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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 629–631.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Abigail Salerno © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 The Evolution of Film: Rethinking Film Studies . By Janet Harbord. Cambridge: Polity Press. 2007. ix, 198 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $22.95. Body Shots: Early Cinema's Incarnations . By Jonathan Auerbach. Berkeley and Los...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 677–703.
Published: 01 December 2022
... in 1967, just one year before its author shot Andy Warhol, the SCUM Manifesto was quickly overdetermined by readings that saw the shooting as a fulfillment of the manifesto’s vision, rewriting the manifesto as a kind of autotheory in reverse. Tracing SCUM ’s afterlife in a range of cultural texts...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... twenty years later, virtually all the fundamental ques- tions about the medium would seem to have been essentially resolved: whether film would tell stories or record reality (tell stories), how spatiotemporal articulation would be achieved between shots (paral- lel editing, shot–reverse shot, 180...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 563–597.
Published: 01 September 2001
... or accelerating real time to dramatic ends), the eyeline match (or 180° rule), cutting to movement, the variation of shot duration, the split-screen, and mask- 568 American Literature ing. One particular sequence demonstrates the new ‘‘language’’ Grif- fith used to create film narrative, as well as his...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... As a corrective to Antamoro’s cine- matography, Macgowan offers D. W. Griffith’s 1916 film Intolerance.48 Macgowan celebrates that film’s distinctly American use of “close-­ up” and “long shot” in terms that are strikingly transcendental. For the two visual registers allow the divinity...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of the bomb lent a certain gravitas to environmental- ism. This conflation of anxieties plays out by the opening montage of the first US television series about environmentalism, Our Vanishing Wilderness: a clip of a nuclear blast is followed by shots of nuclear cool- ing towers, shots of wilderness...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... over all aspects of production. He did not have to leave London in order to shoot a film allegedly set in Colorado; instead, he sent two different teams of helicopter crews to Glacier National Park in Montana in order to film the shots for the opening ascent. Set designers scoured American hotels...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2004
...- ings in the years before World War I, and many of the Cubist and Dadaist painters followed their lead after the war. In the 1920s and 1930s, Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein began to practice a simi- lar technique: as he edited his films, he spliced together individual shots with no transitional...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 365–386.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Joanna, he will nd out what black power really means 22 At pre- cisely the moment the film displays the assertive presence of John’s body, Tillie arrives with her emasculating rhetoric (her parting shot 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 147...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 119–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... that Fitzgerald is using “inquest” or “death car” to refer to an antecedent event—or as mid-­page bookmarks, easily catching the eye of a busy, scanning reader. The trademark picture paper half-­ or one-inch head shots (see fig. 2), set within the news column itself, Figure 2 “Jail Threatens...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2003
... or not. ‘‘It is indeed central to my argument Sinfield reminds the reader at the out- set, ‘‘that theatre generally has been shot through with images and practices of queerness’’ (4). Most of the book is a survey of pre-1970s...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... displays a striking negative image of a still from Gone with the Wind: a shot of Mammy lacing up Scarlett O’Hara’s corset. According to McPherson, Mammy ‘‘polices the borders of white southern womanhood’’ (56). The image seems to typify a major thread in McPherson’s argument and to illustrate...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2003
... or not. ‘‘It is indeed central to my argument Sinfield reminds the reader at the out- set, ‘‘that theatre generally has been shot through with images and practices of queerness’’ (4). Most of the book is a survey of pre-1970s...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 883–885.
Published: 01 December 2019
... tomboys not only expressed complaints about the mores of middle-class femininity, but they actively defied them. They lived outdoors, shot guns, spoke boldly, displayed sharp and not always decorous wit—a few even wore pants. Yet tomboy spaces of resistance, Sentilles points out, hinged on white...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 423–435.
Published: 01 September 2004
... where King was shot, the museum seeks to preserve the history of segregation and civil demand. If automortography depicts subjects becoming ob- jects (in death), the engagement with melancholic objects in this mu- seum allows spectators, through aesthetic contemplation, to remem- ber in ways...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2003
... chapters, Hodder’s extended commentary on Thoreau’s first book may help rekindle interest in the travel narrative that recounts a dory trip Thoreau took with his brother John in 1839. Hodder reads it as shot through with literary...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2004
... vehicle to cre- ate more soldiers and generals to carry on our fight for equality, by teaching them and showing them what we came through32 To place the museum at the location where King was shot and killed might be seen as working against such an explicitly political mission, but it is King’s death...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 539–567.
Published: 01 September 2023
... seconds of the film close with an extended shot of the statue resting on its side on the wet sand, where the peaceful ebb and flow of water laps up against the exuberant flash of flames that slowly consumes it (see fig. 3 ). As it burns away, the statue head reveals to us the prophetic quality...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 445–473.
Published: 01 September 2007
... can rec- ognize Kiotseaeton’s modification of Condolence Ceremony conven- tions in his cautious call to the settlers at “Water’s Edge.” In Vimont’s account, another modification of the ceremony becomes apparent. When Kiotseaeton has finished his speech, a shot is fired from the boat...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 93–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
....—Sarah Wakefield, Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees On 17 August 1862, four Dakota warriors shot and killed a white farmer, his wife, and three guests in western Min- nesota.1 The seemingly isolated incident became the first act in a short but bloody war between a cadre...