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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Everett Hamner Hamner's essay analyzes Richard Powers's novel Generosity: An Enhancement as an example of genomic fiction, a genre-bending science fiction subgenre focused on relationships between biology and identity. Prefacing this study with brief readings of novels by Michael Crichton and...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Heather Houser Houser’s essay argues for the centrality of sickness and affect to twenty-first-century environmental consciousness and therefore to ecocriticism, through an analysis of Richard Powers’s novel, The Echo Maker . The essay focuses on wonder, an essential affect for promoting...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 799–807.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in global care networks. It creates a crisis of care on multiple levels—the immediate, the dispersed, and the systemic—and it is exceedingly difficult to keep them all in focus. Although Richard Powers’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Overstory (2018), is not about illness or pandemic, it can...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 413–416.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., Robert Coover’s The Public Burning, and Don DeLillo’s End Zone) alongside Barth’s The Floating Opera, Tim O’Brien’s The Nuclear Age, David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, and Richard Powers’s Prisoner’s Dilemma, Grausam’s On Endings is, on one side, postmodern scholarship’s belated response to...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Mikko Tuhkanen Tuhkanen argues that Richard Wright, with his references to dreaming in Native Son , Black Power , and elsewhere, develops a theory of postcolonial becoming, where the world's extant realities are challenged by the different “speeds” of the oneiric realm. In the controversial travel...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan Louise Edmunds This essay reads Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) against Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), the New Deal, and the intervening history of white women’s sentimental activism. It argues that Native Son is a work of domestic fiction that self-consciously engages...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 615–617.
Published: 01 September 2004
...- play’’ (99). Frederick Jackson Turner gives way to Owen Wister, to Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Harding Davis. The hero of Davis’s Soldiers of Fortune is divided, as Seelye indicates, for such romantic warriors secure colonial- ist holds overseas simultaneously with homeland corporate power...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 321–355.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Lawrence P. Jackson Duke University Press 2000 Lawrence P. The Birth of the Critic: The LiteraryFriendship Jackson of Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 83 of223 Three years following the...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jeff Allred Duke University Press 2006 Jeff From Eye to We: Allred Richard Wright’s 12 Million Black Voices, Documentary, and Pedagogy No ‘‘we’’ should be taken for granted when looking at other people’s pain.—Susan Sontag...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 206–207.
Published: 01 March 2000
... and powerful American concept of ‘‘experience No small goal, and yet Egan carries it off well in his wonderfully nuanced study of how experience be- came so important in American culture, risingout of American thinkingon...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
... history of the South. While hints of criticism toward northern segregation appeared in those early works, Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) offered the first intensive prognostication and condemnation of the ad hoc, discriminatory, and de facto system of segregation appearing in cities like Chicago in...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Cheryl Higashida Duke University Press 2003 Cheryl Aunt Sue’s Children: Re-viewing the Gender(ed) Higashida Politics of Richard Wright’s Radicalism 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 153 of 246 In American Hunger...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Groups Concerned with the Problem of Street Corner Employment of Domestic Workers) ( April ). Davis Jane . 1986 . “ More Farce than Human: Richard Wright's Female Characters ,” Obsidian II ( Winter ): 68 – 83 . Ellison Ralph . 1964 . Shadow and Act . New York : Random House...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 628–631.
Published: 01 September 2014
... details the project’s debt to mid-twentieth-cen­ tury novel scholars Alexander Cowie and Richard Chase, and he expresses a hope to revive their “dormant tradition” (xix). Gura also hopes to improve upon his predecessors, limited as they were in their sense of who could write and what could be a...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Meina Yates-Richard Abstract Building on black women’s critical negotiations of black nationalist discourse, this essay names the matrix of black maternal sounds, songs, and approximated womb-spaces as the site of production for black nationalist ideologies and black male identity. Listening to...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 787–813.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Isolation, Confession, and Community in Baldwin 791 the period: in Richard Wright’s Native Son, Bigger can barely speak, and Ellison’s Invisible Man, while endlessly eloquent within the text, lives underground, incommunicado. Ironically, the pervasiveness of this masculinity based on isolation...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... invested in visual constructs. Ellison's work with visual media ranged from an apprenticeship with Richmond Barthé to his life-long work as a photographer. Tracing the development of his aesthetic back to his friendship with Richard Wright and Romare Bearden, Hill argues that Ellison's metaphor of...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 887–889.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Morrison of recent years. It is the lost art of Ameri- canist criticism that (the example of) the writers capture: Ishmael Reed on Huck Finn, Richard Powers on Robert Gould Shaw, Elizabeth Alexander on Jean Toomer, Luc Sante on the blues, Gish Jen on The Catcher in the Rye. Many of the assignments...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Addams, Willa Cather, Carl Van Vechten, Richard Bruce Nugent, and Djuna Barnes, among others) pursued modernism’s aesthetic experiments in part to displace the sexological epistemology of “slumming” or urban exposé narra- tives. Working across different genres and addressing different audiences, all...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... Brown William Hill . 1982c . “ Yankee Song .” In Selected Poems and Verse Fables, 1784–1793 , edited by Walser Richard , 20 – 21 . Newark : Univ. of Delaware Press . First published 1788. Brown William Hill . 1996 . The Power of Sympathy; or, The Triumph of Nature, Founded in...