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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the AIDS Crisis . By Kevin J. Mumford . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2016 . 259 pp. Cloth , $32.95 ; e-book, $19.99 . Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Though queer studies is a well-established field, two recent texts ask us to look more closely at...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Greta LaFleur Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America . By Coviello Peter . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2013 . xiii , 265 pp. Cloth, $85.00 ; paper, $26.00 . If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... surrounding the HIV/AIDS pandemic are similar to those surrounding the history of African enslavement. In particular, Reid-Pharr criticizes the all-too-common assumption that the disasters of both slavery and AIDS have been a necessary precursor to the modernization—and maturation—of both blacks and “queers...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... expression in Frank Reade, Jr., in Cuba (1895), a novel that presents Reade Jr. aiding the Cuban revolution against Spain and interacting with fictionalized portrayals of Cuban patriots Máximo Gómez and Antonio Maceo. By applying the Reade novels' narrative formula to create an overtly political text...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 815–845.
Published: 01 December 2005
... possibility of assembling political associations in the face of U.S. neo- imperialism, not according to Philippine nationalist terms but accord- ingtosomethingaltogetherexteriortothediscourseofthenation- state: AIDS. Although Dogeaters never names HIV-AIDS, and although the chronology of much of the novel...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 896–897.
Published: 01 December 2000
... with global dependency, and in the micro- politics of a Western culture of abundance that counsels healthy diets and contributions to Live Aid as a solution to world hunger and starvation. In the face of such...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
... representation for contemporary viewers. It is one that recasts the image of the crawling baby and of a “childish” aesthetic as symbols of queer art practices that function with more than obliquely political impulses. Haring, who died of AIDS in 1990, continues to be regarded as a radiant child of late twentieth...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 867–868.
Published: 01 December 2000
... agencies involved in the acts of writing and reading books in this period. However, despite this possible reservation, most students of colonial American literature will find this volume an indispensable aid...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 868–869.
Published: 01 December 2000
... will find this volume an indispensable aid to their research in a myriad of ways. Michael Moon, Johns Hopkins University The Seduction Novel of the Early Nation: A Call for Socio-Political Reform. By...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2018
... challenges from American and Soviet women who articulated alternative ways of inhabiting the Cold War kitchen. If the kitchen debate shows how a KitchenAid mixer could aid US empire building, it also, Baldwin writes, “offers an opportunity to observe instances of this idea’s undoing” and to see “how this...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2017
... many insights beyond well-established studies of the genre by George Dekker, Phillip Gould, and more recently, Ezra Tawil. Still, Kennedy’s at times exhaustively comprehensive scope does aid in his goal of dislodging now hoary but still persistent assumptions about consensus formation in this period...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... “emergent ecologies” that arise in precarious conditions. From the communities improvised during the HIV/AIDS epidemic to the forms of intimacy and care that emerge apart from normative paradigms of futurity to the models of queer kinship that burgeon in the face of state and familial abandonment, queer...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 121–154.
Published: 01 March 2017
... fully comprehend—but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency. The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community ,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” I nodded and...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 701–724.
Published: 01 December 2010
... (1853) and William Wells Brown’s The Black Man (1863) com- piled African American biographies to chronicle “the deep wrongs of the bondman” and “aid in vindicating the Negro’s character,” but their goals assumed a primarily white audience.8 Among the freed- men’s textbooks...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2010
... diplomatic maneuvering that every day Black Internationalism and George Samuel Schuyler  127 tightened Italy’s noose around the neck of Ethiopia, Schuyler ini- tially adopted a skeptical attitude toward “the clamor of Aframeri- cans” to come to the aid of “dear, old Ethiopia...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
... security” (195) that encompasses rumored Iraqi bioweapons, Guantánamo as the site of “the world’s first AIDS concentration camp” (172), and animal research labs in the Caribbean. Ahuja confidently situates his study amid multiple theoretical discourses, including animal studies, science studies, refugee...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 429–431.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of the farmscape, and the reification of an idyllic version of that world in the American imagination, it is curious that Conlogue does not mention Farm-Aid, 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 189 of 246 John Cougar Mellencamp’s Scarecrow,orPlaces in the Heart...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 431–433.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of the farmscape, and the reification of an idyllic version of that world in the American imagination, it is curious that Conlogue does not mention Farm-Aid, 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 189 of 246 John Cougar Mellencamp’s Scarecrow,orPlaces in the Heart...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 207–209.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- trating a text’’ and a ‘‘predilection for prioritizing color aesthetics over color politics’’ (10). To aid in the larger project of ‘‘dismantling’’ white mastery and privilege, Curry devotes the three chapters that follow her introduction...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
... AIDS. Throughout, Fawaz provides a peerless look at the role of the figure of the mutant in the American conception of difference. Moon’s Darger’s Resources offers a similarly queered reading of visual culture and its role in the negotiation of difference, but his work, in contrast to Fawaz’s and...