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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., but it does suggest a way in which we could become more mindful of the role that linguistic knowledge plays in our use of the digital archive. McGann ( 2014 , 4) argues that, in order for the scholars of the computer age to fulfill the humanistic imperative “to preserve, to monitor, to investigate...
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American Literature (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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Published: 01 March 2019
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American Literature (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 (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 (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...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 164–166.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Susan Hegeman Archives of Dispossession: Recovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848–1960 . By Karen R. Roybal Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2017 . xiii, 169 pp. Cloth, $90.00 ; paper, $27.95 ; e-book, $14.49 . Indigenous Women’s Writing...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 809–812.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Dana D. Nelson Unconventional Politics: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and U.S. Indian Policy . By Janet Dean . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2016 . xii, 255. Paper, $25.95 . Archives of Labor: Working-Class Women and Literary Culture in the Antebellum United...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 309–341.
Published: 01 June 2020
... . Rodríguez Sylvia . 2006 . Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place . Santa Fe : School for Advanced Research Press . Roybal Karen R. 2017 . Archives of Dispossession: Recovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848–1960 . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press...
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American Literature (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 (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 (2019) 91 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Gregory Laski Abstract This essay reconsiders the politics of African American literature after the Civil War by focusing on revenge as a response to the wrong of slavery. Though forgiveness dominates literary and historical scholarship, I assemble an archive of real and imagined instances of...
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American Literature (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 (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Liberator . In addition, the article examines the use of these works in performances, quotations, recitations, and individual acts of reading. By combining close reading with an archival history of these poems and songs, Cohen proposes that “circulation” and “genre” offer valuable categories of analysis for...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... voices of children, slaves, and other marginalized people. Duane recovers and analyzes the records of the New York African Free School in the 1810s and 1820s, an archive that features the work of the first generation of black children to inherit freedom in New York City. She argues that the scripted...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... (1880)—a text that constantly signals its own inability to reproduce the speech and music of New Orleans's Afro-Creole community—in order to illustrate the growing sense among late-nineteenth-century U.S. writers that the written word was fundamentally inadequate as a sound archive. The second half...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Native peoples in the nineteenth century and the archival absences imposed by a settler culture determined to make Natives “vanish” from the colonial scene. When we make the attempt to regard Apess's narrative from “Native space,” weighing the loose materials of his life as he recorded them against a...
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American Literature (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 (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...