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American Literature (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 (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...
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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. 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. More
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American Literature (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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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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 (2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to explicitly racialize their central invention, vividly illustrating the afterlife of slavery at the birth of America’s machine culture. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Edisonade slavery machine culture Late one day in January 1868, a clanging metallic creature...
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American Literature (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 (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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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. More
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 229–254.
Published: 01 June 2023
... abandoned, AI researchers have recently called for their return, this time borrowing from the literary genre of interactive fiction, whose forms and conventions they might use to represent the world in text for the purpose of teaching machines to speak. This confluence of literary form and scientific method...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
... the 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...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 205–227.
Published: 01 June 2023
...-processing powers—from machine translation to early AI. This article contextualizes the computer poetry of Alison Knowles, Nanni Balestrini, and others within the scientific concerns of mathematicians like Theo Lutz and linguists like Margaret Masterman. Framed by governmental power, university funding...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 March 2024
...-Wheeler’s The Boy with the U.S. Census (1911), reflect and respond to this conjunction of boyhood, settler colonialism, and official surveillance. Read together, these texts provide a window into the ways that data collection mediated between the everyday lives of children and the bureaucratic machinations...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 255–279.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and the Sun (2021), and Ian McEwan’s Machines like Me (2019). Each interrogates how the human aura is subverted by conscious robots. The article concludes by proposing how a reconfigured human aura should be constituted. For example, in the scene where the Mother and Klara travel...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2024
...—written following brain injury—functions as a countertechnology to the doctors’ racializing machine. cera@uoregon.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 African American literature torture brain injury nervous system patient narrative Near the center of Ralph Ellison’s...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... histories thus provide a very contested and difficult space that mandates new thinking about how to work within, around, and through technology and contemporary technical epistemologies. Artificial intelligence (AI) is often described as a field investigating whether machines can think. The existence...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 397–413.
Published: 01 June 2023
... . New York : Tordotcom . 2021 . 172 pp. Cloth, $16.39 ; e-book, $15.99 . Machines like Me . By Ian McEwan . New York : Nan A. Talese . 2019 . 352 pp. Cloth, $15.56 ; paper, $9.89 ; e-book, $11.99 . Frankissstein: A Love Story . By Jeannette Winterson . New York...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 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 of the narrator’s visit and the “cream-­laid and royal sheets” that represent, he says...