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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Bob Perelman 2005 Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy . By Marjorie Perloff. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. xxxiv, 307 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $29.95; The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to Cultural Poetics . By Barrett Watten. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Marcia Klotz; Lee Medovoi The Insistence of the Material . By Breu Christopher . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2014 . x, 264 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper, $25.00 ; e-book available. Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Dean Franco Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America . By Koltun-Fromm Ken . Bloomington : Univ. of Indiana Press . 2010 . xi , 342 pp. Paper , $28.00 ; e-book , $22.90 . Identity Papers: Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness . By Myers Helene . Albany...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2002
... attends to the mechanisms by which ideas and tropes are circulated, thus specifying and making material the traditional literary topics of influence and intertextuality. Rebecca Ann Bach’s Colonial Transformations proposes an important re- organization of knowledge, claiming not just transatlantic...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2004
... origins in the ‘‘stolen’’ literacy of slaves in the South and in the slave narrative as a genre. McGill’s study begins with her gaze turned firmly away from the traditional materials of literary history, examining in her first two chapters Wheaton v. Peters, the first Supreme Court copyright decision...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Susan Kurjiaka By Susan M. Stabile. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. xiii, 284 pp.$34.95. By Janet Gray. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. viii, 324 pp.$44.95. 2005 Book Reviews Memory’s Daughters: The Material Culture of Remembrance in Eighteenth-Century America. By Susan M...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
...William Scott Duke University Press 2006 William Material Resistance and the Agency of Scott the Body in Ann Petry’s The Street Like Bigger Thomas in Richard Wright’s Native Son, Lutie Johnson, the protagonist of Ann Petry’s first novel, The Street (1946...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 617–619.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Lauren Coats Duke University Press 2006 Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination . By Bridget T. Heneghan. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2003. xxvii, 204 pp. $45.00. Abolition's Public Sphere . By Robert Fanuzzi. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Craig Carey Reveling in the language and logic of markup thrown into relief by digital media, Carey’s essay calls for a renewed scholarly focus on the material histories of markup encoded in literary and cultural history. The essay relocates Ambrose Bierce’s stylistic operations at the intersection...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
... scholarship’s investment in the unresolved (and perhaps unresolvable) questions of inanimate agency raised by such works was gradually eclipsed by other concerns. Recently, however, a vigorous interest in such metaphysical questions has resurfaced in the discourse of new materialism, an interdisciplinary and...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Univ. Press. 2001. 237 pp. $52.50. Three new books in colonial studies present new constellations of texts by breaking down conventional national and generic boundaries. Each in its own way attends to the mechanisms by which ideas and tropes are circulated, thus specifying and making material the...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Katie McGettigan Abstract This article uses Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s experience in the transatlantic literary market to analyze how British publishers constructed antebellum American literature as a cultural commodity and an aesthetically valuable tradition through their material texts...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Paul Gilmore Duke University 2004 Paul Romantic Electricity, or the Gilmore Materiality of Aesthetics Perhaps the central problem for contemporary crit- ics who address aesthetics is defining exactly what we mean by the term. In addition to the abundance of...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2005
... describes are observable in our time and will be well into the future, as long as drama remains an important cultural force. D. Quentin Miller, Suffolk University A Queer Sort of Materialism: Recontextualizing American Theater. By David Savran. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2003. xii, 234 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jane F. Thrailkill © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism . By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America's Aesthetics of Alienation . By Rochelle L...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Nicole M. Merola This essay considers Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis (2003) as a literary act of witnessing that diagnoses the devastating socioecological footprint of globalized cybercapitalism. Employing Marxist and ecocritical accounts of materiality and environment as analytic categories, Merola...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Tartarus of Maids” (1855), have not adequately attended to the material economy of paper that existed for Melville before the cycle of literary publication, distribution, and circulation began. Living in the important papermaking region of rural west Massachusetts allowed Melville to experience the raw...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Dana Luciano This essay takes up the recent embrace of geology by contemporary postsecular critics in relation to a history of nonsecular uses of geology as a resource for what Michael Taussig terms the “unthought zones of materiality.” It looks closely at one such manifestation: the nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... empirical and secular realms, and their concepts of postsecular historical materialism address the problems of suffering, labor, and loss within a frame where capitalist technology employs the material artifacts of past labor within a state of dispossessed anonymity: an anonymity that aesthetic practices...