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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 429–431.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Brittnay L. Proctor Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures . By L. H. Stallings . Champaign : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2015 . 296 pp. Cloth, $95.00 ; paper, $26.00 ; e-book, $23.40 . The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics . By Louis...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 862–864.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Scott Saul 2005 Blows like a Horn: Beat Writing, Jazz, Style, and Markets in the Transformation of U.S. Culture . By Preston Whaley Jr. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2004. 260 pp. $29.95; Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry . By T. J. Anderson III...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 854–856.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Jed Rasula © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Cinematic Modernism: Modernist Poetry and Film . By Susan McCabe. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2005. x, 284 pp. Cloth, $92.00; paper, $39.99. Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Dalia Kandiyoti Duke University Press 2007 Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism, and the Problem of English . By Alan Rosen. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2005. xiv, 248 pp. $45.00. Dialect and Dichotomy: Literary Representations of African American Speech...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Mike Chasar In the first three decades of the twentieth century, a new and modern type of African American laughter was increasingly and aggressively sounded in the sonic landscape of the United States. Praised by poet Helene Johnson as an “arrogant and bold” laugh that did not synchronize with the...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
...William J. Maxwell Sounding Real: Musicality and American Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century . By Ruotolo Cristina L. . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2013 . x, 170 pp. Cloth , $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Jazz in the Time of the Novel: The Temporal Politics of...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
... imaginative exercise, End of a Primitive nonetheless debunks liberal ideas of sympathy as a guarantee of racial progress. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Jodi The Killing Joke of Sympathy: Melamed Chester Himes’s End of a Primitive Sounds the Limits of...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... (1880)—a text that constantly signals its own inability to reproduce the speech and music of New Orleans's Afro-Creole community—in order to illustrate the growing sense among late-nineteenth-century U.S. writers that the written word was fundamentally inadequate as a sound archive. The second half...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Lisa Hollenbach In the late 1940s and early 1950s, large-scale population shifts, urban-development projects, and new media transformed New York City in ways that were heard as much as seen. In this context, Langston Hughes and sound documentarian Tony Schwartz each experimented with techniques of...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 303–330.
Published: 01 June 2015
... both poets make with the bebop jazz of Charlie Parker and his colleagues. By taking “jazz” less as a specific body of sounds than as a conceptual provocation to rethink the very idea (and ideal) of poetry as a musical phenomenon, Hughes and Olson—both individually and together—help us make new sense of...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
... response to industrialization and militarization in the South, but as a sustained novelistic reflection on modes of urban renewal in both the United States and a Europe under reconstruction through the Marshall Plan. By unearthing the bivalent history of US urbanism’s sounds and spaces, Requiem for a Nun...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Meina Yates-Richard Abstract Building on black women’s critical negotiations of black nationalist discourse, this essay names the matrix of black maternal sounds, songs, and approximated womb-spaces as the site of production for black nationalist ideologies and black male identity. Listening to...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Vocabulary archive displays telling instances of cross-cultural mistranslation as indigenous words spill beyond Jefferson's rules of orthography and beyond the word list itself in formal defiance of Jefferson's goal of recording the ancient and pure sounds of “primitive” America. This essay argues that the...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 253–273.
Published: 01 June 2015
... emergence of techniques such as slant rhyme from the collision of the conventional boundaries of the sonnet with the unconventional sounds of the vernacular. It positions the vernacular sonnet as a pioneering form that anticipates both the achievements and the challenges of the Afro-modernist project...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jentery Sayers Sayers’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Making the Perfect Record.” This project unpacks the often ignored, pre-1940s history of magnetic recording, with particular attention to how—through an interweaving of print fiction, sound transduction, storage media...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2013
... in and out of disciplinary boundaries and questions about the legacies of critical theory, comedy, sound, sexuality, independent filmmaking, and new media aesthetics. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Adorno Theodor W. 1990 . “ Punctuation Marks .” Translated by...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2009
... influence Poe's literary practice and theory, offering a framework for an aesthetic that turns out to be surprisingly realistic. Finally, as a writer attuned to popular culture, Poe both critiques and reflects everyday forms of probabilistic thinking, thus (as odd as it may sound) helping to define what it...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 March 2001
...- ingmyPoemstoohavefoundgenesisLG, 756 Lanier de- rives the formal features of his Centennial Cantata from a source that predates both the Revolution and colonization—from the ‘‘abrupt vocables’’ of Anglo-Saxon CC 273). By insisting on Anglo-Saxon sounds in the text of his cantata, Lanier redirects the force of the line ‘‘I...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
... literature have long grappled with the relation- ship between text and sound, literary and musical art. In large part, this is because the poems, plays, narratives, and novels we study invite such a criti- cal engagement through their own representations. Frederick Douglass ren- ders the brutal whipping...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 563–587.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of different modalities. One reason that it has appealed more to twenty-­first century readers is that it resembles a DJ’s mix of converging sounds rather than a more conventional jazz poem.10 Ask Your Mama also alludes to an international history of jazz that is only beginning to be fully...