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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jamin Creed Rowan Abstract This essay suggests that hard-boiled crime fiction in the United States has developed the kind of “deep infrastructural ethic” that John Durham Peters says is present in much modern thought. The essay attempts to illuminate the genre’s infrastructural ethic and its...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 345–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., the dam was known by both the United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) and the state and federal agencies that had granted its construction license to be an unstable infrastructure on shaky ground (Brugge, deLemos, and Bui 2011). But this was Navajo ground, and the violence was slow, and the mill produced...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Andrew Kopec Abstract This essay considers the politico-aesthetics of infrastructure by focusing on poems that anticipate, justify, and critique internal improvements, from Joel Barlow’s early Republican vision of the Erie and Panama Canals to texts that document the ruin caused by the works Barlow...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 445–472.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Rebecca Evans Abstract This essay argues that contemporary African American novels turn to the gothic in order to dramatize the uncanny infrastructural and spatial afterlives of the plantation through a literary strategy it identifies as geomemory : a genre friction between mimetic and gothic modes...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book, $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...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., settler colonialism, and racial capitalism interlock to materially and discursively enable the US nation-state and liberal citizenship; sentimental conventions facilitate processes of containment and capture that allow this infrastructure to function smoothly rather than disrupting it. In contrast...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 September 2021
... infrastructures intensify racial inequality under terms that do not include race at all. Through a reading of Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea (2014) and other texts, the article develops the term studious deracination to refer to a narrative strategy defined by an evacuated racial consciousness that is used...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2021
... effects. A focus on subsidence makes visible the sometimes-invisible infrastructure of the ground, and analysis scaled to the figure of subsidence forces a reorientation of vision—away from rising sea levels and toward the destabilizing loss of land. From this perspective, Ward’s fiction identifies...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 687–689.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 American Literature and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities invite submissions for a joint special issue titled “The Infrastructure of Emergency,” coedited by John Levi Barnard, Stephanie Foote, Jessica Hurley...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 922–924.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 American Literature and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities invite submissions for a joint special issue titled “The Infrastructure of Emergency,” coedited by John Levi Barnard, Stephanie Foote, Jessica Hurley...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2021
...”), the representations of “nature” users interact with on the internet or in video games (Chang 2019 ), or the physical infrastructure that undergirds the internet (Hu 2015 , Starosielski 2015 ). From undersea cables that stretch between continents, to data centers located in deserts and mountains, to satellites sent...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 337–349.
Published: 01 June 2023
...? The effort to map and survey results in the stylistic deployment of quite a few lists in AI in the Wild . For example, on energy efficiency, Dauvergne summarizes: “City-owned vehicles are being integrated into the Internet of Things to improve data analysis and response times. City infrastructure is being...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 305–319.
Published: 01 June 2023
... discriminatory can often mean having to study business practices, data sciences, specific suites of tools that can lay a claim to the moniker of AI , assemblages of hardware and software, platform infrastructures with machines slotted away in hot data-center basements in tax havens, human-computer interactions...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 227–229.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to enable, if not encourage, tactical performances and relations (216–19). Jagoda’s five-part framework is articulated with what he calls a “network imaginary”: “The complex of material infrastructures and metaphorical figures that inform our experience with and our thinking about the contemporary world...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 853–855.
Published: 01 December 2015
... is embedded in wider social and material contexts. But for Kate Marshall and Jessica Pressman in particular, the analytic frame no longer comes from one or another variant of historical materialism; it comes instead from the materiality of media itself, from the infrastructure of medial forms...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 569–596.
Published: 01 September 2023
... are enslaved by the Sanzed Empire, who harness their orogeny to seismically control the supercontinent’s geologies (quelling earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other seismic activities) and to create infrastructure such as roads, clearings, and architecture. Known as a race who are “born evil—some kind...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... And if the residents of New Orleans had any prior knowing, they knew this: that the levees, if tested, would break. In the final analysis, the scale of Katrina’s devastation represented a failure of environmental infrastructure and climate unpreparedness encountering an indifference to Black life. The toll...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 309–341.
Published: 01 June 2020
... cases, engineers could create invasive infrastructures (Rodríguez 2006). Third, politicians broke treaties; although they had agreed to let Nuevomexicanas/os conserve their common lands, they helped Anglos invest in private property. By recognizing that dispossession was at once material and imaginary...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 June 2023
... into the realm of visual knowledge. Cloud I is exemplified in efforts to precisely map the geography of cloud computing, to make distributed computing observable by reducing it to a network of locatable data centers, stacks of infrastructure, platforms, and applications “located in places within economies...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of various systems with respect to weather—these projects do not render the full connectivity of wind, toxins, water, air, animals, humans, marshes, and manmade infrastructures. This lack of connectivity makes it easier to position weather disasters as purely “natural” events rather than overwhelmingly human...
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