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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Prediction Center, these were loops full of “data” that, if read properly, could change the science of storm prediction and modeling forever. 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
... interdependent environments. 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...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (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 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
... parallax (or the disjunctive visual effect produced by viewing one object from two different points of view) to remind us that events transpiring at antipodal geographical removes from one another will reveal themselves as interconnected to the degree that these regions (or parallax zones) are...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Chicago Press . 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...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 255–278.
Published: 01 June 2017
... an educational method. The book itself, in this figuration, is the central node in the creation of a social network of learners who will use the text as an object to create a new world. The problem with this understanding of pedagogy, however, which the justice-oriented digital pedagogies such as...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 833–857.
Published: 01 December 2002
... capacious range of objects to study and treasure and a much wider audience of readers able to examine these previously unavailable resources. In the digital environment, both terms of access—numbers of objects and numbers of audience members—are facilitated on an unprecedented...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Brooklyn Ferry” extends the reach of Whitman's materialist poetics by supplementing the perceptual mechanics of Lucretian physics (in which the sentient body is composed of and sustained by the flow of objects toward it) in order to produce a material subject capable, however ironically, of transcending...