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American Literary Scholarship (2022) 2020 (1): 459–469.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in an essay like this one seldom propose themselves as comprehensive or definitive: they now fly under the banner of guide or handbook or companion. Even a work daring to call itself a history typically proves to be less a history than a sizeable, contributor-laden assemblage of essays, their coherence...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 539–552.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of printed titles of this kind has remained fairly constant, though with more of them now issued in both electronic and paper form. Publishers aim for every kind of traditional and savvy reader, and they hedge their bets on the delivery-format competition. Meanwhile, in the recent material, history...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 371–392.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Nearly every study defines its understanding of the role of history somewhat differently. Meredith Malburne-Wade considers the problem inRevision as Resistance in Twentieth-Century American Drama: “What are all the plays studied herein—plays that weave together the past and present...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): ix–xviii.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in Nineteenth-Century Cambridge History of American America (Cambridge) Poetry / Alfred Bendixen and Future-Founding Poetry / Sascha Stephen Burt, eds., The Cambridge Pöhlmann, Future-Founding History of American Poetry Poetry: Topographies of Beginnings (Cambridge...
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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 (2015) 2013 (1): 193–213.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., demonstrating the influence of the field of book history on literary studies, also prevailed, broadening the definition of what texts and topics related to cultural production are valid for literary study. A substantial number of stud- ies brought interdisciplinary areas of inquiry, especially religion...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 439–449.
Published: 01 September 2017
...—especially the appearance of new Cambridge Companions and Cambridge Histories—dominate this market niche. While these ana- lytical volumes and chronicles are valuable teaching tools because they consolidate research in emerging fields, they break little new ground, unlike bibliographies, once...
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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 (2006) 2004 (1): 433–452.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Television Culture from NYU, among others. The times they are a-changin’. i  Theater History Richard Christiansen’s Theater of Our Own: A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago (Northwestern) starts in 1837, with a troupe of traveling actors including Joseph Jefferson staging the first...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): ix–xx.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., Joel Barlow’s National Melancholy / Mitchell “Columbiad”: A Bicentennial Breitwieser, National Melancholy: Reading (Tenn.) Mourning and Opportunity in Just Below South / Jessica Adams, American Literature (Stanford) Michael P. Bibler, and Cécile Natural History...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., Joel Barlow’s National Melancholy / Mitchell “Columbiad”: A Bicentennial Breitwieser, National Melancholy: Reading (Tenn.) Mourning and Opportunity in Just Below South / Jessica Adams, American Literature (Stanford) Michael P. Bibler, and Cécile Natural History...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 463–474.
Published: 01 September 2013
... manager at Britannica and holds an M.A. in English. Magisterial his literary history isn’t. It pays short shrift to women and minority writers (Harriet Beecher Stowe is only mentioned twice in passing; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Charles W. Chesnutt not at all), its...
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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 (2017) 2015 (1): 393–438.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and literary angles. 394 International Scholarship b. Literature and History The organizing principle behind Daniel Royot s James Fenimore Cooper: The Last of the Mohicans (Atlande) is a mapping of the Indian world, la nouvelle France, and the Middle Colo- nies through methodical scrutiny of Indian history...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 281–299.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... In “Coloring History and Mixing Race in Levina Urbino’s Sunshine in the Palace and Cottage and Louise Heaven’s In Bonds” (24: 187–206) Eric Gardner offers an analysis of the two novels, one published before the Civil War and the other immediately after, that tell of mixed-race women but do...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 189–209.
Published: 01 September 2016
... or culture critique, nor are their impairments particularly memorable.” Disabled characters begin to be depicted after the War of 1812; Altschuler concludes, “Their bodies were not stigmatized; rather, the crippled body most often signified a legible and laudable history of patriotism.” Altschuler...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 497–503.
Published: 01 September 2015
... continues. There has been a modest revival in bibliographical studies, mostly in journals, and a modest resurgence of literary history, especially in new-canonical fields; but increasingly reference works are issued exclusively online. I do not consider blogs here: with rare exceptions, the phrase...
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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 (2014) 2012 (1): 197–217.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Americans Picking Up the Pen in the Colonial Period (SUNY) attempts to sketch a broader liter- ary history of Native Americans writing through the colonial period. While many figures have been considered in isolation—out of broader American Literary Scholarship (2012) doi 10.1215/00659142-2680072...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): ix–xvii.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of Nature / Robert A New Literary History of America / Boschman, In the Way of Nature: Greil Marcus and Werner Sollers, Ecology and Westward Expansion eds., A New Literary History of in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, America (Harvard) Elizabeth Bishop, and Amy Passions for Nature...