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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 519–548.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jennifer L. Fleissner Duke University Press 2006 Jennifer L. The Biological Clock: Fleissner Edith Wharton, Naturalism, and the Temporality of Womanhood ‘‘You’reveryskilfulbutwomen are not quite as simple as clocks...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 259–289.
Published: 01 June 2005
... that the machinations of this figure were often identified with American Literature, Volume 77, Number 2, June 2005. Copyright © 2005 by Duke University Press. 260 American Literature the clocks, watches, and industrial machinery that were regulating and accelerating the tempo of American life as they displaced...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in the riot that forms the book’s climax. Chesnutt’s novel mobilizes a wide array of tempos, timescales, and orientations toward time. Chief among these are clock time and promptness; delay, retrogression, and looping; the slow, deliberate time of proper justice (in contrast to the quick reactivity...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Alymer also has much in common with the Promethean clock maker and metallurgist in Melville’s “The Bell-Tower” (1855), Bannadonna, whose efforts to defeat mortality become murderous as well (Vernon 1970 , 272). 8 Many portrait painters found that they could not compete with the daguerreotype...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
... as disruptions to sleep: factory whistles, alarm clocks, shrieking trains, caffeine, heavy food, stimulating gossip, fear of spirits, anxiety, the cries of newsboys. While this rhetoric is often metaphorical (“moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep”) (85), my contention is that we can see a new...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 911–931.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... Against that regime—against Anderson’s account of national time as ‘‘homo- geneous empty timemeasured by clock and calendar’’10—Bha- bha calls attention to many alternate temporalities: ‘‘disjunctive’’ nar- ratives, written at the margins of the nation and challenging its ability to standardize...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Mikko Tuhkanen Duke University Press 2007 Mikko ​“Out of Joint”: Passing, Haunting, and Tuhkanen the Time of Slavery in Hagar’s Daughter . . . that mystic clock, whose ticking is rarely heard in the slaveholder’s breast.—Harriet Jacobs...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 587–617.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of labor domination, the black-south body has consistently been forced to work quickly—to move to the crushing clock of racial capitalism. Theorizing what he calls “clock-regulated slave labor,” historian Mark M. Smith ( 1997 : 2) explains that the clock became “the planters’ weapon of choice...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 166–169.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of information in society. In this light, Fearing’s murder mystery The Big Clock (1946) appears as a meditation on the inescapability of the logic of office work. Even Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941) exemplifies the all-encompassing power of the corporation to shape literary ventures in that his...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
... material, but as a distinctly African American temporality that schooled modern fiction by disrupting the “machinations of objective clock time” (7). Deep in the weeds of individual texts, Barnhart’s musically sophisticated effort to show how jazz “talks back to the novel” (1) pays interpretive dividends...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 429–433.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and quantified; she has categorized seashells and produced GAN-generated flower clocks. Here, however, she explores the speculation of the Dutch Golden Age, when the unpredictability of the tulips’ delicate streaking and flaring of color—a result of a mosaic virus, rather than natural selection—made them...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 555–581.
Published: 01 September 2008
... clock on the white marble mantelpiece [grow] as loud as a minute-gun” (72, 74). A minute gun, shot at intervals of one minute at funerals of state, ceremonially com- memorates the past for the living; the glacier freezes a moment in time, indefinitely extending the present. Yet even...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 761–785.
Published: 01 December 2005
...). As she sits in the bathtub with ‘‘her stiff young breasts thrust forward aggressively’’ and her ‘‘dark brown skin [glistening] under the soap- suds she hears the voices of the approaching men. Glancing] at the dollar clock she realizes that she is ‘‘way behind time t’day she needs to make haste...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
... a player has scored toward the one-hundred-point goal (via a small swiveling arm that points to an arc of numbers like the minute-hand of a clock). This adjustment leaves the board open to new functional interpretations. If the count- ing operations of the game have now been moved...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 667–674.
Published: 01 September 2018
... critics study his manuscripts. After working on a scholarly edition of The Portrait of a Lady (1881) and seeing the many fingerprints of Scribner’s compositors, Anesko better appreciated James’s errors and the hybrid endeavor of his authorship. From consistency errors in clock time to the fact that Lord...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the combined resources of several aesthetics.3 The section comes from a children’s story from 1950 titled “The Very Mischief,” in which two siblings, Elinor and Lee, take apart the piano keyboard, the victrola, Susan Wheeler's Source Codes  145 and the clock...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., however, Blake’s narrative compression enacts an innovative way to structure and produce the black “nation within a nation.” While Blake’s periodical publication does indeed serve as what Anderson calls the “vivid figure for the secular, histori- cally clocked, imagined community” (IC, 35...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
... industrial life,” he argues, is that it “imposes upon us a different conception of time as measured by the clock, and eventu- ally turns the human being into a clock himself.”17 People in the West have begun to “degenerate into automatons” (58), such that the “glori- ously scamp-like qualities...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of spatial (usually west- ward) expansion but through transformations in the imagination of tempo- rality. Finding compelling links between material culture and philosophies of time, Allen argues that factors as diverse as the manufacture of clocks and the emergence of the science of geology...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
... between material culture and philosophies of time, Allen argues that factors as diverse as the manufacture of clocks and the emergence of the science of geology should compel us to see the growth of the American republic through a notion of “deep time” (a term borrowed from Wai Chee Dimock’s...