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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
... texts often include ‘‘disparate and fragmentary, unevenly developed, even contra- dictory images of the material everyday and that discovering such images in a text alters its meaning. While there is nothing new in this allegedly post- modernist theory, Brown does use it insightfully in his analyses...
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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...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2005
... patterns Houchin 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
... <A> and <B>: Carey Marks, Maps, Media, and the Materiality of Ambrose Bierce’s Style It is official: the “digital” has tagged the “humanities” and there is no turning back. New media have marked up the tag cloud of American literature and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Susan Rosenbaum © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Slumming in New York: From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem . By Robert M. Dowling. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2007. ix, 200 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $20.00. Don't Ever Get Famous: Essays on New York Writing after the...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
... offers a potential springboard for resistance. For Breu, biopolitical theory assembles a diverse corpus of thought—new materalisms, object-oriented ontology, but also Lacanian psychoanalysis and Marxist historical materialism—with which to investigate the insistence of the material. These theoretical...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., Longfellow’s transatlantic materials constructed the terms under which the literature of a new nation might be valued, both in that nation and in the world. Transatlantic publication in the mid-nineteenth century was a complex business. Until the International Copyright Act of 1891 (the Chace Act...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2013
... inter- disciplinarity, and how they claim new ground amid the literary and architec- tural paradoxes of our past and present. Magdalena J. Zaborowska, University of Michigan DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959643 Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America. By Ken Koltun-Fromm. Bloom- ington...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and univer- sal law or truth, by turning away from the notion of a self-interested individual, driven by material necessity, toward an ideal sphere. While new historicists have frequently used their rejection of New Critical formal aesthetics to dismiss the aesthetic as a category of analysis...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2002
... texts often include ‘‘disparate and fragmentary, unevenly developed, even contra- dictory images of the material everyday and that discovering such images in a text alters its meaning. While there is nothing new in this allegedly post- modernist theory, Brown does use it insightfully in his analyses...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2004
... participating in an African American literary culture located in Washing- ton, D.C.—not in Harlem. Melissa J. Homestead, University of Oklahoma Material Modernism: The Politics of the Page. By George Bornstein. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2001. xii, 185 pp. $55.00. Becoming Marianne Moore: The...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 617–619.
Published: 01 September 2006
... culture. The abolition- ists’ public, Fanuzzi argues, was ironically absent. Created through the trop- ing of American Revolutionary republicanism and Enlightenment thought, the ‘‘ambition of Garrison and the New England abolition movement was to render materially the traces of an absent people in...
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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...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2005
... promising infinite renewal via constant flows of new raw materials and energy, constant scientific challenge, and a cosmic view enabling us to rise above nationalism and racism. Kilgore’s series of portraits begins with a space-race precursor (David Lasser, an engineer and science fiction editor) and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., I suggest that Leaves then broadens this approach in the celebrated new poem of the 1856 edition, “Sun-Down Poem” (later titled “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by also adopting and supplementing a classical material- ism.6 In my reading of that well-known poem, Whitman borrows from...
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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...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 397–423.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Taiwanese context, with focus on the material value of an English degree and the potential expansion of the degree beyond the isolated major. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Taiwan college English American New Criticism pedagogical value humanities crisis An often-noted...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 853–855.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Nancy Bentley Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction . By Marshall Kate . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2013 . xvii , 233 pp. Cloth, $75.00 ; paper, $29.95 . Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media . By Pressman Jessica . New York : Oxford...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 403–405.
Published: 01 June 2002
...- nineteenth-century advertisement differs from objects like the rocking chair of the Quaker household in Uncle Tom’s Cabin or the panoply of commodities in Kirkland’s A New Home, Who’ll Follow? Does genre, in other words, matter? Sentimental Materialism is an important intervention in any number of de...