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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... examines how the novel repeatedly stages episodes that highlight the particular aliena tions inherent to cybercapitalist labor and the particular metabolisms it demands of human and built materialities. Through its rescripting of Karl Marx’s concept of alienation for the contemporary moment, Merola argues...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 389–398.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... By Mark Silverberg. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2010. xii, 281 pp. $124.95. These five books are welcome additions to the exciting recent work on the period variously identified as post-1945 or contemporary, a field that has come of age in the last decade. We might witness this matura- tion...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 715–745.
Published: 01 December 2002
...- rowly, between scientifically objective observation and realist aspira- tions to truthfulness in representation. Scholarship has not attended to realist writers’ interest in sciences of the brain and nervous sys- tem or explored the effect of rapid developments in neurology and brain biology...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., a sixteen-year-old do- mestic servant. After bribing another woman to procure an introduc- tion for him, he wrote Norman love letters, took her to restaurants and theaters, and then tricked her into accompanying him to a brothel, where he seduced her. When she discovered she was pregnant, he coerced...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 807–820.
Published: 01 December 2007
... varies, of course, from title to title. When Fredric Jameson famously exhorted “Always historicize!” in The Political Unconscious, he also demonstrated how texts may be read (or critically rewritten) as symbolic solutions of real contradic- tions regarding three increasingly vaster horizons...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 645–654.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Asad (2003, 1) is in part getting at when, after declaring the moribundity of the argument that religion is mori- bund, he asks, “Does it follow that secularism is not universally valid?” That is, to what extent has pulling at the loose thread of the seculariza- tion thesis to reveal...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 863–870.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and as such continue to exert influence on American litera- ture. Arguing for the inclusion of slave songs in the American and African American literary canon, Ramey differentiates slave songs from spirituals, a term that mischaracterizes these works as being concerned only with salva- tion and redemption...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 859–885.
Published: 01 December 2002
... attention to their social constitution.13 Indeed, in their reconfiguration of U.S. culture’s language for and critical conception of the embodied relationship between heterosexual acts and human reproduction, new reproductive technologies raise knowledge ques- tions about the meaning and origins of both...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 799–820.
Published: 01 December 2006
... sources account for Haiti’s past.7 The separation of Hai- tian history from the history of Saint-Domingue—the postcolonial from the colonial—results in a narrative that locates Haiti’s originary violence in the Revolution rather than the institutions the Revolu- tion attempted to dismantle...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... This is the great challenge of and oppor- tunity for book-based scholarship, one in dialogue with the shift to digitiza- tion. Importantly, Fahs is both the most overt about her use of digital tools and the most aware of, based on the illustrations, the physique of a text. (Unfortu- nately...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 591–619.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Daniel Punday Duke University Press 2005 Daniel John Barth’s Occasional Writing: Punday The Institutional Construction of Postmodernism in The Friday Book Unlike avant-garde writing in its classic formula- tion, postmodern fiction...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 571–599.
Published: 01 September 2003
... history or materiality 4 Indeed, because formalist analysis adds yet another dimension to the focus on particularity that is so critical to historicist modes of interpreta- tion, it should be understood as fundamental...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the next takes it up, and does the same. It’s very funny, when well done, and makes a perfect jumble of tragical comical stuff to laugh over’” (Alcott 1998, 124). They all take turns and, as they do so, employ agile knowledge of the various generic conven- tions available to nineteenth-century...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 399–401.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., 251 pp. $59.95. The failure to perform Indianness properly in the current moment has signifi- cant stakes, including not just expert and popular denials of the “real”-ness of a given person’s or group’s claims but the refusal or retraction of legal recogni- tion by the settler-state. Thus...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., 251 pp. $59.95. The failure to perform Indianness properly in the current moment has signifi- cant stakes, including not just expert and popular denials of the “real”-ness of a given person’s or group’s claims but the refusal or retraction of legal recogni- tion by the settler-state. Thus...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 404–407.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Press. 2012. xii, 251 pp. $59.95. The failure to perform Indianness properly in the current moment has signifi- cant stakes, including not just expert and popular denials of the “real”-ness of a given person’s or group’s claims but the refusal or retraction of legal recogni- tion by the settler...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2013
... recogni- tion by the settler-state. Thus, contesting (stereotypical) models of Indian “difference” continues to be a significant scholarly and political project. How- ever, while the problem of creating and circulating an image of authenticity against which Native peoples will be assessed...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 409–412.
Published: 01 June 2013
... or retraction of legal recogni- tion by the settler-state. Thus, contesting (stereotypical) models of Indian “difference” continues to be a significant scholarly and political project. How- ever, while the problem of creating and circulating an image of authenticity against which Native peoples...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 413–416.
Published: 01 June 2013
... denials of the “real”-ness of a given person’s or group’s claims but the refusal or retraction of legal recogni- tion by the settler-state. Thus, contesting (stereotypical) models of Indian “difference” continues to be a significant scholarly and political project. How- ever, while the problem...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., including not just expert and popular denials of the “real”-ness of a given person’s or group’s claims but the refusal or retraction of legal recogni- tion by the settler-state. Thus, contesting (stereotypical) models of Indian “difference” continues to be a significant scholarly and political...