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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
...John Levi Barnard Abstract This essay tracks the interrelated histories of the cod and the whale from John Smith’s colonial American vision of abundance to the near disappearance of the living resources he described as inexhaustible. Working at the intersections of animal studies, food studies...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2016
... places of food production and experiences of food consumption” (9) is clearest in chapter 4, where the sticky sweetness of a candy bar in Morrison’s Tar Baby unlocks deep histories of imperialism, slavery, and racism. Both works bridge food studies and agricultural history, drawing food writing...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... Doris Witt’s study breaks important ground in highlighting food as a site through which to explore the interplay of race, gender, class, and sexuality. In this regard, her critical approach resists and encourages us to rethink...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 441–442.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... Doris Witt’s study breaks important ground in highlighting food as a site through which to explore the interplay of race, gender, class, and sexuality. In this regard, her critical approach resists and encourages us to rethink...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 301–325.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Janet Fiskio In light of Ursula Heise’s recent critiques of the concept of a “sense of place” in ecocriticism as well as the vibrant social movement for food justice emerging in the United States, Fiskio asks whether the concept of place can be reformulated in ways that are inclusive of communities...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
...David M. Stewart Misgivings about consumption as a biological metaphor reflect the extent to which our turn to the body in literary and cultural studies too often reduces it to abstractions of text and theory. This limits treating literature whose bodily appeal seems obvious, even when...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2019
... is a unique literary-historical study that attempts to conceive connections between literary analysis and the study of book history and between theories in African American and Asian American literary criticisms. In her opening methodological remarks, Magosaki proposes to approach “the production of the Asian...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... antebellum debates about diet and food commodity consumption. A turn to Sylvester Graham's vegetarian movement, however, shows that far from being divorced from civic concerns, the vegetarian dietary theory driving Thoreau's practices at Walden Pond plays a complicated role in the political design of Walden...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 337–349.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Farm is both a series of case studies of AI applications in agriculture and animal husbandry and a close examination of circulations between rural and urban environments. Food also shapes Blockchain Chicken Farm ’s textual form. Between the book’s eight nonfiction chapters, incorporating...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 899–901.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., for example, why so many Navajos consider practices that actually come from Western society as part of their own tradition, such as the ‘‘traditional’’ foods of mut- ton and wheat, wool weaving, silver smithing...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 213–220.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of Popular Science and Evolution in Early Twen- tieth-Century US Literature and Culture. By John Bruni. Cardiff, UK: Univ. of Wales Press. 2014. viii, 246 pp. $145.00. This study uses ecocritical and systems theory to explore how evolutionary thought destabilizes social identities in the works...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 681–688.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of phenomenology, psycho- analysis, gender studies, sociocultural anthropology, and cultural materialism in order to consider food, taste, and the practice of eating as represented in lit- erature. Exploring how preparation and consumption of food connect to indi- vidual and cultural identities, it refers...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... Whatever interpretations we might offer to account for this racial- ization, it’s impossible (and undesirable) to separate the political im- plications of Stein’s language from her possible aesthetic purposes. ‘‘Dinner for instance, which appears in the ‘‘Food’’ section of Tender Buttons, announces...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
... : Fawcett Books . Cist Charles . 1841 . Cincinnati in 1841: Its Early Annals and Future Progress . Cincinnati, OH : Self-published . Davidson Cathy N. , and Hatcher Jessamyn . 2002 . “ Introduction .” No More Separate Spheres! A Next Wave American Studies Reader , edited...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Poetic language such as Chandler’s, which imagines the horror of “[feeding] on human sighs” and the unpalatability of “blood [that] is ’neath” the material exterior of foods, put reader-consumers in imagined physical contact with slave producers. By imagining consumption in such proximal ways, free...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 389–391.
Published: 01 June 2006
... inspection practices at the contemporary INS. Behdad is open about the intellectual challenges posed by his ‘‘disciplinary jump’’ from studies of European travelers in the Middle East to nationalism in the United States. Whitman specialists, for instance, are unlikely to find a great deal of new...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2006
... at the contemporary INS. Behdad is open about the intellectual challenges posed by his ‘‘disciplinary jump’’ from studies of European travelers in the Middle East to nationalism in the United States. Whitman specialists, for instance, are unlikely to find a great deal of new or surprising argument in his...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 393–394.
Published: 01 June 2006
... include Walt Whitman, the Know-Nothings, Thomas Whitney, turn-of-the- century medical discourse on immigrants and disease, and border inspection practices at the contemporary INS. Behdad is open about the intellectual challenges posed by his ‘‘disciplinary jump’’ from studies of European travelers...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 395–397.
Published: 01 June 2006
... inspection practices at the contemporary INS. Behdad is open about the intellectual challenges posed by his ‘‘disciplinary jump’’ from studies of European travelers in the Middle East to nationalism in the United States. Whitman specialists, for instance, are unlikely to find a great deal of new...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 397–398.
Published: 01 June 2006
... include Walt Whitman, the Know-Nothings, Thomas Whitney, turn-of-the- century medical discourse on immigrants and disease, and border inspection practices at the contemporary INS. Behdad is open about the intellectual challenges posed by his ‘‘disciplinary jump’’ from studies of European travelers...