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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 March 2014) 86 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2014
...James Dawes Quirks of the Quantum: Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction . By Coale Samuel Chase . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2012 . x , 223 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $24.50 . Getting inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 659–662.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Bernice L. Hausman Duke University Press 2006 Evolution and “the Sex Problem”: American Narratives during the Eclipse of Darwinism . By Bert Bender. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2004. xvi, 389 pp. $59.95. Profound Science and Elegant Literature: Imagining Doctors in...
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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 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 September 2013) 85 (3): 600–603.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Russell Emily . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2011 . 253 pp. $44.95 . Toys and Tools in Pink: Cultural Narratives of Gender, Science, and Technology . By Colatrella Carol . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2011 . 246 pp. $46.95 . © 2013 by Duke University Press...
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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
...Zachary Martin 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: From Aphorism to Novel . By Gary Saul Morson...
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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 September 2005) 77 (3): 646–648.
Published: 01 September 2005
... perceives ‘‘underneath’’ Mexico. The chapters on Kerouac, Corso, and Gins- berg are another thing entirely: they are longer and more critically thoughtful thanallthathasgonebefore.Skiptothem. Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio Astrofuturism: Science, Race, and Visions of...
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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 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...