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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...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
... “was effectively passing for black” (107). While the Spanish dramatist remained insensible to her performance, Archives of Flesh claims, Lorca’s meeting with Larsen was an encounter with a resistant Africana black mind—and body—at variance with human identity. Reid-Pharr similarly contemplates...
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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 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...
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Published: 01 March 2019
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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 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (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 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 2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the centrality of criticism to nineteenth-century social and political life in the United States. Drawing on an expanded archive of eclectic critical forms, this essay denaturalizes and expands our sense of antebellum critical culture, examining the ways Frederick Douglass exploited the material...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Sara Marcus Abstract This essay argues that the African American literature of the nadir, written during a moment when concepts of evolution and departures from linear time were deployed to the detriment of black life as well as in its defense, is a rich archive for analyzing the unpredictable...
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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 459–490.
Published: 01 September 2019
... semiotics that together constitute a critical methodology. I then use the methodology at work in macandal artifacts to read one key piece of the archive pertaining to Makandal: his judge and executioner Sébastien-Jacques Courtin’s Mémoire . The press of these foreclosing tildes and additive stars backward...