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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
... humanity’s attention to the surreptitiously active nature of things. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 naturalism new materialism Theodore Dreiser object-oriented ontology References Alaimo Stacy . 2010 . Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self. Bloomington...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... What the many lives of these media show us is the fullness with which these scans operated as both aesthetically rich media and objects of scientific study before and during the storm event. The scans were beautiful but they also represented certain scientific truths for researchers. In Cultures...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... Such assimilation inevitably erodes the ontological priority of the human subject by trou- bling, conceptually and physically, the absoluteness of conventional human-­nonhuman, subject-­object, and self-­other boundaries. As Neil Evernden asks, “Where do you draw the line between...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... solve social problems by manipulating them from afar.5 Ellison accomplishes this critique in the literary register through a series of innovative depictions of automata that participate in a key perceptual dilemma: is the object before me a conscious and fully human being or not? A...
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American Literature (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 (2014) 86 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2014
... book will interest scholars of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Amer- ican literature as well as those working in new materialisms, actor-network theory, and object-oriented ontologies. Each chapter offers new, provocative readings that follow from refusing a hermeneutic of distance or depth. The...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
... interpretation. Aaron Jaffe’s quirky yet surprisingly gripping The Way Things Go: An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism offers a useful corrective to several recent movements, from distant reading to object-oriented ontology, that reduce objects, including the objects of literary study, to pure behavior...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 850–853.
Published: 01 December 2015
... autopoiesis, system, and even self is not an ontological categorization but rather an epistemological one, and it would be a mistake to try to align these theories too closely with those of, say, Bruno Latour’s actor-network theory or the group of scholars working today in object-oriented ontology...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 815–817.
Published: 01 December 2020
... current critical climate, including posthumanism, thing theory, Actor-Network-Theory, and object-oriented philosophy” (3). As he explains in the substantial, far-reaching theoretical introduction, what these new materialist theories and approaches share is a commitment to deprivileging the human and a...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to Lloyd’s “human crop” thus comes with a dou- ble barb: in addition to portraying the slaveholder’s unfeeling inhu- manity, it exposes his insolvency, invoking the pragmatic objection that slavery may be economically and environmentally hazardous. What is potentially surprising about the...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 869–892.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Beringer, 455–88. Object-Oriented Ontology. “The Language of the Stones: The Agency of the Inanimate in Literary Naturalism and the New Materialism,” by K. D. Trumpeter, 225–52. Obscenity. “Reading Playboy for the Science Fiction,” by Jordan Carroll, 331–58. Old-Fashioned Girl, An. “Louisa...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 423–435.
Published: 01 September 2004
... object, oftentimes, by force. For Hunter, aesthetic transformation is an individual phenome- non (the transformation of self ) but Babo whets this ontology, giving it a much sharper edge by presenting aesthetics as an unsettling of self. Aesthetics, in this guise, are never (only) about self...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
... presence” embedded in Mary Louise Pratt’s “contact zone,” Giles references the Archipelagic Diaspora  127 phenomenon of parallax (or the disjunctive visual effect produced by viewing one object from two different points of view) to remind us that events...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 779–806.
Published: 01 December 2002
...-circuited by the realization that there is no reality independent of mediation. Rather than trying to penetrate cultural constructions to reach an original object of inquiry, HouseofLeaves uses the very multilayered inscriptions that create it as a physical arti- fact to imagine the subject as a...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... remains to be seen whether the turn to geology within new materi- alism, object-oriented philosophy, and ecotheory—part of the set of recent critical developments that has come to be called the nonhuman turn—can manage to surpass it. In this body of work, geological pro- cesses instantiate the...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
... what is queer about comics. Facing what is black about the way in which certain comics are queer is a practice of orientation . In Sara Ahmed’s ( 2006 , 545) words, accounting for our orientation toward objects entails acknowledging how “the world that is around us has already taken certain shapes, as...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 571–601.
Published: 01 September 2002
... seems reinvigorated here to the extent that the ‘‘lump the inhuman entity obstructing speech, comes to as- sume a life of its own, perversely ventriloquizing the Asian Ameri- can speaker. We thus move from a racially marked subject who is ‘‘all choked up’’ to a situation in which the inhuman object...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 381–406.
Published: 01 June 2008
... employments, and in their personal and religious rights. . . . The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.”9 Benevolent assimilation outlined a period in which Filipinos in the Philippines and the United States were to be the objects of U.S. uplift. In extending the dubious...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 587–617.
Published: 01 September 2019
... shaping the afterlives of slavery and thus the importance of time as a conceptual object in the emerging field of black geographies. 6 Focalizing the interconnection of race, time, performance, and geography, my argument therefore builds on Christina Sharpe’s idea of “living in the wake.” According to...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 255–278.
Published: 01 June 2017
... form of the objects they encounter in the classroom. When constructing digital assignments, teachers, students, and community members might coconstruct norms of interaction that value community members as instructors, petitioning institutions for just payment for that work or collaborating to build...