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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2003) 2001 (1): 533–544.
Published: 01 September 2003
... afraid, at least in part to the burgeon- ing number of mediocre reference tools designed exclusively for sale to libraries. Like foul air in a balloon, they expand to Žll the available space. But to begin with the good news: A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry features 48 essays on a wide...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2008) 2006 (1): 539–552.
Published: 01 September 2008
... paraphrase Mark Twain on reports of his own death, exaggerated. More recently the increasing sophistication of electronic databases and Web-based information ser- vices are noised about as threatening a similarly detrimental impact on the print publication of reference books. Instead, the number of...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2007) 2005 (1): 529–537.
Published: 01 September 2007
...,” especially those devoted to ethnic literatures. Multiracial America: A Resource Guide on the History and Literature of Interracial Issues, ed. Karen E. Downing, Darlene P. Nichols, and Kelly Webster (Scarecrow), contains 12 chapters and 5 appendices. It should prove particularly valuable...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2015) 2013 (1): 163–174.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Faulkner Journal published, but it is good to see that Faulkner is the subject of several pieces in the top-tier journals in the profession: PMLA, Ameri- can Literature, and Modernism/Modernity. Of note, particularly in the articles, is a move away from a focus on individual texts; roughly half the...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 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 of...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2005) 2003 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... alive and well, though it may occasionally live incog- nito in a philosophy department or creative writing program. The sheer volume of scholarship on American literature, to judge from the MLA Bibliography, seems to have leveled o√ at about 7,500 scholarly notes, articles, book chapters, books, and...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2013) 2011 (1): 239–262.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Reflecting a trend evident the past few years, the number of book-length projects dropped noticeably. Cultural issues play important roles in many works, and, of course, commentators continue to focus on individual authors prominent during the period. Several studies examine “blackness” as it relates...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2001) 1999 (1): 413–438.
Published: 01 September 2001
...James J. Martine © 2001 Duke University Press 2001 19 Drama James J. Martine As the last decade of the millennium comes to a close, scholarship has paused to take a big gulp of air after a rich and prolific 10 years of work on American drama. Suspicion increases...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2000) 1998 (1): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., harbingers of better times for the new century. Cathy N. Davidson’s ‘‘Preface: No More Separate Spheres (AL 70: 443–63) is one. Moreover, after years in scholarship’s closet, drama is forcing its way into PMLA and American Literature; Duke University Press has announced a new publication, Theater, edited...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 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 (1 September 2013) 2011 (1): 91–103.
Published: 01 September 2013
...John Bird © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 5  Mark Twain John Bird One could argue that 2010 was surely “The Year of Mark Twain”: the centennial of his death, the 175th anniversary of his birth, and the 125th anniversary of the American publication of Adventures of Huckleberry...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2011) 2009 (1): 521–530.
Published: 01 September 2011
... was invented by Al Gore. There is, or still should be, a market for primary bibliographies, and I hope some enterprising academic publisher will soon fill it, if only by issuing volumes printed on demand. If posted online, they should still American Literary Scholarship (2009) doi 10.1215...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2010) 2008 (1): 545–555.
Published: 01 September 2010
... expanded is the Encyclope- dia of Southern Culture, whose single, dense, and comprehensive 1989 volume is now swelling into the 24 volumes of the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (No. Car each one addressing a separate topic area. Literature, ed. M. Thomas Inge, is number 9 in the overall...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2005) 2003 (1): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
...James J. Martine Duke University Press 2005 19 Drama James J. Martine Perhaps it is time once again to look at the predicament in scholarly publishing and its e√ect on academic evaluation. While the MLA and others propose changes in the methods of measure in tenure and...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2007) 2005 (1): 141–163.
Published: 01 September 2007
... editions of Wharton’s fiction and poetry and of Cather’s Shadows on the Rock, as well as 50 essays and book chapters. Scholars exhibit interest in Wharton’s poetry and nonfiction, as well as in her novels and short stories. As in the past, The House of Mirth receives most attention...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2012) 2010 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., yielding a major comprehensive survey of his life and two revelatory biographies focused on his final years. A thoughtful examination of Mark Twain’s shift from pro-Confederacy to pro-Union sentiments finally emerges. Twain’s views of African American slaves’ cultural beliefs are highlighted and...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2005) 2003 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 September 2005
...M. Jimmie Killingsworth Duke University Press 2005 4 Whitman and Dickinson M. Jimmie Killingsworth Relatively few new books appeared this year on the two leading poets of 19th-century America. Even so, significant contributions made their way into print, including the second...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2000) 1998 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
... its usability. The first volume of the long-awaited edition of Whitman’s Journalism (Peter Lang), ed. Herbert Bergman, Douglas A. Noverr, and Edward J. Recchia, covers the years from 1834 till 1846. A second volume is prom- ised for next year, with at least one further volume planned for the near...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2015) 2013 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gary Scharnhorst 2015 Foreword American Literary Scholarship, I am pleased to report, is alive and well and living online and on the shelves of teachers, researchers, and aca- demic and public libraries around the world. While this 51st iteration of AmLS is not the landmark...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2016) 2014 (1): 165–186.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Michael Von Cannon © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 10  Fitzgerald and Hemingway Michael Von Cannon This year’s work on F. Scott Fitzgerald emphasizes influences on the writer as well as his engagement with socioeconomic theory, ethno-racial identities, and the other arts...