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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 499–513.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Gary Lee Stonum; Theodore O. Mason, Jr. Duke University Press 2005 20 Themes, Topics, Criticism Gary Lee Stonum and Theodore O. Mason Jr. After years in the wilderness, thematic and topical criticism has returned to the prominent position it occupied 30 years ago, when AmLS...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 453–469.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Theodore O. Mason, Jr Duke University Press 2006 20  Themes, Topics, Criticism Theodore O. Mason Jr. As will be clear from this essay, it becomes increasingly difficult to discuss American literary history outside the context of identity. Work on “minority” writers...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 453–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Theodore O. Mason, Jr. Duke University Press 2008 19  Themes, Topics, Criticism Theodore O. Mason Jr. This year’s scholarship is marked by continued movement in familiar directions. The recent interest in literary representations of identity and a similar interest in expanding...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 441–454.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Gary Lee Stonum Duke University Press 2010 20  Themes, Topics, Criticism Gary Lee Stonum Within this chapter’s titular and comparatively flexible catchment area—scholarship on themes, topics, and criticism of interest to Ameri- canists generally—the importance...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 449–463.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Gary L. Stonum Duke University Press 2011 20  Themes, Topics, Criticism Gary L. Stonum For many years the flood of work devoted to symptomatic reading— understanding American history and culture as depicted or critiqued in literary artifacts—has been dominated by attention...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 417–452.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Joycelyn Moody; Caroline Chung Simpson © 2000 Duke University Press 2000 20 Themes, Topics, Criticism Joycelyn Moody and Caroline Chung Simpson Opening up the terms of literary study and debate has been a rallying point throughout American literary studies this year as we anticipate...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 439–456.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Gary Lee Stonum © 2001 Duke University Press 2001 20 Themes, Topics, Criticism Gary Lee Stonum One of two widely visible features of this year’s scholarship is the engagement with some notion of the postmodern. Whereas American literary studies once nearly defined...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 435–449.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Theodore O. Mason, Jr.; Gary Lee Stonum Duke University Press 2002 20 Themes, Topics, Criticism Theodore O. Mason Jr. and Gary Lee Stonum An important feature of the year’s scholarship is the focus on the relation of literature to the concept of identity. More than...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 445–459.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Gary Lee Stonum; Theodore O. Mason, Jr. Duke University Press 2003 19 Themes, Topics, Criticism Gary Lee Stonum and Theodore O. Mason Jr. In recent decades, as concern about ethnic and cultural identity has come to occupy the center of American literary studies, class has...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 425–441.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Theodore O. Mason, Jr.; Gary Lee Stonum Duke University Press 2004 19 Themes, Topics, Criticism Theodore O. Mason Jr. and Gary Lee Stonum What precisely constitutes American identity continues to be a central concern of literary scholarship. As conceptions of identity itself...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 161–180.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Joseph R. Urgo 9 Faulkner Joseph R. Urgo As in other areas of literary criticism, Faulkner studies enjoys a renewed interest in formalist criticism. Some of these contributions would benefit from greater familiarity with work done in the 1960s–1980s, and some signal a genuine...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 167–177.
Published: 01 September 2008
....” Had the great majority of contributors to Faulkner studies in 2006 heeded either piece of advice, it would have been a better year of reading criticism. More important for the purposes of scholarship itself, however, an even greater number of erstwhile Faulkner critics should have written...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 169–199.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Second, critics interested in trauma theory are finding a rich mine of examples in Faulkner. Third, studies of individual novels are declining in favor of work that takes into account more than one text, as is evident by the length of the section on general criticism. i  Biography Jay...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 173–187.
Published: 01 September 2013
... demonstrates that Faulkner studies remains a vital site of critical discussion and debate in which remarkably diverse and compel- ling lines of inquiry converge to advance understanding of Faulkner’s fiction and, in so doing, to remind us why his work continues to matter to literary and cultural studies...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 181–197.
Published: 01 September 2004
... section to the 1930s. Textual studies, intertextuality, and influence studies add nuance to Hemingway criticism, often eclectically but fruit- fully combined with cultural and gender studies and psychoanalytic approaches. In Fitzgerald studies, work in biographical, literary...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 103–131.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Sarah B. Daugherty Duke University Press 2010 6  Henry James Sarah B. Daugherty Despite the economic recession and the monumental size of the James bibliography, the author continues to inspire creative efforts by scholars and critics. Gender studies have been refined...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 161–180.
Published: 01 September 2012
... a robust year in Ezra Pound scholarship. Evolving critical discussion threatens two important theses concerning Pound’s politics, Tim Redman’s influential characterization of Pound as a “left-fascist” and Leon Surette’s diagnosis of the etiology behind Pound’s mid-30s turn to the idea of history...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 181–197.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Ted Atkinson © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 9 Faulkner Ted Atkinson A survey of the William Faulkner studies landscape in 2010 shows that the author’s “postage stamp of native soil” remains a favorite destination for scholars toting an array of critical baggage. True to form...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and letters of other figures of this period. Critical discussion highlights a diverse selection of the writers active in this period, and much of it is informed by increased interest in the cultural contexts for writing. The South rises again as a literature informed by region, seen in major studies...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 111–121.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the American James portrayed by an earlier generation of critics. Then again, scholars who focus on the writer’s vexed relations with his audiences or on such texts as The Bostonians and The Princess Casamassima continue to see a more conservative figure than the one constructed by postmodern theo...