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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
... by which many ethnologists classified race. Stowe comes to emphasize nature's mutability and interconnectedness, and invites her readers to consider human nature as part of this dynamic natural order. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Harriet Beecher Stowe slavery botany plant studies...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., documentary theory, and science studies— Lynch reads these newer documentaries to illuminate how changing political, material, and economic realities have reshaped how opponents of nuclear energy imagine the relationships between body, place, and planet. She suggests that this reimagining is predicated...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 723–735.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon; Kate Simpkins Abstract Key aspects of the plantation economy, centered in the early Caribbean, include the theft of Indigenous land, agricultural monocropping, and racial capitalism as well as an epistemological effort to separate out humans, animals, and plants...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 485–511.
Published: 01 September 2020
...) and The Pit (1903) offer a case study of a naturalist Capitalocene aesthetics, one capable of capturing global capitalism’s destructive planetary agency. As a student at the University of California at Berkeley, Frank Norris was exposed to Joseph LeConte’s influential theory of the Psychozoic era, a proto...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2024
... avenues in environmental justice studies to think about history, cultural production, and rights beyond the human and strengthens Native sovereignty through evidence of historic Native relations to land beyond property law. keelerk@lafayette.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 445–472.
Published: 01 September 2021
... acknowledging the experience of those who live in relation to necropolitical regimes while refusing to naturalize this violence or render it unremarkable. Within the sphere of literary studies (as a formal feature), geomemory names a major element of contemporary African American literature: it allows us...
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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 (2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
... more frequently of coral beads than did men. I begin with “Coral Reefs” (1858, 239), a periodical essay by Sarah Josepha Hale, in which Hale draws on contemporary reef studies to posit that familiar “coral ornaments” in fact comprise minute interactions of animal and plant, living and nonliving...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 September 2015
... by Bowlby Rachel . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . Epting Cordelia E. 1844 . The Floral Album . New York : J. C. Riker . Signed copy housed at the Library Company of Philadelphia . Gernes Todd . 2001 . “Recasting the Culture of Ephemera.” In Popular Literacy: Studies...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... might not see or hear. This essay argues for the continuing importance of apocalyptic narrative forms in representations of environmental risk to disrupt conservative realisms that maintain the status quo. Taking the ecological disaster of nuclear waste as my case study, I examine two treatments...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 585–588.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Native studies” that is in conversation with both early American studies and Native American and Indigenous studies. Building on the work of formative texts, including Hilary E. Wyss’s Writing Indians: Literacy, Christianity, and Native Community in Early America (2000), Robert Warrior’s The People...
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American Literature 11218900.
Published: 07 March 2024
...Catherine Belling Abstract The communication of pain has been figured, in both the canonical work of Elaine Scarry and in biomedical discourse, as bringing pain up from bodily depths to a surface where it is visibly manifest to others. This study of acute physical pain in three popular American...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
... only insofar as he believed it would keep him rooted. As McKay later reflected, his mentor believed that studying at Tuskegee would keep McKay in contact with “the peasantry and their aspirations and ways of think- ing.” He continues, “He felt that [the peasantry] was the backbone...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . Noble Marianne . 2006 . “ Sympathetic Listening in Frederick Douglass’s ‘The Heroic Slave’ and My Bondage and My Freedom .” Studies in American Fiction 34 , no. 1 : 56 – 76 . Nott Josiah Gliddon George . 1854 . Types of Mankind , 6th ed. Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
... throughout Susan Cooper’s writings. Susan Fenimore Cooper was born to James Fenimore Cooper and Susan Augusta Cooper (previously De Lancey) in 1813 in Cooperstown, New York, where she lived for thirteen years before traveling and studying for seven years with her family in Europe, after which she...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 557–586.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the Silver Fleece , show how political subjecthood develops in combination with plant matter, particularly agricultural products. Such a view conveys potentially radical processes of black subject formation wherein the agricultural gives rise to new mergers of epistemic and embodied selfhood and where...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2017
... genre of the human, the “parahuman,” whose unbounded, interpenetrated body responds to slavery’s dehumanizing forces by combining with the plant, insect, and animal lives in the American tropics. What other genres of the human might we discover? This recent work in black posthumanism marks...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 874–876.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the full geographic and temporal range of American literary studies, ranging in time from the period of plantation slavery spanning the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries to the postslavery, postcolonial periods of the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the neoliberal present. We imagine...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
... : Fawcett Books . Cist Charles . 1841 . Cincinnati in 1841: Its Early Annals and Future Progress . Cincinnati, OH : Self-published . Davidson Cathy N. , and Hatcher Jessamyn . 2002 . “ Introduction .” No More Separate Spheres! A Next Wave American Studies Reader , edited...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 747–778.
Published: 01 December 2002
... not only for a thematic study of literature but, beyondthat,fortheconsiderationofliteraryform. ‘‘Unreliable Menace White Noise DeLillo’s White Noise was published in January of 1985, only a little over a month after a toxic gas accident at a Union Carbide plant in Bho- pal, India, killed at least...