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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 2 Benny caged and tortured by AM in I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (Cyberdreams Interactive Entertainment, 1995 ). Screenshot taken by author More
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 213–240.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Kristina Bross Abstract This essay analyzes the American appropriation of an incident in the 1620s on the spice island of Ambonya in which several English traders were tortured (waterboarded) and executed by their Dutch rivals. The essay argues that New England authors imagine themselves...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2024
.... This essay offers a psychobiologically attentive reading of the factory hospital scene to investigate the potentialities of the Black protagonist’s embodied living. In the scene, racist doctors injure the protagonist’s brain through electroshock torture, disrupting his cognition and sympathetic nervous...
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 1 Starting from left: Benny, Gorrister, Nimdok, Ted, and Ellen—the five human survivors—caged and tortured by AM in I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (Cyberdreams Interactive Entertainment, 1995 ). Screenshot taken by author More
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 297–324.
Published: 01 June 2024
..., caused by visible tissue damage associated with a pseudosurgical intervention: a person’s body is cut open to remove something growing inside; a person tortures another by drilling into his teeth; and a person saves his own life by amputating his arm with a pocket knife. In their efforts to generate...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
... to harness the tongues of annexed and migra- tory subjects.5 Both domestic and foreign violence work to ‘‘cut out’’ Amerindian and Spanish-language tongues in the historical arc of U.S. imperialism in the western hemisphere.6 Despite government intimi- dation, Martínez’s writing actively opposes torture...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 73–102.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Figure 2 Benny caged and tortured by AM in I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (Cyberdreams Interactive Entertainment, 1995 ). Screenshot taken by author ...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 667–674.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in Contemporary American Fiction . By Christopher Leise. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2017. viii, 210 pp. Cloth, $49.95; e-book, $49.95. This study glosses poetry, memoirs, legal memoranda, photographs, and films to theorize torture in the war on terror and in literature. Drawing from theories...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 439–467.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of Adam” with “the same matter, the same mold,” a basic “correspondency of dispo- sition” that “argueth all to be of the same constitution” (H, 98). What explains the Pequot captive who defies the English on the eve of his torture? Vincent concludes that “[s]ome will have their courage...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 141–168.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... While this recognition shapes the content of Natalie Mann,it receives its fullest formal realization in Cane. There Toomer repeat- edly links the public torture of terrorized rural African Americans with the occluded...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Victorian homoeroticism into the modern gay male identity (17). Chapter 2, “Going to Meet the Man in Abu Ghraib,” uses a James Baldwin short story to read the torture of Iraqi men at Abu Ghraib as the kind of homoerotic extension of empire that, Pérez argues throughout this volume, enables the coherence...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2004
... often employs metaphors of violence to clarify its goals—or, less generously, which commits the rhetorical larceny of using images of war, torture, and ter- Book Reviews 903 rorism to dramatize its radical aesthetic ambitions. But more...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 162–164.
Published: 01 March 2020
... a community from an ever-changing array of those portrayed as enemies of all humankind, such as the pirate, the slave trader, the torturer, and the international terrorist. Even though the principle was first established in admiralty law, Schillings notes, it was most successfully developed in modern Anglo...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 338–341.
Published: 01 June 2021
... who eventually commits a mass school shooting, while Denis Villeneuve’s 2013 film Prisoners , the focus of chapter 5, features a father who tortures a mentally disabled young man he thinks has information about his kidnapped daughter. Being abandoned by human parents and adopted by animals largely...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 171–173.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and the tortured lives of this common imperial moment” (18). ...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 171–181.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Guantánamo Bay plays host to a US military base that has become a notorious site of extralegal detention and torture. Hulme begins his book with a seventeenth-century epic poem set on the island’s eastern province, and he moves through the nineteenth century with chapters about Richard Harding...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the 1980s many women living in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador were in the direct line of fire, losing family members and homes in the wars and suffering human rights abuses, including torture, rape, and ‘‘disappearance...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 207–234.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of work and redemption, a protestant monastery. To imagine the penitentiary in such a light, however, is to stop see- ing the ongoing struggle between prisoners and the forces that hold them. The formation of the cellular soul demanded, in fact, a whole range of novel restrictions and tortures...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and wholly mundane at the same time—like the dinner party during which Anthony is murdered—the theatrics of anti-Black violence undergird the conditions of possibility for American citizenship. 8 What might be gained from such an unlyrical depiction of a Black man’s torture? My point here...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
... to itself, as something else than it claims to be. Having yet to receive its burial rites, the catastrophe of slavery returns in the form of an unrecognizable, anamorphotic ghost. This return gives to the United States the “tortured sense of time” characteristic of cultures creolized through...