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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 153–175.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Michael Von Cannon 10  Fitzgerald and Hemingway Michael Von Cannon F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway continue to attract consid- erable scholarly inquiry. This year, scholarship on Fitzgerald engages affect theory, gender and race identities, and visual culture while also...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 211–232.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in socioeconomic theories and his engagement with and understanding of modernist artistic techniques, especially with regard to the visual arts. There is also a notable diversification in multimedia approaches as critics address Fitzgerald’s work not just in relation to film (as has been the case...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 239–262.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to define the outlines of genres such as “realism” and “naturalism” and “local color” are diminishing, though they certainly aren’t entirely absent. A smattering of scholarship in ani- mal and food studies is also beginning to appear, while the study of law and literature exhibits a slightly higher...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 539–552.
Published: 01 September 2008
... chopping of history into discrete bits is exacerbated by the fragmentation of some topics, particularly those associated with genre, society, and values. Scribner, it should also be noted, is now an imprint of Thomson/Gale, which also issues the DLB. A continuing proliferation of this series...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 185–210.
Published: 01 September 2010
... such as flashbacks and use of color and lighting. The rationale for these demonstrations, however, remains a bit sketchy. Kundu suggests that understanding these cinematic elements of Fitzgerald’s writing may lead readers to a fuller appreciation of his craft and his indebtedness to cinema, while also...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 179–198.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the necessity for selectivity in this chapter. i  Fitzgerald This year’s critical work on Fitzgerald is varied, as scholars explored new avenues of research while also making substantial contributions to existing lines of inquiry. Although no one approach dominates the field, interest...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of several strong essays, and his poetry also receives significant critical attention. i General Hershel Parker’s Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume 2, 1851–1891 (Hopkins) completes his monumental study, filled with details that should stimulate and generate considerable criticism...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 235–257.
Published: 01 September 2016
... at the usual pace. For the first time in quite a while scholarship on Sarah Orne Jewett is also abundant and interesting, and of particular note as well is the amount of scholarship on Native American writers and issues. The year is not so strong as recent others in the appearance of scholarship on war...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 341–367.
Published: 01 September 2021
... at Vassar. Recent scholarship also speaks to the concerns of the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement (founded in ) by addressing important work by modernist poets of color. Scholars also expand our understanding of other modern American poets by situating their work in important philosophical...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 243–264.
Published: 01 September 2014
... essay’s discussion of the visual components of advertising also comple- ments both Susan Scheckel’s “ ‘To Make Something of the Indian’: Hampton Institute and the Uses of Popular Print Culture” ( pp. 417–36) and Keith Gandal’s “Jacob Riis and Popularizing the Photography of Class Trauma” ( pp. 573...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 263–279.
Published: 01 September 2011
... strong rate, as do analyses of the fiction of Stephen Crane and W. D. Howells. A pair of innovative studies in African American history and culture promises to redefine the field significantly, while the liter- ary study of the Civil War also points in new directions, particularly in discussions...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 273–293.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., region, family, community, public policy, citizenship, and censorship, not to mention literary style and form. Similarly, other historical instances of imperialism also provide for some rich and engag- ing analyses. Implicit throughout much of this scholarship, moreover, is the continuing...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 315–349.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Companion to American Poets was also published this year. In addition, David E. Chinitz and Gail McDonald have edited Companion to Modernist Poetry. Because of space limitations, however, only the last title is covered. i  Introduction Scholars offer new ways to conceive of modernism and expand...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 September 2005
...John Samson Duke University Press 2005 3 Melville John Samson Moby-Dick continues to be receive the most scrutiny, with this year’s publications including two books and a special issue of Leviathan. ‘‘Bar- tleby, the Scrivener’’ and Billy Budd, Sailor are also the focus...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 3–34.
Published: 01 September 2009
... excellent history in Philip F. Gura’s American Transcendentalism: A History (Hill and Wang; see also “The Transcendentalist Commotion,” NER 28, iii: 50–79), and Packer’s work has been reissued as The Transcen- dentalists (Georgia). Daniel Walker Howe and Elisabeth Hurth have also published...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 201–222.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of ‘‘The Big Book providing not only his own conclusions (he proposes and argues convincingly that 1957 is the likely date for chapters 13–35) but also the likely dates for all sections as established by scholars to date. He also provides a fine summary of the evidentiary sources for dating used...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 363–397.
Published: 01 September 2004
... beliefs. For instance, influ- enced not only by Bergson but also by two of his Harvard professors, the zoologist Nathaniel Southgate Shaler and the philosopher Josiah Royce, in the period 1912–25 he arrived at the conclusion that natural selection was merely ‘‘a brilliant metaphor In the work...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 365–386.
Published: 01 September 2010
... amplified the use of still life, one wonders why these poets are singled out, when other clearly significant figures, including Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and Robert Frost, produced work that also fits her definition. (Costello specifically rules out the Objectivist poets...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 393–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... for culture often excoriated the growing materialism and commercialism those technological advances also engendered. Wit- meyer details the activities of the American expatriates who became energized in the two major European ‘‘vortices,’ ’ London and later Paris, then proceeds to describe...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 289–322.
Published: 01 September 2007
... also contributed to scholarship on the authors of this period, with subjects ranging from Theodore Dreiser and John Dos Passos to H. L. Mencken, George Schuyler, B. Traven, and Thomas Dixon, but an increasing interest in biography seems evident in the work on other writers as well. Also new...