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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: 57, SJR: 1.512, h-index: 46)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80, SJR: 1.611, h-index: 107)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.935, h-index: 80)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 126, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 43)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.441, h-index: 77)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152, SJR: 3.047, h-index: 201)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 111)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American journal of legal history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.151, h-index: 7)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, 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: 33, SJR: 1.912, h-index: 124)
Annals of Occupational Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.837, h-index: 57)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 4.362, h-index: 173)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, 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: 18, 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: 19)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 15)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 1.698, h-index: 92)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 225, 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: 18, SJR: 2.801, h-index: 90)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, 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: 15, SJR: 1.955, h-index: 55)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 134, SJR: 2.314, h-index: 133)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 20)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 6.097, h-index: 264)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, 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: 33, SJR: 1.267, h-index: 38)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 18)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 493, SJR: 1.373, h-index: 62)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78, 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: 26)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.474, h-index: 31)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 59)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.067, h-index: 22)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 7)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal  
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.439, h-index: 167)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.897, h-index: 175)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 4.827, h-index: 192)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 19)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 76)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 11)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, 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: 17, 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: 23, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 47)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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: 18, 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: 2)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, 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: 25, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, 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: 8, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144, 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: 12, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, 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: 21, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, 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: 29, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, 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: 31, 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: 46, 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: 21, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, 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: 23, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, 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: 9)
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: 29, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, 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: 4, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, 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: 31, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 116, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, 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: 8, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, 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: 25, SJR: 1.339, h-index: 19)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, 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: 34, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, 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: 38, 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: 18, 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: 44, 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: 34, 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: 11, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 15)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
J. of Cybersecurity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
J. of Design History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, 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: 33, 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: 13, SJR: 2.798, h-index: 163)
J. of Financial Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.314, h-index: 27)
J. of Global Security Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Heredity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, 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: 40, SJR: 4, h-index: 209)
J. of Insect Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 31)
J. of Integrated Pest Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Journal Cover American Literary History
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  • The Depths of Astonishment: City Mysteries and the Antebellum Underground
    • Authors: Langer Cohen L.
      Abstract: When we dream of the heights we are in the rational zone of intellectualized projects. But for the cellar, the impassioned inhabitant digs and re-digs, making its very depth active. The fact is not enough, the dream is at work. When it comes to excavated ground, dreams have no limit.Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Multiculturalism, Inc.: Regulating and Deregulating the Culture Industries
           with Ishmael Reed
    • Authors: Donofrio N.
      Abstract: What we have to do is to provide an opportunity for every American, for black Americans, for Mexican-Americans, and others who haven’t had an equal chance, not just to be a worker … but to be a manager and an owner.Richard Nixon11
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Sovereignty against Autonomy
    • Authors: Greiman J.
      Abstract: Dreamy Platonists and pantheistic youths at the mastheads of nineteenth-century whalers might be surprised to find a description of their oceanic reveries in the pages of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan (1651). Yet in the second chapter, “Of Imagination,” Hobbes introduces a metaphor for the movements of a mind at sea very similar to one Herman Melville proposes in chapter 35 of Moby-Dick (1851): “And as wee see in the water, though the wind cease, the waves give not over rowling for a long time after; so also it happeneth in that motion, which is made in the internall parts of a man, then, when he Sees, Dreams, &c” (Hobbes 88). Before the appearance of the “great LEVIATHAN” or “SOVERAIGNE” in chapter 17, Hobbes develops an exhaustive account of human sensation, cognition, and action, describing a liquid mind that is activated and agitated by the material world. In this way, Hobbes suggests, thoughts are the waves the world makes as it rolls through the material mind. The Hobbesian imagination is no self-animating or autonomous faculty, and Hobbes claims no sovereignty for the singular mind or person. Instead, Hobbes theorizes an emphatically material, dependent, and secondary mind, along with a personhood that is artificial and a sovereignty that can only be generated collectively. Gothic Subjects: The Transformation of Individualism in American Fiction, 1790–1861, Siân Silyn Roberts. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.Against Self-Reliance: The Arts of Dependence in the Early United States, William Huntting Howell. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature, Paul Downes. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • “You Have to Read First”
    • Authors: Garrett M.
