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Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.881, h-index: 38)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.538, h-index: 35)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 1.512, h-index: 46)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85, SJR: 1.611, h-index: 107)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.935, h-index: 80)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 137, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 43)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.441, h-index: 77)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 171, SJR: 3.047, h-index: 201)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 111)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.151, h-index: 7)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.824, h-index: 23)
American Literary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.185, h-index: 22)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.912, h-index: 124)
Annals of Occupational Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.837, h-index: 57)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 4.362, h-index: 173)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.642, h-index: 53)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal  
AoB Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.78, h-index: 10)
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.884, h-index: 31)
Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.749, h-index: 63)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.779, h-index: 11)
Arbitration Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.96, h-index: 71)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 20)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 1.698, h-index: 92)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 310, SJR: 4.643, h-index: 271)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.646, h-index: 149)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.801, h-index: 90)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.374, h-index: 154)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 9)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.955, h-index: 55)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 149, SJR: 2.314, h-index: 133)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 20)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 6.097, h-index: 264)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 4.086, h-index: 73)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.771, h-index: 50)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.267, h-index: 38)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 18)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 528, SJR: 1.373, h-index: 62)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 83, SJR: 0.771, h-index: 53)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.391, h-index: 84)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.474, h-index: 31)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 59)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.067, h-index: 22)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 7)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.439, h-index: 167)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.897, h-index: 175)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 4.827, h-index: 192)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 19)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 76)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 11)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.238, h-index: 15)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 47)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.999, h-index: 20)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 161, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 7.587, h-index: 150)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.213, h-index: 66)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.108, h-index: 6)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 7)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 13)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal  
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 80)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 28)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 2.032, h-index: 44)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 53)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.835, h-index: 15)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 12)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 42)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.339, h-index: 19)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 17)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 28)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 4)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.647, h-index: 30)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 34)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.038, h-index: 60)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.157, h-index: 149)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 43)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.341, h-index: 96)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 42)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 11)
J. of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.442, h-index: 16)
J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.165, h-index: 5)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 15)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
J. of Cybersecurity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
J. of Design History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.166, h-index: 14)
J. of Economic Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.894, h-index: 76)
J. of Economic Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.909, h-index: 69)
J. of Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 20)
J. of European Competition Law & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
J. of Experimental Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.798, h-index: 163)
J. of Financial Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.314, h-index: 27)
J. of Global Security Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Heredity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.024, h-index: 76)
J. of Hindu Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, h-index: 3)
J. of Hip Preservation Surgery     Open Access  
J. of Human Rights Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.399, h-index: 10)
J. of Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 4, h-index: 209)
J. of Insect Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 31)

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  • The Exodus of Martin Delany
    • Authors: Shreve G.
      Pages: 449 - 473
      Abstract: AbstractThis essay recovers the political theology of black emigrationism in Martin Delany’s sole novel, Blake; or, the Huts of America (1859–62). It begins by examining the problems of legitimation plaguing the novel’s eponymous hero when he plots a nationwide slave rebellion in the antebellum US and presents himself as a black Moses. The novel’s reappropriation of the Exodus story in the context of a Protestantized slave rebellion, I argue, opens a theopolitical abyss that requires Blake to abandon his rebellion and stage an exodus into Cuba, where Delany develops what I term his Canaan politics, which complicate and extend familiar accounts of black Exodus politics. In this new Canaan, Blake devises a shared public religion that reimagines the establishment of state religion as a practical political and theological act necessary to inoculate a new society against hypostatized racial hierarchies. The essay concludes with a reconsideration of Delany’s other major work from this period, Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party, examining how it nuances and extends his Canaan politics by emphasizing the practical and bodily dimensions of emigration.
      PubDate: 2017-07-19
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx019
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • “Oil Was Trumps”: John Dos Passos’ U.S.A. , World War I, and the
           Growth of the Petromodern State
    • Authors: Whalan M.
      Pages: 474 - 498
      Abstract: AbstractThis article argues that John Dos Passos’ U.S.A. trilogy is an important fictional consideration of an emergent era of “petromodernity,” one tied specifically to the changing models of collaboration between the US state and the oil industry that emerged during World War I. U.S.A. positions the major impact of World War I on American life as the long-term expansion of the US state, which as well as developing a new domestic security apparatus became increasingly involved in securing a global infrastructure of oil extraction and supply. U.S.A.’s formal innovations track oil’s increasingly central role in both military and civilian technology and infrastructure, and investigate the new models of sociability and subjectivity this new petroculture produced. The trilogy sees oil as a habitually occluded yet structuring force in American life, an energy source increasingly involved in the materialized politics of US infrastructure and also central to widespread understandings of liberation and personal sovereignty. Ultimately the trilogy questions whether petromodern fantasies of autonomy might in fact be recklessly and dangerously antisocial, even as it struggles to imagine alternatives in a society marked by the “invisibility of ubiquity” of oil.
