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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 September 2021
... women. A concluding bibliography enhances the volume s usefulness to other scholars and readers. Michael Anesko s Hardened Bachelors: Henry James and Queer Fili- ation in Edwardian London (HJR : ) presents a compact version of a book-length study published last year (see AmLS , p. ). Anesko...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 233–255.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Walker, Hannah Crafts, and Frederick Douglass, among others, challenge readers to see the “complex interlinking of race and nation.” Levine’s 236 Early-19th-Century Literature provocative book will appeal especially to readers who prefer historically based...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 127–139.
Published: 01 September 2007
...- munity, notably that of readers who accept Miller’s own hypothesis that Vanderbank may be gay. At times Miller’s bias toward undecidability carries him to extremes, as when he refuses to pass judgment on Kate and Densher; and some of his conclusions are arbitrary and politically problematic...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 101–124.
Published: 01 September 2015
... representations of men who resist marriage. Brief biographies by Hazel Hutchison and J. C. Hallman, as well as some inviting paperback editions, are designed to make James more accessible to students and general readers. i  Editions, Letters, Biographical Studies A revised and updated version...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 91–112.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., emphasizing the stylistic “eloquence . . . that both speaks to and generates intimacy between an author and a knowing reader.” Nonetheless, Pooler notes, James was reticent about his fictional cre- ations, and she warns against confusing the author’s literary persona with the particulars of his life...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., Hamlin Garland, Harold Frederic) to a harsher urban Michael J. Kiskis 283 realism (Jacob Riis, Alfred Henry Lewis). The urban audience’s fascina- tion with the rural and urban ‘‘other’ ’ was central; that sense of the other aVected elite readers’ sense of place...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2006
... on Captain Valentine Pease Jr., master of the Acushnet; Jimmy and Toby from Typee; and the main actors in “The Town-Ho’s Story” confirm the realism behind Melville’s charac- terizations. Bercaw-Edwards and Heffernan have done readers and the memory of Wilson Heflin an enormous service...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 219–242.
Published: 01 September 2014
...” reading materials. Millner argues that “such bad forms of reading are critical, reflective, and essential to modern democracy and the public sphere.” Attempting to understand “the consumption of texts,” Fever Reading illustrates how emotion and the role it plays in reading badly allow readers...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 249–272.
Published: 01 September 2012
...-Blackwell), provides readers with a fairly comprehensive overview of one of America’s richest literary traditions. The essays in this important collection seek to describe black authors “in international terms, not merely in national terms,” stressing that the literature contains diverse...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Gabrilowitsch and Bailey’s son. DNA searches, still ongoing, show connections to both the Langdon and Clemens families. The evidence is admittedly circumstantial, and for now readers are left to draw their own conclusions. If the story is true, it will be interesting and important; if not, it still...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 387–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
....) Likewise, no readily dis- cernible critical trend or fashion can be said to be general all over the field. An occasional essay seeks to advance understanding through the deployment of a linguistics-based theory, and readers of some poets will welcome new reference works...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 23–32.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the connection between readers and workers by “confronting” their audience’s implicit “culpabil- ity” in deplorable labor conditions, “even when physically removed from sites of industrialization and production.” These travelogue observations implore readers to absorb “the effects of industrialization...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 September 2015
... novel, Mary Lyndon, Nichols critiques the institution of marriage and its effects on the health of women. A number of journal articles on race issues stand out as especially worthy of readers’ consideration. In “Animal Humanism: Race, Species, and Affective Kinship in Nineteenth-Century...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and Kings County Democrat, Whitman was well on his way to establishing himself as a professional journalist. This volume provides no additional background but refers the reader to the introduction to volume 1, which, while good, is rendered out-of-date by more recent publications, especially...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... Smith notes that frontier tales portraying an active female hero attracted a very wide readership and that 19th-century American readers breathlessly followed . . . this mus- cular heroine, demonstrating that popular representations of femininity were not monolithic. By establishing that this action...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 113–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... highlighted by Leon Edel and other Freudian analysts. In the realm of criticism, readers may discern a productive tension between cultural materialists (notably Kendall Johnson and Thomas J. Otten), who stress the power of things, and idealists (especially Hazel Hutchison and Anna Kventsel...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 September 2006
... studies. Historical criti- cism and cultural studies remain the predominant approach, but we also get thematic works on ecology, death, and mysticism. The surge of interest extends to general-audience books as well as works for academic readers. Dickinson studies increased apace, with new books...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 545–555.
Published: 01 September 2010
... more than 30 print titles of some relevance to American literature this year, a hopeful sign that both publishers and the readers and students of literature and culture continue to appreciate the value of thoughtfully selected, carefully orga- nized information. To type the phrase “early...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 211–227.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of composition rather than publication so that readers might better perceive Fitzgerald’s extraordinary development. For stories that the au- thor reworked, Bruccoli publishes the revised work; otherwise he reprints the magazine version, silently altering accidentals and stipulating sub- stantive...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 September 2017
... including antebellum newspapers, friendship albums, comic strips, readers’ reactions to panic, abolition, life in penitentiaries, and communicating with the dead. Four important books on Edgar Allan Poe appear this year, and a fairly good number of articles offer readers valuable commentaries...