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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 293–323.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the category of manhood. Scholars have attended in particular to the vari- ously conflicted constructions of masculinity among male modernists in an effort to render more nuanced our understanding of male mod- ernists’ gender politics. Perhaps the most striking example of this new emphasis is the...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Harvey Company modernist primitivism American tourism New Mexico New Modernist studies In the early twentieth century, the Southwestern United States became a source of interest for modernist writers and artists. They believed that the region held the key to invigorating US arts and letters and...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... Democracy’s Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writ- ing. By Jennifer Greiman. New York: Fordham Univ. Press. 2009. xi, 276 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $24.00. These three new studies improve our understanding of the complex relation- ship between politics and culture in...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 440–442.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Modernist Sexualities. Ed. Hugh Stevens and Caroline Howlett. New York: St. Mar- tin’s. 2000. ix, 276 pp. Cloth, $74.95; paper, $32.95. Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age. By Dominic Hibberd. New York: Palgrave. 2001...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 704–707.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Deborah Cohn Duke University Press 2006 The U.S. South in Global Contexts: A Collection of Position Statements The following collection of position statements seeks to probe the academic possibilities of ‘‘a new Southern studies’’ as an intellectual enterprise that aims to be, as...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 833–836.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... $39.50. Feminist Interventions in Early American Studies . Ed. Mary C. Carruth. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2006. xxii, 328 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $32.95. Book Reviews The Captive’s Position: Female Narrative, Male Identity, and Royal Authority in Colonial New England. By...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2003
... results serve as evidence that the very processes that Stein had in mind and that Meyer labors so successfully to explain are those of an artistic genius. In many ways, Berman’s study of modernist fiction is a feminist response...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2012
... bit closer to understanding what modernist writers might have been looking for when they turned to studies of the occult, spiritualism, and new religious movements such as Christian Science. She begins by examining how theories of electromagnetism, which drew on both science and...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 877–878.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of Acocella’s analysis are due largely to the fact that she is not an academic but a staff writer for the New Yorker who pub- lishes on both literary and nonliterary subjects. This book expands her 1995 New...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 874–876.
Published: 01 December 2006
... . By Tim Armstrong. Cambridge, Eng.: Polity. 2005. x, 176 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $24.95. Unknowing: The Work of Modernist Fiction . By Philip M. Weinstein. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2005. x, 308 pp. Cloth, $54.95; paper, $21.95. Book Reviews New World, Known World: Shaping...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 626–628.
Published: 01 September 2009
... materiality of what remains” (15, 143). Parry sees her own “difficult interventionary project” as following Asian modernists’ lead rather than “forc[ing] texts into a linear narrative” or “reassert[ing] a new univer- salism” (19), but in a larger sense she ascribes to the universalizing truth of...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... xiii, 266 pp. $39.95. Ecosublime: Environmental Awe and Terror from New World to Oddworld. By Lee Rozelle. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2006. vii, 134 pp. $29.95. “In North America before 1800,” observes Susan Scott Parrish in her brilliant new study, “almost all questions of culture...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2010
... various colonial sites, but it fails to do so. Although Burnham’s individual case studies cannot support her larger claims, in my estimation this does not diminish the strength of her close readings. In Ways of Writing, Hall distinguishes two technologies for publishing in seventeenth-century New...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 862–864.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... 2006. ix, 230 pp. $29.95. Swinging the Vernacular: Jazz and African American Modernist Literature . By Michael Borshuk. New York: Routledge. 2005. xi, 252 pp. $75.00. Book Reviews Heartless Immensity: Literature, Culture, and Geography in Antebellum America. By Anne Baker. Ann Arbor...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 203–204.
Published: 01 March 2001
... societies ‘‘became colonial’’ in areas as diverse as New England, Peru, and the Carribean. How one defines and studies what it meant for inhabitants of the early Americas to become ‘‘colonial’’ forms the cornerstone of a collec- tion bent on moving away from any ‘‘lingering structuralist faith in colonies...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 854–856.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2007. xi, 275 pp. $39.50. Feminist Interventions in Early American Studies. Ed. Mary C. Carruth. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2006. xxii, 328 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $32.95. It is a great time to be a scholar of gender in early American writing. New...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 875–877.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Richard Gravil. New York: St. Martin’s. 2000. xx, 250 pp. $49.95. Richard Gravil’s study of the crucial debt owed by American romantic writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, and Whitman to their English romantic fore- bears seems appropriate in this globalizing era that increasingly questions the...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
... always says about young painters, about anything, once everybody knows they are good the adventure is over. (A, 88) Stein’s delight in disposable objects recalls the familiar modernist credo “make it new” and the adventurousness of the avant-garde scenes that are so central...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 219–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- cumscribes his study. He primarily concerns himself with a handful of New England writers—John Smith, William Wood, John Winthrop, Anne Brad- street, Benjamin Tompson, and William Hubbard—while agreeing with a raft...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Shapiro. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Univ. Press. 2008. $55.00. These three studies of early American literary culture show the degree to which new historical paradigms have supplanted the traditional approach to the early republic that weighed the relative influence of liberalism...