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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 273–293.
Published: 01 September 2012
... sections of wider-ranging monographs than in sustained and detailed separate analyses. Essay collections on the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Charles Chesnutt, however, confirm their growing interest to scholars, while an extensive analysis of Mary Chesnut’s Civil War diary promises...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 263–279.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that perhaps critics once interested in her work have turned their attention elsewhere. A generation of innovative Jewett studies may have made this move possible, but analysis of Jewett’s work as a discrete field has not kept pace. Scholarship on Charles Chesnutt continues to appear at its usually...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 259–288.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: Charles Chesnutt. In AmLS a decade ago, Chesnutt had one entry next to his name (a passing mention in a German work reviewed in the I am indebted for assistance and consultation to Gretchen Comba and Patricia Reid Strong. 260 Late-19th-Century...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 239–262.
Published: 01 September 2015
... than usual number of contribu- tions. African American literature continues to receive a great amount of attention, particularly the work of Charles Chesnutt, while a higher than usual number of studies consider Native American literature. Women writers such as Pauline Hopkins, Kate Chopin...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 197–214.
Published: 01 September 2020
... to be at the center of this revising canon, and study of her works continues strong. Now Charles Chesnutt and Louisa May Alcott have joined her, exemplifying this interest in authors noteworthy for address- ing social topics of their time but also relevant today most notably race and gender. Although literature...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 235–257.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nicolas S. Witschi © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 13  Late-19th-Century Literature Nicolas S. Witschi Not one but two biographies of notable figures lead the way this year, while studies of William Dean Howells, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Cho- pin, and Frank Norris appear...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 237–268.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Sarah Orne Jewett are the most studied among women writers, as is Charles W. Chesnutt among the men. With the exception of a welcome anthology of Emma Lazarus, poetry is a nontopic. But like all generalizations, these vague and rudi- mentary ones are inadequate...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2000
... intellectual untidiness pervades the period, one of its most enticing allurements. Years ago Werner Bertho used a fitting termferment i Managing Ethnicity Henry B. Wonham twice defends Charles W. Chesnutt s dialect tales by demonstrating that they were written with more intricacy and sophis- tication than...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 281–299.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Piatt. Stephen Crane, Charles Chesnutt, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman attract less attention than usual this year, though their works still inspire significant schol- arship. Frank Norris and W. D. Howells attract their normal share of attention, while Sarah Orne Jewett’s critical stock seems...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 263–280.
Published: 01 September 2013
... are of compelling quality. Studies of the works of Frank Norris and Stephen Crane are particularly strong, as is the scholarship on Charles Chesnutt. The trio of Pauline Hopkins, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Kate Chopin also receive their usual amount of attention, and quality interpretations of works...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 271–293.
Published: 01 September 2006
... A Romance of the Republic, and another compares the figure of the educator/race-leader in Iola Leroy to that in Charles Chesnutt’s only recently published novel Mandy Oxendine. In both instances the readings argue persuasively for seeing post-Reconstruction formulations of mixed identity...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... The question of a deeper reality informs Todd McGowan’s provoca- tive The Feminine ‘‘ No!’ ’ The central question is why certain works were kept outside the canon despite their sophistication and aesthetic value. McGowan argues that Žctional works by Chopin, Gilman, Chesnutt, and Hurston were set aside...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 223–238.
Published: 01 September 2021
... they predominately explore race and gender, searching the past for an understanding of the present. African American writers such as Pauline Hopkins, Frances E. W. Harper, Charles W. Chesnutt, and Paul Laurence Dunbar attract more critical attention than W. D. Howells, Frank Norris, and Stephen Crane; and Hopkins s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Howells, Charles Chesnutt, and Bret Harte Augusta Rohrbach’s ‘‘ ‘You’re a Natural-Born Literary Man’: Becoming William Dean Howells, Culture Maker and Cultural Marker’’ (NEQ 73: 625–53) focuses attention on Howells’s keen awareness of his place within a volatile literary market and the influence...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 257–274.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Howells, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Frances Harper, and Frank Norris each receiv- ing roughly the usual amount of coverage. Historicism and attention to history, always a hallmark of scholarship in this period, are well represented. i  Biography Each of the three biographies...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 263–287.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., an “antitheory of literature,” an aesthetic appeal founded on literature’s ethical use value. It is this idea of use value that such inheritors of the Howellsian program as Charles Chesnutt and Sarah Orne Jewett felt compelled to adopt and adapt, for each, according to Petrie, found certain...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 243–264.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and representations of race. Two wide-ranging essay collections, respectively on popular print culture and on literary culture writ large, provide a useful framework for understanding the diversity of the period’s movements, authors, and texts. Scholarship on Charles Chesnutt, Stephen Crane, Charlotte...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 251–272.
Published: 01 September 2008
... on the problem of passing for white. Ryan Simmons in Chesnutt and Realism: A Study of the Novels (Alabama), however, advocates an altogether different take on African American authorship and realism, suggesting critics would do well to dispense with measuring Chesnutt’s work against Howells’s: “Instead...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 219–234.
Published: 01 September 2017
... explores the use of emotion in works by realist-era writers, including Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Charles Chesnutt, and Howells. In avoiding the sentimental, Dawson argues, realists influenced by the aesthetic theories of François Delsarte and others employed the emotions of individual characters...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 275–308.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of Charles Chesnutt, Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather, and Edith Wharton are Michael J. Kiskis 285 especially perceptive. Their overview of literary categories and literary histories establishes an alternative to the conventional definition of real- ism. The final...