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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., Gates's Signifyin(g) Monkey; and the narrator's own “unreliability” reflects on the black-authored text's “distrust” of the (white) American reader, a Kleinian “paranoid defence” against allowing the possibility of love to overcome hatred. As the talking book that is Jazz finds its Derridean “trace” in...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2003
... mention paranoia, O’Donnell’s primary concern, she 6903 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:3 / sheet 182 of 209 invokes it to argue that n]o era is more in need of reparative rather than paranoid reading than the cold war’’ (xix). For Nelson, postwar nostalgia for...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2003
... play a crucial role in the narratological effects of paranoia because ‘‘others’’ (such as the female paranoid, Oedipa, in Thomas Pynchon’s TheCryingof Lot 49) wait outside history and historical discourse, in liminality. A symp...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that traffic in both excessive text and excessive paranoia, such as DeLillo’s Underworld (1997) and Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (1973), suffers similarly. “Repelling us from a too-paranoid position,” Letzler writes, “the narrative might push us toward a relatively counterparanoid attitude...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 186–187.
Published: 01 March 2005
... consider a conspiracy by his secretary and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft, against his daughter. Most Twain scholars have dismissed this manuscript as the half-demented raving of a half- paranoid old man, but Lystra effectively verifies it with extracts from numer- ous letters, diaries, interviews...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and explain them away. In other words, the Puritans performed a “paranoid reading” of Anne Hutchinson that unmasked her religious expressions as something else, privatized her religious opinions as peculiar to her, and then banished all such talk from public discourse. As Traister emphasizes, religion...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 487–517.
Published: 01 September 2006
... formation of triangu- lated homosocial desire, its manifestation in the paranoid gothic hero, and the repression of this desire in the bachelor protagonist is never- theless a useful theoretical lens that illuminates the importance of desire between hypermasculine men in McTeague (BM, 83–117).23 J. C...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... monetization) is predicated on what Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick would deem paranoid logic, acknowledging only those realities that it already knows how to find, then—in an exemplary instance of paranoia’s tendency to be “reflexive and mimetic” 1 —attempts to critique or counter such processes all too often inhabit...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... one, is that the culture surrounding it is inadequate or inimical to its nurture; it wants to assemble and confer plenitude on an object that will then have resources to offer to an inchoate self. —Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, “Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading; or, You’re So Paranoid, You Probably...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2003
... unified public. She reminds us that the seemingly placid political climate of the 1950s was punc- tured by paranoid McCarthyism that, in its pursuit of communist conspiracies in all facets of American life...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... those frames and overcome some of their limitations, especially the impulse toward a paranoid, totalizing realism that Peter C. van Wyck ( 2005 ) has described as central to ecocriticism in the risk society. Nuclear waste has durational forms that dwarf the human. It therefore dwells less in the economy...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . New York : Routledge . Sedgwick Eve Kosofsky , ed. 1997 . “ Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading; or, You’re So Paranoid, You Probably Think This Introduction Is about You .” In Novel Gazing: Queer Readings in Fiction , 1 – 40 . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Seitler Dana...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 853–861.
Published: 01 December 2014
....” The study orients itself around the question of how the Left Behind series deals with free will within the deterministic worldview of dispensationalism. Chapters explore the series’ negotiation of agency in relation to paranoid exe- getical reading practices, conspiracy theories, spectatorship...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
...: Sexuality, Race, Temporality . Albany : State Univ. of New York Press . Rorty Richard . 1989 . Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . Sedgwick Eve Kosofsky . 2003 . “ Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading; or, You’re So Paranoid, You Probably...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 577–603.
Published: 01 September 2007
... does not offer up a clear signifier for the repressed content, it prepares for this dream by referring earlier to Vivaldo’s dreams, including one about black masculine persecution, readily identifiable as a paranoid repression of homosexuality, and another about his long-forgotten...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- vision, especially in apocalyptic and paranoid epics of superheroes battling evil for “truth, justice, and the American way.” The author points out that Book Reviews 671 superhero narratives develop from two strands, the Puritan...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2012
... hero in film and tele- vision, especially in apocalyptic and paranoid epics of superheroes battling evil for “truth, justice, and the American way.” The author points out that Book Reviews 671 superhero narratives develop from...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 662–664.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- vision, especially in apocalyptic and paranoid epics of superheroes battling evil for “truth, justice, and the American way.” The author points out that Book Reviews 671 superhero narratives develop from two strands, the Puritan...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- vision, especially in apocalyptic and paranoid epics of superheroes battling evil for “truth, justice, and the American way.” The author points out that Book Reviews 671 superhero narratives develop from two strands, the Puritan...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- vision, especially in apocalyptic and paranoid epics of superheroes battling evil for “truth, justice, and the American way.” The author points out that Book Reviews 671 superhero narratives develop from two strands, the Puritan...