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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jane F. Thrailkill © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism . By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America's Aesthetics of...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Paul Gilmore Duke University 2004 Paul Romantic Electricity, or the Gilmore Materiality of Aesthetics Perhaps the central problem for contemporary crit- ics who address aesthetics is defining exactly what we mean by the term. In addition to the abundance...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the electric chair at Sing Sing prison alongside James Weldon Johnson's 1912 novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , the essay argues that these texts invite us to recast early twentieth-century black resistance in electrical terms, terms that expose racial violence as a function of...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
... inattention and misreading has been a result of failing to see how Lin's engagement with the discourse on technology (and especially his decades-long attempt to invent an electric Chinese typewriter) was central to both his literary work and its transnational circulation. Whereas some scholars have argued...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
... a somewhat rare sight with only about three thousand miles operational “at the commencement of 1848” (“The Progress of the Electric Telegraph,” Atlantic Monthly , March 1860, 290), held a strange fascination for the nature-loving transcendentalist. Otherwise generally skeptical of technological...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 489–518.
Published: 01 September 2010
... within an inch of his life Massachusetts Sena- tor Charles Sumner on the floor of the U.S. Senate, the future U.S. Attorney General Richard Dana Jr. wrote a letter to the recuperating Sumner, describing the political effect of the assault using the rheto- ric of electricity. “When...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... sector. It was soon revealed that all the electrical power to be generated at the New Kanawha Power Plant would be sold not to the public, but to the Electro-Metallurgical Com- pany nearby. The Electro-Metallurgical Company was a privately owned steel manufacturer, and thus it benefited not only...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 467–473.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Walt Whitman’s “body electric,” Blackford discloses a range of sometimes conflicting literary influ- ences from Harriet Beecher Stowe and Richard Wright to Mark Twain and Henry James. The analysis makes apparent this novel’s relation to modern- ism, Southern regionalism, and queer theory...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... transportation, and this is the case with the series of steam-­driven and electric tricycles, airships, submarines, and boats created by Reade Jr.23 These devices offer protection from violent attack and operate as a staging ground for technological weapons. Frank Reade, Jr., and His Adventures...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2003
... that he anticipated expansions of space, time, and text that are now part of the multiplicity and mutability of contemporary life. Thus, although O’Hara’s poetry is eclectic, electric, and secular, it also evinces unmistakable grace...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Fireman, nowhere to be actually seen in the film (unlike the telegraphic alarm) but governing the organiza- tion and arrangement of space itself. Befitting a Thomas Edison pro- duction, electricity serves as the invisible medium animating move- ment, at least for the first three shots, especially between...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . 1792a . The General and Particular Principles of Animal Electricity and Magnetism . London : Printed for the author . ———. 1792b . Animal Electricity and Magnetism Demonstrated . Lancaster, PA : J. Bailey and W. Dickson . Borch-Jacobsen Mikkel . 1993 . The Emotional Tie...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Smith. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2009. xxxiii, 255 pp. $40.00. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism. By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 641–643.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Rice. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2003. xv, 324 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $23.95. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism. By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 644–646.
Published: 01 September 2010
...: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2009. xxvi, 125 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism. By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 646–648.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Aftermath in American Narratives of the Vietnam War . By Maureen Ryan. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2008. xi, 340 pp. Cloth, $98.00; paper, $34.95. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism. By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2010
... American Popular Culture: An Introduction . By Rachel Rubin and Jeffrey Melnick. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2007. x, 302 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $22.00. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism. By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 651–652.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Virginia Press. 2008. xi, 160 pp. Cloth, $49.50; paper, $17.50. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism. By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America’s Aesthetics of...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 653–654.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., Heinemann, O'Brien, Butler . By Tobey C. Herzog. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2008. xii, 217 pp. $39.95. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism. By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Yoeme Performances . By David Delgado Shorter. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2009. xiii, 373 pp. $45.00. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism. By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature...