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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and environmental studies. Her current book project, Ground Plans: Abolition and the Philosophy of Nature , examines abolitionists' tactical engagement with natural science. Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century . By LeMenager Stephanie . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2014 . xi...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 2 Oil painting of African woman wearing red coral necklace and child, painted by Albert Eckhout in 1641. Photograph by John Lee. National Museum Denmark More
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 7 Oil painting of Eva and Topsy, featuring Topsy in red coral necklace, earrings, and bracelet, painted by J. A. Bingham in 1857. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT More
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 243–271.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Hester Blum In 2007, a Russian submarine planted a titanium flag on the seabed under the North Pole, laying the groundwork for Russia’s claim to Arctic oil and gas resources. Blum’s essay explores the prehistory of Russia’s polar land grab in terms of the influential (if satirized) early-nineteenth...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., dictaphones, tract homes, canals, water pipelines, riverbeds, and oil fields. Hard-boiled novelists and noir directors might be said to practice what Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star ( 1999 : 34) call “infrastructural inversion”—the “struggle against the tendency of infrastructure to disappear”—or what...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 345–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... continue to impact the Navajo Nation, where they both compound and are compounded by the social and bodily harms of life lived under colonial occupation (Voyles 2015 : 4). Thirty years later and 1,500 miles away, the most expensive inland oil spill in US history took place near the city of Marshall...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the materialistic attitude of the long 1980s by describing US environmentalist Wallace Stegner’s Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil (1971). Stegner had produced the text during the 1950s for Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company), which he accompanied to the Arabian Peninsula. Surprisingly imperialist in tone...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2004
... in language reminiscent of the dawning heavy industry of the age: One day the planks stream with freshets of blood and oil; on the sacred quarter-deck enormous masses of the whale’s head are pro- fanely piled; great rusty casks lie about, as in a brewery yard; the smoke from the try-works has...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 301–325.
Published: 01 June 2012
... to the perspective of those who inhabit the actual place, which is described in its sensual particulars: the smothering heat and the shine of oil on the highway they must cross to reach the store.24 Botanical details, a signature device of nature writing, here reveal the social relations that structure...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 649–652.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... 1 The research center, an arm of the Institute for Human Activities, is housed in the White Cube building designed by Rem Koolhaas on the former Anglo-Dutch Unilever palm oil plantation in Lusanga, Republic of Congo. The Institute for Human Activities website states: “With the establishment...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of Black and Native Studies . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . LeMenager Stephanie . 2014 . Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . LeMenager Stephanie . 2017 . “ Climate Change and the Struggle for Genre .” In Anthropocene Reading...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 233–241.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., a fate they will share with former inhabitants of the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia. It was a year ago that the world’s largest oil spill, estimated at 10 times the size of the Exxon Valdez disaster (5 million barrels), was broad- cast from...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in all the ages past until the Standard Oil Company preached the doctrines of cooperation, and it did cooperate so suc- cessfully and so fairly that its most bitter opponents were won over to its views and made to realize that rational, sane, modern, progres- sive administration...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., the Pequod . The inn’s name refers to the processing machinery of a nineteenth-century whaleship, the “tryworks,” in which blubber is rendered into oil. Ishmael later describes this distillation as an infernal operation, wherein the fat cooks down in the “try pots,” huge cast-iron boilers suspended over...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: A Lecture . . . . Boston : Crosby, Nichols, and Company . Wood Robert Muir . 1985 . The Dark Side of the Earth . London : Allen and Unwin . Zuck Rochelle Raineri . 2012 . “ The Wizard of Oil: Abraham James, the Harmonial Wells, and the Psychometric History of the Oil Industry...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 485–516.
Published: 01 September 2002
... exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and the T Square Club.8 In part, the piece is criticism of Mary Cassatt, who was exhibiting an oil painting at the Art Club. Pound describes the painting as ‘‘one of her usual horrors, which no jury is ever impolite enough...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 634–636.
Published: 01 September 2017
... on a provocative glimpse of modernist poetry as read through the oil economy. The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics . By Schuster Joshua . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2015 . xv, 216 pp. Paper , $39.95 ; e-book, $39.95 . Fallen Forests: Emotion...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 653–655.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., as in the case of Twain’s friendship with Standard Oil executive Henry H. Rogers, or at a further remove, as in the case of Chesnutt’s education, which was supported by a wealthy Northern banker. Sawaya provides intriguing readings of key texts by these authors: one example that feels quite timely given the rise...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the twenty-first century has much to offer scholars in literary and cultural studies. Recuber discusses the coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the shooting at Virginia Tech, September 11, the financial crisis, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in mainstream television news, reality television, and online...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 156–159.
Published: 01 March 2021
...) and Rachel Zolf’s Human Resources (2007). In a section devoted to new materialist and posthuman feminist ecopoetics, Milne addresses books of poems by Yedda Morrison, Marcella Durand, Rita Wong, and Evelyn Reilly about human agency, oil, water, and Styrofoam. In her final section, on geopolitics...