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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 192–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Information Culture . By Peter West. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 229 pp. $44.95. Literature and Moral Reform: Melville and the Discipline of Reading . By Carol Colatrella. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2002. x, 337 pp. $55.00. Herman Melville and the American Calling...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 623–625.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Hugh Egan © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Melville: The Making of the Poet . By Hershel Parker. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern Univ. Press. 2008. x, 238 pp. $32.95. Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation . Ed. Robert S. Levine and Samuel Otter. Chapel...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 842–844.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Sean McCann © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 In the Company of Books: Literature and Its “Classes” in Nineteenth-Century America . By Sarah Wadsworth. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2006. viii, 278 pp. Paper, $24.95. Tolerable Entertainment: Herman Melville and...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 404–407.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Culture . By Fenton Elizabeth . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . xi, 178 pp. $65.00 . Strange Jeremiahs: Civil Religion and the Literary Imaginations of Jonathan Edwards, Herman Melville, and W. E. B. DuBois . By Stewart Carole Lynn . Albuquerque : Univ. of New Mexico...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2011
... suppression with mixed but productive results. The long careers of Douglass, Walt Whitman, and Herman Melville register the narrowing range of authorial expression. Albion Tourgée, Henry James, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, and Charles Chesnutt show how hard it is to write freely about race after the...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Justine S. Murison Abstract This essay advances a theory of the “counterprivate” elucidated through Herman Melville’s fiction. Echoing the term counterpublic , which has done much to critique the notion of the unified public sphere, a new theory of the “counterprivate” can open out to alternative...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 424–425.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Concordance to Herman Melville’s ‘‘Clarel:A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Ed. Larry Edward Wegener. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen. 1997. 4 vols. clxxvii, 1817pp. $119.95. Larry Wegener’s 155-page...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 777–806.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Rosemarie Garland-Thomson Duke University Press 2004 Rosemarie The Cultural Logic of Euthanasia: ‘‘Sad Garland- Fancyings’’ in Herman Melville’s ‘‘Bartleby’’ Thomson On 26 February 1998, Roosevelt Dawson, a twenty- one-year-old, African American college...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher Hager In a standard narrative of Herman Melville's career, the author's initial tendency toward cultural nationalism—most famously displayed in his 1850 essay “Hawthorne and His Mosses”—gave way during the early 1850s to political misgivings and increasingly dark novels. The Democratic...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... culture normalized the possession and display of feelings. The antebellum writings of author Herman Melville are hardly alone in demonstrating apathy’s hermeneutic and aesthetic uses; they nevertheless suggest a concentrated encounter with apathy, given how the author thematically foregrounds unfeeling in...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the environmental humanities—and considering cultural artifacts from Smith’s tracts and Herman Melville’s fiction to Cheryl Savageau’s poetry and the underwater sculpture of Jason deCaires Taylor—the essay reads the commodification and consumption of these creatures as constitutive elements of an...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Christopher Taylor Taylor reads Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851) through the history of the captured prosthetic limb of Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. U.S. travel narratives, soldiers' accounts, and P. T. Barnum's 1847 display of the captured prosthesis in his American Museum...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jeannine Marie DeLombard DeLombard's essay departs from previous legally oriented readings of Benito Cereno by foregrounding not the title character's mysterious deposition but the novella's hitherto neglected series of contracts in order to interpret Herman Melville's only sustained literary...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Meghan M. Wadle Abstract This essay contextualizes Herman Melville’s “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids” alongside antebellum portrayals of the female wage earner. Melville’s decision to measure the costs of economic change by sexualizing female wage earners typifies antebellum...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... between two much-disputed incest romances, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy (1789) and Herman Melville's Pierre; or, The Ambiguities (1852). Dill's interpretations show how both books refuse to fit into any genre category. The romantic yearnings of the sibling lovers in both books, Dill suggests...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... American travel writing. By the 1850s this animal's association with wasteful expenditure had begun to surface even in prominent American literature, including Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851). He argues that the white whale operates in a manner that calls to mind the white elephant, and that this novel...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., 154 pp. $27.95. These books consider important areas of Herman Melville’s creative process in ways not previously explored by others—Mary Bercaw Edwards in a book that opens up a brand new field of study, and Sterling Stuckey in a book that builds upon an already published sequence of essays...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
... ( December ): 779 – 810 . Gilroy Paul . 1993 . The Black Atlantic . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . Gleason William . 2008 . “ Volcanoes and Meteors: Douglass, Melville, and the Poetics of Insurrection .” In Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation , edited...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2016
... expansionism and imperialism. While both studies expand our understanding of how race figures in imperial contexts, they do so in markedly distinct ways. For Freeburg, plumbing the depths of Herman Melville’s corpus suggests a paradigm shift in how we estimate his achievement, whereby blackness operates in...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2019
... most persuasive when they locate Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville in relation to Enlightenment writing (French logic textbooks, German idealist philosophy) as filtered through mediating figures in the Anglo-American scene. That is, the backbone of Hurh’s method is historicist and...