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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
... society in explicitly gendered and religious acts of claiming control over her body. While Kahf illuminates the limits of secularism, she also sees its potential, and the novel ultimately envisions the secular context as a place in which to foster the umma —the global, transnational community to which...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... control their activities rhetorically, but in the process they symptomatized the many ways women’s labor no longer clearly evidenced male dominion. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 patriarchy/patriarchal shelter Herman Melville market revolution Lowell (Massachusetts) factory...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the ongoing seriality of Nancy as offering a complex queer adorability that destabilizes modes of identification in the Nancy comics and beyond. Both Brainard’s and Bushmiller’s Nancy texts draw on the controlled miniature and the unwieldy additive catalog, which are characteristic of the long-running...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 785–813.
Published: 01 December 2018
... powerful affective tactics help identify “rogues” to be eradicated—either colonial rogues, a “rogue procedure,” or a “rogue state”—hardening the border-focused feelings of disgust into hegemonic control. The essay concludes by taking a cue from the Puritans about embracing the inevitability of encountering...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Palmer Rampell Abstract In the 1970s the large multinational entertainment conglomerates that gained control of both publishing and Hollywood traded the rights to creative works across different media, hoping for a single moneymaking hit. This new emphasis on blockbuster productions led to a...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
... recognized that, in many cases, it could go where the physical black body could not and thus could uniquely challenge white control of public space while also mapping that space as a field for further political action. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Mike The Sounds of Black Laughter and...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 255–278.
Published: 01 June 2017
... that value open access and have operated in opposition to hierarchically controlled content distribution and educational systems. Both analog and digital forms of open-access woman of color pedagogy promote the free circulation of knowledge and call attention to the literary and social labor of...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Hsuan L. Hsu Hsu's essay argues that the racially differentiated experiences of mobility depicted in Huckleberry Finn are informed by a range of vagrancy laws that restricted access to public spaces. Such legal constraints on mobility were deployed throughout the South and West to control the...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 719–745.
Published: 01 December 2009
... controllable effects on human minds and bodies. In stories such as “The Blue Hotel” and “The Broken-Down Van” and in the novels The Red Badge of Courage and The Third Violet , Crane draws from and contributes to these experiments with abstract or “pure” color. He uses color to explore the networks of sensation...
Published: 01 September 2017
Figure 4 This poster appeared in the “Places and Spaces” exhibit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s David J. Spencer Museum in 2016. It was adapted from Chapman and Tyson 2014 . Reproduced with permission from the author, Brian Kaplan Figure 4. This poster appeared in the More
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
... center of Gravity’s Rainbow is the A4 rocket and its capacity to control its relationship to its environment. In both cases artifact-environment interactions are used to question technological availability—whether it is even possible for there to be technologies. In the course of their exposures...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2018
... moments and their histories, examining expressive gestures and their underlying motivations” (8). Taking a scientific approach, realists traced how emotions manifested in specific historical circumstances and explored emotional habits, modifications, reflections, and controls. Examining the writings of...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2017
... to control it, mainly by privatizing and dismissing its expression. Anne Hutchinson is a key figure. Her spiritual impulses—flowing from the preaching of John Cotton—were intensely religious. They were, in fact, too religious for the Puritan authorities, who instead tried to expose them as false...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 61–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- scious control preoccupied psychic investigators and psychologists in the decades before the turn of the century. Spectral hands tapping at parlor organs during séances, immaterial hands spelling out messages from the...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2005
... control are likely to dominate historical, literary, and cultural criticism for the foreseeable future given the unprecedented surveil- lance and regulation the U.S. government has mobilized following the Septem- ber 11 terrorist attacks. These two excellent studies reflect on the twentieth century, an...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 456–458.
Published: 01 June 2003
... and WTO. The heart of the book comes in chapter 2, where the authors argue that Hollywood constitutes and maintains its global power through its control of what they dub the New International Division of Cultural Labor...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
... infrastructures at their most totalizing scale, Halpern turns to the postwar writings of Norbert Wiener, the MIT-based mathematician who coined the term cybernetics to define systems of communication and control. In a move that defines Halpern’s scholarly approach, she takes the well-known figure of Wiener and...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 307–337.
Published: 01 June 2004
... individual and social behavior. Social purity campaigns aimed at combating prostitution, male promiscuity, and venereal disease also focused on curing insanity, feeblemindedness, and degenerative crimi- nal behavior by controlling and regulating sexual reproduction. Steril- ization and castration were...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
... exactly the same way. The story ultimately centers on papers that the James family, first on their own and later in collaboration with Edel, had to fight to control. James’s nephew and literary executor, Harry, a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, was easily able to control James’s own...