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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 779–806.
Published: 01 December 2002
...N. Katherine Hayles Duke University Press 2002 N. Katherine Saving the Subject: Remediation in Hayles House of Leaves Isitpossibletosavethesubjectnowthatithasbeen imploded by Jean Baudrillard, deconstructed by Jacques Derrida, and...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 430–433.
Published: 01 June 2002
... travel’s significance in the cul- tivation of American character throughout the study, as it is manifested in the discussions of Twain and James. Alison Russell’s study picks up where Ziff leaves off by charting the resur- gence in travel writing in the late twentieth century—a revival that emerges in...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 335–365.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Andrew Lawson Duke University Press 2003 Andrew ‘‘Spending for Vast Returns Lawson Sex, Class, and Commerce in the First Leaves of Grass 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 93 of...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Mark Noble Noble's essay examines Walt Whitman's investment in an often radical materialization of subjectivity, which both underlies his earliest claims to reinvent embodied experience and brings his poetic project to crisis. In the 1855 Leaves , Whitman's enthusiasm for the popular science of his...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 661–662.
Published: 01 September 2001
... theorize y,admissionincludesthedevisingofnewcriticalfigurations. Particularly in the early chapters, there is the obligatory runup in which we are required to watch the author play with his new tropesconsumptive ‘‘palimpsestic ‘‘incorporative and the like. Also, in leaving the museum, one has to exit...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 841–870.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Seth McKelvey Abstract In liberal political economy, voice (voting, complaining, etc.) and exit (dissociating, boycotting, etc.) are the two primary feedback mechanisms for improving large organizations. When it comes to the political state, however, exit is off the table: no one leaves the state...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
... totalizing narratives of subject formation, leaving the protagonist in a condition of fragmentation. In Paredes's late and peripheral version of modernism, such fragmentation is always rooted firmly in social and political contexts, suggesting that in the borderlands, totalizing scripts of identity collide...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 659–685.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Jeffrey Insko A familiar refrain in U.S. history, “leave me alone” has long been the preferred locution with which one affirms one's right to privacy. Insko's essay investigates a conceptual incoherence at the heart of the various, incompatible definitions and applications of the right to privacy...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... token stories revolve around dying child “saints,” of whom Stowe's character Eva is one iteration. Upon death, these ideal children leave a powerful emotional memory that can transform incorrigible children into eager students. As the example of Mary Martha Sherwood's The History of Little Henry and His...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
... elide individual subject positions and leave much to the visual “palimpsests” such as those Lindner frequently sees on his city’s vibrant canvas. Lindner’s “New York vertical” emerges from sixteenth-century harbor descriptions that predate skylines, then goes through the early skyscraper era’s booms...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 875–876.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- sion. Torn between a respect for the workmanship and ideals of fine printers and a desire to demystify their inflated claims, Benton leaves much of her cri- tique to be inferred, relating anecdotes about printers who wax eloquent about...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., slavery, and empire with existential questions and themes in ways that leave the agents of US imperialism at home and abroad, and their dearest beliefs and ideals, broken beyond any capacity for restoration. In turn, readers cannot “shield” themselves from the “violence of that shattering” (xvii), much as...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2019
...). Here, a formalizing approach to affect (in terms of adequation), which suits the aesthetic program of German idealist philosophy and offers a satisfyingly reflexive account of the relation between feeling and thinking, art and criticism, ultimately leaves out the traffic between bodily and symbolic...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 382–384.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., $ 38.00 . Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 As scholars expand our understanding of the US South as both a diverse region and a constructed idea of region, some have argued that continuing to focus on questions of southern identity can limit scholarship by leaving too many old...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 497–524.
Published: 01 September 2001
...- ated from Yale University in 1875 and attended Harvard Divinity School, leaving without taking a degree. In 1879 he joined the staff of the Philadelphia American and began a career as a journalist and liter- ary figure; in the 1880s he worked for the Boston Evening Transcript. During his Boston...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 March 2001
... he promises to extend to an entire nation of readers who are, to him, perfectly unknown. In the 1876 preface to Leaves of Grass, he writes: W]hile I am about it, I would like to make full confession. I also sent out ‘Leaves of Grass’ to arouse and set flowing in men’s and women’s hearts, young...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- tion of American Modernism Singal’s approach to modernism as a cultural break with Victorianism in favor of the virtues of self-expression and whole- ness leaves little room for the kinds of tensions and hesitations that David...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
... periodization initiated by the Enlightenment notion of secular universal history—a rupture that, for three of them, compelled reiteration. Marrs observes that in the antebellum Leaves of Grass (1855), diverse temporalities—from fragments and snapshots to long, regenerative cycles—all synchronize, whereas in...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that disasters are uneven in their distributions and effects. This book ultimately leaves unanswered questions about why postapocalyptic fantasies provide such a powerful way of ignoring postapocalyptic realities. While Hay’s book provides a history of thinking about the aftermath of disaster...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- tion that hides as it reveals. Because Chesnutt leaves his intentions difficult to read, Duncan asserts that he continues to be an ‘‘enigmatic figure or absent man (5). Although Duncan takes great care to...