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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 451–453.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Michael Soto The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism . By Enda Duffy. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2009. 306 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95. Nations of Nothing but Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing . By Matthew Hart. New York: Oxford Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2003
... The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism. By Wendy Steiner. Chi- cago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 1995. xi, 251 pp. Paper, $14.00. Modernism and Morality: Ethical Devices in European and American Fiction.By...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 871–873.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Imagination of Pleasure. By Tessa Hadley. New York: Cam- bridge Univ. Press. 2002. viii, 205 pp. $55.00. Henry James and the Father Question. By Andrew Taylor. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2002. x, 234 pp...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 658–660.
Published: 01 September 2001
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Rebecca McWilliams Evans Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times . By Stacy Alaimo . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2016 . 242 pp. Cloth, $94.50 ; paper, $27.00 ; e-book available. The Child to Come: Life after the Human Catastrophe . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
... message of the novel, the involutions of its ending suggest that by impersonating characters whom he thinks of as light-skinned black people passing as white, Cooper seeks imaginative pleasures just as much as, if not more than, he advances political aims. It is worth considering, Sanborn concludes...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lindsay Reckson This essay tracks the gesture of touching a button across a series of early twentieth-century photographic and literary texts, mapping the uneven shock and pleasure of electrified contact as it emerges under the body politic of Jim Crow. Examining William Vander Weyde's images of...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... potential as complex and grounded in both the pain and pleasure of the queer body. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 comics queer theory temporality affect theory gender narrative form The desire of a reparative impulse . . . is additive and accretive. Its fear, a realistic...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... politics of visual spectatorship, the essay analyzes Cliff's novel Free Enterprise (1993); the central scene is an unveiling of this painting. Destabilizing Ruskin's reading of the painting's sublimity and asking what it means to “take pleasure in looking at images of terror,” Cliff's novel inserts a black...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... ,” with appetites that defied constraints placed upon them increasingly, in the period, by reading. Best known as the author of innumerable cheap, lurid crime novels, Thompson likens his fat to pleasure obtained from such literature and from bodily styles it helped to produce when men closed their books...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 218–220.
Published: 01 March 2003
... The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism. By Wendy Steiner. Chi- cago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 1995. xi, 251 pp. Paper, $14.00. Modernism and Morality: Ethical Devices in European and American Fiction.By...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2014
... delightful example of the opposed pole of the subfield. Written in light, bright prose, it argues that we are evolutionarily programmed to be “greedy mind readers” (8), and that a large part of the pleasure of literature is a by-product of this programming. Getting inside Your Head is, therefore, a...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2015
....” The terms of this imagining, as Coviello demonstrates, were starkly non­ identitarian, and at times delightfully queer; Tomorrow’s Parties illustrates nineteenth-century articulations of “otherwise” forms of pleasure and care in formations as seemingly quotidian as marriage (in the chapter on...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 419.
Published: 01 June 2001
... depictions of Huck as enactor of values Mark Twain would not surrender in the 1880s or thereafter, among them ‘‘freedom, self-indulgence, the pleasure principle, laziness, skep- ticism’’ (141). Emerson also...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 645–647.
Published: 01 September 2016
... rejects the well-worn trope of “stewardship” as a condescending misreading of human-nonhuman relations in favor of an “indigenous land ethic” that one is continually working “toward” refining conceptually and poetically even as it always already exists (123). It is an aesthetic and scholarly pleasure to...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... may also have experienced some pleasure. The struggle to discuss this can be compounded by the fact that children—despite well-established medical and psychological literature to the contrary—are not seen as possessing a sexuality. Lost Girls enters this gap—between what cannot be photographed...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
... commemoration.2 My point is not that these critiques are inaccurate or misplaced. Instead, my point is that they do not leave us with any way of understanding the pleasures of seeing Abraham Lincoln polish his axe, flex his muscles, and splatter the screen with vampire blood. Historical fantasy matters...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 527–551.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Ruskin concludes his chapter with a set of rules consumers might follow to ensure “a right understanding, on the part of all classes, of what kinds of labor are good for men” (SV, 2:1286) and what kinds are likely to inspire “pleasure in the work by which they make their bread” (SV, 2:1285). For...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
... power, race, pleasure, and sexuality come together, for better and for worse. Musser avoids either celebrating sadomasochistic practice as emancipatory or condemning it as mere reinscription of political hierarchies. Instead, she begins by tracing how its pleasures have been differently theorized...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 231–244.
Published: 01 June 2001
... agreeable splitting and projection as the ‘‘kernel of pleasure’’ that organizes nationalism’s joy in ‘‘wholeness 6 Following his analysis, we might conclude that ‘‘The South’’ comes to the rescue of U.S. wholeness at the moment...