      Abstract: “You have to read first”: Is it surprising that the injunction is Jacques Lacan’s? If psychoanalysis is one way of taking the time to see if things can be made meaningful—not a bad description of some corners of literary studies, either—then Lacan’s invitation to forestall understanding in favor of textual engagement sounds perfectly apt. Reading “in no way obliges you to understand” (65). Surely not. You have to read first. The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America, Michael C. Cohen. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Libraries: Meaning and Use
    • Authors: Pawley C.
      Abstract: People are anxious about the future of libraries, with justification. There are good reasons to worry about levels of funding for US public libraries, for example, but sometimes astonishing claptrap even from otherwise reputable sources feeds the anxiety about the health of libraries. Here’s what Alberto Manguel had to say about public libraries in the New York Times in October 2015: “Most libraries today are used less to borrow books than to seek protection from harsh weather and to find jobs online.” Manguel produces no evidence for this extraordinary assertion and seems unaware that in 2012 (the latest year for which data are available), Americans made 1.5 billion trips to public libraries—the equivalent of more than 4.1 million visits each day. Some were undoubtedly sheltering from the cold or job hunting, but the great majority were there to check out library materials (two billion items circulated in 2012, an increase of 28% over the previous 10 years), or attend programs (92 million attendees—an increase of 37% over the previous eight years) (“Public Libraries”). Despite these encouraging numbers, the overall tenor of Manguel’s article is that public libraries are in dire straits. The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History, Edited by Alice Crawford. Princeton University Press, 2015.Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow, Cheryl Knott. University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.The Library Beyond the Book, Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles. Harvard University Press, 2014.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Work upon Work
    • Authors: Rabinowitz P.
      Abstract: “Work is work… . Work is work.” So repeats the father who teaches poet Jan Beatty to dream (20).11 This poem, collected in M. L. Liebler’s 2010 volume Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams, echoes the redundant words of work spoken by parents or grandparents to its many contributing authors coming to terms with the “uniquely American stories of work, labor, and class through their poems, songs, stories, and memoirs” (xix). For editor Liebler, this is best expressed in the opening line of Ray McNiece’s poem “Grandfather’s Breath”: “You work. You work, buddy. You work” (154–55). Philip Levine’s 1992 collection What Work Is refuses to define work in its title poem. Work is always already known: his brother’s job, like that of so many fathers and grandfathers who precede him, is grueling manual labor performed in a Detroit factory:We stand in the rain in a long linewaiting at Ford Highland Park. For work.You know what work is—if you’reold enough to read this you know whatwork is, although you may not do it. (18)Class and the Making of American Literature: Created Unequal, Edited by Andrew Lawson. Routledge, 2014.Boxcar Politics: The Hobo in U.S. Culture and Literature, 1869–1956, John Lennon. University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization, Sonali Perera. Columbia University Press, 2014.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Sirens Blaring: Desire and Women-Authored Crime Fiction in the
           Mid-Twentieth Century
    • Authors: Lutes JM.
      Abstract: “You can’t get a man with a gun,” laments the sharpshooting, boisterous Annie Oakley in Irving Berlin’s 1946 musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, one of the most enduring theater productions of the decade. The catchy tune of the refrain—“With a gu-un, with a gu-un / No, you can’t get a man with a gun”—is meant to be funny, and it is. Like most jokes, it also tells the truth. Annie must lose a shooting contest on purpose to win the heart of Frank Butler, the sexy, insecure object of her desire. Written to showcase Ethel Merman, whose big voice and butch style were critical to its success, the show’s winking portrayal of male vanity contributed to its tremendous popular appeal. But Annie’s comic plight animates the stage. A pitch-perfect metaphor for the postwar conditions of American women’s agency, the resolutely heterosexual Annie finds that asserting her equality undermines her ability to achieve sexual fulfillment. Her gun, as phallic prosthesis and symbol of equality, threatens Frank’s manhood directly. The penultimate line of Berlin’s song makes the problem explicit: “A man may be hot / But he’s not when he’s shot.” Although recently returned World War II veterans and their intimates probably laughed as hard as anyone at lines like this, it seems likely that they knew, more than most, just how much trouble the war’s unsettling of gender conventions had caused. And it hardly seems accidental that the hot-not-shot sound of “ought” is the song’s final rhyme. The history of sex expression has never been exclusively defined by what people want; it’s always been a question of what must, what should, what is supposed to be happening.11Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 1950s, Edited by Sarah Weinman. 2 vols. Library of America, 2015.Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies: Female Desire in 1940s US Culture, Steven Dillon. SUNY Press, 2015.Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties, Amanda H. Littauer. UNC Press, 2015.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Visuality, Surveillance, and The Afterlife of Slavery
    • Authors: Womack A.
