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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... sounds produce what I name a “reverberating aesthetic of black women’s pain” that simultaneously structures and haunts texts representing black nationalist thought. This essay tracks these acoustic after-effects in order to uncover these black women as a crucial first step toward sounding their distinct...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 884–885.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Aesthetic. By Thomas Travisano. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 1999. xvi, 325 pp. $35.00. In Midcentury Quartet, Thomas Travisano convincingly defines a circle of four poets interacting with each...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Faflik American author Henry David Thoreau's transcendental writings are aesthetically “shallow.” To read Thoreau's signature works is to locate interpretive meaning elsewhere than the resonant “depths” with which we long have associated the transcendental text. These are the implications for...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 593–596.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Evie Shockley Spectacular Blackness: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic . By Ongiri Amy Abugo . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2010 . x, 223 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Sun . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . ix , 226 pp. Cloth , $78.00 ; e-book available . The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature . By Lee Christopher . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2012 . xi , 191 pp. Cloth , $50.00 ; e-book...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2015
... United States, 1860–1945 . By Olwell Victoria . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2011 . 288 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; e-book , $59.95 . Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States . By Cahill Edward . Philadelphia : Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Gordon Fraser The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace . By Ryan Susan M. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . x, 217 pp. Cloth , $69.00 ; e-book available. Plagiarama! William Wells Brown and the Aesthetic of...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Ayşe Çelikkol Duke University Press 2006 Ays¸e The Morgesons, Aesthetic Predicaments, and Çelikkol the Competitive Logic of the Market Economy To determine the size of an object, Kant notes in Critique of Judgment,werequire‘‘somethingelseasitsmeasure 1...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 393–411.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., the modernist retreat into aestheticism is a dereliction of duty on a whole new scale: “even Coleridge,” as he puts it, “has more politics than Proust.”1 More than seventy years later, Wilson’s arresting distinction between political engagement and aesthetic retreat is still...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Mendi Lewis Obadike Duke University Press 2007 Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity . By Alexander G. Weheliye. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 286 pp. $22.95. Kinds of Blue: The Jazz Aesthetic in African American Narrative. By Jurgen E. Grandt. Columbus: Ohio State Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Paul Grimstad © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century . By Theo Davis. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. vi, 203 pp. $85.00. One True Theory and the Quest for an American Aesthetic . By Martha Banta...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 856–858.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Colbey Emmerson Reid © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Ashes Taken for Fire: Aesthetic Modernism and the Critique of Identity . By Kevin Bell. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007. x, 252 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50. Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920–1950 . Ed...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jane F. Thrailkill © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism . By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America's Aesthetics of Alienation . By Rochelle L...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2006
... within the ‘‘larger story’’ of ‘‘the emergence of modern forms of cultural hierarchy, including an autonomous realm of aesthetic ‘high culture,’ in the United States, and of poetry’s move- ment within that field from the sites of didacticism to those of aestheticism’’ (3). She contends that the poems...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Jeff . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2015 . ix, 160 pp. Cloth , $70.00 ; paper, $20.00 . What Lies Between: Void Aesthetics and Postwar Post-Politics . By Tierney Matt . Lanham, MD : Rowman and Littlefield . 2015 . xii, 188 pp. Cloth , $105.00 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Kevin Modestino Strange Nation: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe . By Kennedy J. Gerald . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . xiii, 457 pp. Cloth , $125.00 ; paper, $35.00 ; e-book available. Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2001
... ongoing debate over the contested territory charted in Neutral Ground. Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Willa Cather’s Sexual Aesthetics and the Male Homosexual Literary Tradition.By...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 875–877.
Published: 01 December 2001
... sketch’s increasingly modern ‘‘aesthetic of the everyday’’ produced a ‘‘typology of the nation’’ for nineteenth-century U.S. readers, in which ‘‘places became scenes,peoplewere transformed into characters,andeventswereabstractedasincidents reli- able constituent parts in a ‘‘consumable’’ national sense...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Kendall Johnson Duke University Press 2002 Kendall ‘‘Dark Spot’’ in the Picturesque: The Aesthetics of Johnson Polygenism and Henry James’s ‘‘A Landscape-Painter’’ Compare [Parisian women] with our own country women occupied in the...