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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Gary Scharnhorst Duke University Press 2003 Foreword I have been privileged to edit AmLS in alternating years for the past 10 years, and I marvel how the task has changed in such a brief time. With the advent of the Internet and on-line databases and particularly email, I may now...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as several pounds of tractor-feed computer sheets, is now a weightless computer file, and the paper manuscripts that arrived by mail are now mostly computer files sent as e-mail attachments. But with all these technological changes, the crucial intellectual heart of AmLS remains as it always has been...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of over 40 percent over the past four years. Of necessity, AmLS selectively reviews this scholarship. The quality of the annual has always been a measure of the caliber of its contributors, and this year is no exception. Contributors new to AmLS 1999 are Thomas Wortham, UCLA, who takes over...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gary Scharnhorst 2015 Foreword American Literary Scholarship, I am pleased to report, is alive and well and living online and on the shelves of teachers, researchers, and aca- demic and public libraries around the world. While this 51st iteration of AmLS is not the landmark...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., and dissertations per year. By design and of necessity AmLS is a selective review of this scholarship. As I have often indicated in the past, moreover, the quality of this annual is always a measure of the caliber of its contributors. The authors new to AmLS 2003 are Carol Singley, Rutgers University, Camden...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): vi–ix.
Published: 01 September 2020
... under- takes for the first time a major change in format. When conceived by the late James Woodress and Duke University Press in the early 1960s, AmLS was structured as a printed book with efficiently interrelated parts: the bibliographical citation of scholarly publications employs short forms...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 413–438.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights, ed. Brenda Murphy (Cambridge), is not to be compared to Yvonne Shafer’s American Women Playwrights, 1900–1950 (see AmLS 1995, p. 512), which contains lengthy biographical sketches of 35 writers from the familiar to the obscure, or to Jane...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 91–103.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of her presented in Karen Lystra’s Dangerous Intimacy (see AmLS 2004, pp. 96–97) and Michael Shelden’s Mark Twain: Man in White (AmLS 2010, p. 101), as opposed to the more sympathetic view presented by Laura Skandera Trombley in Mark Twain’s Other Woman (AmLS 2010, pp. 101–02). The argument...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 399–423.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the theater’s history and mission. The essays that follow Bell’s piece examine works by playwrights who got their start or were nurtured at the ATL. Sally Burke, author of American Feminist Play- wrights: A Critical History (see AmLS 1997, pp. 377–78), in ‘‘Precursor and Protégé: Lillian Hellman and Marsha...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 417–434.
Published: 01 September 2002
... is the completion of The Cambridge History of American Theatre Volume Three: Post–World War II to the 1990s, ed. Don B. Wilmeth and Christopher Bigsby (Cambridge). In three years the editors have provided a history of American theater from its begin- nings to the end of the last century. (See AmLS 1998, pp. 393...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 433–452.
Published: 01 September 2006
...James J. Martine Duke University Press 2006 19  Drama James J. Martine As America’s toastmaster general of the old millennium, George Jessel, philosophically reflected fifty years ago, nothing is more permanent than change. In the near future AmLS may need...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2013
... technologies, especially the Internet and access to the online MLA Bibliography. Yet over these past few years I’ve also discovered to my dismay that training in basic research skills—a skill set acquired by all contributors to AmLS—is increasingly neglected in graduate programs in English. The old...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 97–120.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in the usually infallible Mark Twain A–Z (see AmLS 1995, p. 94). Then in a substantive afterword Blount humorously likens the potential Atlantic contributors (Lowell, Holmes, Aldrich, Howells, Harte, T rowbridge, Warner, James) to Twain’s fantasy of an adult version of Tom Sawyer’s gang, sketches out...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2010
...David J. Nordloh Duke University Press 2010 Foreword This 46th annual volume in a series stretching back to AmLS 1963, published in 1965, is also the 12th volume I have edited. I was about to congratulate myself on my stamina, but then reality and admiration set in. Both...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2014
... universities, and especially by Duke University Press, our first and only publisher. AmLS is made possible by the generous commitment of time and effort of the scholars preparing its chapters, some 31 of them in the present volume and more than 300 over the history of the series. For the majority...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 421–443.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Hischak’s American Theatre: A Chronicle o f Comedy and Drama 1969–2000 (Oxford) is to continue Gerald Bordman’s 422 Drama previous three volumes (see AmLS 1994, p. 366; AmLS 1995, pp. 406–07; AmLS 1996, p. 410). Like its predecessors, this volume...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 93–112.
Published: 01 September 2006
... identifies this as the second volume in a new series titled Jumping Frogs that will feature “Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain.” (The initial volume wasIs He Dead? A Comedy in Three Acts; see AmLS 2003, pp. 86–87). A lively green dust jacket and snappy photographs...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2007
... research in the field, this year totaling some 7,000 items. I am occasionally asked why AmLS is always two years behind schedule. AmLS 2005, for example, will appear in the summer of 2007. In fact, few academic volumes are published as expeditiously as the annual, with a production schedule...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): ix–xix.
Published: 01 September 2007
... asked why AmLS is always two years behind schedule. AmLS 2005, for example, will appear in the summer of 2007. In fact, few academic volumes are published as expeditiously as the annual, with a production schedule that takes each essay from manuscript to indexed publication within a few months...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 September 2007
... career into 322 pages, a good length for a wide audience: Delbanco’s biography clocks in at half the length of Laurie Robertson-Lorant’s one-volume Herman Melville (see AmLS 1992, p. 52) and one-sixth the length of Hershel Parker’s 58 Melville...