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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Anne Charles © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice . By Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2006. x, 196 pp. Paper, $29.95. Worlds Apart? Dualism and Transgression in Contemporary Female Dystopias . By Dunja...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 791–798.
Published: 01 December 2020
... existence like the one predicted in Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1974 novel The Dispossessed . Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 apocalypse dystopia survival In a critical scene in The Matrix , Cypher (Joe Pantoliano) journeys solo into the Matrix to meet secretly with Agent Smith (Hugo...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Fischl’s Tumbling Woman sculpture was quickly ushered out of public view, 9/11 novelists experimented with time, abstraction, and scale in order to confront what Lee-Potter calls “fiction’s apparently diminishing capacity to adequately reflect the extreme dystopia of the new millennium” (31). What...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2018
...), producing work that, in defiance of some of the science fiction standards of the time, avoided manifestos, dystopias, and easy answers. Subverting the conventions of time travel from a form of nostalgia, entertainment, or opportunity to speculate on history or free will, it becomes in her hands a device...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 675–677.
Published: 01 September 2019
... instances in this book where I wanted to interject with a more intertextual approach. For instance, Mitchell’s citation of McCarthy’s reference in The Road (2006) to a man who appears “like an animal inside a skull looking out the eyeholes” (184) is surely a reference to Russell Hoban’s seminal dystopia...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 911–913.
Published: 01 December 2019
... candidate and his own loyalty to the United States; similarly ambiguous treatments of automatism in George Orwell, Ken Kesey, Ralph Ellison, and Betty Friedan; Silicon Valley techno-optimism; cyberpunk and posthuman dystopias; and even the Patty Hearst trial. The final chapter returns to the military...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 650–653.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and between characters: the empathy-inducing dystopias of George Saunders, for example, or Rachel Cusk’s nonmediated and narrative-dismantling fictions. The three texts under review here, however, complicate understandings of habits variously cast as irony, disavowal, and renunciation, suggesting that...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 898–901.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., including neglected feminist utopian and dystopian writing of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Afrofuturism, queer film, and new media fan fiction. Lothian opens a can of speculative worms (the end of part 2 is titled “Wormhole”) with which she goes fishing not for utopias and dystopias...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 817–820.
Published: 01 December 2020
... contends that ugliness holds incommensurable differences, or differences that are unassimilable into cultural normativity. Ugliness, which Howard tracks in an “underground” (9) archive that includes the “postpunk feminist dystopia” (26) of the 1982 cult film Liquid Sky as well as Roberta Gregory’s...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 853–861.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Books. 2013. vii, 120 pp. Paper, $14.95. Reflecting on the imbricated history of utopias and dystopias, Sprague traces America’s metamorphosis from hoped-for Eden to dystopic modernity. The book is divided into three sections, close reading London’s The Iron Heel, Lew- is’s It Can’t Happen Here...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Levittown and Lakewood are no longer the models for developers, novelists, or filmmakers, our contemporary critical approaches to suburban narratives tend to rehearse the initial attacks leveled against these communities.7 The focus on placeless suburbs, cultural dystopias, and middle...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 March 2002
... relation- ship between science fiction and utopia, and all of the essays in this volume take up that task. In essays such as If I Find One Good City I Will Spare the Man’: Realism and Utopia in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy’’ by Fred Jameson, and Look into the Dark’: On Dystopia and the Novum’’ by...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 833–836.
Published: 01 December 2009
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 836–838.
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 839–841.
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 842–844.
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 844–847.
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 847–849.
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 849–851.
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 852–854.
Published: 01 December 2009