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Remembering Arthur F. Kinney (1933–2021)

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American War Stories

American War Stories centers on an extensive selection of memoirs written by veterans of the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan conflicts to explore the complex relationship between memory and politics in the context of postmodern war.

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Gems of Art on Paper

Georgia Brady Barnhill, an expert on the visual culture of this period, explains the costs and risks that publishers faced as they brought about the transition from a sparse visual culture to a rich one. Establishing new practices and investing in new technologies to enhance works of fiction and poetry, bookmakers worked closely with skilled draftsmen, engravers, and printers to reach an increasingly literate and discriminating American middle class.

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Archival Fictions

Taking up works from Andy Warhol, Kevin Young, Don DeLillo, and Hari Kunzru, Archival Fictions considers how these writers have constructed a speculative history of media technology through formal experimentation. Although media technologies have determined the extent of what can be written, recorded, and remembered in the immediate aftermath of print’s hegemony, Paul Benzon argues that literary form provides a vital means for critical engagement with the larger contours of media history.

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  • In Memory of Arthur Kinney

    Our deepest condolences go out to the friends, family, and colleagues of Professor Arthur F. Kinney (1933–2021). Dr. Kinney was a talented scholar and the author and editor of numerous...

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