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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...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 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 book is most challenging as it faces political questions...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 850–853.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 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. Neocy- bernetics, as Clarke describes...
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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 (2023) 95 (3): 447–457.
Published: 01 September 2023
... with personhood. Crucially, the sensory experiences described in this special issue advance posthumanist perspectives while also resisting them. A Deleuzian philosophy around which the new materialisms, object oriented ontology, and agential realism constellate, posthumanism gathered force at the turn...
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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 (2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
... emphasis can even be seen in ostensibly materialist ecocritical movements such as object-oriented ontology and new materialism, which ultimately steer their ontological claims into ethical arguments for the obligation “to respect things as things in themselves” (Bogost 2011, 131) or “to acknowledge...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 123–134.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of the “reasonlessness of human life” (Wright 2021 : 113). His judgment propels him to undertake several peculiar interactions with objects underground that become occasions to query the ontology of value, among other matters. Existentialism, here, effects delicate philosophical speculations in narrative form over...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 779–806.
Published: 01 December 2002
... narrative of their own. Zampanò’s commentary, set in Times font, occupies the upper portion of the pages while Johnny’s footnotes live below the line in Courier, but this initial ordering becomes increasingly complex as the book proceeds. Equally complex is the ontological status of objects...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Brian Russell Roberts Drawing a distinction between culturally oriented and formally oriented geographical approaches to American literary studies, this essay frames Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) as engaging with the geographical form and spatial materiality of the vast...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 726–729.
Published: 01 December 2021
...; pain and subjectivity/objectivity Communities of pain; communal or distributed pain Human and nonhuman pain, especially in relation to environmental justice Epistemologies and ontologies of pain Spectacles of pain and pain’s invisibility Submissions of 11,000 words or less (including...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 215–218.
Published: 01 March 2022
.../objectivity Communities of pain; communal or distributed pain Human and nonhuman pain, especially in relation to environmental justice Epistemologies and ontologies of pain Spectacles of pain and pain’s invisibility Submissions of 11,000 words or less (including endnotes and references...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 815–817.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the contrasting critical orientations they bring to bear on the same broad field. More invested in the philosophical and culturalist branches of literary theory, Matthew Mullins reimagines postmodernist fiction as “a resolutely materialist aesthetic,” deeply concerned with everyday objects, the social realm...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 569–596.
Published: 01 September 2023
... feminist geohaptics assembles new forms of attunement and animacy by ecologizing sense as more-than-human placemaking praxes that upend the ontological partitions between human/nonhuman, life/nonlife, and subject/object that underwrite Western colonial metaphysics. The attendance to Black women’s...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 423–435.
Published: 01 September 2004
... far more than the bounded dimensions of an American captain’s consciousness. Melville’snovellasketchesaestheticsasanaleatoryrelationinwhich Babo acts on the Spaniard by treating him as an aesthetic object. That is, aesthetics are always transitive: they take an object, oftentimes, by force...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 587–617.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and Phelan 1993 . References Ahmed Sara . 2010 . “ Orientation Matters .” In New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics , edited by Coole Diana and Frost Samantha , 234 – 57 . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Baker Houston A. Jr. 2001 . Turning South Again...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . Morton Timothy . 2010 . “ Queer Ecology .” PMLA 125 , no. 2 : 273 – 82 . ———. 2013 . Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality . Minneapolis, MN : Open Humanities Press . Nyong’o Tavia . 2012 . “ ‘Back to the Garden’: Queer Ecology in Samuel Delany’s Heavenly Breakfast...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 497–525.
Published: 01 September 2022
... are objects that, as Brown ( 2006 : 181) explains, figure reification as “the invisible persistence of the ontological effects of slavery”: minstrel rhythm bones, recalling the commodification of Blackness for entertainment spectacle; John the Conqueror root, evoking the African American folk hero, whom Zora...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 383–397.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and academics while largely excluding poor people themselves as sources of insight. In the twentieth century, poverty emerged as an object of intense public interest and debate in key moments: the Progressive era, when muckrakers and reformers set out to uncover and remedy the contradictions roiling an emerging...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 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 one crea- ture and another...