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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 September 2015
... limits of national belonging. By paying particular attention to the writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Thomas Dixon Jr., and William Faulkner, the essay traces the fixation on “the purity of the ballot box” from its moorings in the post-Reconstruction South to its reemergence in the disputed 2000...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 185–186.
Published: 01 March 2001
... linguistic hybridity is the one defend- ing Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poetry. Jones convincingly argues that Dunbar was a ‘‘wily manipulator of literary conventions sometimes giving whites what they wanted to hear, sometimes subtlety subverting those expectations, as in his poem ‘‘When Malindy Sings’’ and...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- erary tradition might be traced to his remarkable narrative subtlety. His char- acters, including trickster figures, wear the mask of ambiguity. Trapped in the dialect tradition that broke the spirit of his fellow Buckeye Paul Laurence...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2014
...). Book Reviews  835 If Murison depicts antebellum US literature as permeated by notions of nervousness, Williams delineates the great pains Frances E. W. Harper, Sut- ton Griggs, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Pauline Hopkins, and Charles Chesnutt took to describe class divisions within black...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2003
...: African Americans Charles Chesnutt and Paul Laurence Dunbar and Native Americans Charles A. Eastman, Zitkala-Ša, and Francis La Flesche (these latter having received little critical attention), with Zora Neale Hurston cap...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 462–464.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nella Larsen, and Wallace Thur- man are examples of the spirituals; Zora Neale Hurston, Ann Petry, and Ralph Ellison signify the blues; and Toni Morrison, Albert Murray, and John Edgar...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 681–686.
Published: 01 September 2011
... honoring their heritage, continue to have great local stakes and an increasing global presence. We Wear the Mask: Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Politics of Representative Reality. Ed. Willie J. Harrell Jr. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2010. xviii, 266 pp. $45.00. Gathering together much...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 633–641.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and 1933, Newmark analyzes novels and memoirs by, among others, Paul Laurence Dunbar, D. H. Lawrence, American Literature, Volume 87, Number 3, September 2015 DOI 10.1215/00029831-3149537  © 2015 by Duke University Press 634  American Literature Willa Cather, and Zitkala-Ša. During this...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 431–440.
Published: 01 June 2008
...- lected here seek to renew pedagogical interest in a wider canon of nineteenth- century American poetry. Essays draw attention to figures such as Lydia Sigourney, Margaret Fuller, Frances E. W. Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Brief...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
... nature to the peril of those in its path.40 Much of the laughter in Hughes’s first two collections develops the tradition of educating white readers about why African Americans have to laugh—a tradition that earlier gen- erations would have encountered in Paul Laurence Dunbar’s famous...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 221–228.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Americans who migrate, shape, and occasionally retreat from the territory west of the Mississippi. This unique anthology includes a diverse group of authors spanning a century of writing: from Paul Laurence Dunbar, Pauline Hopkins, Charles Chesnutt, and Chester Himes to Eldridge Cleaver, Ntozake Shange...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 195–203.
Published: 01 March 2006
... American literature at the turn of the twentieth century. Goodman and Dawson pay particular attention to Howells’s friendship with Mark Twain; his support of young writers like Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, and Paul Laurence Dunbar; and the scope of his literary production. Dreiser’s ‘‘Other...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 207–214.
Published: 01 March 2014
... American photographs and literature and the effects of those representations. Placing literature (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison) in dialogue with history (Jim Crow segregation to Emmett Till’s murder), Alexandre proposes that fundamental to understand- ing the practice and...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 229–240.
Published: 01 March 2007
... included from a diverse group of authors that includes Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jean Toomer, Wallace Thurman, Ann Petry, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, and Samuel Delany. The Sagebrush Anthology: Literature from the Silver Age of the Old West. Ed. Law- rence I. Berkove. Columbia...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... town’s party nominating convention—meant to choose a local congressional candidate—provides the critical turning point in Harold Frederic’s Seth’s Brother’s Wife ( 1886 ). And in the wildly popular but now forgotten The Honorable Peter Stirling ( 1894 ), Paul Leicester Ford tells the story of a...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 223–244.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Mention 225 opinion pieces about population, gender, race, and labor problems, as well as critiques of novels, magazines, and art. In His Own Voice: The Dramatic and Other Uncollected Works of Paul Laurence...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
... might have “veiled” some details of her life, “chosen as a screen, behind which to conceal the blushes of the sensitive Elleanor” (MEE, 36–37), decades before Paul Laurence Dunbar wrote his famous poem “We Wear the Mask.”33 The narrator responds with professed cour- tesy by “seek[ing] not to lift...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Laurence Dunbar, W. E. B. DuBois, and James Weldon Johnson, Dudley argues that ‘‘the crucial link between these texts and those of canonical Anglo-American naturalists lies in the shared preoccupation with the pervasive rhetoric of masculinity’’ that these African...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2006
... consideration of African American writers’ surprising adoption of naturalist modes. Discuss- ing works by Charles Chesnutt, Paul Laurence Dunbar, W. E. B. DuBois, and James Weldon Johnson, Dudley argues that ‘‘the crucial link between these texts and those of canonical Anglo-American naturalists lies in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 182–185.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... The last chapter of the study is particularly noteworthy for its consideration of African American writers’ surprising adoption of naturalist modes. Discuss- ing works by Charles Chesnutt, Paul Laurence Dunbar, W. E. B. DuBois, and James Weldon Johnson, Dudley argues that ‘‘the crucial link between...