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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 525–562.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Dana Seitler Duke University Press 2001 Dana Seitler Down on All Fours: Atavistic Perversions and the Science of Desire from Frank Norris to Djuna Barnes [T]here is truly a brute brain within the man’s, and when the latter...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 643–644.
Published: 01 September 2001
... strongly to anyone interested in this form of writing. Robert Merrill, University of Nevada, Reno Detective Fiction and the Rise of Forensic Science. By Ronald R. Thomas. Cam- bridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 1999. xviii, 341 pp. $59.95. Many scholars have tackled the fascinating question of...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 705–714.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Wai Chee Dimock; Priscilla Wald Duke University Press 2002 Wai Chee Preface Dimock Literature and Science: Cultural Forms, and Conceptual Exchanges Priscilla Wald In his Rede Lecture of 1959, the English scientist and novelist C. P. Snow...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science. By Steven Meyer. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2001. xxiii, 450 pp. $55.00. Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism, and the Politics of Community. By...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Going by Contraries: Robert Frost’s Conflict with Science. By Robert Bernard Hass. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2002. xiii, 220 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $16.50. It is hard to tell whether...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 426–429.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Narrative . By Pfister Jude M. . Jefferson, NC : McFarland . 2014 . x, 205 pp. Paper , $35.00 ; e-book available. Relativism, Alternate History, and the Forgetful Reader: Reading Science Fiction and Historiography . By Thiess Derek J. . New York : Lexington Books . 2015 . vii, 175...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 523–551.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Valdemar” with Justinus Kerner’s medical case history “The Seeress of Prevorst,” this essay compares the narrative constructions of verisimilitude in science and fiction. But in exploring the viral dissemination of “Valdemar,” I also analyze how nineteenth-century print media produced content and credence...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 2019
... through the lens of American anxieties about social and economic status. The Cruft of Fiction: Mega-Novels and the Science of Paying Attention . By David Letzler . Lincoln : Univ. of Nebraska Press . 2017 . vii, 303 pp. Cloth, $60.00 ; e-book, $60.00 . The Long and Short of It...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Taylor Evans Abstract The steam man is a trope of early US science fiction, one inaugurated by the first dime novel Edisonade, Edward Ellis’s 1868 story The Steam Man of the Prairies . Focusing on early steam man stories as well as the historical origin of the trope—Zadoc Dederick’s 1868 invention...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 December 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...