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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 297–316.
Published: 01 September 2020
... scholars have argued against the idea of any clear shift or break at all, holding that current fiction continues the basic concerns of postmodernism. Theodore Martin s Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present (Columbia, 2017) enjoins this debate, arguing that the notion...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 317–339.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... And rather than dwelling on the divide between high and low art, they readily mix the two, using mainstream genres with more literary ones. ese waves of ction have been met by a new cohort of critics, which is in the process of characterizing its chief tendencies, forms, themes, and politics. Notable critics...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 189–209.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Volumes on indigenous communications, slave narratives, and the Black Atlantic ensure that race receives deserved attention, while scholarship on women’s cultural productions continues to be sparse. A number of books and articles take genre-based approaches. The periodical essay, the novel, drama...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 509–520.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of fiction and nonfiction by writers from around the world. . . . Discussions of themes and genres summarize the style and focus of writings about empires and subject nations. Featured authors, titles, and topics draw from world literature, women’s studies, and the social issues curricula of colleges...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 545–555.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 31 thematic essays on genres, themes, groups, movements, and issues (e.g., “Civil War in Literature,” “Humor,” “Nature Writing and Writers,” “Postsouthern Literature,” “Southern Gothic”) and more than 220 brief (generally one to three pages) author entries, their focus incon- sistently...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 481–491.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy, says it very well, in brief but effectively epitomizing commentaries on individual writers in turn sensibly situated within movements and genres. An effective example is the concluding remark about Ken Kesey in the subsec- tion “Resisting Orthodoxy: Dissent...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 463–479.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to this chapter nor a new supplement to Scribner s American Writers series was issued. To be sure, a number of handbooks, companions, and genre histories of bildungsromans, travelogues, summer books, and crime and science ction novels appeared, but many of them are pricey volumes published by Cambridge...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 435–449.
Published: 01 September 2020
... recognize their responsibility to add to the public record, and authors should rec- ognize the need to verify the availability of that information and take their own steps to fill in the gaps. i Period and Genre Resources In historical order the first of the year s books in this category is Mary Ellen...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 521–531.
Published: 01 September 2002
...David J. Nordloh Duke University Press 2002 22 General Reference Works David J. Nordloh Areas of emphasis in reference publication generally reflect the enthusi- asms of the field they address. Race, ethnicity, and gender figure promi- nently in literary study today, and genre...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 525–536.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Several new general guides to genres include relevant American mate- rials. The best of these is Michael Burgess and Lisa R. Bartle’s Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (Libraries Unlimited, a division of Greenwood), like Harner’s Literary Research Guide an anno- tated...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 517–528.
Published: 01 September 2000
... works, guides to scholarship and criticism, back- ground reading, genres). Entries are numbered, include references to alternative forms of publication of the item (like CD-ROM), and even provide LC and Dewey call numbers; they also include descriptive and evaluative annotation. The thoughtfulness...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 179–193.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., however, is review and revision—fresh readings, fresh con- nections, and fresh observations abound. Genre, political engagement, national figures, conservationism, identity, boundaries, literary tradi- tion, and rhetoric, among others, all assume prominence in one or more studies and appear in new...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 239–262.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to define the outlines of genres such as “realism” and “naturalism” and “local color” are diminishing, though they certainly aren’t entirely absent. A smattering of scholarship in ani- mal and food studies is also beginning to appear, while the study of law and literature exhibits a slightly higher...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 281–299.
Published: 01 September 2009
... contribution to our understanding of the period, while the number of books on women’s writings attests to the growing prominence of artists such as Frances E. W. Harper and Pauline Hopkins. As a genre, journalism receives more that its usual share of attention, as does poetry by writers such as Sarah...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 193–213.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in a substantive way. Considerations delimited by the geographic boundaries of (what became) the United States and conventional topics related to literary study, such as influence, genre, or period, were less predominant. These trends confirm that early Americanists look increasingly out- ward—rejecting...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 439–456.
Published: 01 September 2001
... is the singular basis of a continuous African American literary tradition. McHenry calls attention instead to the importance of African American literary societies in the antebellum North, arguing that members of these societies were active readers and writers of a wide variety of genres...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 539–552.
Published: 01 September 2008
... features 247 articles, the American Literary Scholarship (2006) doi 10.1215/00659142-2007-013 © 2008 by Duke University Press 540 General Reference Works 1870–1920 one 245, their topics distributed among appropriately selected works, ideas, genres, issues...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 393–438.
Published: 01 September 2017
... experience in all its complexity should go hand in hand with a deconstruction or a defamiliarization of the genre. The slave narrative as we think of it today is essentially a modern construct, Roy argues convincingly, noting the different connotations the phrase slave narrative has taken on over...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 251–272.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in Naturalist and Modernist Literature Gina M. Rossetti exam- ines the works of a number of naturalist authors to demonstrate the genre’s engagement with nativist philosophy, most evident in its concep- tions of the primitive. In addition to a chapter that reprints a previously reviewed essay on McTeague...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 495–509.
Published: 01 September 2016
... contributions to the literatures of groups and regions and places, volumes addressing the increasingly insistent topics of gay and lesbian literature and the literature of the environment, and—the greatest number—materials focused on specific genres in their American manifestations, ranging from...