 198  American...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the death of the author by breathing literary life into the deceased. Sword’s three central chapters tracing the intense response of canonical modernists to such brazen ghostwriting are both less stimulating and more convincing. She...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2014 . xii, 567 pp. Paper , $22.95 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 “So many Harvard interiors breathed the New England past—so many Harvard generations!” (284). This is what Elisa New, at one time fully an outsider, found upon immersion...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 339–366.
Published: 01 June 2004
... back-and-forth storytelling that night. Indeed, their shared desire seems to enlarge upon and more fully articulate the smaller and solitary eroticized cli- max of Quentin’s original discovery in the haunted house. The reader learns retrospectively that the discovery left him sweating, breathing...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the mouth” to speak and to breathe, acts that silicosis both physically and then legally (as we shall soon see) would prevent. The legal afterlife of the Egyptian Book of the Dead brings uncanny correspondence in the poem to workers under a modern capitalist regime of labor and law. As John...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 655–683.
Published: 01 December 2021
... // continues. / We have breathed the grits of it in, all our lives.” But where that poem describes war’s saturation of the air through which “we” move, Rukeyser’s “The War Comes into My Room” formally embodies it. In place of Levertov’s recognizable syntax or off our backs ’ “and,” the line break...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... by James’s assertion that “all mental states are followed by bodily activity of some sort,” such as “changes in breathing, circulation,” and “general muscular tension,”32 Lee believed that she had found a more scien- tific basis for Lipps’s Einfühlung. The termempathy itself she claimed to have...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 117–152.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of the writer. The writer flashes a character onto his page in a dozen words, you turn the leaf & there he stands, alive &breathing,withhisclotheson&theAfricanordor[sic]oozing Tseng 2000.2.24 11:09 Mark Twain...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2003
... should never feel free again. But I do, here.’ Alexandra took a deep breath and looked off into the red west’’ (OP, 208). But here we see the novel divided against itself: Cather’s pioneer epic is undermined...