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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and expertise of its contributors. Joining the roster this year are a host of new essayists, and may their reward be great in references libraries. Todd H. Richard- son of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin succeeds Robert Habich as the author of Chapter 1 (“Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): vi–ix.
Published: 01 September 2020
... for the names of publishers; journal titles make use of standard Modern Language Association abbreviations; Festschriften and essay collections cited multiple times, often in multiple chapters, are assigned short titles; and introductory lists supply the complete, expanded forms of all of these items...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... is alive and well, though it may occasionally live incog- nito in a philosophy department or creative writing program. The sheer volume of scholarship on American literature, to judge from the MLA Bibliography, seems to have leveled o√ at about 7,500 scholarly notes, articles, book chapters, books...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 197–217.
Published: 01 September 2014
... theoretical or pedagogical set of prin- ciples” and the range of responses from “the various participants of such schools.” Wyss’s first chapter, for instance, considers the Stockbridge Boarding School and Eleazar Wheelock’s charity school and explores the tension between a fantasy of a passive...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in 1963. An annual American Literary Scholarship volume has not expanded in the same proportion, but it has more than doubled, from fewer than 250 pages to more than 500—and the leisurely tone of discussion has mostly given way to tough e≈ciency. The number of chapters has expanded from the original...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 29–41.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and subtlety comparable to those of his literary works themselves.” Reynolds’s first chapter, “Revolution and Warfare,” looks at Haw- thorne’s early career and pacifism in the context of political and social turmoil, including the mounting anxiety over antislavery efforts caused by the Haitian...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... unprece- dented on the American stage that drew increasingly integrated audi- ences. Chapter 1 introduces Brown’s first venture while chapter 2 analyzes Brown’s Minor Theatre, which challenged Manhattan’s Park Theatre, managed by Stephen Price, who would prove an important and debilitat- ing...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 213–231.
Published: 01 September 2010
...), probing the uncomfortable subject of “the growing trade gap in Atlantic scholarship”—that is, academic historians’ apparent disregard or distaste for colonial literary studies. Also noteworthy is the Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature, ed. Kevin Hayes (Oxford). Its 27 chapters...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 349–377.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Frank J. Kearful © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 17  Poetry: The 1940s to the Present Frank J. Kearful This is a good year for Elizabeth Bishop, as have been all the ten years that I have written this annual chapter. What Thomas Travisano referred to in 1994...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 153–175.
Published: 01 September 2017
... onto himself. In the second and third chapters of Part 1, Messenger counter- intuitively shows how Fitzgerald represent the important subject of love by fashioning Dick as a maternal figure (through a series of sister and mother-daughter plots) who must cordon himself off from this ostensi- bly...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 425–447.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to put on the chaos of life, and, technically, how to get the play out of the kitchen sink and hurl it into the Niagara Falls of life.” Predominantly, Andreach traces the presence of the art of connect- ing in the playwright’s work in chronological order: Chapter 2 focuses sequentially on Rich...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 529–537.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Gary Scharnhorst Duke University Press 2007 21  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst The best news to be reported in this chapter within the past couple of years is that Thomson Gale has finally discontinued theDLB Yearbook, a boondoggle as overpriced as Defense...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 235–257.
Published: 01 September 2016
... realist texts. The chapter on Crane discusses the author’s interest in visual art and highlights the way he worked with his illustrator to develop images that worked interdependently with his words to dis- comfit readers in the original Harper’s Illustrated publication of The Monster. Artistic...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 33–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
... theoretical approaches. Over 25 articles (not all of them considered here), 4 chapters in books and edited collections, and 5 monographs were pub- lished in 2012, including comparative studies that examine Melville’s early sea novels in relation to those of James Fenimore Cooper and Melville’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 263–287.
Published: 01 September 2007
... with publishers, editors, and others involved in the market side of literature. His outrage over the Haymarket trials is wonderfully paired in a chapter with his sadness over the death of his daughter, while his relationships with and mentoring of fellow writers are all richly detailed. In short...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 315–349.
Published: 01 September 2017
... about critical trends. Chapters in Part 3 (“Poets”) are covered below, under the headings for individuals. Oddly excluded from all the subdivisions of the book is Michael Whitworth’s chapter about rhythm and diction. Whitworth echoes the pluralistic outlook of the editors, pointing out...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 533–544.
Published: 01 September 2003
... range of theoretical and textual matters, with excellent chapters on ‘‘Modernism and the Transatlantic Connection’’ by Hugh Witemeyer (pp. 7–20), ‘‘ P oetry and Politics’’ by Reed Way Dasenbrock (pp. 52–63), ‘‘Poetry and Literary Theory’’ by Joanne Feit Diehl (pp. 89–100), ‘‘ The New...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2006
... up to the point at which they met each other—she at 28, he at 33. Thus, of the first 15 of the volume’s 22 chapters, 7 are devoted primarily to Nathaniel Hawthorne. In Valenti’s account of Sophia’s life prior to meeting Nathaniel, Sophia’s year-and-a-half residence in exotic...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 439–449.
Published: 01 September 2017
... more than 1,300 pages and 50 chapters on such predictable topics as “Emerson and His Contemporaries” and Latino, Asian American, and African American poetry and poetics as well as essays on such neglected subjects as Native American oral tradition, early American poetry in languages other than...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 61–89.
Published: 01 September 2013
... schol- arship on both authors. Most of the studies of Whitman and Dickinson come in the form of articles and book chapters, with only a few new books solely on either poet appearing. Among these new books, though, are important contributions, and this survey will address Martin Buin- icki’s...