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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 859–885.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Robyn Wiegman Duke University Press 2002 Robyn Intimate Publics: Race, Property, Wiegman and Personhood On 24 April 1998, Donna Fasano, a white woman, and Deborah Perry-Rogers, a black woman, underwent in vitro fer- tilization at a fertility clinic in...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
... testimony to demonstrate how, instead of corroborating the legal personhood of their agents, these amassed textual assertions of civil agency cumulatively deauthorize text and author alike. The insistent temporality of law (and with it, narrative) ensures that, rather than affirming autonomous selfhood...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 850–853.
Published: 01 December 2015
...R. John Williams Shockwaves of Possibility: Essays on Science Fiction, Globalization, and Utopia . By Wegner Phillip E. . New York : Peter Lang . 2014 . xix , 308 pp. Paper, $55.95 ; e-book, $55.95 . The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Susan Scott Parrish Environmental Practice and Early American Literature . By Ziser Michael . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2013 . ii , 224 pp. Cloth, $90.00 ; e-book, $72.00 . Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics . By...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Stephanie Clare Prophets of the Posthuman: American Fiction, Biotechnology, and the Ethics of Personhood . By Lake Christina Bieber . Notre Dame, IN : Univ. of Notre Dame Press . 2013 . xix , 243 pp. Paper , $38.00 ; e-book , $26.60 . Universes without Us: Posthuman...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 437–438.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Lynn Z. Bloom By Barbara Rodríguez. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1999. viii, 228 pp. $45.00. 2001 Book Reviews 437 Autobiographical Inscriptions: Form, Personhood, and...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 874–876.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Andrea Stone Undisciplined: Science, Ethnography, and Personhood in the Americas, 1830–1940 . By Nihad M. Farooq New York : New York Univ. Press . 2016 . xiv, 343 pp. Cloth, $89.00 ; paper, $30.00 . Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
... person rather than the human or the citizen, United States v. Amy alerts us to the lethal legacy of slave personhood as a debilitating mixture of civil death and criminal culpability. Nowhere, perhaps, is that legacy more evident than in viral videos of police misconduct. And nowhere do we see a more...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Martin Joseph Ponce © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Queering Cold War Poetry: Ethics of Vulnerability in Cuba and the United States . By Eric Keenaghan. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 196 pp. $39.95. Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 61–89.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Hannah Walser Abstract This essay analyzes the discourse of the fugitive slave advertisement (FSA) to argue that these texts form what I call a “genre of personhood.” Centered on physical and behavioral descriptions of escaped slaves, FSAs offer a window into the heuristics that slaveholders used...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
... metapedagogical practices in the study of Asian American literature. By attending to the field’s consolidations around a set of pedagogical and scholarly imperatives and analyzing that critical solidification in relation to “comfort women”/military sex slaves/ halmoni both as a figuration of “complex personhood...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... Ferguson (1896). The root of this shared logic is a pragmatist theory of personhood that, first elucidated in The Common Law , is itself a remnant of racial citizenship in the United States. Pragmatism’s failure to address practically the racial discord of its era, I argue, is inseparable from its...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Ann Mikkelsen The work of Anzia Yezierska presents a challenge to early-twentieth-century models of personhood, citizenship, and reading based on common assumptions regarding the nature of sympathy. Yezierska's deployment of what Mikkelsen terms “aesthetic empathy” draws on an emergent discourse...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 659–685.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of the relations between privacy and personhood, as inscribed by the recent Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas and the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy. Rather than tracking the curve along which U.S. notions of privacy transformed during the antebellum period and after, Insko's essay...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 409–412.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Lisa Diedrich Leigh Gilmore is also interested in who has full personhood before the law and the mechanisms by which some—especially women testifying about the experience of sexual harassment and assault—are discredited and become “tainted witnesses.” Like Perry and Fraiman, Gilmore explores...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 235–236.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Hennig Cohen Prize for her essay “Salvaging Legal Personhood: Melville’s Benito Cereno” (March 2009, 35–64). The prize is awarded annually by the Melville Society for excellence in scholarship and writing in an article or book chapter on Melville published in the preceding year. ...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 447–457.
Published: 01 September 2019
... we have inherited and continue to be structured by the plantation form. The essays here rethink the biopolitics of plantation slavery and its legacies to interrogate the plantation as a form, logic, and technology by which inequalities of power, personhood, and value are realized. They consider the...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2020
... sentient individuals whose thoughts, desires, and motivations may remain personal and inscrutable. To have an interior life and something of the self that one may share—as well as withhold and privatize—figures as the means of claiming personhood. Under these terms, Freeburg proposes, the historical...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 883–885.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Journal and the later Colored American Magazine , Wright illustrates how, through strategically reprinting white-authored texts, black editors revised white-authored depictions of black children while also inviting black youth to imagine themselves within forms of personhood and citizenship typically...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2009
... relationships that foster the concealment.3 The first three essays of the issue show how the law at once articu- lates contradictory notions of personhood and manifests the strain of the effort to conceal the contradictions. In their concepts of “enslaved mobility” (Edlie Wong), the instability of...