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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jeannine Marie DeLombard Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder , African American Literature, and Periodical Culture . By Eric Gardner . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xi, 329 pp. Cloth , $105.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book, $30.99 . The Black Newspaper and the...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jentery Sayers Sayers’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Making the Perfect Record.” This project unpacks the often ignored, pre-1940s history of magnetic recording, with particular attention to how—through an interweaving of print fiction, sound transduction, storage media...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Minne- apolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2011. ix, 320 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. On Records: Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of History and Memory. By Andrew Newman. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2012. ii, 328 pp. $45.00. Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Anna Mae Duane In this essay, Duane argues that reading two disparate texts together—the largely unknown school records chronicling the work of antebellum black children and a text by the most prominent African American author in the canon—allows a powerful model to emerge for reading the mediated...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... political theorists to unsettle these texts’ easy dismissal of the strange sense perceptions and bodily capacities that obeah cultivated among enslaved persons. In their anxious attempts to debunk obeah, these narratives record what Jacques Rancière calls a “dissensus”: a clash between competing models of...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... (1836). It explores material that has been largely left out of the antislavery story: the cases brought by abolitionists to free slaves who had traveled with their masters into free territory. Wong's essay reconstructs the records of these cases from popular literature, newsprint, and legal pamphlets to...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., laboring to fashion a temporary space from which poems of democratic adhesion might be uttered. If in 1856 the atom enables the poet to transcend space and time, in 1860 he may convert matter into spirit, but he may not outlive it. Read in this light, Whitman's early editions of Leaves record an important...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Vocabulary archive displays telling instances of cross-cultural mistranslation as indigenous words spill beyond Jefferson's rules of orthography and beyond the word list itself in formal defiance of Jefferson's goal of recording the ancient and pure sounds of “primitive” America. This essay argues that the...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
... emerges from this study is a newly coherent picture of recurring forms, conventions, and themes that constitute a distinctively American style of comic strip. From one perspective, this is a record of visual conventions that would dominate twentieth- and twenty-first-century comics. But it is also a...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
... montage to splice the sounds of their local New York neighborhoods. Hughes’s Montage of a Dream Deferred and Schwartz’s “New York 19” tape-recording projects locate a crisis in listening in New York’s postwar urban geography of race and economics. Although their projects differ in significant ways, both...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 155–184.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., these two events structure the novel’s investments in data surveillance. Moreover, to the extent that the novel’s form mirrors a musical album it also forms a network of characters, speaking to the constellation of forces that not only convert analog recordings into digital data, but also translate...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Native peoples in the nineteenth century and the archival absences imposed by a settler culture determined to make Natives “vanish” from the colonial scene. When we make the attempt to regard Apess's narrative from “Native space,” weighing the loose materials of his life as he recorded them against a...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
... writing, produced not simply on the land but through the medium of the land itself , while recording an activist witnessing of historical and ongoing attempts at its erasure. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Chadwick Serpentine Figures, Sinuous Relations: Allen Thematic Geometry...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 611–635.
Published: 01 September 2010
... source. Using datasets recently compiled by scholars with unusual access to student records, he demonstrates that underachievement is directly tied to underfunding. The antiegalitarian effects of the current American Funding Model cause the decline of U.S. educational attainment. But why do educational...
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American Literature 9003554.
Published: 26 February 2021
...Benjamin J. Murphy Abstract Quantification has long played a vexed role in efforts to record and resist racial violence. Building from Ida B. Wells’s antilynching crusade, this essay examines the risks and power of calculating life and death at the close of the nineteenth century. For her part...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
...: Representing Technology in the Edison Era . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . ———. 2004 . “ Souvenir Foils: On the Status of Print at the Origin of Recorded Sound .” In New Media, 1740-1915 , edited by Gitelman Lisa Pingree Geoffrey B. , 157 – 74 . Cambridge : MIT Press . Haupt...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 445–473.
Published: 01 September 2007
... for materializing words: pen, ink, and paper. Just as wampum is more than a cultural artifact, alphabetic script is not simply a record of facts. Both are documentary media and forms of literacy—one printed, one beaded and strung.4 Each emerges out of distinct cultural and textual contexts...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- siderations His strategy for sidestepping this theoretical trap is to scrutinize intensely the letters and reviews written by Poe and his colleagues. Not un- like Poe’s fastidious detective Dupin, Whalen combs the historical record...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2016
...,” committed to skeptical distance. Beyond its critical interven- tions, the book has immense value for the multimodal classroom. As archives such as PennSound continue to make audio recordings a central part of liter- ary discussion, Allison provides an exceptional model for close listening. However...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 883–885.
Published: 01 December 2019
... critically reexamine the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and female citizen formation. Undergirding Wright’s and Sentilles’s studies of nineteenth-century girlhood is a shared emphasis on the kinds of stories that can emerge between the literary and nonliterary, between historical record and...