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American Literary Scholarship (2022) 2020 (1): 327–347.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in relevant sections below. In Forms of Contention (Georgia) Hollis Robbins argues that there is a rich tradition of sonnets by African American poets and that it is possible to trace a line of influence through that history. In her view, the Jeff W. Westover 329 sonnet in the hands of black poets has been...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 317–342.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that the sign itself, the conven- tion, the norm of expectation, is unavoidable . . . governs all aspects of Williams s prosody. Timo Müller begins The African American Sonnet: A Literary History (Mississippi) with a chapter on the era of genteel poetry. I discuss that chapter here and his chapters...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 387–414.
Published: 01 September 2010
... historical occurrences and aesthetic form also led Berryman to abandon his Black Book. Alex Runchman’s “ ‘Continuity with Lovers Dead’ in Berryman, Lowell, and the Twentieth-Century American Sonnet” (pp. 29–44) examines another sort of conflict, the uneasiness Berryman and Lowell felt...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 409–435.
Published: 01 September 2009
... accepted this conversion story in toto, and you can add Karen Jackson Ford to the list. In “The Sonnets of Satin- Legs Brooks” (ConL 48: 345–73) Ford contends that Brooks’s work had always expressed “a determined irresolution toward the politics of form, Frank J. Kearful...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2011
...- lishers as authentic voices representing Appalachian “primitive” culture, were quite sophisticated poets. When a so-called regional poet writes Petrarchan sonnets that are then published by a major New York firm, one quickly realizes that the question of what constitutes an authentic voice...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 September 2020
... greater nuance and theorization than the formalism of decades past. Brian Clifton s Textual Frustration: The Sonnet and Gender Per- formance in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ( JML 42, i: 65 76) demonstrates the application of formal analysis to questions of gender, hybridity, and performance...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 385–405.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... For Voigt, Stevens’s “Peter Quince at the Clavier” gave her permission to organize a poem in terms not of sequence and juxtaposition but of counterpoint, a permis- sion also underlying her book Kyrie, which sets a narrative about the 1918 influenza pandemic inside a loose sonnet structure...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 369–398.
Published: 01 September 2007
... who find themselves unpersuaded by Jarrell’s specific arguments will surely take interest in his witty and ardent discussion of how poetry should be written, read, and assessed. Stuart Christie’s “Disorientations: Canon without Context in Auden’s ‘Sonnets from China’ ” (PMLA 120: 1576–87...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Gavin Hopps, Stella Neumann, Sven Strasen, and Peter Wezel compile contributions addressing endings in literature, theology, and film. Timothy E. Bartel’s “Ending in Peace: The Quest for Final Consolation in Longfellow’s Dante Sonnets” ( pp. 157–72) argues that in the sonnets he wrote about...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 365–386.
Published: 01 September 2010
... illuminates his aesthetic beginnings. Hsiao focuses particularly on Williams’s engagement with the sonnet, especially the Petrachan sonnet used by Keats to such powerful effect. She points out that both Keats and Williams grew dissatisfied with the sonnet. They moved relatively quickly...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 315–349.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Renaissance, not- ing the role of both sonnets and free verse in the quest of writers for dignified self-representation and the achievement of social justice. She situates her argument in relation to James Weldon Johnson’s call for accomplished black literature to prove the worth of blacks. She charac...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 341–367.
Published: 01 September 2021
... with Methfessel may be an in uence on Crusoe in England, e Moose, One Art, and Sonnet. e correspondence consists of actual love letters, postcards, and greeting cards and totals more than pages, and Knorr shows how this archival record displays the poet s openness about sex in the context of intimacy...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 407–432.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., she was “deeply attracted to the boundaries of poetic form and Cold War culture, and she also wished to violate them, to cross over lines.” Bishop wanted, and needed, to have it both ways, and like the divided creature of “Sonnet,” “she liked to feel ‘caught’ but also liked to feel ‘freed...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 399–424.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Later, “The Moose” and “North Haven” combine Schwitters’s focus on materials of variant densities and his “hesitant inclining toward both emotional and spiritual depths.” A coda presents “Sonnet” as an enactment of “the analogy that Bishop imagined in a lifetime of work—the surface of verse...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 399–426.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Petrarchan sonnet form in the initial fourteen lines of “The Weed.” ii  Robert Lowell The publication of Robert Lowell’sCollected Poems (2003) has prompted numerous critics and poets to have their say about Lowell (see AmLS 2003, pp. 435–37, and AmLS 2004, pp. 411–12). Two essays this year...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 387–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
... offers an extremely close reading—several, in fact—of the sonnet’s final line: “if design govern in a thing so small.” Analyzing this line and the manifold meanings compressed into its key term “design,” Murphy extrudes a series of demolitions Frost perpetrates on conventional arguments from...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 349–377.
Published: 01 September 2014
... anxieties moved to the center of Lowell’s writing, intertwined, and culminated in the various incarnations of 358 Poetry: The 1940s to the Present the Notebook poems. Inhoff focuses chiefly on the two sonnets on the March on the Pentagon, “F. O. Matthiessen” and “Five Hour...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 3–27.
Published: 01 September 2007
... on the unjust irony that his “reputation should have suffered on account of his daughter’s success.” In “American Sonnets” (YR 93, ii: 26–41) David Bromwich considers Jones Very’s “The Dead” with sonnets by Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, Robert Frost, and others in arguing that Emerson was only “half...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 67–82.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and community activ- ists—have embraced the Bolton Whitmanites’ project.” Nils Clausson’s “ ‘Hours Continuing Long’ as Whitman’s Rewriting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29” (WWQR 26: 131–42) provides a formal comparison and close reading to show how Whitman’s poem responds to Shakespeare as a “transformation...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 463–479.
Published: 01 September 2021
... be typed. e endpoints of this continuum are experimental and radi- cal (i.e., Hughes) and classicist (i.e., Cullen) and never the twain shall meet. Hughes adapted jazz and the blues to dialect verse, and Gary Scharnhorst Cullen, a classicist who specialized in the traditional sonnet...