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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 447–449.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Lisa Swanstrom © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Machine-Age Comedy . By Michael North. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2009. viii, 222 pp. Paper, $27.95. Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path . By Terry Harpold. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2009...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 652–654.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Kinohi Nishikawa Duke University Press 2006 Authors Inc.: Literary Celebrity in the Modern United States, 1880-1980 . By Loren Glass. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 242 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $20.00. Muse in the Machine: American Fiction and Mass Publicity . By...
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1. Screenshot of the Distance Machine. You can access this text at distancemachine.org/text/KdQjQaPb?y=1851 . Double-clicking or tapping on the word somehow will open the box on the right. Figure 1. Screenshot of the Distance Machine. You can access this text at distancemachine.org More
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 4. The Distance Machine ngram chart for the word underlie in Google’s US English corpus. Figure 4. The Distance Machine ngram chart for the word underlie in Google’s US English corpus. More
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 821–824.
Published: 01 December 2013
... : Oxford Univ. Press . 2012 . x, 239 pp . $65.00 . Secularism in Antebellum America: With Reference to Ghosts, Protestant Subcultures, Machines, and Their Metaphors; Featuring Discussion of Mass Media, “Moby-Dick,” Spirituality, Phrenology, Anthropology, Sing Sing State Penitentiary, and Sex with...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 904–907.
Published: 01 December 2017
... . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2016 . 352 pp. $40.00 . Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form . By Golston Michael . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2015 . xvi, 247 pp. Cloth , $60.00 ; e-book, $59.99 . Pitch of Poetry . By Bernstein...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
... explicitly racialize their central invention, vividly illustrating the afterlife of slavery at the birth of America’s machine culture. The first Roy Rockwood book (published in 1906 and baroquely titled, in the Edisonade way, Through the Air to the North Pole; or, The Wonderful Cruise of the Electric...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 634–637.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kent A. Ono © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination . By Robert Markley. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. 456 pp. Cloth, $89.95; paper, $24.95. Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines: Science Fiction and the Cultures of Science...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 197–198.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda-Setting in American and British Speculative Fiction . By Charles E. Gannon. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield. 2005. 311 pp. Cloth, $82.50; paper, $26.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 869–872.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2002. xii, 213 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.95; Writing Machines . By N. Katherine Hayles. With designer Anne Burdick. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2002. 144 pp. Paper, $17.95; Cognitive Fictions . By Joseph Tabbi. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2002. xxvii, 166 pp...
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 3. The Distance Machine’s ngram chart for the word boss in Google’s US English corpus. The gray area indicates the period in which the word is relatively infrequent according to the model that is used to highlight words. Figure 3. The Distance Machine’s ngram chart for the word boss More
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Aristotelian conception of the artifact. Through the lines in the dirt they feature, the works discussed in this essay bracket off the axes of the subject, the human, and the machine. To that end, they generate “failed artifacts” by isolating the exposures of human-made things to their environments as...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 235.
Published: 01 March 2019
... The annual Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature in 2018 was awarded to Taylor Evans, “The Race of Machines: Blackness and Prosthetics in Early American Science Fiction” (90:3, September 2018). An honorable mention was awarded to Margaret Galvan for...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 418–420.
Published: 01 June 2015
... literary past, Peter Swirski’s forecasts the future. Both, however, are engaged with questions of authorship and agency in a digital world, and with the fundamental acts of reading and writing. What happens when we turn these functions over to machines? Jockers’s work provides a welcome overview...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Melville was part as a writer. What distinguished the Old Berkshire Mill along with the other mills in Dalton was their production of high-­ quality paper. Although Cupid, who guides the narrator through the factory, makes a distinction between the foolscap being made by the machine at the time...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
...- ing English. The Story of the Typewriter, published in 1923 by the Her- kimer County (N.Y.) Historical Society to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the invention, explains that there are two “ideographic” languages, Japanese and Chinese, that “lie outside the pale of the writ- ing machine...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 379–407.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2000 In 1996, when personal computers had become household appliances rather than mysterious, behemoth machines controlled by MIT, American culture confronted one of its deepest fears, which had been circulating among mathematicians and science- fiction buffs for...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and Me (New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2015), Ta-Nehisi Coates writes, “The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine” (70). An argument linking these three books is that this “machine” is...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 527–551.
Published: 01 September 2007
...,” Sand- burg explains, “and the end of the nineteenth century saw scarcely a city without its long, high brick building, with its hundreds of rooms, hundreds of machines, and hundreds of men.” These new factories and the material progress they represented “satisfied only the wants of the body...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 61–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
... great case, sliding down a narrow passage, and finally climbing a ladder in the darkness of the machine’s interior (and all the while deafened by noise like ‘‘the noise of machinery he ascends to the solo box, ‘‘the center...