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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Lucia Hodgson Risk Culture: Performance and Danger in Early America . By Fichtelberg Joseph . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press . 2010 . x, 254 pp. Cloth, $70.00; paper, $28.95 . Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race, and the Making of the Child Victim . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
... particular biomediated image that functioned as part of a politics of risk and affect to preempt women's freedom: the (un)sanitized woman who was said to endanger the health of her family and the community at a time when many African American neighborhoods were experiencing epidemics of diseases as a result...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Jessica Hurley Abstract This essay intervenes in current ecocritical debates about the relationship between fiction and environmental risk by analyzing the limits of risk theory in the deep time of the Anthropocene. Although contemporary ecocriticism argues that we must move from apocalyptic...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 747–778.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Ursula K. Heise Duke University Press 2002 Ursula K. Toxins, Drugs, and Global Systems: Risk and Heise Narrative in the Contemporary Novel Much work in the field of ecocriticism, estab- lished in American literary studies during the 1990s, assumes that the...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2005
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
... productive, elevate entrepreneurship to an avant-garde activity, and consider modernist audiences a cultivated subset of a standardized mass market. The risk, resistance, and marginality that Stein and Beach believed distinguished their endeavors were derived from the rationales of U.S. capitalism, even as...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the risk of reinforcing stereotypes of Indian savagery. Yet these depictions of the repugnant, that is, of ancient practices now prohibited by law or found reprehensible by a public sense of ethics, allow Howe to escape the integrative thrust of contemporary multiculturalism by preempting...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 247–272.
Published: 01 June 2013
... without their risks. Yet Douglass undertook to construct a new account of the human in which a reformed vision of strangerhood could found a revitalized democratic culture. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... reparative gesture, enabling us to reckon with the ways in which higher education has abandoned us without requiring us, in turn, to abandon it. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 kinship contagion risk pedagogy queer theory ecocriticism Picture the perfectly corporatized...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... explore how these issues intersect with racially uneven geographies in the twentieth century. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 naturalism smell ecocriticism geography environment race risk In an effort to counteract an affliction that gradually transforms him into a “brute...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 891.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Jessica Hurley’s essay “Impossible Futures: Fictions of Risk in the Longue Durée ” ( American Literature , 89:4, 761–89) received the 2017 Don D. Walker Prize, awarded annually by the Don D. Walker Prize Committee and the Western...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 881–882.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Corso’s articulation of Beat values is complex, marked by inconsistencies, sometimes witty. Skau, who studied at Naropa in 1975 and published an earlier study of Ferlin- ghetti Constantly Risking Absurdity The...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 465–467.
Published: 01 June 2003
... chapters to Toni Cade Bambara, Octavia But- ler, Pearl Cleage, J. California Cooper, Ernest Gaines, Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, and Dorothy West. Thus, she unflinchingly risks alienating black...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 876–878.
Published: 01 December 2018
... examining risk society, though, Heise offers the precautionary caveat that techno-optimist accounts seem to forget: “Some of the most fundamental human transformations of the planet took place outside our intention and control” (208). Since the focus of her project is extinction, affirmative narratives...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 647–649.
Published: 01 September 2017
... , endlessly risks collapsing back into the mute, formless material world from which it emerges. Conceptual and minimalist works, agree Cotkin and Michaels, refuse to be read as the expression of a coherent artistic intention. Effacing the boundaries that separate them from everything around them, they deny...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 845–862.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Risk Narrative,” 93–119. Limón, José E. Review: Bebout, Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies, 598–600. Review: Hamilton, Of Space and Mind: Cognitive Mappings of Con- temporary Chicano/a Fiction, 598–600. Lynch, Lisa. Review: Colatrella, Toys and Tools in...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2018
... cultural studies scholars have been divided about how to treat mass cultural products—the middlebrow novel, comic books, pop music. Whereas analyzing mass cultural products on aesthetic grounds risked reinforcing modernism’s aesthetic ideology, studying them solely within a sociological frame risked ceding...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 880–881.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., sometimes witty. Skau, who studied at Naropa in 1975 and published an earlier study of Ferlin- ghetti Constantly Risking Absurdity The Writings of Lawrence Ferlinghetti), has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Beats...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2000
... words should be ‘‘revered forever Nor should many of his opinions. (His naïve romanticization of Native Americans and his comments about women are often so sophomorically stereotypical as to risk being taken for parody...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2011
... pp $65.00. . © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Book Reviews Risk Culture: Performance and Danger in Early America. By Joseph Fichtelberg. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2010. x, 254 pp. Cloth, $70.00; paper, $28.95. Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race...