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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 359–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
... particularly on Evan Wright’s Generation Kill , this piece investigates the consequences of American soldiers’ encounters with the global familiar—goods and spaces within the war zone that unsettle distinctions due to the homogenizing forces of the global market. Encounters with the global familiar, the essay...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Teresa A. Goddu © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Shades of Green: Visions of Nature in the Literature of American Slavery, 1770–1860 . By Ian Frederick Finseth. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. xi, 348 pp. 2009. $39.95. Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Charles Scruggs Duke University Press 2007 The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s . By James Edward Smethurst. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. xv, 471 pp. $59.95. The Modernist Nation: Generation, Renaissance, and Twentieth-Century...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jodi Melamed “The Killing Joke of Sympathy” reconstructs the centrality of the “race novel” for the consolidation of racial liberalism as an official and limited state of antiracism in the United States after World War II. In particular, it considers the evidentiary and emotional values ascribed to...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... for thinking through the contemporary terms and framework of conversations about state killing. Ryan argues that the play stimulates reform and elicits sympathy by substituting a false rhetoric of universal vulnerability for a more accurate assessment of imprisonment and judicial murder. The attempt...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Brooke Hopkins John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. By David S. Reynolds. New York: Knopf. 2005. x, 578 pp. $35.00. 2006 Book Reviews John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 597–626.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Katherine Henninger Abstract This essay uses insights from Southern and childhood studies—particularly Robin Bernstein’s performative theories of racial innocence—to analyze Lee’s newly complicated contributions to understanding US racial histories. I argue that where To Kill a Mockingbird (1960...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... marginal man absorbed into a new, federally configured social order that promises but ultimately fails to deliver security. When Bigger kills Mary Dalton in her bed and then uses her dead body to heat her parents’ home, he makes a mockery of the very idea of domestic security. Through his recourse to...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
...] must not . . . admit that they 56  American Literature were fighting Russians, nor must they even indicate that any of our men were being killed. In this special war there were special rules to keep the people back in America from becoming worried” (55). As in Frank’s work, these “special...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 March 2016
... represented through the trauma of a single character: a boy named Simba, the sole survivor of the state police firebombing of the Philadelphia rowhouse where members of the Afri- can American back-to-nature group MOVE lived, burning down sixty houses in the neighborhood and killing eleven people. And the...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
... ambivalent about the terms on which females and felines are to be valued. Haraway’s (2007, 80) belief that we must consider the ways in which certain lives are made “kill- able” implicitly asks us to differentiate between an apathetic or even malicious attitude about the fate of human and nonhuman...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... fourteen years old, possibly raped her on the way back to his home and subse- quently sexually abused her until she killed him five years later.12 His explicitly sexual enslavement of her resulted in the birth of at least one child and possibly that of Celia’s third child, delivered while she was...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 831–857.
Published: 01 December 2011
... about the catalyzing political effects of major calamities, and an argument about the proper human response to imminent global doom—the book’s villain, Ozymandias, arranges a sudden end to the Cold War by simulating an alien invasion and incidentally killing half of Man- hattan—but all...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 583–611.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., who is deeply traumatized by the NVA attack on the unit’s position. Having stowed away in a med-evac chopper during the heaviest fighting, the chaplain returns to the platoon a day later, shamed by his own cowardice. The NVA have killed most of the platoon, and the...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., that Hoxie killed his consumptive wife by giving her “pizenous yerbs” (Murfree 1884, 260). When Britt accidentally strays over onto the allegedly cursed T’other Mounting while hunting, he spies Hoxie coming up a trail and pushes a boulder down to try to kill him, supposing correctly that the...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Kevin Trumpeter A suspicion toward inherited notions of agency has long been recognized (and frequently decried) as a defining feature of literary naturalism. But while the deterministic worldview of writers like Theodore Dreiser generated much lively debate in the early twentieth century, literary...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., Dana kills him and escapes back into the twentieth century, an option that was obviously not available to Alice or any other antebellum slave. The temporal doublings of these novels, their gestures of simulta- neous identification and dislocation, are obviously intended to reveal the...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
...” that results in the crew pick- ing up their harpoons to kill the whale without knowing why (MD, 505). Ahab’s call-and-response leaves the mariners “marvelling how it was that they themselves became so excited at such seemingly pur- poseless questions” (175). Ahab even appears to draw on...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... another manifestation of her Mother Earth persona, a desire for freedom of mobility echoed by the romantic language of “whole earth” environmentalism; contrary to this assumption, readers learn that her claustrophobia is linked to her history as the orphan of par- ents killed in the...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
... disastrous consequences of westward expansion cast a shadow over what had been seen as America’s destiny. Texts like The Steam Man of the Prairies worked to make this destiny manifest once again. We learn early in the narrative that Johnny’s father was killed by a steam engine explosion some five years...