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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (2019) 91 (4): 691–719.
Published: 01 December 2019
...’ ability to consent and dissent in early New England and an unexpected orientation toward choice in early American literature. Rogers and his contemporaries engaged the conventions of the early modern criminal narrative to organize the chaos of maternal tragedy according to fictions of choice and the...
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American Literature (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 (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 (2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
... expressed in the final suite of chapters on “Text and Life,” “Order and Chaos,” “Connecting Patterns and Creative Energies,” and so on. This approach is organic to the project’s ambition to argue for poems, novels, and short stories as “site[s] of critical self-reflection of modern civilization as well as...
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American Literature (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 (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 (2020) 92 (1): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2020
... chaos of late capitalism in the United States. The archives Americanists choose will fundamentally impact the manner in which they might engage the ongoing and deleterious effects of capitalism in regard to the decline of the global hegemon. Whose voices are included and how those voices ought to be...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Through examining these early conceptions of the network and by focusing especially on the transcending qualities of networks, I intend to go beyond seeming and often misleading dichotomies between individual and community, material and immaterial, and chaos and order. Partic- ularly in the...
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American Literature (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 (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 (2020) 92 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Scholarship? ” Journal of Digital Humanities 2 , no. 1 . http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/what-can-topic-models-of-pmla-teach-us-by-ted-underwood-and-andrew-goldstone/ . Hughes Linda . 1989 . “ Turbulence in the ‘Golden Stream’: Chaos Theory and the Study of Periodicals .” Victorian...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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. (Twain 2007a , 81) The relative length of this...
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American Literature (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 (2021) 93 (2): 307–327.
Published: 01 June 2021
... beings within normative contexts. Ultimate temporal mobility is a condition situated alongside abjection. Hurtled far enough from the center, one experiences different modes of movement. Here we are. Let us say Yes to our presence together in Chaos. —John Cage, Silence (1961) . . . [S...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... insensitive. There is a salty taste in your mouth” (1). Using the model of “Physical Exhaustion,” both Steinbeck and the military psychiatrists in the archive struggle to give realist order to the chaos of bombardment, working to normalize experiences that at the same time defy representation. The writing...
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American Literature (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 (2016) 88 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
... inscribe two essays as plot points leading to an outcome they implicitly discern, Lorde dedicates an entire interview to “I don’t know.” Far from imped- ing her body of work, “chaos”—the inexplicable and unforesee- able—remains central to its significance (729).15 With this transition from “conquer...