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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 239–262.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Ballou under the pseudonym “Lieutenant Murray.” Situating Fanny Campbell “in the tradition of woman warrior narratives,” Anderson believes that Ballou’s popular work represents the point at which the pirate novel and the national historical tale intersect. In addition, the cross-dressing female...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Tales Hawthorne s notoriously slippery narrative voice is ampli ed in Michael Colacurcio s witty e Teller and the Tale: A Note on Hawthorne s Narrators (Nathaniel Hawthorne Review [NHR] : ). In publication plans for a collection of tales titled e Story-Teller fell into disarray, though...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 243–274.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of economic angst assailing America in any given period. His discussion reprises many lesser-known antebellum texts, such as C. H. Butler’s ‘‘The Bankrupt’s Daughters’’ and John Howard Payne’s ‘‘The Uses of Adver- sity and argues that in such tales ‘‘the quiet rule of taste’’ soothes...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 249–272.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of America’s spirit made him a favorite character for many 19th-century writers, including Richard Penn Smith, William Gilmore Simms, William Wells Brown, and William Dean Howells, to name just a few. Whether intended to serve as comic fodder or as cautionary antigambling diatribes, tales of gamblers...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 September 2020
... to the female adventure tale, Smith s superb study notes the importance of this American narrative and its central figure. In lieu of maintaining a traditional household, Smith notes, these bold women are depicted as demonstrating tremendous physical strength, braving danger and even killing enemies when...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2006
... but of the relationship’s effect on Nathaniel’s writing. “What attracted Nathaniel” to Sophia, Valenti readily admits, “also threatened him,” and from the moment that he met her, his writing—first in the courtship letters and later in the tales—inscribes both his desire and his anxiety. By the end...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 September 2003
...- thorne’s Žctional children —moral touchstones all —in her ‘‘ Hawthorne and Children in the Nineteenth Century: Daughters, Flowers, Stories’’ (pp. 79–108). Setting stories like the tale of King Midas, ‘‘ The Golden Touch’’ (from The Wonder-Book ), ‘‘ The Gentle Boy and ‘‘Rappaccini’ s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 35–48.
Published: 01 September 2009
... arranges her discussion in three parts, each with essays on the authors individually, then a synthesizing essay as conclusion. In Part 1, “First Writings and Institutional Negotia- tions,” she discusses how, in their shorter tales, each author confronts institutional constraints...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 33–45.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and the political; and for several fresh readings of the tales. i Bibliography and Biography NHR has long provided Hawthorne scholars with an annual annotated bibliography of books and essays as well as a comprehensive list of bibli- ographies, dissertations, and new editions on Hawthorne. Megan L...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 227–252.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Stories’’ (vol. 2, pp. 104–30) regards ver- sions of the city in tales by Hawthorne, Poe The Man of the Crowd and Melville as implicitly casting a ‘‘backward look’’ toward a ‘‘pre-urban, pastoral, and theocratic America In addition to discussions of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 23–32.
Published: 01 September 2017
... a Hawthorne prudishly averse to nudity,” the full version of the text suggests a much more complex response to artistic nudity. ii  Tales Old women rest at the center of Nancy F. Sweet’s analysis in “ ‘The Glory Roundabout Her’: Hawthorne, Feminism, and the ‘Serious Business’ of the Aged Crone” (NHR...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 211–233.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in Tales of a Traveller (1824)—D’Amore mistak- enly dates it 1829—created the “prototype of the domestic-minded man” and offered a vision of domestic manhood that would serve as a model for other writers who would attempt to reshape “the literary and literal space between country and city...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 213–234.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Kevin J. Hayes © 2000 Duke University Press 2000 12 Early-19th-Century Literature Kevin J. Hayes Edgar Allan Poe dominates the scholarship this year with a new volume of his early critical writings, book-length biographical and critical stud- ies, numerous articles on the tales, and several...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 123–138.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and textual notes by Jean Strouse; 1874–1884, ed. William L. Vance; and 1884–1891, ed. Edward Said. A compact volume, Henry James: Major Stories and Essays, ed. Leon Edel et al., includes 10 of the most famous tales, six critiques of other writers, ‘‘The Art of Fiction and the Preface to The Portrait...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 September 2021
... s new edition of e American Scene is an indispensable guide to this experimental narrative, while clusters of essays on e Portrait of a Lady and e Ambassadors (the most frequently taught major novels) should renew debates among teachers and students. Other critics focus on neglected shorter tales...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 103–131.
Published: 01 September 2010
... revealing shorter tales; and an important book by Peter Collister provides a com- prehensive account of the writer’s fourth and final phase. Contextual scholarship has yielded new perspectives on James’s place in intellectual history. A growing number of readers—notably Peter Rawlings, Joan...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 113–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... style that she knowingly parodied. Colm Tóibín has edited The New York Stories of Henry James (New York Review, 2006), a collection of eight tales ranging from “The Story of a Masterpiece” (1868) to “The Jolly Corner” (1908). Tóibín’s introduc- tion describes James’s enduring sense...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 99–112.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Sundquist, Amy Kaplan, and Kenneth W. Warren. A Reader s Guide to the Short Stories of Henry James, by Christina E. Albers (Hall, 1997), both prints 112 selections from Leon Edel s Collected Tales and prefaces each with a discussion of its publication history, circumstances of composition, relation to other...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 251–279.
Published: 01 September 2003
...-Frog’ ’ alongside P. T. Bar- num’s 1846 exhibition of an apelike dwarf actor; the tale thus allegorizes ‘‘the male artist . . . gaining revenge against an abusive audience’’ —a ploy that Žnds Poe identifying with the freak as racial other to ‘‘satirize the racial politics...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 271–293.
Published: 01 September 2006
... compelling readings. Carol Margaret Davison’s “Haunted House/Haunted Heroine: Female Gothic Closets in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ ” (WS 33: 47–75) interprets the tale as a revision of the female Gothic. Reading the house as metafictionally haunted by the American Gothic literary tradition, Davison adds...