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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 597–626.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Katherine Henninger Abstract This essay uses insights from Southern and childhood studies—particularly Robin Bernstein’s performative theories of racial innocence—to analyze Lee’s newly complicated contributions to understanding US racial histories. I argue that where To Kill a Mockingbird (1960...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 467–473.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... $56.00. Blackford argues that the multiple literary forms “pressed and challenged” in To Kill a Mockingbird reveal that Lee’s novel should be not only in the canon of high school literature but also on critical syllabi of higher education. Start- ing with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Man Thinking...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 528–531.
Published: 01 September 2021
... audience, and, from Harriet Beecher Stowe on, it aims to “educat[e] the hearts, and propel[] the actions, of those who think they are white” (6). Jay’s six chapters mix the still popular and the now obscure, with Fannie Hurst’s Imitation of Life (1933), Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2011
... social and ideological relationships. The front porch that is central to Brief Mention 887 Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), the radically itinerant home life that Dylan describes in Chronicles: Volume 1 (1994...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 389–391.
Published: 01 June 2006
... graceful interpretive gymnastics, but I found my- self often asking, what about context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2006
... graceful interpretive gymnastics, but I found my- self often asking, what about context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 393–394.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus Finch winds up representing and upholding white values (through his condescension) and established racial divisions...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 395–397.
Published: 01 June 2006
... graceful interpretive gymnastics, but I found my- self often asking, what about context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 397–398.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus Finch winds up representing and upholding white values (through his condescension) and established racial divisions...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2006
... graceful interpretive gymnastics, but I found my- self often asking, what about context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2006
... graceful interpretive gymnastics, but I found my- self often asking, what about context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2006
... graceful interpretive gymnastics, but I found my- self often asking, what about context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus Finch winds up representing and upholding white values (through his condescension) and established racial divisions...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 408–409.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus Finch winds up representing and upholding white values (through his condescension) and established racial divisions...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus Finch winds up representing and upholding white values (through his condescension) and established racial divisions...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 411–412.
Published: 01 June 2006
... context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus Finch winds up representing and upholding white values (through his condescension...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2006
... context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus Finch winds up representing and upholding white values (through his condescension...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 415–418.
Published: 01 June 2006
... graceful interpretive gymnastics, but I found my- self often asking, what about context? One example must suffice, from Aber- nathy’s study of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s intriguing to watch the author dem- Book Reviews 399 onstrate how Atticus...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
...-dependent optimism within the Black community. See Claude McKay’s critique in Harlem: Negro Metropolis ( 1968 : 86–102). 10 Of all the challenging parts of Wright’s novel, Bessie’s rape and murder may prove its most difficult. More intentional and more brutal than Mary’s death, Bessie’s killing...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Lafayette Dubose in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960). 17 Roger Atwood’s rival for Mildred’s affections, the sickly aristocrat Vinton Arnold, resembles Jocelyn too much, in his physical and moral debility, to win her. 18 On the drunken Sambo and Jim Crow figures, see William L...