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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 833–857.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Martha Nell Smith Duke University Press 2002 Martha Computing: What’s American Literary Study Nell Got to Do with IT? Smith Two encounters, five years apart, inspired the ques- tion in my essay’s title. The first one occurred in spring 1995, when the...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 418–420.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Victoria Szabo Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History . By Jockers Matthew L. . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2013 . x , 192 pp. Cloth , $90.00 ; paper , $30.00 . From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 December 2013
... methodologies adopted from computer science to help us analyze the vast, networked nature of knowledge and information in postindustrial society produce a major change in our understanding of literature and culture, and indeed the humanities? Some have suggested that we have already embarked on a post...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 434–437.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Seth Perlow Computing as Writing . By Punday Daniel . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2015 . xvi, 179 pp. Cloth , $94.50 ; paper, $27.00 ; e-book available. Metamedia: American Book Fictions and Literary Print Culture after Digitization . By Starre Alexander...
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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 (2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., techniques that derive from the fields of computational linguistics and data visualization—can further illuminate these mysteries. It also describes how the unique demands of the archive of slavery pose challenges to the field of digital humanities as it is currently conceived. By contrasting a set of...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 June 2020
... past, present, and future issues of the magazine and, therefore, evoke a temporality that exceeds the critical capacities of close reading. To address how editors, readers, and authors responded to each other over time, I combine close reading with topic modeling, a method of computational text...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 820–824.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgment to Calculation , computer scientist Joseph Weizenbaum asserts the existence of two distinct modes of human thought: intuition and logic. Intuitive thought is generative in ways that logical thought can never be because intuition holds itself to less rigorous...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 379–407.
Published: 01 June 2005
...D. Quentin Miller Duke University Press 2005 D. Quentin Deeper Blues, or the Posthuman Prometheus: Miller Cybernetic Renewal and the Late-Twentieth- Century American Novel ‘‘In a Battle of Wits, Your Computer Will Always Win...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 807–831.
Published: 01 December 2002
... creature: a teenage computer hacker who reads literature. Katz’s non- fiction bestseller follows two working-class kids who achieve success because of their technological savvy. They are members of an ever- growing group, whose mastery of computers has suddenly made them, in Katz’s words, ‘‘culturally...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 456–458.
Published: 01 June 2003
... diverse body of computer- based media ‘‘objects’’ (a category that includes Web sites, virtual worlds, virtual reality programs, computer games, interactive installations, human- computer interfaces, computer...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
... twentieth- and early twenty-first-century histories of media, computing, weapons technology, ethical responsibility, and subject formation that are both broadly geopolitical and uniquely American. As Braid reminds the player, videogames are historical out- growths of a modernity specifi c to an...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 687–688.
Published: 01 September 2011
... dimensions of contemporary American literature? How have prose styles and aesthetics, at different historical moments, been influenced by new commu- nications technologies from the telegraph to the phonograph to cinema to the digital computer to mobile phones? Moreover, do the transmedia dimensions of...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2015
... studies in profound ways as we become more familiar with computers and games, and as these media products reconfigure literary conventions employed in print publications. Today we read on many different devices (laptop, smartphone, tablet, e-reader), each with its own affordances and constraints...
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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 (2013) 85 (4): 615–628.
Published: 01 December 2013
... artistic mediations of mid-twenti- eth-century history and warfare. Instead of focusing on the capacity of literary texts to vivify “facts” in the service of strategic propaganda, Jagoda turns to computer games and videogames as they proliferate in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 887–909.
Published: 01 December 2002
... ‘‘computational universe 1 The material substrates Hayles considers range from research in arti- ficial life to science fiction novels. Her examples have in common the contemporary concern with bringing explanations of organic pro- cesses into alignment with theories about complex systems or, to be more...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Fitzgerald’s work. In addition, one chapter is concerned with the influence of filmic sound techniques on his fiction. The Body in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction: Computational Technique and Linguistic Voice. By Donald E. Hardy. Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press. 2007. x, 187 pp. $39.95...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Reviews  831 loudspeakers, cinema, television, and—following World War II’s cybernetic revolution—mainframe and desktop computing and the mobile interfaces of laptops, smartphones, GPS units, tablet computers, gaming systems, and RFID tags. In all three books, the bait and switch, the snare...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 423–427.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 This special issue examines the role of games in American culture. Since the 1950s, emerging from the military-industrial complex and early computation contexts, video games have appeared across computer, arcade, console, mobile, virtual...