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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Jeanne Elders DeWaard Duke University Press 2002 Jeanne ‘‘Indelicate Exposure Sentiment and Law in Elders Fall River: An Authentic Narrative DeWaard In one of the many pamphlets published in the nine- teenth century about the infamous ‘‘haystack murder...
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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 March 2015) 87 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Katie Bray “‘A Climate . . . More Prolific . . . in Sorcery’: The Black Vampyre and the Hemispheric Gothic” proposes that Uriah Derick D’Arcy’s pseudonymous The Black Vampyre ( 1819 ) exemplifies the hemispheric gothic through its exposure of the connected, but disavowed histories of the Haitian...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2015
... William Dean Howells espouse an aesthetic sensibility premised on a sensitive yet restrained engagement with pain. They thereby challenge the prevalent association of superiority with a sensitive revulsion from pain while simultaneously evincing a deep skepticism about whether exposure to physical...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Aristotelian conception of the artifact. Through the lines in the dirt they feature, the works discussed in this essay bracket off the axes of the subject, the human, and the machine. To that end, they generate “failed artifacts” by isolating the exposures of human-made things to their environments as...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2018
... catastrophe. Building on the concept of “trans-corporeality” that structured her 2010 book Bodily Natures , Alaimo’s monograph theorizes exposure as the manifestation of “a material feminist sense of the human as undeniably corporeal” (5). To be exposed, Alaimo suggests, or rather to recognize all matter...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the materiality of smell found across many naturalist texts, it is distinguished by Norris’s persistent formal engagement with questions of uncertainty, habituation, and pervasiveness arising from everyday low-level exposures to environmental toxins. Vandover stages a tension between visual and...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 725–751.
Published: 01 December 2007
... approaching the house may not be able to look in.”6 Wharton seeks to neutralize the threat of public exposure infecting every misguided attempt at architectural innovation—oversized doorways, plate glass, the lack of an antechamber to separate bedroom from hallway—by reminding...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 747–778.
Published: 01 December 2002
... textual and visual repre- sentations of exposure to hazardous chemicals. But even in his work, the notion of risk and the social scientific theories that have evolved around it play only a relatively minor role.1 My essay will discuss con- nections among ecocriticism, risk theory, and narrative to...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2014
... who the “folk” are and “our” investment in this construct. Preston Sturges’s 1941 Sullivan’s Travels is a filmic example of the genre. Performances of whiteness, market-driven ambition, and mascu- linity lead to “burlesque”—grotesquely excessive or disturbing—exposure of the racial, classed...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
... tropes. This section may feel elementary to readers already knowledgeable about the field, but it will be effective for teaching undergrad- uates and readers without prior exposure to disability studies. The intersection that concerns Ellen Samuels’s Fantasies of Identification is the convergence of...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2009
... photographic technologies contributed to the documentary demands placed on authors of slave narratives. Her essay, “Fugitive Obscura: Runaway Slave Portraiture and Early Photographic Technology,” traces a double exposure, showing how racism troubled the objectivity claims of photography...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 749–775.
Published: 01 December 2004
.... Her letters witness the dangerous exposure for a truly public heart on the streets of midcentury Man- hattan and the risks that threaten to dissolve the boundaries of her discrete identity in outpourings of helpless sympathy for what she was to term the ‘‘hopeless masses of misery’’ that surround...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 787–813.
Published: 01 December 2005
... typify American men who display a perverse form of cowardice that masquerades as courage. If in his confessions Gide is incapable of overcoming his guilt, he has at least taken the coura- geous step of self-exposure. For Baldwin, confession is not everything, but it is a necessary first step to...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 187–195.
Published: 01 March 2018
... protagonist takes pleasure in an other-class woman’s making a “spectacle” of herself. Through close readings of Welty’s work—as well as her photography’s representations of the black female body—Pollack explores what she calls the “puzzle of this repetition” in the symbolic exposures of women’s corporeal...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Thing (whose exposure to galactic radiation turned him into living stone), Daredevil (an acrobatic hero who, as a boy, suffered an industrial accident that led to both blindness and supersenses that compensate for that blindness), and Dr. Doom (a supervillainous scientist who hides the disfiguring...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
... normally their own masters—their potential exposure as secret slaves becomes an overwhelming cultural and nar- rative anxiety. This anxiety operates according to the panoptic logic of visual modernity that Robyn Wiegman describes as organizing racial epistemologies in the era of Reconstruction...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 191.
Published: 01 March 2008
... throughout his life, starting with his exposure through Jack Kerouac in the 1950s. Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction. By Gary Westfahl. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2007. ix, 273 pp. Paper, $35.00. This study surveys Gernsback’s contribution to science fiction as a long-time magazine...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 191.
Published: 01 March 2008
... throughout his life, starting with his exposure through Jack Kerouac in the 1950s. Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction. By Gary Westfahl. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2007. ix, 273 pp. Paper, $35.00. This study surveys Gernsback’s contribution to science fiction as a long-time magazine...