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Published: 01 March 2019
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Mary Elene Wood Abstract This article begins with the discovery in a Wellcome Library war psychiatry archive of a carbon copy of one of John Steinbeck’s 1943 dispatches to the New York Tribune from the Italian front. The article examines Steinbeck’s dispatch in relation to documents in the military...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
... our encounters with historical texts. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 nineteenth-century American literature archives philology digital textuality ngrams search Word search, both in the form of the search engine and in the “Find” features of web browsers and word-processing...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 218–219.
Published: 01 March 2001
... operating as steady-state, closed cultural systems’’ (4). The contributors pay special attention to how empirical data and method- ological experimentation can reveal that colonialism’s cultural contours are ‘‘creatively invented rather than ‘discovered’ in the arid climate of the archive’’ (3). This...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Stephanie A. Smith © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Anachronism and Its Others: Sexuality, Race, Temporality. By Valerie Rohy. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2009. xvi, 178 pp. $70.00. Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century. By Lloyd Pratt...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Lauren F. Klein In recent years, scholars from across the humanities, including literary critics Stephen Best and Saidiya Hartman, have theorized about how best to account for the silences endemic to the archive of American slavery. These critics call for a shift away from what Best has described...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Gary Edward Holcomb Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique . By Robert F. Reid-Pharr . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2016 . xiii, 257 pp. Cloth, $89.00 ; paper, $28.00 ; e-book available. Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 813–814.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jeffrey Shandler Shandler’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List ; or, Reading a Digital Archive against the Grain.” Examining references to the 1993 film Schindler’s List in videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors at the USC Shoah...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
... comparatively little attention. By focusing on the grassroots context of DTWOF , this essay demonstrates how Bechdel’s participation in grassroots periodicals shaped her work. Through the development of new reading practices and the notion of queer comics archives, I show how queer communities influenced...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 755–786.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Haitians responded to l’Oncle Tom. Ultimately, this essay argues that Haiti, far from being an isolated figure, was aware of, responded to, and cannily attempted to retranslate its own image both at home and abroad. This essay contributes to a long-neglected archive of Haitian cultural production while...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 59–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
... would be complicated by the very identity categories and political investments that such a text-centered approach seems intent on eliding. Ryan notes that book advertisements and other archival sources support the view—advanced by both nineteenth-century commentators and twentieth-century scholars—that...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
... aesthetic distinctions they generate. Drawing on archival material related to Bierce’s experience as a topographical engineer in the Civil War—maps, telegrams, circulars, and other official war documents—Carey reengages Bierce’s style in a mutually constitutive relationship with the cultural techniques that...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
... conventions of print so that the medium better conformed to the ideals of Haudenosaunee history telling. Sketches at once archives a history of Haudenosaunee territorial possession and subverts the presumption that printed texts afford access to any authoritative sense of the Haudenosaunee past. Cusick...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Laura Zebuhr Based on archival research done at the Library Company of Philadelphia, this essay offers an interpretation of original and popular verses that appear in nineteenth-century friendship albums. It argues that the verses engage a long-standing conversation about the nature of friendship...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Vocabulary archive displays telling instances of cross-cultural mistranslation as indigenous words spill beyond Jefferson's rules of orthography and beyond the word list itself in formal defiance of Jefferson's goal of recording the ancient and pure sounds of “primitive” America. This essay argues that the...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Alex Beringer It is widely assumed that the American comic strip “begins” in the 1890s with the multipanel sequences appearing in Sunday newspapers. This essay challenges this periodization by looking to an archive of humor magazines from the 1850s and 60s. As early as 1852, artists including Frank...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Holly Jackson This essay aims to restore the vital intellectual and political movement of free love to the study of American literature and culture, offering a brief overview of its major currents and analyzing three examples from a neglected archive of free-love novels, Mary Gove Nichols's Mary...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 547–570.
Published: 01 September 2011
... contributed to the vexed proximity of the Middle East and the United States, proposing that we explore the broader archive of immigrant Americanism that subtends, but also redefines, the terms of American hegemony. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Swati The Production of Nativity in Rana...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... constructions, complicating the relationship between history and memory. Engaging with the archives of American history, Cliff's novel restores the resistant acts that have been pushed into the background, focusing on rewriting the history of Mary Ellen Pleasant. Between the two national identities Jamaican and...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of hunger in Mary Rowlandson's 1682 captivity narrative, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God , serve as the essay's principal case study. The essay argues that rethinking the history of sexuality in terms of the cultivation of sensations forces a reconsideration of the archives from which examples of...