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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 660–661.
Published: 01 September 2001
... always wished to see addressed in one place. How did Emerson the transcendentalist devil’s child become ‘‘Waldo, Inc in turn re- bastardized through Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale? Meanwhile, 636 American Literature what makes Emerson remain so seminal to current literary, social, and lin...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 707–722.
Published: 01 December 2020
... organizations create visual imagery to teach the public to imagine we can see and therefore avoid contaminants that are invisible to the naked eye. Comparison of COVID-19 with other global disease outbreaks shows how a core set of contagion media visualizations are repeatedly deployed with subtle adaptations...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Deborah Jenson See It Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor . By Ralph James Savarese . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2018 . xviii, 273 pp. Cloth, $29.95 ; e-book available. Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Sam B. Girgus Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies . By Wilson George M. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . viii , 220 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper , $23.95 . Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship . By Auerbach Jonathan . Durham, NC...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... based on their race. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Tova The Scenes of Seeing: Frances Benjamin Cooper Johnston and Visualizations of the “Indian” in Black, White, and Native Educational Contexts Literally and figuratively, Frances...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Kendall Johnson © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Red Land, Red Power: Grounding Knowledge in the American Indian Novel . By Sean Kicummah Teuton. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2008. xvii, 294 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95. Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Michael Moon The Portrait and the Book: Illustration and Literary Culture in Early America . By Megan Walsh . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2017 . viii, 259 pp. Paper, $65.00 ; e-book, $51.99 . Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Stefan Schöberlein Abstract Focusing on mid- to late nineteenth century texts about the telegraph, this essay traces a US literary discourse around this groundbreaking technological innovation that sees writers move from a sense of euphoria over seemingly having overcome the confines of time, space...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... texts in relation to one another and to see sociocultural phenomena in a new light, in this case both the trajectory of Steinbeck’s writing career and contemporary representations of war trauma. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Kleinman’s words have particular significance given...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
... society in explicitly gendered and religious acts of claiming control over her body. While Kahf illuminates the limits of secularism, she also sees its potential, and the novel ultimately envisions the secular context as a place in which to foster the umma —the global, transnational community to which...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the university itself. Similarly, when commercialized sports are condemned today, the narrative critique imagines an alternative academic world—as we see in Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding (2012)—in which economic corruption is abolished and true academic merit is valued. However, despite the ten-fold...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
... historical connection between nineteenth-century reform culture and the contemporary queer critique of the progressive “marriage equality” movement. But in their ultimate turn back to marriage, they shed new light on the puzzling persistence of this institution, even for those who see its faults most clearly...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 505–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
... allows us to think meaningfully about Gone with the Wind ’s relationship to plantation fiction from Ireland and the Caribbean in order to see it as a production of— rather than a retreat from—transatlantic modernity. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Adams Jessica . 2007...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the ways the ethnographer cannot gain access to his field. As Brown interrogates the practice of anthropology that he himself deploys, he adopts oppositional or signifying methods of observation and representation, different ways of seeing, hearing, moving and telling, in his fieldwork. Retman argues...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
...-color stories and toward a recognition of how local color constituted an aesthetic that could be configured in radically antithetical ways by an archrealist like Mary Murfree and an impressionist like Hamlin Garland. Ultimately, local color helps us see realism not as an indiscriminate, antiliterary...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... on film put it, it depended on the arts as tutor texts in the effort to restrain sensory disorder and reinvigorate communal life. Wholly absent from critical treatments that see film as a model for the most kinetic modernist practices, the journal provides entry to a richly interdisciplinary history...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of The Country of the Pointed Firs . Ultimately, Ensor contends that paying heed to figures like the spinster might inspire a queer ecocritical practice attentive to affects customarily considered too weak to be socially efficacious. By redefining where and how we see the future, the spinster alters our sense...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the modern user’s experience of the internet as a private space under their sovereign control. In turn, the individualism of the internet experience restricts our ability to create collective responses to the climate crisis, encouraging internet users to see themselves as disassociated from conditions...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to perceive the ways in which extractivist infrastructures are frequently built upon and facilitate the exploitation of both human and environmental resources. Hard-boiled texts help readers see capitalism’s extractivist infrastructure as a type of material and intellectual entrapment that ultimately...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... argue that cats emerge in Tom Sawyer as captive bodies (among many hard-to-see captives). In the constrained but spectacular movements of these captive bodies, the novel troubles the particularly American freedom actualized in Tom’s play and gestures to a fugitive or feral movement that, though...