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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 821–849.
Published: 01 December 2017
... contrast to accounts that emphasize the speed of propaganda, political operatives in America loyal to the Crown deliberately sought to slow the flow of information, including the stream of satire, rumor, and diatribe that inevitably accompanied it. Broadsides, pamphlets, and poems written in reaction to...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 192–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Information Culture . By Peter West. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 229 pp. $44.95. Literature and Moral Reform: Melville and the Discipline of Reading . By Carol Colatrella. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2002. x, 337 pp. $55.00. Herman Melville and the American Calling...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Richard Jean So So’s essay reconstructs a literary genealogy for the emergence of “information warfare” in the early Cold War period (the 1950s). Specifically, it argues that this form of warfare—which So dubs “literary information warfare”—took shape first and most keenly within the US state’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 434–437.
Published: 01 June 2017
... . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2015 . xii, 310 pp. Paper , $55.00 ; e-book, $55.00 . The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing . By Stephens Paul . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2015 . xvi, 240 pp. Cloth , $87.50 ; paper, $25.00...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Kirsten Silva Gruesz Duke University Press 2006 Informal Empire: Mexico and Central America in Victorian Culture . By Robert D. Aguirre. Minneapolis: Univ. Minnesota Press. 2005. xxix, 198 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50. Writing to Cuba: Filibustering and Cuban Exiles in...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as to both comment on its errors and let them remain evident to the reader. Lorde's emphasis on knowledge as an ongoing phenomenon rather than a finite commodity, and her understanding of prose as a means to inscribe that process, informed this technique and became evident to Rich in a series of...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
... anything to anyone, in part because once he expresses himself, he is no longer in charge of what people may do with that information. Salinger's lawsuit then can be read as a protection not only of his privacy, but of his authenticity, a twentieth-century creation that is becoming a twenty-first-century...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Bechdel’s visual rhetoric in the pages of WomaNews , the grassroots periodical where Bechdel first published her work and participated as a member of the collective. Informed by archival research, this analysis embraces grassroots contexts as an overlooked venue for exploring queer histories and tracing the...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
... ( 2016 ) of the title character’s black female comrades-in-arms, this reading interrogates how race consciousness and colonial legacies inform the discourses of desire operating within the text. The term desiring blackness describes an orientation to reading that defers to African Americanist and black...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 589–615.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Hassan Melehy Melehy’s essay explores Jack Kerouac’s relationship to the Québécois diaspora of which his Massachusetts family was a part, his experience of English as a foreign language, and how these inform his aesthetics. Melehy situates the discussion in debates on multilingualism in the study...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... played a crucial part in national, cultural, and political processes of self-reflection and -identification in the early days of the American Republic. Demonstrating how network epistemology has informed and in turn been generated by US literature and philosophy of the nineteenth century, Schober...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and fail. The novel addresses this scandal of subject formation by dramatizing the process through which the protagonist develops a private fantasy identity informed by the corrido alongside a public “Americanized” identity by following the script of the assimilationist bildungsroman. The conclusion...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 753–778.
Published: 01 December 2010
... poets to the charge of careerism. Zuba's essay explores the representation of poets' paths in the context of postwar debuts, which consistently evoke the career through the theme of beginning. On the one hand, this emphasis signifies a capitulation to the imperative of development that informs the...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
... labor, and concludes that Hemings’s culinary labor, when considered as techne , can inform discussions of digital labor today. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Amin Shahid . 1995 . Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992 . Berkeley and Los Angeles : Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
....” Whether we can or should agree with their proffered explanation for this “depth”-evading turn—“at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century,” they write, “so much seems to be on the surface”—is a matter that resides beyond the scope of this essay. This article's informing concern instead is...
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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 June 2017) 89 (2): 255–278.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the social blogging platform Tumblr.com and other informal social networks constitutes a new and important form of versioning that reaches different audiences and opens up new pedagogical opportunities. Though separated by decades, Tumblr and This Bridge both represent vernacular pedagogy networks...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... well as those that inform and motivate our work in the first place—in relative and relational terms. Apathy is more than a generational disposition of postmoderns or the cool, emotionless province of “critique” that Rita Felski identifies with what she (after the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur) names...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Hsuan L. Hsu Hsu's essay argues that the racially differentiated experiences of mobility depicted in Huckleberry Finn are informed by a range of vagrancy laws that restricted access to public spaces. Such legal constraints on mobility were deployed throughout the South and West to control the...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
...), this essay finds that Language poetry assimilated lessons from New Narrative that informed—and in some cases determined—its engagement with such issues as narrative structure, cultural politics, and sexual identity. More than an internecine quarrel among competing avant-gardes, these conversations...