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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 (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 (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 (2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... commitments. Drawing on Peter Mendelsund’s recent book, What We See when We Read (2014), Walsh makes central to her book such questions as, “What do we see when we read? (Other than words on a page.) What do we picture in our minds?” (12). In his book Reading Lessons in Seeing , Michael A. Chaney takes up...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
... person rather than the human or the citizen, United States v. Amy alerts us to the lethal legacy of slave personhood as a debilitating mixture of civil death and criminal culpability. Nowhere, perhaps, is that legacy more evident than in viral videos of police misconduct. And nowhere do we see a more...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 691–719.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and the conventions of ancient and antique scripture to recast execution as a prelude to salvation. But in the ill-fitting spaces between the criminal’s story and the forms to which these authors suited it, readers could see a character who was something more—or less—than murderer or martyr: a sympathetic victim...
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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 (2022) 94 (1): 159–179.
Published: 01 March 2022
... with historically and geographically racialized others through a fugitive relationship to space. While Rockstar, as a video game studio, may not see itself explicitly intervening in a racialized and racializing political imaginary in its fictional worldbuilding, the kinesthetic, narrative, and cartographic...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... understanding of indigenous tradition and practice, we begin to see Apess as an active participant in a network of Native community and belief. Eulogy on King Philip shows Apess connecting with Native methodologies in heretofore unnoticed ways, drawing on traditional Native diplomacy and the “tragic wisdom...
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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...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... The comic thus models the temporalities of surviving trauma. The feminist temporalities of survivorship here also model utopian futures that are homosocial, queer, often ecstatic, and resistant to normative scripts of what should give women comfort. Undergirded by a radical feminist perspective that sees...
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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...