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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 597–626.
Published: 01 September 2016
...), following American literary tradition, offers child-embodied racial innocence as a solution to injustice, Go Set a Watchman (2015) excoriates it as the problem. Deliberately and forcefully violating childlike trust in Atticus Finch’s racial paternalism, Lee in Watchman invites readers into what for many...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 123–134.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., the orientation toward providing accompaniment to social dancing, the thick big band textures built on interlocking brass and reed sections—these trademarks of prewar jazz were set aside in favor of a more streamlined, more insistent style.” While bebop did not jettison all aspects of composition...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 781–806.
Published: 01 December 2007
... in the callipygian ars poetica, for instance, of “Personism”: “As for measure and other technical apparatus, that’s just common sense: if you’re going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you.”9 But this association of poetic form...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
... phenomenality. Through Robin’s character, Barnes troubles the very terms of human subjectivity by thinking about identity outside the conditions set by its symbolic economies. Nightwood is obsessively concerned with the politics of the outside. The hierarchical binaries of male-female, white...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
... original title was Bow Down, which became the title of the first chapter; several of its characters spend their time “going down before the impending and inaccessible,” and the main female character, 740  American Literature Nora Flood, goes down on her knees in horror when she first sees her...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., the stakes may go unnamed but are nonetheless high in the flurry of usually uneasy thought pieces on GTP’s ability to generate form sans meaning, on language generation not literary work, on the nature of authorship (reprising with fresh anxiety the “death of the author”), 25 and on what sophisticated...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 349–377.
Published: 01 June 2005
... listening in, the SIU hears a ‘‘rough, Italian-sounding voice’’ telling the storeowner that his shop will be needed for a few days. Soon trucks arrive to unload a ship- ment of hijacked television sets—walking, or so it seems, right into an SIU bust. But what happens next is quite different. Subsequently...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 295–322.
Published: 01 June 2019
... the Southern world he inhabits so uneasily. It’s as if part of his quarrel is his very presence in the South—or in such a narrative. One sometimes wonders, indeed, if the Jew of these texts has stumbled out of the plot of an entirely different literary genre—an urban sensation novel set on Wall Street, say...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
... a Mockingbird (1960) from the original Go Set a Watchman (published in 2015, long after its original composition)—an entirely different text with an entirely different message, gussied up to hide all the necessary ugliness.) One potential area to apply a similar method of analysis to the one applied here...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in mainstream periodicals, and social theorists like Herbert Spencer, George Beard, and G. Stanley Hall set the terms for modern conceptions of age with the science of human development.6 Ultimately, nineteenth-century discourses produced the intense age consciousness that is still with us today...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 439–472.
Published: 01 September 2022
... example of before-and-after photography to promote slave emancipation . . . [in] a set of cartes-de-visite sponsored by the Society of Friends in 1864.” 7 On children of the urban lower classes—often called the “dangerous classes”—as a growing preoccupation, see Boyer 1992 . 6 Roland...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Candidate Barack Obama,” Washington Post, 27 July 2004). Despite Obama’s familial rhetoric, a key difference separates these moments of presi- dential pedagogy. Clinton showed all the hallmarks of liberal sympathy, using feeling as a bridge to suppress individual differences and even going...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Candidate Barack Obama,” Washington Post, 27 July 2004). Despite Obama’s familial rhetoric, a key difference separates these moments of presi- dential pedagogy. Clinton showed all the hallmarks of liberal sympathy, using feeling as a bridge to suppress individual differences and even going...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of presi- dential pedagogy. Clinton showed all the hallmarks of liberal sympathy, using feeling as a bridge to suppress individual differences and even going on to defend himself from Rafsky’s emotions: “But if you want to attack me person- ally . . . you’re no better than . . . all the rest.” Here...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of presi- dential pedagogy. Clinton showed all the hallmarks of liberal sympathy, using feeling as a bridge to suppress individual differences and even going on to defend himself from Rafsky’s emotions: “But if you want to attack me person- ally . . . you’re no better than . . . all the rest.” Here...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Candidate Barack Obama,” Washington Post, 27 July 2004). Despite Obama’s familial rhetoric, a key difference separates these moments of presi- dential pedagogy. Clinton showed all the hallmarks of liberal sympathy, using feeling as a bridge to suppress individual differences and even going...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 198–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of presi- dential pedagogy. Clinton showed all the hallmarks of liberal sympathy, using feeling as a bridge to suppress individual differences and even going on to defend himself from Rafsky’s emotions: “But if you want to attack me person- ally . . . you’re no better than . . . all the rest.” Here...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2011
... and even going on to defend himself from Rafsky’s emotions: “But if you want to attack me person- ally . . . you’re no better than . . . all the rest.” Here, in a process detailed by both Christine Levecq and Christopher Castiglia, the sufferer must suppress his own unmanageable affect to meet...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... Clinton showed all the hallmarks of liberal sympathy, using feeling as a bridge to suppress individual differences and even going on to defend himself from Rafsky’s emotions: “But if you want to attack me person- ally . . . you’re no better than . . . all the rest.” Here, in a process detailed...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of presi- dential pedagogy. Clinton showed all the hallmarks of liberal sympathy, using feeling as a bridge to suppress individual differences and even going on to defend himself from Rafsky’s emotions: “But if you want to attack me person- ally . . . you’re no better than . . . all the rest.” Here...