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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 219–234.
Published: 01 September 2017
... on Ambrose Bierce, and these studies also explore his manifold aesthetics. Investigations that analyze racial representations and racial issues continue strong, with late-19th-century scholars researching works by African American writers such as Ida Wells, Pauline Hopkins, George Boyer Vashon...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 197–214.
Published: 01 September 2020
... regionalism, thus analyzing her work as gothic naturalism. On the other hand, Eva Boesenberg s Gold and Genocide: Rethinking Money and Gender in Naturalism Through Settler Colonialism ( pp. 97 116) seems to dismiss naturalist narratives, such as Frank Norris s McTeague, as contributing to a sexist, racist...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 223–238.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Literature [AL] : ) Gregory Laski studies postbellum, Black-authored works that employ revenge as a response to the evils of slavery, then analyzes Hopkins s Winona ( ), arguing that righteous revenge reveals racial justice. Marvin McAllister s Kno You re Wally : Reinventing Slavery, Family...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., with attention to Wharton’s “Love Diary,” need for privacy, and views of popular culture. Scholars analyze the major novels—The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, The Age of Innocence, and Summer—as well as shorter fiction through a variety of critical lenses. Interest in the late work continues, especially...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 53–66.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of their semiotic encodings of words (Whitman) and images (Kirchner In Whitman and Everything: Playing with the Poetics of Scale (pp. ) Sascha Pöhlmann analyze[s] the video game Everything ( ) Whitman by David OReilly alongside the poem Song of Myself ( arguing that both employ an aesthetics of scale...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 September 2008
... periods and movements. Several essays analyze her fiction in relation to that of contemporary writers, offering continuing evidence of Wharton’s growing canonical importance. This year’s Cather scholarship includes the Nebraska edition of One of Ours, a collection of essays, three other books...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... At the same time, publication of several major biog- raphies of Wharton and Cather within the past 15 years has prompted critics to analyze the ways in which each writer created her public image and to trace in their biographies those developments that have shaped American literary criticism over the past...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 113–128.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., marked by Joyce McDonald s book The Stu of Our Forebears: Willa Cather s Southern Heritage. Critics of both Wharton and Cather are increasingly preoc- cupied with analyzing the ambivalence or the conflicting attitudes that they see in the novelists portrayal of characters in multiracial, class-based...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 457–471.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Emerson’s art as a writer, François Specq’s “L’éthique littéraire d’Emerson” (pp. 45–64) analyzes most convincingly the ways in which Emerson the writer “stages” his essays through the interplay of three modes of enunciation (disjunction, injunction, conjunction) that are, Specq argues...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 471–494.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Emerson’s art as a writer, François Specq’s “L’éthique littéraire d’Emerson” (pp. 45–64) analyzes most convincingly the ways in which Emerson the writer “stages” his essays through the interplay of three modes of enunciation (disjunction, injunction, conjunction) that are, Specq argues...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 494–511.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Emerson’s art as a writer, François Specq’s “L’éthique littéraire d’Emerson” (pp. 45–64) analyzes most convincingly the ways in which Emerson the writer “stages” his essays through the interplay of three modes of enunciation (disjunction, injunction, conjunction) that are, Specq argues...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 511–520.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Emerson’s art as a writer, François Specq’s “L’éthique littéraire d’Emerson” (pp. 45–64) analyzes most convincingly the ways in which Emerson the writer “stages” his essays through the interplay of three modes of enunciation (disjunction, injunction, conjunction) that are, Specq argues...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 521–528.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Emerson’s art as a writer, François Specq’s “L’éthique littéraire d’Emerson” (pp. 45–64) analyzes most convincingly the ways in which Emerson the writer “stages” his essays through the interplay of three modes of enunciation (disjunction, injunction, conjunction) that are, Specq argues...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 449–507.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of poetry films of the past two decades, particularly the short film The Making of Americans (dir. Caecilia Tripp, 2004), which highlights Gertrude Stein’s book of the same title. Georgiana Banita, “Poetry and Collective Grief: The Popular Turn to Lyricism after 9/11” ( pp. 169–87), analyzes...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 393–438.
Published: 01 September 2017
... héritage de la division dans Middlesex de Jeffrey Eugenides ( pp. 127 44) analyzes how mythology, biology, and metafiction constantly interact, placing the question of division as the source of a permanent dilemma that deconstructs the story of three generations of Asian immigrants and their motherland...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 273–309.
Published: 01 September 2008
... suggests Stein’s willingness to reinterpret space, time, and history. John Bell, “Gertrude Stein’s Identity: Puppet Modernism in the U.S.” (TDRev 50, i: 87–99), analyzes a puppet production of Stein’s Identity, or I Am Because My Little Dog Knows Me (later published as Identity: A Play), one...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 127–144.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Carol J. Singley; Robert Thacker © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 7  Wharton and Cather Carol J. Singley and Robert Thacker This year’s work in Wharton studies includes one book and 12 essays or book chapters of high quality. Scholars analyze a wide range of genres, including...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 141–163.
Published: 01 September 2007
... explores self-imposed moral and economic limits in the novel. Buell analyzes Wharton’s novel in the context of manuals and narratives that embrace simplicity and volun- tary poverty, including Thoreau’s Walden, which resembles Wharton’s fiction in its “ideology of republican simplicity” and in its...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of a divorce. Given those lies about Paine s personal life, McCoy questions whether Paine can be trusted in 74 Mark Twain his biography of Twain. In Albert Bigelow Paine s (Re)Vision of Mark Twain ( pp. 267 80) Mary Eden analyzes Paine s editorial choices, particularly in the biography and his version...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 123–138.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to value realism over sentimentality, as when she refers to the ‘‘sentimental fictions’’ and the ‘‘sentimental delu- sions’’ of the Lansings in The Glimpses of the Moon. Many critics have analyzed Wharton’s portrayals of New York society, but Claire Preston’s stimulating book, Edith Wharton’s Social...