1-20 of 1577 Search Results for

new materialism

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
American Literature (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...
Journal Article
American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
... from other natural materials, and it has historically raised new questions, prospects, and possibilities about the natural world as a whole. Yet the many prospects coral raised across centuries and cultures, I argue, share a central feature that enthralled antebellum Americans: coral provoked...
FIGURES | View All (7)
Journal Article
American Literature (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 reprocessed the words, tools...
Journal Article
American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... offers a taxonomy of the novel’s three different socioecological spaces: touchless space, material cityspace, and interstitial space. Taking into account its specific geographical and temporal setting, New York City in April 2000, during an era DeLillo terms “the golden age of cybercapital,” Merola...
Journal Article
American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 513–541.
Published: 01 September 2020
... ). Their accounts impressively anticipate the various new materialisms in exhorting us to consider virality not as a foreign threat but as a natural component of the human. But read in light of the political commitments that this essay’s archive imputes to 1980s and 1990s discourses of virality, their provocations...
Journal Article
American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Henry B. Wonham Abstract This essay argues that late nineteenth-century American fiction, as exemplified by William Dean Howells’s The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885) and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (1900), is entangled in the period’s embrace of a new understanding of economic conditions, one...
Journal Article
American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 755–782.
Published: 01 December 2023
... experience of incarceration out of chronological order, encouraging new connections across a massive collection of materials: letters, photographs, federal surveillance documents, paintings, sermons, and other ephemera surrounding World War II Japanese American incarceration. Their respective acts...
FIGURES
Journal Article
American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of videogames as a unique art form requires a more intimate understanding of the new sensorium that they open up—that is, the specific experience of spatiality, temporality, speed, graphics, audio, and procedural activity that they make available. To explore that sensorium, this essay analyzes Jonathan Blow’s...
Journal Article
American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., audio playback, and visual culture—early magnetic recording materialized. In so doing, the essay offers scholars of both new and old media a sense of how we might better historicize the ostensible permanence and immateriality of contemporary data cultures and their digital economies. “Making the Perfect...
Journal Article
American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
... . Inventing the New Negro: Narrative, Culture, and Ethnography . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . Levinson Marjorie . 2007 . “ What Is New Formalism? ” PMLA 122 ( March ): 558 – 69 . Lowe John . 2009 . “ Materials .” In Approaches to Teaching Hurston's “Their Eyes Were...
Journal Article
American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kelly McKisson Abstract This article focuses on figures of subsidence in Jesmyn Ward’s novels of Bois Sauvage. Subsidence not only describes an actual process of sinking land in the US Gulf Coast bioregion but also refigures how those who study climate change can understand and address its material...
Journal Article
American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... African religious practices and healing arts to their new sur- roundings, working with different raw materials and responding to the social conditions of enslavement in the British Caribbean. In this sense, obeah is a product of what Cuban anthropologist Ferdinand Ortiz calls transculturation...
Journal Article
American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Edlie Wong Wong's essay charts the legal controversies over slaves brought into New England after Massachusetts Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw's forceful application of the celebrated British civil suit, Somerset v. Stewart (1772), in the landmark case of the slave girl Med, or Commonwealth v. Aves...
Journal Article
American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Lena M. Hill Hill examines how art theory and plastic art objects facilitate Ellison's presentation of African American consciousness in Invisible Man . When considered alongside manuscripts of the novel in addition to letters and other archival material, the published text emerges as heavily...
Journal Article
American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 607–638.
Published: 01 December 2023
... this distinctive mode of placemaking within the Native community that formed at Brothertown, New York. Opening up several key moments in the hymnal’s nearly two-hundred-and-fifty-year history, this article reads the Collection ’s figures of place in relation to the embodied engagements it has prompted over time...
FIGURES
Journal Article
American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 397–423.
Published: 01 June 2017
... struggle against white, male bias in English that left New Criticism as politically fraught in the United States as in Taiwan. Yet the main barrier to addressing New Criticism’s material legacy is not its inequities of race and gender but those stemming from the politics of materiality itself...
FIGURES
Journal Article
American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2018
... with the Trouble (12). This sentence can be understood as a manifesto for the entrance of new materialism into environmental cultural studies. At its best, new materialism marks the particularity of intimate material relations and refuses familiar Western narratives of the bounded, individualized human subject...
Journal Article
American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 447–457.
Published: 01 September 2023
... writing to contemporary Vietnamese American poetry and Black feminist speculative fiction, these articles bring the insights of critical new materialisms to bear on the literary study of sensation, offering a redistribution of the sensible that illuminates the transitivity of subject and objecthood...
Journal Article
American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 869–892.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in Literary Naturalism and the New Materialism,” 225–52. Wald, Gayle. Review: James Weldon Johnson’s Modern Soundscapes by Noelle Morrissette; Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem by Jean-Philippe Marcoux; Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American...
Journal Article
American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., that 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...