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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., as media technologies operated by men. Drawing on Michel Foucault and the history of the book, this article uses the example of Hefner to theorize the editorial subject. Like Foucault’s author function, the editor function represents a position of legal, moral, and authorial responsibility that binds...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2016
... variation is a signal property of literary works. Taking up Michel Foucault's challenge to study the “mode of existence” of literary discourse, I argue that in order to write literary histories that are attentive to the history of literariness, scholars need to question both their commitment to preserving...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Michael Lundblad In Epistemology of the Closet , Eve Sedgwick argues that the discourse of sexuality shifted at the end of the nineteenth century from an emphasis on sexual acts to sexual identities. Sedgwick builds upon Foucault's famous declaration that the “species” of the homosexual was born at...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 850–853.
Published: 01 December 2015
... ammunition. In stark contrast to Wegner’s undisciplined (or too disciplined?) perfor- mance of “theory,” Rosen and Santesso’s Watchman in Pieces sets out, with impressive scope and sophistication, to attack the vision of panopticism devel- oped in Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1975). In...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and freedom. The book’s first half foregrounds a critique of European-centered biopolitical theory. Weheliye leans heavily on Hortense Spillers and Sylvia Wynter to articulate correctives to Giorgio Agamben’s theorization of bare life and Michel Foucault’s concept of biopolitical racism. He criticizes...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 121–145.
Published: 01 March 2001
... social worlds by contrasting them with imaginary, transcendent, perfect societies; but increasingly since Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1975), the prison system has served as metaphor for and immanent microcosm of society. Both the prison and utopia are well-developed structures in the...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: Toward a Queer Marxism . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . Foucault Michel . 1980 . “ A Preface to Transgression .” In Language, Counter-memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews , edited by Bouchard Robert , 29 – 52 . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press . ———. 1990...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Battlestar Gallactica ). In complementary ways, then, these texts illustrate the evolution of modern governmentality that, as Michel Foucault describes in Security, Territory, Population (2004), transformed from exercising power over individual subjects to counting, documenting, assessing, and governing an...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 445–447.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the terrain of sexual expression. Like Michel Foucault, Perkins concludes that the nexus of power resides in the space where sexuality plays itself out; unlike Foucault, Perkins demonstrates this dynamic’s dependence upon the simul...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 447–449.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the terrain of sexual expression. Like Michel Foucault, Perkins concludes that the nexus of power resides in the space where sexuality plays itself out; unlike Foucault, Perkins demonstrates this dynamic’s dependence upon the simul...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... servant of God, not of his own hungry belly.” —Augustine, Confessions In the final pages of the first volume of The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault enjoins his reader to “counter the grips of power with the claims of bodies, pleasures, and knowledges,” and...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2000
... readers, historical analysis, anecdotal material, and her own autobiographi- cal meditations. Textual readings are buttressed by a spectrum of theoretical voices, including those of Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Marilyn Farwell...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 884–885.
Published: 01 December 2000
... readers, historical analysis, anecdotal material, and her own autobiographi- cal meditations. Textual readings are buttressed by a spectrum of theoretical voices, including those of Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Marilyn Farwell...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 235–262.
Published: 01 June 2006
... during the 1870s and, as George Chauncey notes, by the mid-1910s several United States journals devoted regular columns to sexology, producing ever more specified accounts of inverted men and women.10 As readers of Foucault’s The History of Sexuality are aware, the rapid spread of inversion as a...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 171–173.
Published: 01 March 2018
...). Both texts also draw on the work of Michel Foucault and others to build an analysis of expansionist enterprises as both representational and material and that do not project from one center of power or one coherent ideology. The chapters of Ethnology and Empire pursue the “interlocking...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Fanon, Michel Foucault, Paul Gilroy, Cedric Robinson, and Sylvia Wynter, Archives of Flesh calls for a heretical critical approach to humanism with respect to how it sustains, despite Enlightenment rhetorics to the contrary, the histories of slavery, racism, and colonialism. As its title suggests...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2017
... much current theory of posthumanism, biopolitics, and bare life. As Alexander Weheliye and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson note, Giorgio Agamben’s state of exception and bare life and Michel Foucault’s biopolitics—arguably the predominant critical frameworks for analyzing state violence and inequality as...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and Foucault’s definition of neoliberalism. This project is most explicitly developed in Anker’s study of melodrama. After claiming that melodrama is foundational for US political narrative, Anker develops a succinct five-part definition. Melodramas must personalize collective events, polarize...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 874–876.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and Michel Foucault’s biopolitics—arguably the predominant critical frameworks for analyzing state violence and inequality as constituent aspects of democratic formation—neglect the history and legacy of racialization, colonialism, and slavery. We invite essays that consider the biopolitics of the...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and Michel Foucault’s biopolitics—arguably the predominant critical frameworks for analyzing state violence and inequality as constituent aspects of democratic formation—neglect the history and legacy of racialization, colonialism, and slavery. We invite essays that consider the biopolitics of the...