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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. Chapel Hill: Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Andrea Stone The Strangers Book: The Human of African American Literature . By Pratt Lloyd . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2016 . xii, 186 pp. Cloth , $49.95 ; e-book, $49.95 . The Lives of Frederick Douglass . By Levine Robert S. . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Marcia Klotz; Lee Medovoi The Insistence of the Material . By Breu Christopher . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2014 . x, 264 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper, $25.00 ; e-book available. Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human...
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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 September 2006) 78 (3): 659–662.
Published: 01 September 2006
... 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. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous...
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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 Rebekah...
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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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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 September 2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., $33.99 . Copyright © 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...
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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 2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
...: 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 Press . 2015...
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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 Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed...
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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 Irma Maini. Albany...
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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 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
... science-religion, religion-humanities, and humanities-science divides. Specifically, Powers reveals the extent to which genes are gaining sacrosanct status in U.S. culture, and in response offers a postsecular, metanarratival science fiction that contextualizes some of the more inflated rhetoric...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... . Uniting private practices with public reform, Thoreau draws on Graham's theory of a universal physiological constitution that all human beings, and perhaps even animals, could be imagined to possess, in order to denominate the human body as a significant site of political reform. Ultimately, antebellum...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
...-nineteenth century, as an indexical trace of the invisible truths of an object, and particularly the invisible processes that made human populations distinctive. By bringing this attention to local color’s color, Schroeder aims to move critical debates away from considerations of place-based content of local...