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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Mississippi. 2006. ix, 230 pp. $40.00. Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance . By Gary Edward Holcomb. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2007. xiv, 273 pp. $59.95. Book Reviews Godly Letters: The Literature of the American Puritans. By Michael J. Colacurcio...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 196–199.
Published: 01 March 2004
... anguished, often heroic, attempts to squarely face and interrogate the South’s racial tragedy, Railey ultimately finds Faulkner guilty of allegiance to a patriarchal code of ‘‘natural aristocracy a set of moral posi- tions that led him into his most powerful and searching works but also, in the late...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Lynn Keller Duke University Press 2007 Lynn Resisting the Cultural “Steamroller”: Keller Susan Wheeler’s Source Codes In her collage-essay “Poetry, Mattering?” (2000), Susan Wheeler explores the difficulties of maintaining poetry’s sig- nificance...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 887–909.
Published: 01 December 2002
... physics. In doing so, they established a conceptual- ization of the DNA molecule as autotelic, that is, as an entity working toward its own self-contained end, through the use of such informa- tion metaphors as data, code, and program. More broadly, they laid the foundation for our present...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 865–867.
Published: 01 December 2015
... surprisingly alienated from one another. On the one hand, comics studies’ tendency to analyze the formal codes of sequential art separately from social questions of sexual identity and embodied difference has often led to a disregard for a nuanced queer and intersectional critique of the comics...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 458–460.
Published: 01 June 2003
... codes involving speech’’ (2). It’s a straight line from there to the moment in Ball of Fire (1941) when Sugarpuss O’Shea mounts a pile of reference books in order to stand lip-to-lip with Professor Potts, just the position from which...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 863–865.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., and he makes a compelling case for the recovery of the Frye corpus, especially The Great Code (1982), Words with Power (1990), and The Double Vision (1991). In doing all this, he employs up front the theoretical category of the postsecular, providing a stirring narrative of this burgeoning...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 807–831.
Published: 01 December 2002
... codes, these texts provide the missing heritage for their own kind of hybrid interests. They take up the challenge of constructing a lineage for the information age. The characteristic feature of this subgenre is a two-generational plot, which alternates between a contemporary group of characters...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
... (of souls, spirit, language, music, and meaning) as New England’s transcendentalism, the discrete mathematics of Morse code had the potential to be world shattering. 8 Instead of pure emissions of the soul pouring through the wire network unscathed, they were cut apart, bundled up, and sent out as...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 845–848.
Published: 01 December 2015
... throw up on our screens. Reed says of his poets that “code and coding do not frighten these writers” (160), which is probably true even though pre- cious few of them are writing any code at all, and probably cannot read it. Reed’s closing chapter on the work of Danny Snelson is so engaging that I...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2016
... one hand, comics studies’ tendency to analyze the formal codes of sequential art separately from social questions of sexual identity and embodied difference has often led to a disregard for a nuanced queer and intersectional critique of the comics medium. On the other, the prevailing assumption...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 434–437.
Published: 01 June 2017
... genius (26). The book hits its stride with Punday’s accounts of the writing metaphor in action. Chapter 3 argues that movies portray computer programming through “narrative tropes usually used to describe the origins of works of art,” thus domesticating the computer and aestheticizing code (55). Chapter...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2013
... it. This release from the codings of secularist presumption—codings of belief, of politics and polit- ical engagement, and not least of the body itself—can have, we believe, the salutary effect of making available fresh lines of inquiry into some of the most contentious, consequential aspects...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 891–892.
Published: 01 December 2000
...’’ (1). He proposes, then, ‘‘a new definition of community: a social group that, lacking a commonly held view of reality, coheres by means of norms, codes, and manners that produce a simulated, or at least symbolically constituted...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 892–893.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- ing that they are merely ‘‘a way of deferring conflict on an everyday basis’’ (1). He proposes, then, ‘‘a new definition of community: a social group that, lacking a commonly held view of reality, coheres by means of norms, codes...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 141–168.
Published: 01 March 2003
... 149 of 252 ability and its attendant campaigns to bring the urban black working class (and middle-class rebels) into line with the dictates of Victorian propriety. In his portrayal, African American adherence to the codes...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... murder of a slave.9 Worse, such action drew attention to the sexual politics of slavery, attention that hindered the promotion of slaveholding’s paternalistic ideology prevalent among Southern planters and in keeping with the South’s code of “honor.”10 Second, the slave lacked protection...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2004
... the Negro,theMessenger, and the Crusader. According to Banta, while the Crisis and the Voice of the Negro remained invested in celebra- tions of good manners as signs of good character, the more radical periodicals exchanged manners for a vision of heroic rebellion. Codes of respectability would...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2004
... character, the more radical periodicals exchanged manners for a vision of heroic rebellion. Codes of respectability would not suffice for an expression of anger and demands for social justice. In the face of such radical critiques, Life’s jabs lost much of their sting, and the final portion of Banta’s book...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 396–397.
Published: 01 June 2004
... character, the more radical periodicals exchanged manners for a vision of heroic rebellion. Codes of respectability would not suffice for an expression of anger and demands for social justice. In the face of such radical critiques, Life’s jabs lost much of their sting, and the final portion of Banta’s book...