      PubDate: 2017-08-17
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx023
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • The Invention of the Global MFA: Taiwanese Writers at Iowa,
           1964–1980
    • Authors: So R.
      Pages: 499 - 520
      Abstract: AbstractThis essay provides a history of the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa, founded by Paul Engle and Nieh Hua-ling in the early 1960s. Its central argument is that the IWP drew together postwar theories of education, Cold War diplomacy, and communications theory to effect cultural and political change in East Asia. Specifically, they imagined East Asian nations, such as South Korea and Taiwan, as natural democratic allies of the US and bulwarks against the spread of Chinese communism in the region. The essay traces the articulation of the IWP concept in a series of writings by Engle and Nieh, as well as its implementation as a distinct pedagogy. Finally, it also studies a series of writings by actual IWP students, many of whom were Taiwanese, to consider the impact of the IWP on postwar world literature.
      PubDate: 2017-07-25
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx020
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Danticat’s Vodou Vernacular of Women’s Human Rights
    • Authors: Bergner G.
      Pages: 521 - 545
      Abstract: AbstractIn Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat uses a Haitian vernacular of Vodou to represent sexual violence against women as a human rights issue. The term vernacular joins earlier commentary on the novel with current theories of human rights discourse. Critics note that Danticat uses domestic vernaculars such as folklore, storytelling, and cooking to reveal Haiti’s hidden history of sexual violence. Similarly, human rights theorists explain that states and advocates use a moral vernacular to negotiate how to apply human rights principles in particular contexts. I claim that Danticat uses Vodou tropes of the Marasa twins and the lwa Ezili to connect Sophie’s virginity testing and Martine’s rape to the Haitian state’s political violence against its people. In this way, Danticat’s Vodou vernacular links the private and public to demonstrate that sexual violence constitutes a violation of human rights that cannot be bracketed as personal or cultural. The novel thus participates in the transnational feminist movement of the 1980s-1990s that sought recognition for rape as a war crime and as a justification for political asylum. Moreover, the novel’s Vodou vernacular resists the normativizing effects of liberal feminism and Western humanism to constitute Haitian women as human rights subjects.
      PubDate: 2017-07-25
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx021
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Racial Capitalism and American Literary Studies in the Web of Life
    • Authors: Goudie SX.
      Pages: 546 - 564
      Abstract: AbstractMuch compelling scholarship being conducted in US literary studies today is preoccupied with combining lessons learned from scholarly critiques of racial capitalism produced in fields like postcolonialism, with more recent critical insights gleaned from research in fields and subfields like postsecular studies, the environmental humanities, science studies, and critical aesthetics. Consistent with such an approach, what unites the five works (markedly different in topic, method, and scope) under examination in this essay review is their shared pursuit of a dynamic, relational way of conducting critique in nineteenth-century American literary studies. As sociologist Jason W. Moore suggests, such a relational mode is critical to efficacious assessments of capitalism-in-nature, or what he terms the “web of life.” Yet what Moore admonishes against is the ironic tendency to reproduce old dualisms of humanity versus nature that capitalism depends upon for its endless cycles of accumulation. Accordingly, scholars from distinct topical and methodological vantage points and in more and less conscious ways are showing us how US literature and culture across the long nineteenth century mediates while being mediated by racial capitalism in the web of life in order to set forth relational and revolutionary ideas about race, religion, freedom, personhood, genre, and futurity.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx024
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • It’s the End of the Field as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
    • Authors: Wallace M.
      Pages: 565 - 578
      Abstract: AbstractThis essay reads three recent studies of ecocriticism—Adam Trexler’s Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change, Timothy Clark’s Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept, and Timothy Morton’s Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Existence—each of which grapples with the basic question of how (and even whether) to do literary criticism in an age of climate crisis. Affirming, with Clark, the infrastructural nature of climate change denial, this essay concludes that, in order to respond to the ethico-political call of the Anthropocene, the field of ecocriticism will need to be rethought, not just to take in a broader interdisciplinary context, but also to address its own material base. Though acknowledgement of academic complicity in climate disaster can sometimes appear as self-flagellation, these texts also begin to offer a vision of the admittedly difficult but ultimately necessary process of self-transformation.
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx017
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Contested Encounters: Boundaries of American Studies and the Middle East
    • Authors: Gürel P.
