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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2010) 2008 (1): 29–41.
Published: 01 September 2010
...: Death and the American Civil War (Knopf ), which also appeared this year. Weldon argues that Hawthorne’s literary imagining of death and dying—Dimmesdale’s death, the drowned Zenobia, Judge Pyncheon’s dead body—“invites reassessment of nineteenth-century New Eng- land’s consolations of...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2016) 2014 (1): 151–163.
Published: 01 September 2016
... noting a few cases of intertexuality between Faulkner’s screen and fiction writing, Hamblin argues, “Before Hollywood . . . Faulkner wrote fiction primarily in the ‘high modernist’ style as represented by Conrad, Joyce, and Eliot; after Hollywood, he principally wrote in what might be termed a...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2017) 2015 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of Grass with him on a 1907 trip to South America. Bernadini argues that the poems Campana produced on this trip evidence a Whitmanesque mythopoetic sensibility of America and “can be read as Campana’s creative response to Whitman’s idea of ‘America’ as the source of an extra-European newness...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2017) 2015 (1): 133–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
... de Balzac and Faulkner, contending that new technology is the key difference between the imaginative worlds the two create. Faulkner, Murphet argues, creates space for literature in the midst of new media ecology by focusing on literature’s power “to say a great deal about nothing at all...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2009) 2007 (1): 257–279.
Published: 01 September 2009
... their well-combed counterparts (the murder of the slave Demby). Later chapters consider how Stowe recognized but could not over- come the limits to black discursive autonomy, how defenders of slavery “countersued” by arguing that the sectional dispute was a civil rather than a criminal...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2005) 2003 (1): 275–308.
Published: 01 September 2005
... demographics of our individual classrooms but also in the multiplicity of writers and writings that shape our understanding of U.S. literary culture. There may still be an argu- ment over canon, but both the pedagogical and cultural contexts of that argument prompt a mature reconsideration of a vastly...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2003) 2001 (1): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2003
... par- ticularly useful when we consider how literature or ‘‘media ’’ is tied to the moral instruction of children. Sympathy is also a foundation of Stephanie Foote’s excellent Regional Fictions. Foote argues that regional- ism should be seen as a narrative strategy employed by...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2015) 2013 (1): 193–213.
Published: 01 September 2015
...) Theresa Strouth Gaul 195 Yael Ben-Zvi frames his examination of Equiano’s critique of slavery and colonialism through indigenous studies, a lens not yet applied to Equiano’s narrative. Profoundly invested in human rights, Ben-Zvi argues, Equiano employs an indigenous perspective to reject...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2013) 2011 (1): 91–103.
Published: 01 September 2013
...John Bird © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 5  Mark Twain John Bird One could argue that 2010 was surely “The Year of Mark Twain”: the centennial of his death, the 175th anniversary of his birth, and the 125th anniversary of the American publication of Adventures of Huckleberry...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2003) 2001 (1): 49–65.
Published: 01 September 2003
... concerning Melville’s biography include Mary K. Bercaw Ed- wards’s ‘‘ Melville’ s Whaling Years pp. 27–37 in Melville ‘‘Among the Nations which argues for the importance of Wilson L. Hein ’s un- published manuscript, ‘‘Herman Melville’s Whaling Years the result of...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2004) 2002 (1): 25–38.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... 191–205) does not explore The Marble Faun—or any specific Haw- thorne work, for that matter—in order to establish its influence on William Dean Howells’s own Italian novel, A Foregone Conclusion. Rather, Gri≈n argues that Hawthorne’s presence in Howells’s novel is evident not only...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2001) 1999 (1): 53–70.
Published: 01 September 2001
... which Melville shows the full range of the 19th-century obsession with the body. Pierre is the culmina- tion of Melville’s anatomical investigation, Otter argues, and Melville’s analysis of the penetrating eye and the inscribed heart, discussed in the context of picturesque landscape painting...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2002) 2000 (1): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the letters, not only because of their author’s centrality to modern American literary history, but also because they articulate a genre Warren recognized as itself literary. They should be seen as reflecting Warren’s interest in the processes of making both self and text, Clark argues. The very...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2015) 2013 (1): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 2015
... “Coming, Aphrodite!” as sexual manifesto. The Wharton section of this chapter is contributed by Carol J. Singley and the Cather by Robert Thacker. i  Edith Wharton a. Books  Sarah Way Sherman’s detailed and carefully argued Sac- ramental Shopping: Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the Spirit...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2006) 2004 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., Sophia acculturated easily, learning Spanish and accepting, largely in silence, the slave economy that sup- ported the luxury of her hosts. Though no evidence exists of a later correspondence and Sophia is silent on the subject, Valenti argues that the Cuba Journal suggests that Sophia in the...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2006) 2004 (1): 127–149.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in need of protection. Kassanoff argues in contrast that Wharton’s fiction is inflected with the political dissonance of modern experience and is occupied with notions of blood and racial purity. Her work, Kassanoff suggestively argues, “forces us to confront a number of basic blind spots in...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2006) 2004 (1): 271–293.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Island” (pp. 155–70) and Lisa A. Long’s “Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s With Her in Ourland: Her- land Meets Heterodoxy” (pp. 171–93), argue for the formative influence of Gilman’s involvement with New York City’s Heterodoxy Club on her decision to write utopian fiction. And Mary M. Moynihan’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2000) 1998 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Gupta in ‘‘Melville and Schopenhauer’’ (Schopenhauer-Jahrbuch 79: 149–67) argues that ‘‘Melville had been steadily moving towards a Schopenhauerian position in his interpretation of human life and the world even before he could have encountered Schopenhauer’s philoso- phy and long before he began a...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2007) 2005 (1): 233–262.
Published: 01 September 2007
... kinds of discourses. The best of these give sustained attention to nonliterary texts, though some continue in the practice (characteristic of early New Historicism) of building an argu- ment on a single historical detail. The traditional geopolitical boundaries of American literary studies are...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2009) 2007 (1): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2009
... cohesiveness. These doubts imply the need for a less retrospec- tive and a more open version of national identity, even if this emergent definition is messy. The 1790s elegies for George Washington, Cavitch argues, expose anxieties deep in the heart of the citizens of the new republic—concerns over...