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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 418–420.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Victoria Szabo Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History . By Jockers Matthew L. . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2013 . x , 192 pp. Cloth , $90.00 ; paper , $30.00 . From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature...
American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 459–490.
Published: 01 September 2019
... signs colonial archive interpretive methods In November 2018 I visited the Musée Ogier-Fombrun in Montrouis, Haiti, with two Haitians I’d recently met in Port-au-Prince. Our guide recounted a story that incorporated the vestiges of the sugar plantation under our feet into a narrative of the...
American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2020
... black people’s political futures, often by recasting the past. Chassot offers nuanced accounts of how several black novelists negotiate history as a corrective to lingering sociopolitical issues. Meanwhile, Levy-Hussen and Freeburg question the analytical methods that have led us to expect that African...
American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 192–193.
Published: 01 March 2001
... operating as steady-state, closed cultural systems’’ (4). The contributors pay special attention to how empirical data and method- ological experimentation can reveal that colonialism’s cultural contours are ‘‘creatively invented rather than ‘discovered’ in the arid climate of the archive’’ (3). This...
American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Scarlet Letter , although the novel is ripe for such interpretation. 8 It is, rather, a disability-informed reading of The Scarlet Letter that develops a method I am calling historical cripistemology . This method does not focus on representations of disability; instead, it centers the embodied...
American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... This essay posits that debates over the methods of African American higher education shaped the function of literature within black modernity. It explores how Tuskegee Institute founder Booker T. Washington transformed literature and books into instruments of a practical approach to learning through a...
American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
... disassociation of signification, and symbol, from surface is our manner and method of reading. Such reading as we identify with a suggestively transcendent work like Walden may pass under the edifying watchwords of deep reading, but the practice itself, if left unexamined, hampers textual interpretation...
American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the spiritual uplift brought by physical proximity to “genius.” In addition, because Emerson's celebrity encouraged a range of interpretations of his cultural relevance, it required individuals to examine Emerson's reputation for themselves, and it thereby fostered the kind of self-reliant thinking...
American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... identification through difference—an interpretive logic according to which we are all the same because we are all different—at the center of contemporary multicultural reading practices. As the readers of Howe's novel recoil at the repugnant, they experience a limit to their understanding of the indigenous Other...
American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 533–561.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kay Yandell In 1931, Crow medicine woman Pretty Shield delivered her oral autobiography to Frank Linderman, simultaneously through an interpreter of spoken Crow, and without translation to Linderman in Indian Sign Language. Pretty Shield’s and Linderman’s use of the sign language within this...
American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
... premised on the significance of consumer data as the raw material of economic interpretation and fixated on mathematical analysis as a source of knowledge about value. Marginalism in economic theory and realism in American literary practice were contemporaneous efforts to mediate value at a moment of...
American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... a “hermeneutics of suspicion.” Rather, apathy is an interpretive stance in its own right, proactive in the critical postures it adopts as much as it is reactive to any culture that defines itself, at least in part, on the basis of its relation to feelings. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press...
American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
...R. John Williams Despite his enormous popularity as a native interpreter of Chinese culture for Western readers, Lin Yutang's literary career has been largely ignored in American studies and only selectively attended to in Asian and Asian American studies. This essay argues that much of this...
American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 753–778.
Published: 01 December 2010
... university-based poetry scene. On the other, laying claim to the status of a beginner may be read as a strategy of defense, for it allows poets to present themselves as if they had yet to embark on professional careers. Interpretations of articulations of beginning in first-book poems by Sylvia Plath...
American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 439–467.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ed White Historical interpretations of the Anglo-Pequot War have oscillated between ethnographic and conspiratorial explanations, arguing that it resulted either from cultural differences and misunderstandings or from scheming and provocation. But seventeenth-century accounts of the conflict...
American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 753–784.
Published: 01 December 2018
...—the scholarly acts that stand, ultimately, behind nearly any interpretation of any literary text, including genre classification, editorial presentation, and genealogical authentication—have often been versions of what Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick described in the late 1980s as “the extremely elusive and...
American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jeannine Marie DeLombard DeLombard's essay departs from previous legally oriented readings of Benito Cereno by foregrounding not the title character's mysterious deposition but the novella's hitherto neglected series of contracts in order to interpret Herman Melville's only sustained literary...
American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michael A. Chaney Chaney analyzes cartoons representing slaves and slavery from the British satirical periodical Punch, or the London Charivari to argue that African American readers such as Frederick Douglass engaged in an evolving role as readers, interpreters, and users of Punch 's iconographic...
American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
... thematic and structural complex Hedge Coke builds for her “Snake Mound” and “Stone Snake Effigy” persona poems reveals the multiple ways she simulates earthworks technologies, based in methods of Indigenous science, both in the strategic placement of individual poems within the sequence and in the complex...
American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Marion Rust This essay examines two versions of an essay by Adrienne Rich on Anne Bradstreet to argue that Rich's intervening relationship with Audre Lorde facilitated her development of a rhetorical technique I call additive emendation . This method allowed her to supplement the original essay so...