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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
... University Press 2019 social death (anti)racism satire black postmodernism bare life Scoby’s eyes reddened and he started to sniffle. He was cracking under the pressure. Watching his hands shake, I realized that sometimes the worst thing a nigger can do is perform well. Because then there is...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 672–674.
Published: 01 September 2019
... limiting engagement with racism to the narrowly mimetic. Against such segregation, suggests Nel, we need diverse genres as well as diverse books and authors (and publishers and editors). Nel concludes the volume with a nineteen-point “Manifesto for Anti-Racist Children’s Literature,” recommending not...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Maurice S. Lee Duke University Press 2003 Maurice S. Absolute Poe: His System of Lee Transcendental Racism 6986 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:4 / sheet 63 of 255 A haunting image appears on the cover of the 1995...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 601–603.
Published: 01 September 2020
... national citizenship. Mahler’s From the Tricontinental to the Global South excavates the history of the Tricontinental, an overlooked Cold War–era movement whose inventive ideology linked antiracist, anticapitalist, and anti-imperialist struggles in Africa, Asia, and the Americas and now holds crucial...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 838–840.
Published: 01 December 2015
...- Book Reviews  839 cerns with racism and sexism emerged out of the Old Left’s focus on class, McDonald convincingly documents the ways that black and white women used antifascist and anticapitalist discourse to critique women’s roles on the job and in the home. The three main chapters...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
... political-economic critique of race and racism was emerging from left antiracist movements in the United States and anticolonial movements in Asia and Africa that linked U.S. racial and wage slavery to European colonialism and exposed white supremacy as an ideology of domination...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 March 2012
... illustrates how the rise of corporate capitalism cen- tralized in the North furtively contributes to and palliates anti–­African American violence. Elsewhere in the novel, Chesnutt shows other important signs of Northern involvement in spectacular racism. For instance, on a train ride to the...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 817–820.
Published: 01 December 2020
... evaluation beyond the beautiful and the sublime. Instead, Howard riffs on the modernist “anti-aesthetic” (23, 133n25), which, in its contemporary iteration, “stays ugly rather than emerges as a transgressive version of beauty” (3). The clearest expression of anti-aesthetic experience comes at the end of a...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
...  149 about alternate history—whether of short stories or historical counter- factual analysis—seems to feature Hitler on its cover; Roth’s Plot is marked by a large swastika.) Here, rising anti-Semitism and isolation- ism leads to the election of Charles Lindbergh as US president in 1940. The...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of the export of American democracy abroad and the imposition of racism and anti-Communism “at home,” each embodied in writing subaltern ways of knowing and global subaltern solidarities. These are the epistemologies from below that are employed by those whom James refers to as “mariners...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 821–845.
Published: 01 December 2006
... national but, equally important, of hemispheric cultural and literary forces that reach across national boundaries to shape pro- and anti- slavery literature. Further, such an approach elucidates how an alter- 824 American Literature native, if short-lived, nation like the Confederacy displaced onto...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and decry American racism. The resulting pages have an incongru- ence characteristic of the montage or collage. Art and film theories suggest that the discord among the elements of these forms height- ens their effect. In the Crisis, these striking combinations of diverse texts and images are...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 429–461.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Charity: ‘Benito Cereno’ and Gothic Anti-Sentimentality .” Studies in American Fiction 30 , no. 2 : 155 – 80 . Dowd Gregory Evans . 1992 . A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . England Eugene...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... One of the most powerful chapters examines American Idol winner Ruben Studdard’s use of “a new set of visuals” to change Birmingham’s brand from the optics of infamous anti–civil rights violence. Studdard’s music video engages with the “old southern theme of ‘the presence of the past’” (116) in a...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Fanon, Michel Foucault, Paul Gilroy, Cedric Robinson, and Sylvia Wynter, Archives of Flesh calls for a heretical critical approach to humanism with respect to how it sustains, despite Enlightenment rhetorics to the contrary, the histories of slavery, racism, and colonialism. As its title suggests...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to an anti-Mexican racism” (20). Rodríguez’s book nevertheless distinguishes itself by crafting an alterna- tive “American” literary history that includes Mexican and Mexican Ameri- can writings. Prieto and Pizarro shore up Rodríguez’s point that the war fos- tered a movement toward Mexican...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2003
... rewards of a holistic cultural analysis that calls upon seemingly oppositional disciplines to understand complex social phenomena such as male dominance and racism. Both In Defiance of the Law and Race, Citizenship, and Law in...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 396–398.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the imposition of racism and anti-Communism “at home,” each embodied in writing subaltern ways of knowing and global subaltern solidarities. These are the epistemologies from below that are employed by those whom James refers to as “mariners, renegades, and castaways” in his study of Melville...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 616–618.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Collective’s statement and reactions to sexism in the Civil Rights movement and racism in the main- stream women’s movement. Black Internationalist Feminism succeeds in dis- rupting US-centric readings of black feminism and in highlighting the impor- tance of women writers of the black Left in influencing...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 400–403.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Classical Tradition (Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 2018), features chapters tracing literary genealogies from Catullus, Sappho, Xenophon, and many others through to Kerouac, di Prima, Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Kenneth Rexroth, Charles Olson, and Robert Duncan, both debunking the “know-nothing” anti...