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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
... in spaces normally reserved for white cultural life. In each the- ater, Brown orchestrated often bold challenges to the culture that made the 410 American Literature idea of a black theatrical company in the 1820s seem variously astounding, provocative, and threatening to many white Americans. Indeed...
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American Literature (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 (2002) 74 (2): 418–419.
Published: 01 June 2002
... but 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 (2001) 73 (1): 218–219.
Published: 01 March 2001
... emerging arguments for clearing the deck in a new consideration of the national dynamics of sentiment, its masculine performances, and its patriotic work. Dana D. Nelson, University of Kentucky American Archives: Gender, Race, and Class in Visual Culture. By Shawn Michelle Smith. Princeton, N.J...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 395–397.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., the book focuses on the early reception of the daguerreotype through a study of some daguerreotype images and of literary texts and news or periodical accounts of the image technology’s emergence. Focusing on the daguerreotype, Dinius argues, “introduces visual culture into conversations about...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 394–397.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Susan Rosenbaum Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature . By Rebecca Sanchez . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2015 . viii, 198 pp. Cloth, $ 89.00 ; paper, $ 26.00 ; e-book available. Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made...
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American Literature (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 (2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
... a 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 (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... related to his time at Mary's boarding house, accrue new meaning when considered in light of Ellison's broader investment in visual culture. Ultimately, Ellison creates a relationship between narrative and visuality that redefines simplistic perspectives on African American identity. As the titular...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2024
...Jess Libow Abstract This essay traces the visual cultures that emerged around Civil War soldiers’ pain and argues that the method of portraiture has much to offer the field of health humanities. It begins by tracing efforts to capture Civil War soldiers’ pain in both popular and clinical media...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., audio playback, and visual culture—early magnetic recording materialized. In so doing, the essay offers scholars of both new and old media a sense of how we might better historicize the ostensible permanence and immateriality of contemporary data cultures and their digital economies. “Making the Perfect...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 639–669.
Published: 01 December 2023
... visual culture and literature to the development of twentieth-century antifascist ideology within a transnational perspective. brandonwtruett@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 antifascism African American visual culture Black studies transnationalism Spanish...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
... the recognition that there are limits to our capacity to know, describe, predict, classify, and rank nature, both human and nonhuman. “Antebellum Coral” assembles several written and visual reflections on coral beads and reveals how the cultural and natural history of these small everyday objects challenged...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the 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...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U.S. Imperi- alism (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2000), 151. 10 Shawn Michelle Smith, American Archives: Gender, Race, and Class in Visual Culture (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1999), 170. Inter- estingly, however...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 17–47.
Published: 01 March 2022
... aspirational, in that they build queer, utopic, and seemingly anti-racist worlds through the Asiatic space of the visual novel form. In so doing, they also allow players to explore the Asiatic as a means of repairing the traumas and distances of American imperial cultures. The article analyzes four visual...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 439–472.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and phobic discourse about the beggar-imposter (who figures centrally, for example, in Herman Melville’s The Confidence-Man [1857]). Visual cultural texts reference forms of class performance, including varieties of urban carnivalesque, endemic to urban street culture, where class hierarchies were invoked...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
... true for all those interested in looking at the intersection of visual culture with gender, race, and sexual orientation, arenas in which the dialectic between visibility and invisibility, the speakable and the unspeakable, are often at play. In Disaster Drawn , Chute builds on her earlier work...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... a century and across an ocean, these writers invite us to examine the racial politics of visual spectatorship: What does it mean to “take pleasure” in looking at images of terror? And how does visual culture, and writing about visual culture, work to consolidate group identity in national or racial...