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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 634-637.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kent A. Ono © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination . By Robert Markley. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. 456 pp. Cloth, $89.95; paper, $24.95. Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines: Science Fiction and the Cultures of Science...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 677-679.
Published: 01 September 2012
...David M. Higgins Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation . By Chu Seo-Young . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . 2010 . 306 pp. $39.95 . The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction . By Csicsery-Ronay Istvan Jr. Middletown, CT...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 190-192.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Laura Henigman Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative . By Silva Cristobal . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . xii , 239 pp. Cloth , $74.00 . The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England . By Rivett Sarah . Chapel Hill : Univ. of...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 331-358.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Jordan S. Carroll Through an examination of some of the science-fiction stories published in Playboy magazine from 1953 to 1973, this essay shows that futuristic narratives were integral to the magazine’s editorial sensibility, which suggested that intimate life should be governed by the cool...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 413-415.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Joni Adamson Green Speculations: Science Fiction and Transformative Environmentalism . By Otto Eric C. . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 152 pp. Cloth , $44.95 ; CD , $14.95 . Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins: Waste and Contamination in US Ethnic...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 850-853.
Published: 01 December 2015
...R. John Williams Shockwaves of Possibility: Essays on Science Fiction, Globalization, and Utopia . By Wegner Phillip E. . New York : Peter Lang . 2014 . xix , 308 pp. Paper, $55.95 ; e-book, $55.95 . The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 194-197.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ralph James Savarese Ralph James Savarese , author of one book and editor of three collections, teaches at Grinnell College in Iowa. He spent the academic year 2012–2013 as a neurohumanities fellow at Duke's Institute for Brain Sciences. How Literature Plays with the Brain: The...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 630-632.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Britt M. Rusert Duke University Press 2007 Technophobia! Science Fiction Visions of Posthuman Technology . By Daniel Dinello. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2005. 329 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Color Monitors: The Black Face of Technology in America . By Martin...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 223-225.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kenneth M. Roemer © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction . By William H. Katerberg. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas. 2008. ix, 281 pp. $45.00. Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women . By Jeffrey...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 427-429.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Gerry Canavan © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction . By John Rieder. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ. Press. 2008. xii, 183 pp. Cloth, $70.00; paper, $24.95. Black Frankenstein: The Making of an American Metaphor . By...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 208-210.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Science. By Michael Golston. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2008. xv, 272 pp. $55.00. The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism. By Walton M. Muyumba. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009. xi, 216 pp. Cloth, $48.00; paper, $18.00...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 331-354.
Published: 01 June 2011
...David M. Higgins Higgins argues that the depth of science fiction's engagement with imperial themes allows the genre to function as a critical literature of empire. As a literary mode engaged with imperial dream-work, science fiction addresses the operations of imperialism more fully than any other...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 223-225.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Kenneth M. Roemer © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe. By Peter Y. Paik. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2010. 207 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $20.00. Brave New Words: How Literature Will Save...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 821-824.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Erin A. Smith Emily Dickinson and the Religious Imagination . By Freedman Linda . New York : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2011 . x, 210 pp . $90.00 . Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature . By Lee Maurice S. . New York...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 199-202.
Published: 01 March 2013
... : Continuum . 2011 . iii , 178 pp. Cloth , $90.00 ; paper , $21.95 ; e-book , $15.99 . Race in American Science Fiction . By Isiah Lavender III. Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press . 2011 . iii , 269 pp. Paper , $24.95 . © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Book Reviews Oriental...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 210-212.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Caroline Reitz Duke University Press 2007 A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels, and Systems of Thought . By Stephen Kern. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2004. 584 pp. Cloth, $29.95; paper, $22.95. Paradigms of Paranoia: The Culture of Conspiracy in...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 799-830.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Anne Raine This essay reads Stein and Cather's early autobiographical fictions as part of a complex negotiation of the gendered divide between the professionalizing sciences and the feminized field of “nature work.” Intrigued yet unsatisfied by scientific accounts of human consciousness as...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 196.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction . By Gary Westfahl. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2007. ix, 273 pp. Paper, $35.00. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed. Christopher...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 392-394.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Melissa J. Homestead © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist . By Gary Scharnhorst. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 306 pp. $27.95. Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 899-901.
Published: 01 December 2004
... never be a real, political opposition Anna Brickhouse, University of Colorado, Boulder Visions of the Land: Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology. By Michael A. Bryson. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2002. xvii, 228 pp...