      Abstract: In July 2016 the New Yorker printed “American Exposure,” Harvard University historian Jill Lepore’s reflection on the widely circulated video of Philando Castile’s deadly encounter with police officers that his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds recorded and uploaded to Facebook. Lepore’s decision to watch the footage of Castile’s death sets in motion a sustained reflection on visual media’s thorny role in the long African American freedom struggle, leading her directly from Reynolds to none other than Frederick Douglass. Recounting her viewing experience, Lepore writes: So I forced myself to watch. And, as I did, the screen went black—the police had thrown down Reynolds’ phone, and put her in handcuffs—and you could only hear voices, the muted, distant sound of Reynolds crying and praying, and closer, the urgent voice of her four-year-old daughter, and right then I remembered that photograph of Douglass.The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary, Kimberly Juanita Brown. Duke University Press, 2015.Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, Simone Browne. Duke University Press, 2015.The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture, Edited by Soyica Diggs Colbert, Robert Patterson, and Aida Levy-Hussen. Rutgers University Press, 2016.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Videogame Criticism and Games in the Twenty-First Century
    • Authors: Jagoda P.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • The Princess Among the Polemicists: Aesthetics and Protest at Midcentury
    • Authors: Bronstein M.
      Abstract: In 1941, Ralph Ellison drafted an essay entitled “Recent Negro Fiction,” which eventually appeared in the Marxist magazine The New Masses. He asked readers to “consider Henry James’ often stressed plead [sic] for the presence of a ‘central intelligence’ in the novel.” This central intelligence, for Ellison, “is analogous to the role played in real life by advanced consciousness,” through which a historical group “keep[s] its ranks in line as it spirals upward in the historical process” (Ralph Ellison Papers, Folder 1.104.10). This whole section of the draft never made it into the final version, appearing on 5 August 1941—when the emphasis on controlling the rank and file might have seemed unwise—but in the creative space of the draft, Ellison supposes that the Jamesian center of consciousness could—startlingly—become a metaphor for Communist Party organizing.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Noir’s Private “I”
    • Authors: Burrows S.
      Abstract: “You’re a man named Marlowe?” “I said I was a man named Marlowe.”           Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
  • Corporate Chemistry: A Biopolitics of Environment in Rachel Carson’s
           Silent Spring and Richard Powers’s Gain
    • Authors: Woods D.
      Abstract: The 1963 episode of CBS Reports entitled “The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson” contains all the elements of the biopolitics of environment at stake in this essay. Throughout the episode, the host moves back and forth between Carson’s perspective on the overuse of pesticides and the response of Robert White-Stevens, a chemical engineer who speaks as a representative of the chemical corporation American Cyanamid. Carson speaks to the impact of the new synthetic molecules on humans and nonhumans alike; White-Stevens attacks this perspective as regressive to the extreme. For him, “the real enemy to the survival of man is not chemical but biological, in the shape of hordes of insects that sweep over our croplands.” To this science-fiction image of an invading insect army, White-Stevens adds still more vituperation: “if man were to faithfully follow the teachings of Miss Carson,” he argues, “we would return to the dark ages, and insects and diseases and vermin would once again inherit the earth.” According to this warning, we need synthetic molecules to protect human beings and their crops from inimical life. By implication, the chemical industry takes on all the characteristics of a prosthetic immune system, extending the biological immune system at a larger scale. In the words of the CBS host, however, White-Stevens may speak a “corporate rhetoric” against which public agencies have yet to be “immunized.” Thus does the documentary offer a compressed version of Carson’s distinct biopolitics, which I read as a contribution to biopolitical theory avant la lettre.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
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