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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 218–219.
Published: 01 March 2001
... possible in ways that Rowlandson’s cap- tivity could not the narrative of friendly and inevitable English settlement featured in history books and Disney movies. The book concludes by exam- ining in their historical contexts myriad visual and written texts from the late eighteenth century to the...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Lindsey Andrews Freud Upside Down: African American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture . By Ahad Badia Sahar . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2010 . xi , 195 pp. $40.00 . Images of Black Modernism: Verbal and Visual Strategies of the Harlem Renaissance . By Thaggert...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adam Sonstegard Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890–1940 . By Christoph Lindner . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 228 pp. Cloth, $105.00 ; paper, $30.95 ; e-book available. The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... politics of visual spectatorship, the essay analyzes Cliff's novel Free Enterprise (1993); the central scene is an unveiling of this painting. Destabilizing Ruskin's reading of the painting's sublimity and asking what it means to “take pleasure in looking at images of terror,” Cliff's novel inserts a black...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... invested in visual constructs. Ellison's work with visual media ranged from an apprenticeship with Richmond Barthé to his life-long work as a photographer. Tracing the development of his aesthetic back to his friendship with Richard Wright and Romare Bearden, Hill argues that Ellison's metaphor of...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 847–849.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Barbara Eckstein © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Henry James: Women and Realism . By Victoria Coulson. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. ix, 240 pp. $95.00. Henry James and the Visual . By Kendall Johnson. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. xv, 246 pp. $95.00...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 418–419.
Published: 01 June 2002
... also for its introduction to an American genre that has not yet received enough critical attention. Peter Kvidera, Duke University 418 American Literature The Eye’s Mind: Literary Modernism and Visual Culture. By Karen Jacobs. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2001. viii, 311 pp. Cloth, $45.00...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
... York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2004. xviii, 308 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95. Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture.By Shawn Michelle Smith. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2004. xviii, 225 pp. Cloth, $74.95; paper, $21.95. Manning the Race: Reforming...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 307–333.
Published: 01 June 2007
...June Hee Chung Duke University Press 2007 June Hee Getting the Picture: American Corporate Chung Advertising and the Rise of a Cosmopolitan Visual Culture in The Ambassadors It may be counterintuitive to assert that Henry James...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 209–211.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Samantha Pinto Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence, and Visual Culture . By Streeby Shelley . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2013 . xxii , 328 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper , $25.95 ; e-book , $25.95 . Humanitarian Violence: The US Deployment of Diversity . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jennifer Glaser Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form . By Chute Hillary L. . Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press . 2016 . 359 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; e-book, $35.00 . The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 395–397.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Lisa Lynch 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 , $90.00 ; e-book, $89.99 . The Camera and the Press: American Visual and Print...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
... profoundly visual cultural moment, argued for a visual literacy that both denied the indexical power of white visual practices and embraced the power of the image to make injustice visible. Blackwood's analysis focuses on how texts by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs explore the representational...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., techniques that derive from the fields of computational linguistics and data visualization—can further illuminate these mysteries. It also describes how the unique demands of the archive of slavery pose challenges to the field of digital humanities as it is currently conceived. By contrasting a set of...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 863–866.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Martha J. Cutter Artistic Liberties: American Literary Realism and Graphic Illustration, 1880–1905 . By Adam Sonstegard . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2014 . xiv, 230 pages. Cloth, $49.95 ; e-book, $49.95 . Immersive Words: Mass Media, Visuality, and American...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... democratic rhetoric of citizenship education, even as they praised the schools for making them who they were. Both the visual and verbal accounts Cooper discusses speak to subaltern students' ability to express individuality in the face of an evolutionary framework that sought to systematize their identities...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... sensing and imaging, satellite media often pass as uninterpreted weather reality for popular audiences, offering visual and textual narratives of weather crises that abstract the human from environmental disaster. This essay considers the twentieth-century turn toward uninterpreted and visually centered...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
... emerges from this study is a newly coherent picture of recurring forms, conventions, and themes that constitute a distinctively American style of comic strip. From one perspective, this is a record of visual conventions that would dominate twentieth- and twenty-first-century comics. But it is also a...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., it questions the traditional contexts and visual cues by which racial difference appears as racial difference at all. In this essay, Jerng first analyzes how race has been read in science fiction. Cataloging the practices of reading race in science fiction tells us a great deal about how we notice...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... concept of “popular fantasy” to describe how tropes of literary enchantment are deployed to make sense of emergent real-world social and political relations. Through a close reading of the X-Men in the mid-to-late 1970s, Fawaz shows how the comic book visually absorbed the cultural politics of the women's...