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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Benjamin Reiss This essay explores Henry David Thoreau's Walden in relation to the history of sleep, considered as a medical, biological, social, and spiritual phenomenon. Attention to Thoreau's striving for “awakening” and “alertness” has veiled his running rhetoric of dormancy: scenes and tropes...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 781–790.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Sophia Leonard; Benjamin Reiss; Víctor Velázquez Antonio; Makenzie Renee Fitzgerald Abstract Colleges and universities that can withstand the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis will need to redouble their efforts to engage students in the kinds of intellectual and social experiences that cannot be...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Eden Osucha By Rachel Adams. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2001. xi, 289 pp. Cloth,$60.00; paper, $19.00. By Benjamin Reiss. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001. x, 267 pp. Cloth,$29.95. 2003 Book...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Duke University Press 2  American Literature The first two essays, on sleep and food, feature the surfaces and depths—and mutability—of the human as an idea. For Benjamin Reiss, Walden registers Thoreau’s engagement with somnolent disturbances as a metacommentary on capitalism and...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Benjamin Reiss. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001. x, 267 pp. Cloth, $29.95. These distinctive meditations on the complex and contradictory logics of the freak show in U.S. mass culture chart new theoretical territory for their topic...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 845–862.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., Creeley, and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry, 413–16. Review: Houen, Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s, 413–16. Review: Reed, Phenomenal Reading: Essays on Modern and Contem- porary Poetics, 413–16. Reiss, Benjamin. “Sleeping at Walden Pond: Thoreau...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Mae Duane, Chris Parsons, Ben Reiss, Jesse Schwartz, and especially David Weimer for their generosity and invaluable feedback. 1 Embossed editions printed circa 1900 include the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction for the Blind’s braille edition (1901; List of Publications in...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 833–869.
Published: 01 December 2004
... leaders’’ included in the original edition of Alain Locke’s The New Negro (1925).12 The frontispiece of The New Negro is Winold Reiss’s Brown Ma- donna (1925), an idealized portrait of an African American mother and infant child emphasizing the race woman’s social role. Like Mot- ley, Reiss, who...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 681–688.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Makenzie Renee Fitzgerald—and their professor, Benjamin Reiss, the important role public humanities can play in such a crisis. For his part, Michael Bérubé embraces uncertainty, turning to Octavia Butler’s Parable novels to find in her postapocalyptic speculative fiction what he calls “an extraordinary...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Britt Rusert © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture . By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2008. xi, 237 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $20.00. Popular Print and Popular Medicine: Almanacs and...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- tude toward the function of literature, Sánchez contends, the era of reformist fiction drew to a close. Duncan Faherty, Queens College DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-075 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2008. xi, 237 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $20.00. Popular Print and Popular Medicine: Almanacs and Health Advice in Early America. By Thomas A. Horrocks. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2008. xii, 221 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $29.95...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- tude toward the function of literature, Sánchez contends, the era of reformist fiction drew to a close. Duncan Faherty, Queens College DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-075 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- tude toward the function of literature, Sánchez contends, the era of reformist fiction drew to a close. Duncan Faherty, Queens College DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-075 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 192–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- tude toward the function of literature, Sánchez contends, the era of reformist fiction drew to a close. Duncan Faherty, Queens College DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-075 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2010
... literature, Sánchez contends, the era of reformist fiction drew to a close. Duncan Faherty, Queens College DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-075 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2008. xi, 237 pp...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- tude toward the function of literature, Sánchez contends, the era of reformist fiction drew to a close. Duncan Faherty, Queens College DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-075 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2010
... literature, Sánchez contends, the era of reformist fiction drew to a close. Duncan Faherty, Queens College DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-075 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2008. xi, 237 pp...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 March 2010
... literature, Sánchez contends, the era of reformist fiction drew to a close. Duncan Faherty, Queens College DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-075 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2008. xi, 237 pp...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2008. xi, 237 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $20.00. Popular Print and Popular Medicine: Almanacs and Health Advice in Early America. By Thomas A. Horrocks. Amherst: Univ. of...