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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... examines how the novel repeatedly stages episodes that highlight the particular aliena tions inherent to cybercapitalist labor and the particular metabolisms it demands of human and built materialities. Through its rescripting of Karl Marx’s concept of alienation for the contemporary moment, Merola argues...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 June 2004
...’’ of Marx’s alienated worker and Melville’s story a parable of the heartlessness of capitalism.5 This early Marxist criticism of ‘‘Bartleby’’ has come under fire from several critics. Pointing to the fact that the lawyer continues to pay Bartleby’s salary and to help him even after he has stopped...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 675–677.
Published: 01 September 2019
... succeeds. By contrast, Thoburn offers a dense and rich theoretical account of what he calls a “communism of text” drawing on Theodor Adorno, Antonin Artaud, Walter Benjamin, André Breton, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Michel Foucault, and, of course, Karl Marx for his wide-ranging analysis...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... final essay “On the Concept of History” (1940) finds a parallel in Rukeyser’s The Book of the Dead, a poem that contradicts the scorn for the dead’s polit- ical uses as professed by Marx in his 1852 Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. To overcome secularism’s temporal distortions, even those...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 903–906.
Published: 01 December 2003
... to a range of previous historical work (by Michael Denning, Michael Rogin, and Leo Marx, among others); engaging cultural practices that range from the poster art of the Movimiento Chicano, to video and performance art in Los...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 202–203.
Published: 01 March 2005
... see as what Leo Marx would call the machine in the garden. Yet Van Noy’s real inter- est lies in trying to evoke, rather than historicize or put into cultural context, the awe, uncertainty, fear, glory, and frustration his subjects tried to share. For this reason, Surveying the Interior will...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... nothing,” might be related to labor in the culture industry. The idea of creating something from nothing was consistently deployed by Karl Marx in his economic writings, most notably in the Grundrisse and Capital , as the heart of the riddle to which those works respond. Chandler’s view of the process...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . New York : Board of Publication of the Reformed Church in America . Levander Caroline F. Levine Robert S. , eds. 2008 . “ Introduction: Essays beyond the Nation .“ In Hemispheric American Studies , 1 – 17 . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . Marx Karl . (1867...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 423–435.
Published: 01 September 2004
... collectiviz- ing potential of aesthetic experience, from Karl Marx’s claims that performativity and poetics are counterrevolutionary through Roland Barthes’s claim that ‘‘Revolution excludes myth’’ to Terry Eagleton’s sustained analysis of how the major chords of aesthetic theory give voice to bourgeois...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 237–249.
Published: 01 June 2011
... that has characterized theory ever since Karl Marx dedicated his project to “the ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be.”26 Thus...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 335–365.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Myself’’ is governed by the dynamics of marketplace circulation, which Karl Marx described in 1867 as the process by which human labor is metamorphosed into the abstract form of the commodity. The ‘‘materials of nature...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
... directions, of course, are not easily made compatible. Breu’s book labors to suggest a shared insight that comes from attending to the “real” of Lacanian psychoanalysis, the “vibrancy” of Jane Bennett’s matter, the ontology of Graham Harman’s object, and the historical materialism of Karl Marx. But Breu’s...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 456–458.
Published: 01 June 2003
... difference and conflict in the language and plots of film come- dies from the Marx Brothers to the Coen brothers. To authorize and enable their inquiries, both authors look to Bakhtin, Bourdieu, and other Men of...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 458–460.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the Marx Brothers to the Coen brothers. To authorize and enable their inquiries, both authors look to Bakhtin, Bourdieu, and other Men of Respect among critics of culture, with only an occasional mention of editing...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on ideology, hegemony, and social contract go a long way in explaining why citizens can feel so good about relinquishing freedom. No such theoretical shortage characterizes The Colonizing Trick,which enlists Michel Foucault, Immanuel Kant, Fernández Retamar, and especially Karl Marx in an all...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2005
... that each comes to see as what Leo Marx would call the machine in the garden. Yet Van Noy’s real inter- est lies in trying to evoke, rather than historicize or put into cultural context, the awe, uncertainty, fear, glory, and frustration his subjects tried to share. For this reason, Surveying the...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2020
...). In light of Jelfs’s reading of the proliferation of things in US culture, this worry of Poe’s transforms into a utopian aim. Karl Marx’s own assessment of the proletariat was of a class that would seek to abolish itself. Linkon’s social view of class obscures the economic and, indeed, utopian...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2011
... subculture and in his “economic devaluation” as a result of the crisis of accumulation and stagflation in the 1970s (185). This is at once a historical and theoretical argument, putting Marx- ism and theories of gender performativity in exciting collaboration. I often found myself wondering, as I did...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Dred .” Nineteenth-Century Literature 62 , no. 3 : 380 – 406 . Levine Robert S. , ed. 2000 . Introduction to Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp , by Stowe Harriet Beecher ( 1856 ), ix – xxxv . New York : Penguin . Marx Karl . (1861) 1972...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 855–866.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Wil­liam James and John Dewey, as well as the revisionist literary treatment of pastoral in William Empson, Raymond Williams, and Leo Marx. Moti- vating this fusion of pragmatism and pastoral is the idea that poems set in rural contexts raise questions of class and region, professionalism and...