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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 281–309.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of identity or identities; hence she pluralizes life to lives in the title, with race as the focal point where socialism, individualism, internationalism, and other themes central to his identity converge. As Reesman explains, “The contradictory philosophical pattern of London’s individualism versus...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 425–441.
Published: 01 September 2004
... continue to become refined and in many respects more complicated, the relations between various forms of identity—nation, region, race, gender, class— become more complicated too. This year’s work provides several elabora- tions. Gregg Crane and Gabrielle Foreman reflect on the legal means by which...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 September 2002
...; it o√ers insight into aesthetics at the same time it challenges us to see the complicated intersection of gender, race, and class in a cultural clash that results in literary and literal casu- alties. We find new things to read and new ways to read them. And all of this raises the stakes...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2003
... continue to broaden our experience with and understanding of gender, though we seem to have turned a corner toward more critical work deciphering a complex weave of inu- ences on writers of both genders. Considerations of race and ethnicity move beyond the black/white dichotomy to embrace a more...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 275–308.
Published: 01 September 2005
... has become a central figure in scholarship related to discussions of history, gender relations, and questions of law and race. Two relevant essays appear in Ann Heilmann’s Feminist Forerunners: New Womanism and Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century (Pandora). Sa- 278...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 453–469.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of a complex rebirth as a sign for literary history. Since “cul- tural emergence is an ongoing feature of American life,” it stands to reason that literary history might well emulate this pattern. One of Soto’s contributions is to continue the work of thinking about race in conjunction...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 237–268.
Published: 01 September 2004
... patent facts of the history in the period, par- ticularly the Civil War and Reconstruction, tensions between regional and national interests, and heightening class animosities, receive atten- tion as self-standing issues and also inflect discussions of race and gender. Kate Chopin...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 269–307.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Interest ranges across genres, with several articles focusing on an author’s travel writing, journalism, drama, autobiography, or writing for children as well as on his or her fiction. Besides a recurrent focus on issues of race, gender, and class, especially as seen through racial...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 83–102.
Published: 01 September 2011
... nature to the possibilities of human progress, from race to imperialism. Twain’s anti-imperialist positions are emphasized, a deliberate choice since, according to Scharnhorst, “briefly put, Americans learned more about Mark Twain’s politics and his ideas about citizenship from his interviews...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 September 2001
... the files of Faulkner’s agent, Harold Ober. Readers now have one more version of Faulkner’s substan- tively shifting characterization of Lucas Beauchamp to use in charting changes in Faulkner’s notions of race and in his literary representations of race. Bart Welling’s well-researched ‘‘Faulkner’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 417–452.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of race, sexuality, class, region, religion, occupation, and other variables as well as how to break down the divide between nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literary studies As we close out the 20th century, the explan- atory power of the metaphor of self/other that drives gender...
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American Literary Scholarship (2022) 2020 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 September 2022
...), Harold K. Bush s Religion ( pp. 171 81), Nathaniel Williams s Science and Technology ( pp. 182 91), Shelley Fisher Fishkin s Race and Ethnicity: African Americans ( pp. 192 202), Kerry Driscoll s Race and Ethnicity: Native Americans ( pp. 203 12), Hsuan L. Hsu s Race and Ethnicity: Chinese ( pp...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 175–193.
Published: 01 September 2014
... critical territory charted, including literary-biographical treatments of Hemingway and Pauline Pfeiffer, and Hemingway and William Faulkner; syntheses of Hemingway studies and critical race theory; and deeper views of Fitzgerald’s composition process and influences. Given the wealth of scholarly...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 257–286.
Published: 01 September 2000
... writers. Weiss discusses Stein s interest in Wright in terms of American racism of the period; Stein recognized in Wright the di erence between Yesterday and Today, the di erence between living in a feudal society and a modern one In Thinking Race in the Avant Guerre: Typological Negotiations in Ford...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 251–279.
Published: 01 September 2003
... that exposes Longfellow’s elegy to a vanished race as a ploy to silence Copway and other witnesses to the Indian Trickster’s resiliency. Race and gender converge in Paul Gilmore’s Genuine Article, which probes the problem of masculinity in a culture of sentiment and sensa- tion. While noting...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 235–255.
Published: 01 September 2017
...; class, politics, and ideology; intersections of race and gender; and classroom contexts. Among the thoughtful contributions are Sara S. Hodson’s “Jack London, Celebrity” ( pp. 25–35) and Barry Menikoff’s “Martin Eden: Portrait of the Artist, American Style” ( pp. 52–58), which examine...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 263–284.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the epistemology of the jungle in Henry James’s “The Beast in the Jungle” and London’s The Call of the Wild, the corpo- rate exploitation and survival of the fittest in Frank Norris’s The Octopus and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, and the evolution of race in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan of the Apes. Sue...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 273–293.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Exam- ining the ways in which certain utterances about race and equality were stifled or left entirely unspoken, Gilmore describes a century marked by silences and elisions, the traces of which may nevertheless be found in the pairings of discourses marked by “romanticism and antislavery...
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American Literary Scholarship (2022) 2020 (1): 259–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
... as African American texts of the 1930s and 1940s are sometimes labeled. Significantly, McMillan contends, Wright s thematic attention to Bigger [Thomas s] divided Chicago surfaces the complexly orchestrated ways race and inequality are refracted through urban space, in a critique wholly unlike any other...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 263–279.
Published: 01 September 2011
... a formative influence on later African Amer- ican radicalism. Also interested in the expression of political outrage, Martha Solomon Watson’s “Mary Church Terrell vs. Thomas Nelson Page: Gender, Race, and Class in Anti-Lynching Rhetoric” (RPA 12: 65–90) argues that in seeking to refute a North American...