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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 2. Alison Bechdel took a digital reference photograph for almost every human pose in Fun Home . This digital photograph provided the reference for the fourth frame of p. 141, as seen in fig. 1 . Reprinted by permission of Alison Bechdel. Figure 2. Alison Bechdel took a digital More
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Rebecca Wanzo © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism . By bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains. Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press. 2006. 145 pp. Paper, $15.00. Rhetorical Occasions: Essays on Humans and the Humanities . By Michael Bérubé...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 647–649.
Published: 01 September 2002
... degraded from human beings to commodities and property. Visitors to the antebellum New Orleans slave market would have seen only the tip of the iceberg: much about the business of selling slaves would have been hidden from view. While Johnson delves deeply and presents a striking ‘‘story of back and...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2017
... tendencies and desires to see in any figure, work, or event a single or master narrative or a definitive meaning. Pratt’s hope to “redefine [the category of literature] according to the stated desires of many nondominant peoples for a new understanding of the human, as well as the principles of the human...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the Human . By Weheliye Alexander G. . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2014 . x, 209 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper, $23.95 ; e-book available. Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism . By Musser Amber Jamilla . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2014 . xii, 255 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Rebecca McWilliams Evans Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times . By Stacy Alaimo . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2016 . 242 pp. Cloth, $94.50 ; paper, $27.00 ; e-book available. The Child to Come: Life after the Human Catastrophe . By...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 659–662.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Nineteenth-Century America . By Stephanie P. Browner. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2005. 304 pp. $49.95. Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine . By Susan Merrill Squier. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. xvi, 350 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Carrie Rohman Duke University Press 2007 Carrie Revising the Human: Silence, Rohman Being, and the Question of the Animal in Nightwood . . . [T]he voice functions as a foreign body, as a kind of parasite introducing a...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 March 2016
...James Dawes In this essay, I identify the centers of aesthetic gravity that pull texts together into what I have come to think of as a subgenre of the contemporary US novel: namely, the novel of human rights. What connective structures and recurring concerns can be discerned at this early stage in...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 4 “Humanals”: Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff’s Miss Bindergarten series (2001) Figure 4 “Humanals”: Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff’s Miss Bindergarten series (2001) More
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 December 2013
... methodologies adopted from computer science to help us analyze the vast, networked nature of knowledge and information in postindustrial society produce a major change in our understanding of literature and culture, and indeed the humanities? Some have suggested that we have already embarked on a post...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
... © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 The infrastructures of the digital humanities are, like all the best infrastructures, simultaneously omnipresent and invisible. The digital humanities depend on and operate through a vast, interlocked network of objects, capital, people, and ideologies: ASCII...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature . By Andrea Stone . Gainesville : Univ. Press of Florida . 2016 . xiv, 238 pp. Cloth , $79.95 . Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death . By Courtney R. Baker . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 197.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Reconciling the Void . By Todd F. Davis and Kenneth Womack. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2006. xxv, 198 pp. $65.00. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Gene Andrew Jarrett © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion since World War II . Ed. David A. Hollinger. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2006. vi, 421 pp. $45.00. Multiethnic Literature and Canon Debates . Ed. Mary Jo Bona and...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Anne Raine This essay reads Stein and Cather's early autobiographical fictions as part of a complex negotiation of the gendered divide between the professionalizing sciences and the feminized field of “nature work.” Intrigued yet unsatisfied by scientific accounts of human consciousness as...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Lauren F. Klein In recent years, scholars from across the humanities, including literary critics Stephen Best and Saidiya Hartman, have theorized about how best to account for the silences endemic to the archive of American slavery. These critics call for a shift away from what Best has described...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Jason Gladstone Abstract This essay argues that what most characterizes the late twentieth century is not, as is often assumed, the threat posed to the human by technology but rather that imposed by technology’s failure. The essay does so by tracking the development of a postwar literalism that is...
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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jeannine Marie DeLombard Abstract Afrohumanism is crucial to the forward-looking “project of thinking humanity from perspectives beyond the liberal humanist subject, Man” (Weheliye 2014: 8). It is another question, however, whether such a humanist approach provides the best historical analytic for...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... regeneration of the comic book was made possible by the revamping of a key American fantasy figure, the superhero, from a transparent champion of the national interest to a genetic and species outcast mapping the limits of the human. This refashioning was most visible in the invention of the “mutant superhero...