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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 421–423.
Published: 01 June 2000
... public mesmeric performances amounted to ummery and delusion his fas- cination with it as a power relation that fascinated others led to his creation of the manipulative mesmerist, Westervelt, and the veiled medium, Priscilla, in...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
...-century collaboration between the geologist and Spiritualist lecturer and writer William Denton and his wife, the psychometric medium Elizabeth Foote Denton, which produced a three-volume study titled The Soul of Things : Psychometric Researches and Discovery , published between 1863 and 1874...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... functions as a self-consciously traditionalist critique of the mappings and subjectivities of U.S. Indian policy. The text uses the medium of print to provide a countervailing narrative to the texts of the treaty-system, sketching a set of regional native processes, practices, and principles which have no...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... could make the old medium of the written word seem insufficient. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Brian Hearing Lost, Hearing Found: Hochman George Washington Cable and the Phono-Ethnographic Ear More than a third of the way through The...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
... writing, produced not simply on the land but through the medium of the land itself , while recording an activist witnessing of historical and ongoing attempts at its erasure. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Chadwick Serpentine Figures, Sinuous Relations: Allen Thematic Geometry...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
... conventions of print so that the medium better conformed to the ideals of Haudenosaunee history telling. Sketches at once archives a history of Haudenosaunee territorial possession and subverts the presumption that printed texts afford access to any authoritative sense of the Haudenosaunee past. Cusick...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 865–867.
Published: 01 December 2015
...), the ironic and socially negative narratives of independent comics (the epitome of queer anti-normativity), or the social stigma that makes the medium mar- ginal, juvenile, and outcast from proper art (the epitome of queer identity), comics are rife with the social and aesthetic cues...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Whether one looks to the alternative mutant kinships of superhero stories (the epitome of queer worldmaking), the ironic and socially negative narratives of independent comics (the epitome of queer anti-normativity), or the social stigma that makes the medium mar- ginal, juvenile, and outcast from...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Early comics scholars, themselves often practitioners, as well as theorists, of their art form, were intent on establishing the legitimacy of the field and the particular characteristics that distinguished the comics medium from its more conventional...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 439–445.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-normativity), or the social stigma that makes the medium marginal, juvenile, and outcast from proper art (the epitome of queer identity), comics are rife with the social and aesthetic cues commonly attached to queer life. Moreover, the medium has had a long history as a top reading choice among those “queer...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... (the epitome of queer antinormativity), or the social stigma that makes the medium marginal, juvenile, and outcast from “proper” art (the epitome of queer identity), comics are rife with the social and aesthetic cues commonly attached to queer life. Moreover, the medium has had a long history as a top...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
... medium itself as an aesthetic infrastructure in the digital age. Jeff Scheible’s Digital Shift takes as its object of study a world in which Facebook avatars can express political positions through equal signs, internet communication is controlled by periods, and the social becomes #searchable. For...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 227–229.
Published: 01 March 2019
... medium or chapter—are rich and engaging. In contrast with most macroanalytical approaches to networks, Jagoda’s critiques are immanent. As such, the book stresses ambivalence, a type of “deliberate intensity” against adopting avant-garde aesthetics or opting out of networks (224–25). I am looking forward...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2003
... refute the other and both seem a world away from ‘‘Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar Yet these disparate couplings of poet and medium are recruited for similar new modernist projects in Helen Sword’s Ghostwriting...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... rather than for unilateral broadcast, the function it gradually came to acquire in the 1920s. But it is another thing to shift from the history of technological devices themselves to habits of listening, reading, hearing, and viewing—to take seriously, that is, the newness of any given medium. It is...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Ralph Ellison read the most successfully, as Agee’s accompaniments of Evans, Welty’s itinerant photography, and Ellison’s attention to Richard Wright’s photo-essay 12 Million Black Voices (1941) meditate on the practice of photography and also transform the medium into tropes for their fictions. Less...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 61–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
... astrologer to the alchemist, the alchemist to the witch, the witch to the magnetizer, the magnetizer to the clairvoyant, the clairvoy- ant to the medium, the medium to the mind-reader...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Past, Present, and Future is an important intervention that recognizes that the category of Latina/o comics represents a range of output that is as broad as the medium itself. In their introduction, Aldama and González run through examples of common genres of Latina/o graphic narrative—science fiction...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 831–833.
Published: 01 December 2008
... descriptions of Native Americans “are in some way spiritualist” (22). Whitman is a “medium,” “a channel for . . . voices” (172, 173). Any word, no matter how conventionally metaphorical, that can be associated with death constitutes a connection to 834  American Literature spiritualism. “Dimness...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2008
... everywhere in this mix, especially since, by her lights, spiritualism seems nearly coextensive with Christianity itself. Lincoln’s religious beliefs, photography, and picturesque descriptions of Native Americans “are in some way spiritualist” (22). Whitman is a “medium,” “a channel for...