      Pages: 579 - 591
      Abstract: AbstractThis essay review examines the varied ways contemporary Americanists have studied US-Middle East encounters. While scholarship incorporating Middle Eastern languages and archives remains rare, the transnationalization of the field has brought unprecedented attention to American representations of and connections to Israel and Palestine. The essay connects this diversity in approaches to disciplinary boundaries, intellectual habitus, and political pressures on scholarship engaging the Middle East. It identifies focus on contentions as a growth area and a key point of intersection, with scholars increasingly foregrounding conflicting viewpoints from within the US and/or the Middle East.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx014
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Translation as History/History as Failure
    • Authors: Gillman S.
      Pages: 592 - 601
      Abstract: AbstractThis essay review features a group of translation studies books, published between 2005 and 2016, which are connected by their focus on issues of untranslatability. Arguing that we are witnessing an insistence in very different quarters on what is variously called mistranslation, nontranslation, incomparability, or simply failed translation, the essay moves from this jumping-off point in two directions. First, a look back to Walter Benjamin’s foundational work on the philosophy of translation and of history connects both of these projects to his championing of the potential uses of failure for emancipatory purposes. Second, a look forward to the translational potential for rethinking American literature reveals a series of candidates, from Washington Irving and Melville to Faulkner and Maryse Condé, for the worlding of the traditional canon. Given the longstanding internationalism of American literatures and the many works with some significant investment in other languages and translation, it is provincially presentist, radically shortsighted, to look exclusively to today’s global novel for paradigms of translational literatures. Finally, the essay returns to Benjamin, making a brief for historicizing, for understanding translation as history/history as failure. In both spheres, translational and historical afterlives emerge from prematurely foreclosed possibilities of the past, unrealized literary and political projects, enabling us in the present to reimagine a politics for the future.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx022
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Reading for Neoliberalism, Reading like Neoliberals
    • Authors: La Berge L; Slobodian Q.
      Pages: 602 - 614
      Abstract: AbstractThis review essay considers Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution and Rachel Greenwald Smith’s Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism by placing both works in a genealogy of studies both of neoliberalism itself as well as other works of economically oriented literary and cultural criticism. The authors suggest that neoliberalism might well take over the mantle of organizing economic narrative in a manner similar to “late capitalism” and “globalization,” and they explore what a literary or cultural neoliberalism might look like. While both of the reviewed works offer a great deal to scholars, the authors note that, for the most part, theorists of neoliberalism itself—Foucault excepted—are not prominent in these studies. This omission, the authors conclude, has as its effect an obfuscation of the ways in which our current reading and interpretative practices do in fact share some real contiguity with, for example, a neoliberal thinker such as Friedrich Hayek. The article concludes by wondering what form a more inclusive conversation between literary and cultural studies and neoliberalism might take.
      PubDate: 2017-07-19
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx016
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Aestheticizing Insecurity: A Response to Security Studies and American
           Literary History
    • Authors: Voelz J.
      Pages: 615 - 624
      Abstract: AbstractThis response to the ALH special issue Security Studies and American Literary History (American Literary History, vol. 28, no. 4, 2016) critically scrutinizes the reading methods employed by scholars working in the emerging field of literary security studies. This essay suggests that in the theoretical framework shared by most contributors to the issue, security is understood as a biopolitical modality of wielding power over the population. The aim of most of the articles collected here is to elucidate this biopolitical modality with the help of literary fiction. The critics thus practice a “security realism,” which presupposes the mimetic representation of an extra-literary security regime by fictional works. Highlighting instead the differential logic of literary narrative, this response calls on literary scholars to explore the uses of security and insecurity in the literary imagination. In literary narrative, the essay argues, threat and insecurity do not simply serve the ideological needs of the neoliberal regime of securitization but rather offer enticing aesthetic experiences based on the transformation of weakness into strength. Going against the grain of liberal individualism, strength here need not be tied to notions such as autonomy, self-subsistence, or sovereignty. As an analysis of the poetics of insecurity shows, it can also reside in the recovery of meaning that emerges from an insight into human limitations.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx018
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Beautiful Walls: A Response to Johannes Voelz
    • Authors: Watson D.
      Pages: 625 - 628
      Abstract: AbstractThis essay offers a brief response to Johannes Voelz’s call for an engagement with the aesthetics of security and, in particular, insecurity. It raises the question of whether there exists a co-constitutive relationship between the politics and practices of security and its aesthetics, and, more broadly, seeks to identify some of the questions and areas of investigation that might result from a literary study of security and securitization.
      PubDate: 2017-07-17
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx015
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Erratum
    • Pages: 629 - 629
      Abstract: Donofrio, Nicholas. “Multiculturalism, Inc.: Regulating and Deregulating the Culture Industries with Ishmael Reed.” American Literary History 29(1): 100–128. doi: 10.1093/alh/ajw066
      PubDate: 2017-04-08
      DOI: 10.1093/alh/ajx001
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 3 (2017)
       
 
 
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