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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2021
... this enduring historical ignorance, this essay will focus on a badly understudied contribution to the genre by Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Fanatics of 1901 . Dunbar’s story of the Civil War years has never been popular with readers or scholars, with only a handful of critical treatments of it having been...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 557–586.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Benjamin Child Abstract With attention to representations of the land and labor in the postslavery agricultural South of the nadir—a period when American apartheid was at its most violent—this essay uses Paul Laurence Dunbar’s plantation poems and W. E. B. Du Bois’s cotton novel, The Quest...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Bo McMillan Abstract Early twentieth-century Black literature on the city from the likes of Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, and Nella Larsen pondered questions of what it meant to be Black and urbane and also how to reformulate Black identity from a new position removed from the violent...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the 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 (2003) 75 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2003
... 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 (2020) 92 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 June 2020
... critiquing those same conventions. Babb maintains this anthological approach to black literary history throughout the book. Brief readings of the first professional class of black writers, including Charles W. Chesnutt, Pauline Hopkins, Frances Harper, Sutton Griggs, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and W. E. B. Du...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 681–686.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., 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 contemporary scholarship...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., ironically emphasize the force of black personhood. The book’s four main chapters focus on pivotal assertions of black interiority in the works of nineteenth-century writers (Anna Julia Cooper, Charles Chesnutt, and Paul Laurence Dunbar), twentieth-century novelists (James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ralph...
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American Literature (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 (2014) 86 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 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 communities...
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American Literature (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 (2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that earlier gen- erations would have encountered in Paul Laurence Dunbar’s famous description of the “the mask that grins and lies”: It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties.41 Dunbar’s...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 914–921.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to the present, this monograph asserts that these authors conceived of the form, traditionally associated with Europe, as a space to be occupied, reshaped, and reimagined. Drawing on archival research and close reading, Müller analyzes the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 115–121.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Zoom as the Black Existentialism Reading Group to explore how theories of existentialism intersected with Black studies. We began in the 19th-century with Soren Kierkegaard, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Friedrich Nietzsche and moved onto Martin Heidegger, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Ann Petry, Sartre, Camus...
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American Literature (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 time...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 221–228.
Published: 01 March 2001
... 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, Rita Dove, John Edgar Wideman, Terry McMillan, and Walter Mosly. Often dealing with issues such as lynching...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 195–203.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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 Self...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 431–440.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 Mention  439...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... College, PA : Bald Eagle Press . First published 1875. Fishkin Shelley Fisher . 2016 . “ Race and the Politics of Memory: Mark Twain and Paul Laurence Dunbar .” Journal of American Studies 40 , no. 2 : 283 – 309 . Foner Eric . 1988 . Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished...