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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
... works and the narrative forms of recursion and repetition that result produce an aesthetic engagement with the past that emphasizes simultaneity and overlap. Highlighting the presence of multiple temporalities as they are represented in landscapes and topographies within popular works frequently read...
American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2019
... politics of multiple temporalities. I discuss several books from the period before focusing on Charles W. Chesnutt’s 1901 novel The Marrow of Tradition , in which white supremacists weaponize nonlinear temporalities while punctual black characters express faith in linear progressive historical time...
American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Sarah E. Chinn Abstract This article explores how thinking about the time of childhood through the lens of US slavery forces us to rethink both phenomena. According to many of the people who lived through it, enslaved childhood was a shifting, episodic phenomenon that had multiple points...
American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and frames thus leaves the reader with no means of regulating the narrative passage of time. Further, the image of the unidentified hand holding the photograph troubles the chronological flow of time within the narrative, the undecidability of just whose hand this is collapsing the multiple temporalities...
American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 609–612.
Published: 01 September 2020
... South in fields such as new southern studies and American studies “at various global scales: hemispheric, transatlantic, and transpacific” (x). Bone’s work is attuned to multiple temporal registers, linking the realities of the contemporary US South, like immigration and globalization, to previous...
American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
... celebrations of the race’s royal antecedents in Africa threatened to devalue cultural legacies forged in the New World. This reengagement leads not only to the creation of mask-like characters who inhabit multiple temporal dimensions but also to the political rejection of the “happy ending,” which the novel...
American Literature 10950792.
Published: 13 September 2023
... the invitations offered in Letters to Memory and the Yamashita Family Archives to read them in conversation, I take a capacious approach to their common themes of temporal disorder and embodiment. In a nod to both media s assemblage formats, I structure my analysis by reading them through multiple frames...
American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2018
... but as expressing alternative articulations of time and history entirely. Rifkin makes the compelling argument that histories and temporalities are multiple rather than singular. However, given his claim that he wants to avoid a “homogenizing dichotomy between Natives and non-Natives” (42), his distinction...
American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
...’ actions enforce the racial hier- archies of the nation, their representation concurrently functions to disrupt a national narrative of temporal progress. Through a multiple set of alignments, Abu-Jaber links the white working class with the fig- ures of the Native American and the Palestinian...
American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 459–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of temporal and sensorial animacy created in the episodic narration of The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian (1920), the life story of a Ho-Chunk man named Sam Blowsnake. Apprehended by settler governance as a “craze,” anti-assimilationist currents of the Peyote movement met with intensifying attempts...
American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of nuclear waste dumps that create different temporal structures within which the colonial history of the United States plays out. The first, a Department of Energy document known as the futures report (Hora, Von Winterfeldt, and Trauth 1991 ) that uses statistical modeling and fictional description...
American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 175–188.
Published: 01 March 2012
... shares Burt’s focus on a life stage and, more revealingly, Phillips’s emphasis on poetry’s multiple, composite temporalities. Vendler asks how poets have solved an aes- thetic problem with experiential roots: how to combine acute aware- ness of death with the “unabated vitality of spirit...
American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 779–806.
Published: 01 December 2002
... narratives with multiple cross connections, as if multiple voices were speaking simultaneously. Instead of temporal sequence indicated by spatial continuity, HouseofLeavesuses spatial disconti- nuity to indicate temporal simultaneity. This multiplicity is characteristic of hypertext, which Jane Yellow...
American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of other articles, serial forms push us away from a model of literature as an isolated endeavor toward an emphasis on its multiplicity as a mass media form produced communally. Recent work has also underlined the potential for more ambivalent and conflicting relationships to that collective temporality...
American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 199–227.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., the Schreibszene attends to the multiple local factors that inform the act of writing in such situations. Attending to the local act of writing, we might see how material practice is both regimented by external factors and open to the possibility of mutation. 5 While the terms language...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... By strenuously entertaining alternatives and possibilities that perhaps were never actualized—multiple hypotheti- cal futures—we put ourselves in a better position to understand the medium and its governing paradigms as they came to materialize. Early cinema is especially challenging to think about...
American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., the “secular” meant “worldly” and indicated those people and places that were not priests, churches, monasteries, and the like. It was primarily a spatial demarcation: the religious was here , the secular was there . Through the Enlightenment and its aftermaths, the relationship became primarily temporal...
American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 721–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
... was recognized, a shift that Ian Hacking marks as so paradigmatically significant that it ought to be dated: “When did multiple personality come into being? Late in the afternoon of the 27th of July, 1885” (171). By the time of Freud’s ascendancy in the twentieth century, a causal relationship between...
American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... consciousness and American history (8). Descent into the underground realm of the music juxtaposes multiple temporalities against one another, embedding the history of enslavement within the novel’s narrative present, exposing slavery as the unacknowledged base of American culture. During his descent...
American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Journal 5 , no. 1 : 28 – 44 . Foote Edward Bliss . 1868 . Medical Common Sense . New York : Published by the author . Freeman Elizabeth . 2005 . “Time Binds; or, Erotohistoriography.” Social Text 23 , no. 3/4 : 57 – 68 . ———. 2010 . Time Binds: Queer Temporalities...