1-20 of 1471 Search Results for

object

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 (2004) 76 (3): 622–624.
Published: 01 September 2004
... view of gender and gender roles from the sixteenth to the nine- teenth century is perhaps overly general, it effectively introduces and informs her argument about the early United States. Methodologically, Bloch objects to the hegemony of Marxist and material- 604 American Literature ist...
Journal Article
American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... viewer as the subject, not the object, of history. In contrast to Ruskin's writings that enshrine an English identity that would sublimate its specific relationship to slavery, the writings of contemporary postcolonial novelists such as Cliff articulate diasporic identities that interrogate...
Journal Article
American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-Blackwell . 2013 . viii , 202 pp. Cloth, $87.95 ; paper, $27.95 . Object Lessons . By Wiegman Robyn . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 398 pp. Cloth, $87.95 ; paper, $27.95 . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
Journal Article
American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 642–643.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in a newspaper, Dickinson strenuously objected to the insertion of a comma at the end of a line, and it may be that she resisted publication in part because she distrusted editors. Yet Dickinson was also eager to improve on herself. Had...
Journal Article
American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Marjorie Pryse In Jazz , Morrison explores the transferential relation between book and reader, invoking Kleinian object relations, Gates's Talking Book, and her characters' search for lost mothers to drive the reader into his or her own psychoanalytic search for origins. Joe, Violet, and Dorcas...
Journal Article
American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... about empathy that defined this concept quite differently from current usages. Rather than designating an interpersonal dynamic, this discourse considered empathy as a relation among bodies, objects, and desire within capitalism. Yezierska's fashion-conscious characters reveal a United States...
Journal Article
American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Michele Currie Navakas Abstract Coral circulated through the everyday lives of antebellum women and men (free and enslaved) as beads, necklaces, bracelets, reef specimens, and other objects. And antebellum coral was almost always more than merely ornamental. Coral has captivated people, across many...
FIGURES | View All (7)
Journal Article
American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 167–194.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and signal emotional connection, in “Le Mulâtre” the carrying of a miniature departs from this trope, marking alienation, not affiliation. Reading Séjour’s text against popular depictions and material histories of ivory portrait miniatures, I demonstrate that these familiar objects of eighteenth...
FIGURES
Journal Article
American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
... symptomatically invoked the rhetoric of weather and natural disaster to negate the agency of the slaves on the Creole , Douglass uses natural phenomena to portray emancipation as a force of nature that controverts the geopolitical partitioning of freedom. Douglass’s objective, however, is not ultimately...
Journal Article
American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 June 2013
... (1967) mounts a fierce critique of objectivity, instrumental to the conduct of the war, Hanoi (1968) forgoes journalistic convention altogether in favor of a subjective account of McCarthy’s difficult experience in North Vietnam. Taken together, these volumes chart a course from detached commentary...
Journal Article
American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jordan Alexander Stein This essay posits that scholars interested in studying the history of secularism might avail themselves of the tools attendant upon the study of another well-worn historically important but empirically fraught object: literature. Precisely because secularism is a story—a bad...
Journal Article
American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the manufacturing process. The sculpture represents Wolf’s thirst “to know beauty,” a knowledge that would allow him to become “something other than he is.” The explicitly feminized art object is what seems to quench this thirst insofar as it transforms his experience of deprivation into form, turning hope...
Journal Article
American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Elizabeth Barnes Following Donna Haraway’s concept of the “killable” animal in When Species Meet , this essay looks at the social conditions and literary conventions that render ostensibly “priceless” objects, like pets and children, disposable in the Victorian period. Through the Victorian trope...
Journal Article
American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
...-nineteenth century, as an indexical trace of the invisible truths of an object, and particularly the invisible processes that made human populations distinctive. By bringing this attention to local color’s color, Schroeder aims to move critical debates away from considerations of place-based content of local...
Journal Article
American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 513–541.
Published: 01 September 2020
... a neutralization of the immunological fetishism of the postwar period. Rather, the loss of immunity precipitated a biopolitical melancholia. Having lost access to its privileged topos—the immune system itself—immunological governance in turn proximately cathected the object responsible for its trauma, namely, HIV...
Journal Article
American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 357–380.
Published: 01 June 2022
... collection, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness —but Yates’s deliberate framing of his stories as “eleven kinds” implies a second object of critique. Reading Yates’s work for social and psychological types, this article proposes that personality tests, corporate typing, and social typologies had a major role...
Journal Article
American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 103–131.
Published: 01 March 2022
... relationships without disavowing, naturalizing, or objecting to it—registers the cultural footprint and vernacular intellectual history of the game theory of sex, and elaborates its key modes of fictionality, antinarrativity, and self-fulfilling prophecy. Ultimately, the game theory of sex offers a prehistory...
FIGURES
Journal Article
American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
... that reconfigures subjects and objects. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Mark A World of Difference: Samuel R. Delany’s Chia-­Yon Dhalgren and the Protocols of Racial Reading Jerng Samuel R. Delany’s labyrinthine novel of urban chaos, Dhalgren (1975), begins...
Journal Article
American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 245–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
... as themselves historically contingent and significant objects of inquiry. This essay analyzes a cross section of editorial practices in 1862 when a controversy during the Civil War over slavery and emancipation entangled editors from Horace Greeley and Frederick Douglass to their less conspicuous peers...
FIGURES
Journal Article
American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 513–537.
Published: 01 September 2023
... the novel, whiteness becomes legible as an object of addiction that defends against the failed ideals of self-possessed human personhood—a cornerstone to white supremacy. The novel then reveals opportunities to reorganize the senses and ideas of personhood as a means to disrupt particularly harmful...
FIGURES