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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... David D. Cooper, Michigan State University Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan and the Poetry of Illness. By Peter O’Leary. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ. Press. 2002. xviii, 268 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Sarah Ensor Abstract This article argues that pedagogy may help us respond to the precarity of higher education by reclaiming the forms of provisionality, accident, and exposure endemic to collaborative learning. Putting kinship theory into contact with studies of contagion, I suggest that the...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 853–855.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., and communication (murder will out) as belonging to a single operative circuit. Similarly, in Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939), the same spaces that transmit news about the 1918 flu epidemic—a newspaper office, a hallway telephone—are themselves sites of flu contagion...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2003
... disbelief where we can invent ourselves over and over and all over again. David D. Cooper, Michigan State University Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan and the Poetry of Illness. By Peter O’Leary. Middletown...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
... hold the so-called wisdom of crowds in high regard. Gossip, information, and contagion flow through networks, and most importantly for Margolis, public opinion can sustain or undermine the state because of its networked form and content. These assertions become the basis for her compelling argument...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 387–389.
Published: 01 June 2015
... more abstract notions such as the gender politics of moral character and the ideology of national character. Grounded in an analogic theory of literary language that draws from and expands on theories of rhetorical contagion (for example, how literary language “catches” idiom), Manning reads...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
... social, political, and ethical spheres (Clarke et al. 2010, 50).6 As Amy Fairchild, Susan Craddock, Priscilla Wald, and Nancy Tomes have demonstrated, emergent disci- plines of bacteriology and epidemiology during the rise of twentieth- century medicine provided a language of sanitation, contagion...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Neel Ahuja, the terrain is often minute and biological, as fears of contagion and infection mark “the body as a transitional theater of imperial warfare” (1). The microscopic realm nonetheless resounds with global implications that promote “a medicalized state of war” (72). Focusing on pathological...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 891–894.
Published: 01 December 2004
... larger fabric of U.S. debates about Indian education, the transition to an industrial econ- omy, scientific racism, and immigration and contagion, they would have cast intohigherreliefthestakesofrhetoricalform. PoetsinthePublicSphereuses nineteenth-century women’s newspaper and periodical poetry to...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 815–845.
Published: 01 December 2005
...,orgos- sip, functions, Lowe explains, as the negation of the state’s official dis- course. It moves in a horizontal, or metonymic contagion rather than through verti- cal, or metaphorical processes of referentiality and signification Spontaneous, decentered, and multivocal, gossip is...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 855–858.
Published: 01 December 2016
... four chapters of Episodic Poetics identifies a different episodic logic through sustained work with key texts: “contagion, in The Federalist ; error, in Franklin’s Autobiography ; hesitation, in the novels of chapter 3; and volubility, in Salmagundi ” (146). Throughout, Garrett’s readings are...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 426–429.
Published: 01 June 2016
... specificity than White’s structuralism allows, Thiess’s recurring defense of science from the contagion of religion curtails his insights into historical form. ...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 61–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
... expression of the sublime: the Burkean terror, the inability of the single mind to mas- ter and recuperate such sensory excess in language, the engulfment and absorption, the contagion of rhetorical effects.5 It is also a...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... material traces of slavery. The preoccupation with blood-stained goods and “polluted luxuries” is deeply rooted in nineteenth-century concerns with health and contagion. Recurring cholera epidemics in particular posed an ongoing threat to the health of communities, and discussion surrounding the causes...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 413–421.
Published: 01 June 2004
..., providing an important glimpse into the complex relationships between feminism, nationalism, and eugenic science. The story, about a group of New England women who move to Colorado to begin a boarding house for men, serves as an interesting allegory for Ameri- can cultural anxieties about contagion and...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 213–223.
Published: 01 June 2017
... relationality—which she pointedly deems kinship —within the physical classroom. Fundamentally concerned with pedagogy as social interaction, Ensor applies a variety of paradigms of provisional relationality—queer theory, ecocriticism, anthropological structures of kinship, and contagion theory—to the classroom...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2002
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
... know—not always incorrectly, though usually in projected form—what the “contagion” of their “fraud and violence” might entail. The Confessions of Nat Turner: Things Fall Apart Stowe uses the word thing promiscuously throughout Dred, blending the legal discourse of slavery with her growing...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 839–854.
Published: 01 December 2016
... bodies and the devaluation of their lives—lives not far off from those who live in impoverished nations and have been subject to unregulated clinical trials during outbreaks of contagion. Although Fan and Oliver share the traits of “force of will and mastery of fears,” what distinguishes them is...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 525–562.
Published: 01 September 2001
... their work just as persistently warned its readers of the possibility of contagion from other already existing degenerates. In Nordau’s 1898 study of ‘‘the various embodiments which degeneration and hysteria have assumed he concludes that ‘‘westandnowinthemidstofasevereepidemic; of a sort of black...