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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 218–219.
Published: 01 March 2001
... theory to bear on various colonial discourses in the early Americas. Born out of an international conference sponsored by the McNeil Center and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, this col- lection contains no less than seventeen innovative essays on how individuals and...
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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
..., some located 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...
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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 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 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 (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 395–397.
Published: 01 June 2016
... cameras or the press. Instead, 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...
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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 December 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 (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
... holds equally 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... black American. Consid- ered together, over 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...
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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 2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
... 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 the...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... African Americans to feel more assimilated than American Indians and reminding them that the dominant culture considered even the unassimilated Indian to be racially superior to the black man. Finally, Johnston's photos of public schools attended by white children transform images of Indian objects and...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 894–897.
Published: 01 December 2004
... particular way: as culturally and racially diverse, geographically vast, not entirely modern, and eluding full cognitive and visual comprehension. This valuable study examines the cogni- tive, aesthetic, and ideological lenses through which the Southwest has been figured in print and photography...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 897–899.
Published: 01 December 2006
... response to the growing visual dimension of consumer culture. Faulkner is seen here as no less engaged Book Reviews 877 in experiments with narrative techniques patently influenced by filmic and commercial art strategies than in his unrelenting...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 439–441.
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 2013) 85 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and social interaction. Similarly invested in examining discourses of postrevolutionary visuality and gentility, Noonan’s Reading the “Century Illustrated” Monthly Magazine seeks to show not only how important the monthly was to American cultural thought during the late nineteenth century...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 831–833.
Published: 01 December 2008
... number of recent critical works to address the role of visual culture in African American life and letters. Like Maurice Wallace’s Constructing the Black Masculine and Shawn Michelle Smith’s Photography on the Color Line, Harlem Crossroads focuses on the significance of...