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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 815–816.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Steve Anderson Anderson’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Chaos and Control: The Critique of Computation in American Commercial Media (1950-1980),” which examines the critiques of computing culture posed by TV and movies during the mainframe computer age by looking closely at...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... power of disorder” that makes them more similar to the poststructuralism they imagine themselves most strenuously to oppose than they are to the thinkers discussed here. For Adams in particular, the advent of modernity entailed a revelation of chaos at the heart of things that could never be folded back...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Elizabeth Dill In “That Damned Mob of Scribbling Siblings: The American Romance as Anti-Novel in The Power of Sympathy and Pierre ,” Elizabeth Dill discusses the eruption of genre chaos in early and mid-nineteenth century American works of fiction. In order to do so, she considers the connections...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 833–857.
Published: 01 December 2002
... course, literary scholars have aspired to open their editorial and critical work to such scrutiny long before we had these new media, butasIhavebeenarguing,thenewmediamakeitmuchmoreeffec- tive. A science of human behavior is like ‘‘a science of chaos about which N. Katherine Hayles observes: 852...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 445–458.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of inquiry. Beautiful Chaos: Chaos Theory and Metachaotics in Recent American Fiction. By Gordon E. Slethaug. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2000. xxxi, 206 pp. Paper, $19.95. Beautiful Chaos...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 845–862.
Published: 01 December 2013
...: Fuller, From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature, 819–21. Review: Rodríguez, The Literatures of the US-Mexican War: Narrative, Time, and Identity, 819–21. Anderson, Steve. “Chaos and Control: The Critique of Computation in Ameri- can Commercial Media (1950...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
... ever-shifting but nevertheless real differences and boundaries that have emerged within and between them” (86). Here and throughout Literature as Cultural Ecology , Zapf strives to bust and retain binaries, an ambition expressed in the final suite of chapters on “Text and Life,” “Order and Chaos...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 March 2003
... family and society shun, is Lessing’s grim reminder of the chaos beneath even the most harmonious of domestic scenes. In her discussion of two remaining novels, Pifer develops a theme implicit in her book...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... . Watts Duncan J. 2003 . Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age . New York : Norton . Whitman Walt . ( 1860 ) 2005 . “ Starting from Paumanok .” In Leaves of Grass , 11 – 22 . New York : New American Library . Wilson Eric . 2000 . Romantic Turbulence: Chaos, Ecology...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 855–866.
Published: 01 December 2012
... modernist and recent poets against the backdrop of financial crisis. In a way, this is the timeliest book of the five because it con- fronts the status of poetic innovation as a symptom of and response to late (or what Nealon elsewhere calls “really, really late”) capitalism.5 In the chaos that has...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of a new national myth, one that drew from therapeutic discourse to suggest that prior to the attacks, the United States was itself a fully constituted whole until it endured an unexpected and unidirectional assault from outside which spun it into chaos, a chaos it could only recover from by...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 311–337.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- ing stories he heard from friends and relatives who lived through the chaos, Chesnutt decided to set the record straight. He began writing The Marrow of Tradition, a work he conceived as ‘‘both a novel and a political and...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... his unappeasable happiness. Then he went tearing around the house again spreading chaos and destruction in his path. Aunt Polly entered in time to see him throw a few double summersets, deliver a final mighty hurrah, and sail through the open window, carrying the rest of the flower-pots with him...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as criminals burnt to charcoal—echo the reports of lynchings and burnings that continued to emanate from around the country. Himes’s descriptions of charred faces and disintegrating bodies are relentlessly gruesome. The cellblock is reduced to a “greasy, grimy chaos,” a “sweating, soot-blackened...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 695–726.
Published: 01 December 2001
... cause.34 This ‘‘act of reference’’ whereby ‘‘the terrible [but unreal] object [is] taken to signify a power in the self’’ enables the subject to imagine a totality not represented by the senses.35 In short, sublimity is achieved as reason restores harmony to an imagination thrown suddenly into chaos...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... harmony or chaos and apocalypse.”17 In negotiat- ing between these two sensibilities, the transcendent moderns cre- ated texts in which the frenetic and fragmented activity of the screen and the city—its unceasing motion, crowds, parts, and pieces—was not ignored but rather subsumed within a grander...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2007
...” locus in the chaos of infinite space that Cathcart can then begin to order with meaning. In his journal, “America” becomes a “territorial assemblage.” Indeed, national identity is this very act of assembling the “spiritual land,” a node that locates one’s distinctiveness and marks space’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... offers eyewitness testimony, which moves between the chaos of timelessness (and the timelessness of chaos) and the narrative framing of incidents that have already occurred and are being memorialized from a safer, more coherent present. The dispatch that appeared in the archives (dated November 5...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 615–628.
Published: 01 December 2013
... directs our atten- tion to the processes of remembrance as they happen in and through their mediation. Steve Anderson’s “Chaos and Control” also takes up the role of tech- nology in the popular imagination in a time frame that overlaps with the periods examined by Marez, Shandler, and So. His...