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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Michelle N. Huang Abstract Illuminating how biomedical capital invests in white and Asian American populations while divesting from Black surplus populations, this article proposes recent Asian American dystopian fiction provides a case study for analyzing futurities where healthcare...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Sarah Ensor In this essay, Ensor suggests that the figure of the spinster can help resolve the problems of futurity that confront queer ecocriticism insofar as the spinster practices an avuncular form of stewardship, tending the future without contributing directly to it. By looking at a series...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 225–226.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... xv, 127 pp. $24.95. William Dowlinghas been a staunch public defender of the future of the monograph against the ravages of commercial publishing. And at first glance Literary Federalism would seem...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 223–225.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Stacey Peebles Duke University Press 2007 Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots . By Min Hyoung Song. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 285 pp. Paper, $22.95. The Edge of Modernism: American Poetry and the Traumatic Past . By Walter Kalaidjian...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 898–901.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Benjamin Bateman Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission . By Kevin Ohi . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2015 . 326 pp. Cloth, $96.50 ; paper, $27.50 ; e-book available. Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility . By Alexis Lothian...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 855–857.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Michael Borshuk © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Cross-Rhythms: Jazz Aesthetics in African-American Literature . By Keren Omry. London: Continuum. 2009. 189 pp. $120.00. Writing the Future of Black America: Literature of the Hip-Hop Generation . By Daniel Grassian...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... depictions of risk to realistic ones, this essay examines fictions of nuclear waste commissioned by the Department of Energy to show that a risk-based realism is used to maintain the status quo of settler colonialism. It then turns to a countermodeling of the futures of nuclear waste by Leslie Marmon Silko...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and the Future of American Cultural Studies . By Smith Jon . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2013 . xv, 176 pp. Cloth , $69.95 ; paper, $24.95 ; e-book, $24.95 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 On the surface these authors employ vastly different methodologies: John Lowe’s...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 397–413.
Published: 01 June 2023
... persists, suggesting that the world is not ready for “forever humans” as envisioned in Victor’s transhumanist research, that “morally and spiritually, we are barely crawling out of the sea onto dry land. We’re not ready for the future you want” (280). The fictions discussed here have a wide range...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Tara T. Green Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire . By Waligora-Davis Nicole A. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . xx , 218 pp. $65.00 . The Problem of the Future World: W. E. B. DuBois and the Race Concept at Midcentury . By Porter Eric . Durham, NC...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 223–225.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kenneth M. Roemer © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction . By William H. Katerberg. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas. 2008. ix, 281 pp. $45.00. Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women . By Jeffrey...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 historical trauma Yellow Fever Spanish influenza futurity knowing We know now, perhaps, as we have never known before the meaning of the terms pestilence, plague, epidemic, since we have been passing through this terrible scourge of Spanish influenza...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 767–779.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the implications of this ambiguous temporality, suggesting that COVID-19 has made visible a new heterotemporality, wherein real time, history, and the future intermesh. The paper concludes by focusing on Hong Kong, a former British colony and Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China since...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to the representation in order to reframe possibilities of women’s healthy sexual subjectivity. Injurious pasts and irreconcilable desires do not preclude joyous futures. Painful pasts enable the eponymous lost girls’ agency, creating the conditions that help them find homosocial and queer belonging with one another...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... figure for future self-reflection and -definition at a time particularly shaped by cultural renewal and social reform. The network, as combining both concrete, material reality and epistemological, theoretical discourses, thus represents a central image in the project of (re)defining personal...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2014
... view of American history. These writers oppose exceptionalism by linking the United States to a broader and deeper history defined by slavery, empire, and ruin, while at the same time offering a prophetic vision of a future beyond the “empire of slavery.” © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... utopian politics of social redemption urged Left-aesthetics to respond to newly uncertain political futures, Rukeyser’s documentary-epic renewed a social imaginary for political redemption in ways resonant with Walter Benjamin’s theories of sociopolitical messianism. In Rukeyser’s poem, exploited human...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 357–383.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Minh and thereby challenge the Communist Party’s official historiography. Resisting both the lingering civil war’s Manichaeanism and the militant anti-Communism of the diaspora, the texts present Ho as a figure of hope through which to imagine national reunification and an alternative future...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 759–766.
Published: 01 December 2020
... utopian or cosmopolitan fantasies of shared vulnerability and future inoculation; it marks survivors with a kind of zombie consciousness in an unending, limitless present. Drawing on American works from Charles Brockden Brown’s Arthur Mervyn (1799–1800) to Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 799–807.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of pandemic, the overstory of Powers’s novel is the networks of interdependency that have put the world in grave danger and that gesture to an uncertain future. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 care Richard Powers interdependency pandemic environment The best care is effortless...