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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 21–32.
Published: 01 September 2014
... work. Criticism focusing on The Scarlet Letterand The Marble Faun domi- nates, and queer readings of various texts appear alongside deliberations featuring transatlanticism and aesthetics. Additionally, a special issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review (38, ii) adds color and texture...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 September 2013
... on papers presented at international conferences sponsored by the Melville Society in Poland (2007) and Jerusalem (2009). A third collection breaks new ground by focusing on theoretical approaches to the subject of Melville’s aesthet- ics. Moby-Dick attracted the most critical attention, with 17...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 151–168.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in Stokes’s study The Quattro Cento were influenced or at least colored by Pound’s thinking. The passages of Pound’s review of that study cited in this essay reflect Kite’s principal interest in an overlooked “machine aesthetic” in the Renaissance. In “The Utopian City in the Cantos of Ezra...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 361–388.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... No revolution is at hand that was not already under way. However, earlier revolutions—formalist, theoretical, and cultural—are beginning to mature and to be more widely incorpo- rated into the assumptions of critical readers. A book on Sterling Brown’s Afro-modernist aesthetics demands attention, as does...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of aestheticism” and relating it ultimately “to one of the most grotesque images in Cath- er’s fictional corpus, a severed hand witnessed by the narrator” in her “Behind the Singer Tower” (1912). This image is “a sign of what cannot be repressed and of the productive forces of history that haunt aesthetic...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 September 2002
...; it o√ers insight into aesthetics at the same time it challenges us to see the complicated intersection of gender, race, and class in a cultural clash that results in literary and literal casu- alties. We find new things to read and new ways to read them. And all of this raises the stakes...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 465–519.
Published: 01 September 2009
... “aestheticization of violence” and distinguishes it from instances in which aestheticization can become an act of social or cultural violence—a practice that a mere “sociological approach” is ill-equipped to handle. In “Et in Arcadia Ego: The Pastoral Aesthetics of Suburbia in Jeffrey Eugenides’The...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 341–362.
Published: 01 September 2016
... their histori- cal and geographical range, not just their editing methods. Bryant coins the word epidox (combining epic and paradox), which she defines as “the interdependence of ancient/modern, and the contrary aesthetic of sprawl/ distillation.” She describes an undergraduate class in which students...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 169–193.
Published: 01 September 2009
... nervous.” So while Oser finds that Eliot’s aestheticism derides the body, Rosenthal sees Eliot adumbrating an aesthetic given wholly to producing an impact—emotionally and, as the comparison with Sontag suggests, physically—on the reader. g. Eliot the Play  In William Roetzheim’s surrealistic...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 369–398.
Published: 01 September 2007
...- ingly Jean Toomer and U.S. poetic history—a number of ambitious and provocative monographs do distinguish this year’s scholarly output. Comprehensive accounts of 20th-century aesthetics (anchored firmly in modernity) include Jennifer Ashton’s From Modernism to Postmodernism: American Poetry...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., “non-reifiable center of resistance” located in the experi- ence of beauty, a realm of freedom in which to realize a utopian social alternative. In this context, rather than “simply aestheticize life so as to find consolation in beauty,” the Transcendentalists “publicly advocated an aesthetic...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 37–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... would offer more fluid and dynamic ways to think about “relationality” that are appropriate to Melville’s constant experimentation with aesthetic form. Jennifer Greiman’s “Democracy and Melville’s Aesthetics” ( pp. 37–50) takes a somewhat related approach in its attention to techniques...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 267–295.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in which artists and activists alike sought to break free of the constraints of professionalism and make contact with those who had not attained middle-class standing in this country. Inspired by the improvisational aesthetics of the Beats, members of the white counterculture and cul- tural nationalists...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 363–389.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Angeles Poetry Renaissance, 1948–1992 will put you in the picture, if that does not sound too Hollywoodish. Evie Shockley’s Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry severs the double bind that black aesthetics is either too black to be avant-garde...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 453–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the contributions of David Yaffe, Philipp Schweighauser, Epstein, and Wal- ter Kalaidjian. This kind of scholarship embeds the formal and aesthetic inside the social in consistently interesting ways. This fruitful mixture of interests, though, makes easy categorization difficult. Is a work focusing...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 33–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the difficulties Melville faced in bringing his aesthetic inter- ests before the public, revealing how the MMLA’s promotional efforts “misled his audience into expecting a travelogue, a light evening of entertainment,” rather than the somewhat turgid lecture on aesthetics and Roman statuary he actually...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and brings new methodologies to bear on such long-vibrant areas of study as aesthetics, philosophy, politics, and geography. Significant major works include three monographs and an essay collection. Notable currents include the introduction of a variety of new digital methods and archives, an emphatic return...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Bois studied Kant and Hegel and interpolated their ideas of aesthetics into “Criteria of Negro Art,” Kautilya stands as a locus of truth and right because she is both beautiful and an “aestheticized object of desire.” v  Ethnicity and Immigration In The White Negress: Literature, Minstrelsy...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 113–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... failed to under- stand or appreciate the aesthetic experiments of Gustave Flaubert and his circle. For one thing, James could be “prissy and priggish” in his reaction to sexual themes; for another, he feared that “radical perspectiv- alism” might undermine the realism he admired in the fiction...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 315–349.
Published: 01 September 2017
... by Atlantic experience” from both Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot’s Europe and William Carlos Williams’s New World aesthetics. The editors of Companion to Modernist Poetry, David E. Chinitz and Gail McDonald, offer an inclusive perspective on modernism, both sty- listically and demographically. They even...