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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... demystify rather than reproduce the slave oligarchy's cultural authority. Through this means, the novel helped the Republicans to set the stakes of political victory as the survival of a Northern subject capable of keeping its distance from the residual standards and ideological reflexes whose effect was to...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... To do so reveals the poststructuralist impulses of West’s novel, which explicitly stages the distinction between being and becoming through two different strains of laughter. The first is a self-reflexive laughter , an emotionally legible “ha-ha” that fixes the laughing person as a general type and...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 715–745.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., the result of natural bodily systems that operate independently of con- sciousness and the will. (Theories of imitation as reflex action of the nerves were central to this conception.) Of interest too was the ques- tion of whether such unconscious mimesis might be more accurate or truthful than...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2014
... should be encouraged down the road toward complete hypochondria. Following a similar pattern, Muri- son’s analysis of Edgar Allan Poe demonstrates that experiments in reflexes, by implying a body that could be responsive without being conscious, led Poe to question phrenology’s racial hierarchies...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 186–189.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of authorship, and tracks the temporality of the moment (that is, a topical magazine’s efforts at modernity). Banta’s is an inventory and an archaeology, 188  American Literature but one that is constantly dynamic and bracingly reflexive. Beginning with the echoes of Bunyan’s earnestness and...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 853–855.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., just as the epidemic as a media event spreads narratives like Porter’s in something akin to literary contagion. Marshall ana- lyzes modernist novels as “observation machines” that supply a reflexive visi- bility to the way bodies and subjectivity are modal parts of larger sociotechno- logical...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- mous views of childhood, as suggested by the phrase ‘‘demon or doll’’ in her title. At the same time, however, she works assiduously to show the com- plexity, self-reflexivity, and ambiguity that result from contemporary novel...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 434–437.
Published: 01 June 2017
... delight. Alexander Starre’s Metamedia likewise explores how print-based vocabularies respond to technological change. Starre defines metamedium as an artwork that “uses specific devices to reflexively engage with the specific material medium to which it is affixed or in which it is displayed” (8...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 429–431.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in the field (most significantly, those engaged in black study) have implored that humanistic and social science discourses sharpen their critical reflexes; these scholars have taken the intellectual chance of aligning critical theory and black music. New studies on black music have fundamentally...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
... fell off” during Dupin’s investigation (quoted on 13). It is a capping detail of reflexivity in a genre first finding its heritable conventions. ...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 403–405.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Gary Schmidt’s superb Making Americans shares some territory with Slavery in American Children’s Literature and is equally well researched. It is persuasive in its claim that children’s literature from 1930 to 1960 was thought- fully and self-reflexively engaged with the great democratic...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 410–413.
Published: 01 June 2015
...-ha’s rigorous and self-reflexive films on Vietnamese women and popu- lar (market-oriented) movies like Long-Legged Girls (2004) and Souls on Swings (2006). Duong uses this wild contrast to show how vastly different forms of cultural production might offer ways to rethink “scripts of gender” (147...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 663–665.
Published: 01 September 2003
... The Sharpest Sight (1992) as a self- reflexive concern for how his characters and the reader are reminded not to get stuck in romantic notions of an Indianness frozen in the past, and to realize that...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 447–449.
Published: 01 June 2003
... fiction as capricious formalism in place of dis- cernible politics, previously dominant anatomies of play and pastiche (them- selves reflexively and contagiously playful) give way in studies such as these to...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... The theoretical vocabulary that has developed in this field to account for the self-reflexivity of theater provides a powerful complement to the passages between form and performance tacit to Asian American racialization. Kim’s notion of the racial mundane details how the public scrutiny of “everyday...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Times, November 16, 2010). The problem, however, is that without such reflex- ive critical thinking and theories, many of those whose work forms part of this computational turn find it difficult to articulate the point of their contributions, as Scheinfeldt (2010) readily acknowledges...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
... reflexivity . . . could nur- ture the intersubjective bonds of solidarity of a genuinely ‘democratic cosmopolis3 But of what exactly do “caring attentiveness” and “degrees of criti- cal reflexivity” consist in practice? What does “communicating the experiences and perspectives” of differently...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Bifurcated Self: Body Parts and Reflexives.” Hardy ultimately demonstrates the usefulness of quantitative measures for literary studies. The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon: Henry Miller’s Dostoevsky. By Maria Bloshteyn. Toronto, Ont.: Univ. of Toronto Press. 2007. xi, 261 pp. $60.00. Bloshteyn...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 657–663.
Published: 01 September 2005
... one of the premier American historians of the early nineteenth century. From regional to religious histories that reflected upon the significance of the Amer- ican experiment, Adams’s cultural commentaries earned her an esteemed reputation among her contemporaries. In addition, her self-reflexive...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... Looking beyond the traditional actors and agencies that populate the literary field, this essay theorizes a more fluid and reflexive relationship between form and institutional formation, making visible the new players that underwrite literary pro- duction across disparate yet interconnected points...