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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 429–431.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Timothy Sweet. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2001. 222 pp. $45.00. Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture.By William Conlogue. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2001. 230 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 628–631.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Cynthia Wu Activism and the American Novel: Religion and Resistance in Fiction by Women of Color . By Romero Channette . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2012 . viii , 217 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle: Radicalism’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 621–623.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Jennifer Brady Obscure Invitations: The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature . By Widiss Benjamin . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2011 . x , 208 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; paper , $21.95 ; e-book , $21.95 . Industry and the Creative Mind...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Will Norman Abstract In this article I argue for a new understanding of the term hard-boiled by tracing the relationship between literary style and historical shifts in intellectual labor in the mid-twentieth-century United States. Novels representing the culture industry, such as Raymond...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 699–728.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Christopher Hager © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Christopher Hunger for the Literal: Writing and Industrial Hager Change in Elizabeth Stoddard’s The Morgesons The strikingly oblique prose of Elizabeth Stoddard’s 1862 novel, The Morgesons, its...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paula Rabinowitz © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration . By Sylvia Jenkins Cook. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford Univ. Press. 2008. 292 pp. Cloth, $99.00; paper, $24.95. Grotesque Relations: Modernist...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 653–655.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., sub- chapters, sub-subchapters, tables, and italicized theses that theorizes broadly as it analyzes three complex utopias. Despite these differences, both books share a praiseworthy willingness to address intersections: industry, govern- ment, and writing in Astrofuturism; form, belief, and reader...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 91–117.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Marsha Orgeron Duke University Press 2003 Marsha Rethinking Authorship: Jack London and the Orgeron Motion Picture Industry 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 95 of 252 In the middle of June 1913, a person in New...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 June 2008
... on the commodifying the bodies of, laboring West Indian women in hospitality industries. Seacole and Sui Sin Far, by marking (in)hospitable relations in the Caribbean American region in sites of hospitality where they reside and work—the Jamaican creole boarding-house and tourist hotel, respectively...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... “winner-take-all” labor market with a few superstar earners and many struggling unknowns. Both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick used their respective versions of The Shining to describe the conditions of the 1970s media industries. Each told the story of a would-be middle-class writer grappling with the...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Lisa Lynch Lynch’s essay explores the divergence between the symbolic imaginary of nuclear power and the imaginative terrain of environmentalism through a look at documentary film about the civilian nuclear industry. Lynch first analyzes several films about US antireactor activism produced in the...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the cultural amnesia that flows from America’s intoxicating confidence in the transformative power of industrial technology. To counter the temporal imbalance of an industrializing nation drunk with the spirit of innovation, Hawthorne’s “temperance” tales ultimately offer a distillation of time that...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... labor, technologically concretized, finds its demand for justice depicted through the retelling of an industrial disaster. Focusing on technology’s both literal and figural sources of social transmission, Rukeyser’s poem redirects our attention from assured Communist redemption toward more transitional...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
... pedagogical method he named dovetailing . The dovetailing method sought to correlate acts of reading and writing with industrial and agricultural training, instantiating an instrumental relation to literary expression that this essay terms vocational realism . Examining vocational realism as an important...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Tova Cooper Cooper's essay shows how the photographs taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston at educational institutions such as the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and Hampton Institute, as well as in the Washington, D.C., public schools, show the influence of social Darwinism on progressive...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... authors interpreted factory operatives as women of suspect virtue. I argue that male authors who sexualized female wage earners alleviated their own anxieties about their compromised independence in the industrial marketplace. Male authors fixated on factory women’s sexual identity in an attempt to...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... It contends that Marrow highlights the deep affinities between two nineteenth-century national institutions of US popular culture—minstrelsy and lynching. Chesnutt's novel does not support the traditional view that late nineteenth-century popular industries functioned as a mask of progressive...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Charles Sheeler's abstract film Manhatta (1921). Imagined as a shelter from the most dispiriting forces of urban-industrial modernity, the cinema was at once embraced, challenged, and idealized by these artists who practiced what Wanda Corn has called a “transcendent modernism.” © 2012 by Duke...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... involvement with the garment industry and high fashion as imagined in Salome of the Tenements (1922); and concludes with early theorizations of aesthetic empathy's role in motion pictures such as Hungry Hearts (1922), the film made of Yezierska's short stories. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Ann...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-century American theater, Tin Pan Alley and the music industry, anthropology and ethnography in the southern United States, and Toomer's debts or relations to other writers of the Harlem Renaissance, among them James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, and Langston Hughes. © 2010 by Duke...