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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 825–827.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Ameri- can Literature. By Christopher P. Iannini. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2012. xi, 296 pp. Cloth, $47.95; e-book, $29.99. Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas. Edited by Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2014. xiv, 438...
American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Emily Ogden Controversy over Freudian approaches to Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly (1799) has obscured the novel’s sensory politics. Psychoanalytic readers like Leslie Fiedler, in Love and Death in the American Novel (1960), discovered in Brown’s novel a striking confirmation of their...
American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... sensory perception. Such moments of sensory disjuncture posed a significant threat to a colonial order that claimed universality for its sense perceptions. Obeah narratives indicate that embodied religious experience constitutes a sensual alternative to what Elizabeth Maddock Dillon terms the “Westphalian...
American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 457–484.
Published: 01 September 2020
... heroines of domestic plots not only function as tropes of domestic and national belonging, as has been widely recognized, but also of population regulation at the biological level of species. Sentimentalism functions as a mode of evolutionary theory, one that articulated the Lamarckian belief that sensory...
American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 719–745.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., perception, and language that constitute experience, and he develops a literary style that lifts the feeling of colors from their visual appearances in order to bring his language into contact with the sensory and affective force of color. In this regard, Crane's color techniques relate to late-nineteenth...
American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 of...
American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 163–165.
Published: 01 March 2021
... State University. We invite essays that might address any of the following topics: Sensory environments (soundscapes, smellscapes, etc.) Technologies and techniques of perception Aesthetics and cross-sensory modalities (synesthesia, haptics, etc.) The regulation of the senses, via...
American Literature 9003680.
Published: 26 February 2021
... sustained effort to undo the sensory deadening of poststructuralism (cf. Dana Luciano, How the Earth Feels  in Transatlantica), taking the sensory body as something of the locus classicus of culture, belief, kinship, and power. All the while, posthumanism and its adjacent schools of thought which...
American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2020
... , yet no more than they would in reading medical and scientific research on ASD.) Perhaps taking a cue from the sensory intensity of autistic processing, Yergeau and Savarese each write with phenomenologically charged rhetoric of refreshingly experiential power. Their stylistic verve reminds us that...
American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 160–162.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., Shin goes on to illuminate John Ruskin’s impact on works like Tender Buttons (1914) before considering Stein’s theories on “authentic art” and the role of “sensory impressions” and emotion in writing. The final sections of the book look closely at the association between Stein’s war experiences and...
American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” sugar made such by the “dark red stain” of slavery. The speaker’s rejection is both intellectual (she wishes not to “stain” her “conscience”) and sensory/sensational (she is physically disgusted by the thought of ingesting “human sighs” and looking on the “dark red stain” that causes her to “[shudder...
American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... record.” Bennett (2010, xiv) argues for a “cultivated, patient, sensory attentiveness to nonhuman forces”; Cohen (2013, 153) describes this attentiveness as an opening to “the world’s queerness.” The embrace of geology in the context of a contemporary postsecu- lar, queer, and affective...
American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 379–381.
Published: 01 June 2020
... her book as it realizes forsaken promises of cultural studies. Also consistent is Coghlan’s interest in a number of less concretely interpretive agendas: for example, as her title hints, in prodding affect theory to embrace “the sensational and sensory modes [that work] at once to mediate and...
American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2003
... a sensory ecstasy: ‘‘I see, smell, taste, hear, feel that everlasting Something to which we are allied’’ (Hodder, 90). In addition to AWeek,Hodderbringsfresh readings to Walden (in particular, the ‘‘Solitude’’ chapter) and Thoreau’s jour...
American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
... expansive collection of textual and visual materials in a range of mediums including novels, memoir, graphic narrative, film, and advertising. Santa Ana draws on popular culture to excavate the materialization of sensory perception into sensible racial forms and their mass circulation, purposely deploying...
American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 1861 novella, “Life in the Iron Mills,” by Rebecca Harding Davis. All these texts attempt a reimagining of the body and sensory world of the artist-worker. In particular, they rebel against the “genius” stereotypes of romantic fantasy, partly because these figures romanticized hardship and poverty for...
American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 817–820.
Published: 01 December 2020
... chapter on agalmatophilia, or mannequin fetish, where Howard describes a sensory disturbance that unsettles an aesthetic disposition like intrigue. Howard channels, through the medium of the anti-aesthetic, a nonredemptive queerness, one that doesn’t purport to improve the couple form or the nation-state...
American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
... suffrage and democracy must be synonymous. Inverting sensory custom, Chapman also shows, the suffragists at times resorted to vocal ventriloquism. Making Noise, Making News extends itself to a third rubric: making litera- ture. Two modernist writers receive extensive coverage, Marianne Moore and...
American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... scholarly retrospection, as the culture’s emergent social technology of recognition. In a provocative attempt to reconsider early American history in light of sensation, Peter Charles Hoffer turns his attention to The Sover- eignty and Goodness of God. Interested in showing how sensory evi...
American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... became a central goal in [Steinbeck’s] aesthetic program,” could well be said of the dispatches from the Italian front, with their disruption of narrative continuity, their repeated invocation of the readerly “you,” and their privileging of sensory detail over coherent story. Interestingly, the “sweeping...