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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
...-Sickness,­ Houser Emotion, and The Echo Maker Twelve percent of bird species worldwide face extinction. Over twenty-five­ percent of land- and sea-based­ mammals are in similar distress.1 The prognostications of Rachel Carson and fellow biologist Paul...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 446–448.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Marianne Noble Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism . By Jane F. Thrailkill. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2007. 312 pp. $45.00. American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman . By Max Cavitch. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kita Douglas Unquiet Tropes: Form, Race, and Asian American Literature . By Tsou Elda E. . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press . 2015 . xi, 212 pp. Cloth , $84.50 ; paper, $26.95 ; e-book, $26.95 . Racial Feelings: Asian America in a Capitalist Culture of Emotion . By Santa...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 September 2016
... arguing for a distinction between emotion and affect. When Jameson discusses the “waning of affect,” they argue, he is actually referring to the waning of emotion, where emotion is the discernable feeling belonging to that ego-centered, emotionally legible individual for which his essay is an elegy. 5...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 634–636.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Margaret Konkol Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writing, 1781–1924 . By Kilcup Karen L. . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2013 . xv, 504 pp. Cloth , $75.95 ; Paper, $32.95 ; e-book, $26.95 . The Ecology of Modernism...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 833–836.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Economic Desire in American Fiction, 1789–1814 . By Karen A. Weyler. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2005. x, 269 pp. Cloth, $41.00; paper, $21.00. The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion, 1780–1830 . By Martha Tom-have Blauvelt. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2007. xi, 275 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 460–462.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Lisa Walker. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2001. xvii, 279 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $18.50. Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall. By Christopher...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 719–747.
Published: 01 December 2004
...David Anthony Duke University Press 2004 David Banking on Emotion: Anthony Financial Panic and the Logic of Male Submission in the Jacksonian Gothic I love the paper money and the paper money men They ought to pay their...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Hildegard Hoeller Emotional Reinventions: Realist-Era Representations beyond Sympathy . By Melanie V. Dawson . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press . 2015 . vi, 309 pp. Cloth, $85.00 ; paper, $39.95 ; e-book available. Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 661–662.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Maura Spiegel © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions . By Kathleen Woodward. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2009. xii, 316 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95. Book Reviews Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 555–581.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the emotional trauma wrought by the war and a proposal for how the modern world might recover and move forward. Cannily manipulating time within the accessible form of the historical novel, Wharton makes readable a version of modern consciousness in which behavior and emotion, public time and private...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... together disparate elements into a single, legible identity. Threats to this identity reemerge through science-fiction narratives, which allow readers to obtain a cool and estranged perspective on otherwise disturbing ideas and emotions. Nevertheless, Playboy rejected even speculative short stories that...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2008
....” Work with Moore's drafts, notebooks, and uncollected poems, however, makes it clear that the genesis of these poems is broad and deep, not a matter of impulsive response to headlines. In them Moore uses an emotional register to construct a simultaneously political and spiritual exploration of the...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of privacy within the private sphere. The Decoration of Houses offers another example of domestic space reimagined to resist rather than embrace familial ties. Fraiman links the book's fifty-six photographs of immaculate, museum-like rooms to a fantasy of home purged of literal and emotional mess...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 719–746.
Published: 01 December 2011
... importantly, what it does. In conduct books, public lectures, and other printed materials, commentators argued that novel reading did not empower individual readers but made them all alike, rendering them passive by invoking passionate and often overwhelming emotions. In short, they posited novel reading as a...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... read ing were revealed most clearly in Ball’s claim to authorship, which was based on this middle-class gentleman’s emotional legitimacy as evidenced by the private circulation of (what he claimed as) his poetry. Rather than asserting her own femininity, however, Akers Allen exposed the gender and...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the basic tenets of American liberalism, namely that interests erode, rather than sustain, communities. The novel puts forward this critique by exploring the dangers of enthusiasm, which Stowe associates variously with alcohol, excessive religious emotion, and intellectual individualism. Despite its...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... token stories revolve around dying child “saints,” of whom Stowe's character Eva is one iteration. Upon death, these ideal children leave a powerful emotional memory that can transform incorrigible children into eager students. As the example of Mary Martha Sherwood's The History of Little Henry and His...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... goes by I wish I could tell him how much I love him” (E, 60). Blank and Jensen advise actors against “over-emotionalizing” and emphasize that the events described happened a long time ago (E, xvi). They explain in their memoir: “Whenever emotion runs the show, whether it’s in the form...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... notwithstanding, the extent to which much of Melville’s midlife writing reads as an oblique defense of the emotional possibilities of indifference is striking. In apathy, he located the basis for what would prove to be a more emotionally self-aware aesthetic. In turn, the artistry of the apathy that he helped...