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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 785–813.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the antinomians’ monstrous births and in the US Senate floor debate of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act just before the Iraq War in 2003. In both instances, rhetoric comparing familiar bodies to unfamiliar corporeal forms conjures powerful feelings of disgust that legitimize intervention. These powerful...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 221–246.
Published: 01 June 2004
... story the ‘‘monstrous birth’’ that caused the nation’s ‘‘white progeny’’ to ‘‘spring from an identical source’’ as her ‘‘dark onehe does not question the notion that essential racial differences distin- guish the ships’ white from her dark children, despite their altered proximitytoeachother.54...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 855–862.
Published: 01 December 2018
... controversy’s monstrous births moves all the way forward to the political invention of “partial-birth” abortion, carried along by the affect of disgust at female reproduction. For Christopher Trigg, moving Roger Williams’s millennialism alongside today’s expectation for Muslim immigrants’ assimilation redefines...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 841–854.
Published: 01 December 2018
... understanding of the discourses of disgust, the circulation of stories of monstrous births, and colonial American Puritanism’s grounding in transatlantic intellectual and affective cultures. It is what she does with this historicist grounding that provides the foundation-shaking effects. Likewise, Stein...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., Sumner dreams of being flung into “a deep, dark pit” where he senses the stirring of “a monstrous body” ready to devour him. In the dream, Jewel’s white, angelic face comes to his rescue as “a ray of light pierc[ing] the gloom of the pit . . .” ( HD, 165). Hagar similarly finds herself...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to a monstrous social outcast mapping the limits of the human in the postwar period. Originating with the publication of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel’s Superman in 1938, the superhero launched the comic-­book medium to national notoriety while providing Americans with a fantasy of unlimited...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... By 1797 the slave market is said to brim with cassava, sweet potato, yams, oranges, custard apples, papaya, and ‘‘the monstrous apricot 5 Joan Dayan suggests that ‘‘Mo- reau’s catalogues reveal the wondrous ‘species’ of plants, animals, and vegetables available for consumption. He delights...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 859–885.
Published: 01 December 2002
... in midtown Manhattan.1 Six weeks later they both learned of the mistake made that day: while each woman received her own fertilized eggs, Donna was given Deborah’s eggs as well. Only Donna became pregnant, and in December 1998, she gave birth to two boys, one of whom, DNA tests showed...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
... in wickedness and depravity, you would find them in the female form.32 The strategy of displacing criminality onto the monstrous ‘‘female form’’ ultimately proved successful with the jury: Avery was acquitted of murder on 2 June 1833. Private Femininity and Public Will If sentimentalism framed cultural...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
... mothers & fathers no difference among them Replicas They not only speak and walk and think alike they have the same face! What did this monstrous thing...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 123–134.
Published: 01 March 2023
... in the collection Eight Men ; they would receive it in its full context in 2021 when Harper published The Man Who Lived Underground in its entirety. Harper rejected the manuscript in 1942 because, in my view, the taut, quasi-surrealist novel lacks several of the hallmarks of Native Son , such as monstrous...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 December 2013
... . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . Hall Gary . 2002 . Culture in Bits: The Monstrous Future of Theory . London : Continuum . ———. 2011 . “ The Digital Humanities beyond Computing: A Postscript .” Culture Machine 12 . www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/441/459...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2021
... character is marked by aquiline sharpness ends up appearing unnaturally monstrous. So where, exactly, does character sketch end and caricature begin? Many eighteenth-century writers and artists were uncertain, as Lynch ( 1998 : 62–66) shows, and some, such as William Hogarth, even highlighted the ways...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and typical energy infrastructure; to call such structures monstrous is to make evident the danger involved in what the industry considers “usual” operating procedure (51). Juhasz’s description of “the monster’s sheer weight, which brought the noxious matter to the ocean floor where it rests today...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 357–380.
Published: 01 June 2022
... established dynamics, Vincent is also an orphan who has grown up in New York City—a monstrous location for the other students, “an awesome, adult place that swallowed up their fathers every day” (2). The other students read the same monstrous difference onto Vincent’s appearance (“even if you could ignore his...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 295–322.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in order to displace the material fact of slavery. Indeed, we might compare the Jewess of this story to Hundley’s Southern Yankee: another monstrous offspring birthed in the South, she is in her alluring seductiveness the very embodiment of “slavery’s capitalism.” Hence, her live burial is an attempt...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the invention of what will endure, through the birth of a world” (45–46). “How does this happen we wonder. “How can I move beyond the encounter to invent a world?” Badiou answers, “It is a complete mystery” (41). And so while he insists that we must engage the will, how to do it, how...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... reading memory slavery shame When Alain Locke heralded the arrival of the New Negro in his era-defining collection, The New Negro (1925), he simultaneously announced the departure of the Old Negro. Rhetorically, neither the birth of the New nor the death of the Old were novel; both terms had...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., is “way down” in his troubles (C, 42). Toomer strikes an absurdist note throughout, likening Rhobert to a deep-sea explorer: his house is a “monstrous diver’s helmet” that protects him from life’s vicissitudes, but he is nevertheless a man in peril, one who “would sink in mud should...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of greater freedom to be won in a movement, “superior in benefit and importance to the first revolution,” against “a t r i n i t y of the most monstrous evils,” enslaving mankind all over the world. Specifically, he called for the abolition of “p r i vat e , or i n di v i dua l p r op e r t y — a b su...