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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 373–401.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Selby’s chapter on ecopoetics ( pp. 127–42) leans heavily on early examples such as Robert Frost and Charles Olson, offering less on work from recent decades, even in reference to contemporaries such as W. S. Merwin and Gary Snyder. And while Steve McCaffrey’s account of Language writing ( pp. 143...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that offer compelling insights into the period s fascinating literary cul- ture. Important book-length studies discuss various themes, including the action-adventure heroine who transgresses social norms by leaving her domestic space to pursue independent adventure, and the ways environment and experience...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 341–362.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... White also makes important arguments about work by Loy and Claude McKay. His book offers a wealth of archival research (including unpublished letters, edito- rials, and the magazine versions of specific poems and stories) in support of the overall claim that American modernism developed...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 195–209.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and the trends in writing biography generally, and he offers interesting explanations of the goals he had and choices he made when writing One Matchless Time, his 2004 biography of Faulkner. He reminds us of Faulkner’s “personal mythmaking,” of how “his own life was, indeed, one...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 363–394.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jim Cocola © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 18  Poetry: The 1950s to the Present Jim Cocola From its first appearance, Donald Allen’sThe New American Poetry, 1945–1960 (1960) offered a different kind of anthology, registering as a salvo from a very particular periphery...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 213–238.
Published: 01 September 2013
... fresh insights into the transatlantic careers of Revolutionary- era women such as Susanna Rowson and Phillis Wheatley, offering up new ways to study, value, and comprehend their contributions in what David Waldstreicher has significantly rechristened the “Wheatleyan Moment.” i  Key Words...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 83–102.
Published: 01 September 2011
... a part of the scholarly record, some of which is tied to literary anniversaries. i  Editions and Collections of Twain’s Writings This year saw a number of volumes offering Mark Twain’s own words and works in a variety of anthology or multivolume formats. Leading the group is a collection...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., Patrick Mullen a psychological one. Nick Bromell, Ann Pat- ten, Griffith, and Jenny Wahl examine economics, politics, and social practices and theories of democracy. Willa Cather scholarship this year continued to offer work drawn from the study of new materials: archival, textual, and contextual...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 185–210.
Published: 01 September 2010
... disorders and to offer sanatorium services to “health tourists.” She demonstrates how Fitzgerald’s portrayals of the sanatoriums in Tender resisted this branding of Switzerland as a “good” place beyond chaos and corruption. William Blazek also addresses the development of psychiatry...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 211–232.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Fitzgerald, ed. Jamal Assadi et al. (Peter Lang), is a collection of essays organized around two goals: first, to offer a perspective on Fitzgerald’s work and critical reputation outside of America; and second, to address that work less on biographical terms (which frequently exert...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 213–231.
Published: 01 September 2010
...William J. Scheick; Jim Egan Duke University Press 2010 Part II 11  Literature to 1800 William J. Scheick and Jim Egan Of particular note this year, Eric Slauter offers a thoughtful reflection in “History, Literature, and the Atlantic World” (EAL 43: 153–86; WMQ 65: 135–66...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 199–217.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the personae and celebrity of the two authors also substantial. To enhance the study of these authors individually, jointly, and contextu- ally, we might take up the suggestions offered at a panel on teaching Fitzgerald at the May 2011 American Literature...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 167–177.
Published: 01 September 2008
... with at least some regard for the “knowing” readers—other scholars versed in the criticism produced on this writer. A shocking number of those who offered work on Faulkner simply did not do their homework (exceptions noted below, with pleasure). i  Biography This category saw...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 343–371.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the words of the text she composes. She concludes that “in its shaped verbal form” poetry “cannot simply become thought,” since “it will often offer more than can be thought.” Less than half of this article addresses Bishop’s poem. In “How to Lose Things: Elizabeth Bishop’s Child Mourning” Post45...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 273–293.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to take in the century as a whole, even while maintaining the Civil War as a central pivot point of history, Michael T. Gilmore’s The War on Words offers a thought- provoking interpretation of “the perseverance of the censor’s presence” from the antebellum period through the end of Reconstruction...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 173–184.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Callie and Mr. William” (FJ 23, ii: 43–45), offers an interview with Caroline Barr’s niece, Rachel Barr McGee, that does little more than confirm Faulkner’s drinking habits. ii  General Criticism One major reference work appeared, the aforementioned Critical Com- panion to William...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 113–127.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and Palladian styles. Both The Custom of the Country and The Decoration of Houses offer an education in the importance of good taste and restraint, qualities that Undine is unable to understand or appreciate as she attempts to scale a social ladder based on money and accumulation. The third essay...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 175–193.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., in the process offering a clear reading of the many communications among them and with their mentee. He argues that Fitzgerald did not passively or unreservedly absorb the advice Wilson, Mencken, and the Murphys offered; rather, he “found his mentors often to be admirable, but that was no reason...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 243–264.
Published: 01 September 2014
... offer a welcome reminder of the vital role of theater in literary culture. i  Popular Forms and Popular Culture At once daunting and rewarding in its wonderfully interconnected complexities, U.S. Popular Print Culture, 1860–1920, ed. Christine Bold (Oxford), volume 6 of The Oxford History...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 45–66.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of Melville’s writings, but he offers especially illuminating readings of Mardi in relation to Dante; Pierre, the short fiction, and The Confidence-Man in relation to Machiavelli; and Clarel and the late poetry, particularly “At the Hostelry” and “Naples in the Time of Bomba,” which Berthold calls...