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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Britt M. Rusert Duke University Press 2007 Technophobia! Science Fiction Visions of Posthuman Technology . By Daniel Dinello. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2005. 329 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Color Monitors: The Black Face of Technology in America . By Martin...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 887–909.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Stephanie S. Turner Duke University Press 2002 Stephanie S. Jurassic Park Technology in the Bioinformatics Turner Economy: How Cloning Narratives Negotiate the Telos of DNA The problem was that all known dinosaurs were fossils, and...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 395–397.
Published: 01 June 2016
... those boundaries more boldly in the future, as both camps can certainly benefit from the exchange. Print Technology in Scotland and America, 1740–1800 . By McAuley Louis Kirk . Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell Univ. Press ; Lanham, MD : Rowman and Littlefield . 2013 . xv, 327 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
... capacity of a variety of prephotographic visual technologies, including portraiture, woodcuts, stereotypes, and the camera obscura. Douglass and Jacobs lived in the midst of a photographic revolution. Douglass repeatedly commented on photographic technology and celebrated its democratic potential. But both...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 853–855.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Univ. Press . 2014 . xiv , 224 pp. Cloth, $99.00 ; paper, $29.95 . Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era . By Biers Katherine . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2013 . 280 pp. Cloth, $75.00 ; paper, $25.00 . © 2015 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... imperial endeavors. Approaching the novels utilizing Franco Moretti's “distant reading” approach demonstrates precisely how the works' expansionist themes developed as newer, more powerful martial and transportation technologies were imagined by Senarens between 1880 and 1895. The recurring narrative of...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 600–603.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Russell Emily . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2011 . 253 pp. $44.95 . Toys and Tools in Pink: Cultural Narratives of Gender, Science, and Technology . By Colatrella Carol . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2011 . 246 pp. $46.95 . © 2013 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Jason Gladstone Abstract This essay argues that what most characterizes the late twentieth century is not, as is often assumed, the threat posed to the human by technology but rather that imposed by technology’s failure. The essay does so by tracking the development of a postwar literalism that is...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 871–873.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Book Reviews 871 Portraying the Lady: Technologies of Gender in the Short Stories of Henry James. By Donatella Izzo. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2001. viii, 312 pp. $60.00. Henry James and the...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... labor, technologically concretized, finds its demand for justice depicted through the retelling of an industrial disaster. Focusing on technology’s both literal and figural sources of social transmission, Rukeyser’s poem redirects our attention from assured Communist redemption toward more transitional...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Brian Hochman Hochman's essay uses the work of George Washington Cable to examine a far-reaching set of debates about media technology, auditory perception, and cultural difference that emerged during the 1880s and 1890s. The first half focuses on Cable's classic dialect novel The Grandissimes...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jeffrey M. Binder Abstract Word-search technologies have played a significant role in literary scholarship for decades, yet they have received little attention from literary theorists. This paper considers how we might more thoughtfully approach the use of search in navigating cultural material...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Stefan Schöberlein Abstract Focusing on mid- to late nineteenth century texts about the telegraph, this essay traces a US literary discourse around this groundbreaking technological innovation that sees writers move from a sense of euphoria over seemingly having overcome the confines of time, space...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
... inattention and misreading has been a result of failing to see how Lin's engagement with the discourse on technology (and especially his decades-long attempt to invent an electric Chinese typewriter) was central to both his literary work and its transnational circulation. Whereas some scholars have argued...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
... marked it up. In the midst of media, the idiosyncratic mark of Bierce’s style emerges not only as an aesthetic quality, but also as a strategically deployed technology for tagging, marking, and remixing points and properties on paper. The essay reminds us that procedures of markup are not new, only newly...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... through rapid-scanning technology, captured the enormity of the storm, its dynamic cloud structure, and the sharpening of the storm’s eye as the continent dimmed under the setting sun. But despite the complicated process of data gathering and transmission that is involved in meteorological satellite...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., dubbed the Newark Steam Man—this essay argues that the course of US science fiction and US technology more generally was shaped by the racial discourses of the Reconstruction. Coming on the heels of the Civil War, the steam man stories, like Dederick’s patent, drew on extant black caricatures to...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2009
... embroideries, penmanship exercises, and recital performances. Although historians and literary critics have tended to deride such productions as “social accomplishments,”—as markers of a misogynist and antidemocratic ethos of “refinement”—this essay reads them as technologies of socialization. Aligning...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., as media technologies operated by men. Drawing on Michel Foucault and the history of the book, this article uses the example of Hefner to theorize the editorial subject. Like Foucault’s author function, the editor function represents a position of legal, moral, and authorial responsibility that binds...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and Fredson Bowers developed sophisticated technologies for understanding and managing reprinted texts, and yet the scholarly tradition they founded, and that of their most vocal critic, Jerome McGann, have both ignored the ideality of the literary text—how the claim to textual identity across...