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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 301–329.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Stephen Knadler Abstract “Neurodiverse Afro-Fabulations” focuses on the neglected cognitive biopolitics in post-Reconstruction debates over African American progress and full democratic citizenship, in order to trace an unmarked African American neurodiverse disability history, or the antiableist...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Review Press . Chakrabarty Dipesh . 2009 . “ The Climate of History: Four Theses .” Critical Inquiry 35 , no. 2 : 197 – 222 . Chen Mel Y. 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Cohen Jeffrey J. 2013...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 681–688.
Published: 01 September 2012
...” and Ameri- can realities. Swirski approaches these novels primarily from three critical angles: interpretive, historical, and cognitive. Interpretively this study speaks to postwar writings and utopic fictions. Historically, Swirksi treats literature as “a vantage point from which to critique...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 123–149.
Published: 01 March 2020
... World Press . Chen Mel Y. 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Cheng Anne Anlin . 2000 . The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . Cheng Anne...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
... with Wynter’s ( 2003 : 260) insight that “our present ethnoclass (i.e., Western bourgeois) conception of the human, Man, which overrepresents itself as if it were the human itself,” threatens “the full cognitive and behavioral autonomy of the human species itself/ourselves.” This endeavor thus mounts...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Cheng Anne Anlin . 2020 . “ Digesting Asian America .” In The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Food , edited by Coghlan J. Michelle , 215 – 27 . New York : Cambridge Univ. Press...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of these thinking machines is generally (yet not universally) understood as predicated on the possibility of simulating the cognitive behavior of biological entities. In my view, the investigation of thinking processes remains one of most urgent research questions concerning AI. However, the popular understanding...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 729–753.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., the construction of reality is contingent entirely on the powers of the mind and the mediating, perhaps even vitalist, force of language. The story’s depiction of the construction of reality via faculties of cognition and language encapsulates the mid-twentieth century’s fascination with reflexivity...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2024
.... This essay offers a psychobiologically attentive reading of the factory hospital scene to investigate the potentialities of the Black protagonist’s embodied living. In the scene, racist doctors injure the protagonist’s brain through electroshock torture, disrupting his cognition and sympathetic nervous...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 865–886.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction, 204–6. Review: Zunshine, Getting inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture, 204–6. Dean, Janet. Review: Hager, Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writ- ing, 397–400. Review: Hochman, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
...” is therefore as central to the mechanisms of global capitalism as politics proper. In this sense, Badiou’s argument can be read usefully alongside much of the work that follows Michel Foucault’s contention that the advent of capitalism involves a turn to the biopolitical—the exercising of political...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
... imperialism is characterized by “a compensatory response to the decline of U.S. economic and political hegemony” (1–2). While a few essays, such as John Carlos Rowe’s “Culture, U.S. Imperialism, and Globalization” and Pease’s “Between Homeland and Abu Ghraib: Dwelling in Bush’s Biopolitical...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 365–379.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the few books that even asks this question. “The historical emphasis on AI has been on intellect rather than feeling,” McStay observes, and this statement—understatement, really—is certainly true for the field’s dominant research paradigms (18). Cognitivism, which dominated both cognitive psychology...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890–1940 . New York : Basic Books . Chen Mel Y. 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Chesnutt Charles . 1899 . The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales . Boston...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., fixed representations of eternal verities, but maps of temporal, historical processes; as such, they will be crucial to her growing awareness of her situation in The Street. Further, the patterns that Lutie perceives—something akin to Fred- ric Jameson’s ‘‘cognitive mapsare of distinctly racial...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 June 2024
... and literalization, together and to “hold[] them in tension,” at the risk of contradiction. A literal account of heart trouble, she argues, indeed threatens to undo not only the conventionality of sentimentalism but also its “biopolitical implications,” which, by reducing heartache to metaphor and testimonies...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2023
... is commonplace yet increasingly being challenged. Those working in fields related to AI, particularly cognitive psychology and neuroscience, frequently evoke that model when they refer to neural networks, in which programmers attempt to mirror (what they understand of) the brain’s activity. Often one hears...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of the book refers to as “indigestion,” the mode in which black bodies refuse to be consumed into a capitalist logic of racism and in which blackness upsets the white body politic (92). Tompkins’s biopolitically informed conception of indigestion as disrup- tive of the national dietetic project...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2014
... body and the social order” (69). This disruption characterizes what the title of the book refers to as “indigestion,” the mode in which black bodies refuse to be consumed into a capitalist logic of racism and in which blackness upsets the white body politic (92). Tompkins’s biopolitically...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
... into a capitalist logic of racism and in which blackness upsets the white body politic (92). Tompkins’s biopolitically informed conception of indigestion as disrup- tive of the national dietetic project to consolidate whiteness in the face of US expansion, however, passes up the occasion to engage more deeply...