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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (2005) 77 (3): 653–655.
Published: 01 September 2005
... a praiseworthy willingness to address intersections: industry, govern- ment, and writing in Astrofuturism; form, belief, and reader response in Politics. Kilgore defines astrofuturism as the major ‘‘narratives produced by the space flight movement’’ (7). Although he focuses on the space-race years (1950–70...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 (2008) 80 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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—expose the (in)hospitality of industry...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to a “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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of 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 transports...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of industrial capitalism. Despite seemingly regressive views of women’s place in the home and society, Beecher’s writings on domesticity during the historic transition to fossil fuels speak to our own moment of climate and public health crises. To reassess Beecher in light of the environmental humanities...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 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 From...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-of-the-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...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
... that produced populist imperialism. Moby-Dick narrates how hegemonic redeployments of the working-class rhetoric of loss transformed the hands of industry, seeking autonomy through territorial imperialism, into the prostheses of an Ahabian empire. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Christopher...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
... accessible the material effects of the American military-industrial-media-entertainment network on historical consciousness. Braid adopts the affordances of game form to develop a formally experimental analytic of processing—one that is aesthetic, affective, and interactively experiential as opposed...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
... a response to industrialization and militarization in the South, but as a sustained novelistic reflection on modes of urban renewal in both the United States and a Europe under reconstruction through the Marshall Plan. By unearthing the bivalent history of US urbanism’s sounds and spaces, Requiem for a Nun...
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American Literature (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...