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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-dreadfuls, and pantomimes share a common fascination with the occult forms of sensation obeah enabled, explaining away these experiences as misrecognitions of a stable material reality. Jaudon draws together recent reassessments of the history of the senses by anthropologists and challenges to secularism by...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the Human . By Weheliye Alexander G. . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2014 . x, 209 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper, $23.95 ; e-book available. Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism . By Musser Amber Jamilla . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2014 . xii, 255 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 209–211.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Samantha Pinto Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence, and Visual Culture . By Streeby Shelley . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2013 . xxii , 328 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper , $25.95 ; e-book , $25.95 . Humanitarian Violence: The US Deployment of Diversity . By...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 198–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Dana D. Nelson © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Jolly Fellows: Male Milieus in Nineteenth-Century America. By Richard Stott. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2009. 376 pp. $55.00. Paper Money Men: Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 379–381.
Published: 01 June 2020
...William J. Maxwell Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century . By J. Michelle Coghlan . Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press . 2016 . xii, 228 pp. Cloth, $ 120.00 ; paper, $ 29.95 ; e-book, $ 29.95...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jordan Alexander Stein Stein's essay argues that within the inquiry called “the history of sexuality,” a critical preoccupation with the materiality of bodies has occasioned some inattention to the experience and cultivation of sensations, which are clearly not reducible to somatic responses but...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 719–745.
Published: 01 December 2009
... theories of color sensation and perception offered by empirical psychologists to produce new opportunities for and understandings of color experience. Color—increasingly puzzled over in the abstract, apart from any instantiations within objects—came to be regarded as an affective force with direct and...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... appetites it served are obscured by history and our own taste for cultural politics. One is antebellum sensational literature, which in various forms has been used to examine the “bad attitudes” (racism, nativism, misogyny) of its main audience: large numbers of male workers who migrated to U.S. cities in...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 523–551.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Stefan Andriopoulos Abstract How was it possible that numerous nineteenth-century readers believed in the authenticity of a made-up sensational story about a mesmerist experiment that supposedly arrested its subject between life and death? By juxtaposing Edgar Allan Poe’s “Facts in the Case of M...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Revolution and the United States. This sensational gothic novel invokes the Haitian Revolution even as its paratexts self-consciously worry about its place in the New York literary scene. The novel comments on the rise of a transatlantic literary market in which unfamiliar and aspiring figures such as D’Arcy...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 163–165.
Published: 01 March 2021
... settler colonialism, imperialism, racial capitalism, biopower Non-Western, non-Protestant, nonableist, Indigenous sensoria Distributive sensation (ecstasy, intra-action, etc.) Sensation and temporality/time Nonhuman sensations and/or noncanonical sensations like thermoception or chronoception...
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American Literature 9003680.
Published: 26 February 2021
... being or body, sensation is a useful heuristic for clearing conceptual space for the human subject, denatured yet still so crucial to the operation of biopower and the asymmetrical effects thereof (across race, gender, class, ability, and species). This issue, then, is an occasion to sketch out the kind...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 241–242.
Published: 01 March 2000
... sensation, sensationalism, and the outer borders of aesthetic and cultural ex- perimentation.) Abstracts usingthe organizingprinciple of frontiers should be one to two pages; suggested topics include but are not limited to the fol...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... all. Their stutterings and silences rewrite traditional romance in a style to which we are unaccustomed; these texts adopt an approach that reinvests meaning in hackneyed sentimental words and the dramatic sensational angst of the early American romance. American sensationalism and...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 423–435.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Benito Cereno is also a tale of perspective, sensation, and pro- jection, which combine either to confer or withhold subjectivity. It is, in other words, a text that politicizes aesthetics. The blindness of the American captain, Amasa Delano, who stumbles into a slave rebellion aboard a Spanish...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Elizabeth titled The Soul of Things; or, Psychometric Researches and Dis- coveries, published between 1863 and 1874. The Soul of Things sought to extend the capacity for empirical geological research across time by means of psychometry, the practice of reading sedimented traces of sensation, which...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of affairs, it should be in its capacity to evoke these as-yet-unfelt sensations. Extending Badiou’s argument, we might say that politics and aes- thetics meet in relation to contemporary literature around the produc- tion of bodily feeling. Yet precisely what kinds of “sensations” Badiou...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 457–484.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and an ontology of the sensory body. Historian of science Jessica Riskin ( 2002 : 1) highlights that sentiment, for Denis Diderot, connoted “an emotional ‘movement’ in response to a physical sensation,” and this process of reflecting on sensory stimulations formed the grounds of what she terms the...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2003
... cultural historian with an eye for unusual texts, Fahs has uncovered caches of neglected wartime publications as well as ‘‘cheap’’ lit- erature sometimes so sensational that it has never been retrieved for long...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Blood Talk is an original book, Susan Gillman owes a theoretical debt to Jane Tompkins, for Blood Talk might be seen as the Sensational Designs of race. Where Tompkins looks at sentimental fiction, downplaying the ‘‘But is it any good school of criticism in favor of the idea of ‘‘cultural work Gill...