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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Sandra Tomc Abstract This essay examines early nineteenth-century US literature that fought for increased compensation and copyright protection for authors. Instead of dismissing this literature as a form of complaint, as many scholars do, I take writers’ concerns seriously, but I also look at the...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Paul Gutjahr By Jim Egan. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. 1999. x, 182 pp. $37.50. 2000 Book Reviews 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 185 of 246 Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 213–214.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Daryl Cumber Dance By Belinda Edmondson. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 1999. x, 229 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $17.95. 2000 Book Reviews 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 185 of 246 Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Jennifer Greeson Duke University Press 2007 Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South . By Catherine Kerrison. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2006. xiii, 265 pp. $49.95. American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 . By Melissa J...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 628–629.
Published: 01 September 2000
...- rate from, institutions. The Puritan self, Kaufmann argues, is fortified by its devoted affiliation with institutional authorities, and criticism of these au- thorities seeks not their subversion but their improvement. The stronger the...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 668–669.
Published: 01 September 2000
...- rate from, institutions. The Puritan self, Kaufmann argues, is fortified by its devoted affiliation with institutional authorities, and criticism of these au- thorities seeks not their subversion but their improvement. The stronger the...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... they had authored the lyric; the most committed imposter was Alexander McWhorter Ball, a New Jersey legislator whose wealthy and powerful friends mounted a national campaign to prove his authorship. The poem’s actual author, Elizabeth Akers Allen, found herself in danger of losing her reputation and...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... authors interpreted factory operatives as women of suspect virtue. I argue that male authors who sexualized female wage earners alleviated their own anxieties about their compromised independence in the industrial marketplace. Male authors fixated on factory women’s sexual identity in an attempt to...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
... “the race novel.” Featuring the murder of a white, female race relations professional by an African American author resembling Himes, End of a Primitive “predicts” (through metafictional address) that the force of racial liberal reading practices will cause the novel to be misread by white liberal...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... ,” with appetites that defied constraints placed upon them increasingly, in the period, by reading. Best known as the author of innumerable cheap, lurid crime novels, Thompson likens his fat to pleasure obtained from such literature and from bodily styles it helped to produce when men closed their books...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
... testimony to demonstrate how, instead of corroborating the legal personhood of their agents, these amassed textual assertions of civil agency cumulatively deauthorize text and author alike. The insistent temporality of law (and with it, narrative) ensures that, rather than affirming autonomous selfhood...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Thomas Alan Dichter Abstract First drafted during the author’s imprisonment in the 1930s, Chester Himes’s autobiographical prison novel, Yesterday Will Make You Cry , was originally published in expurgated form as Cast the First Stone in 1953. This essay situates both versions in relation to...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., Gates's Signifyin(g) Monkey; and the narrator's own “unreliability” reflects on the black-authored text's “distrust” of the (white) American reader, a Kleinian “paranoid defence” against allowing the possibility of love to overcome hatred. As the talking book that is Jazz finds its Derridean “trace” in...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher Hager In a standard narrative of Herman Melville's career, the author's initial tendency toward cultural nationalism—most famously displayed in his 1850 essay “Hawthorne and His Mosses”—gave way during the early 1850s to political misgivings and increasingly dark novels. The Democratic...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
... jostle against one another in a marketplace largely unregulated by any external authority. Herrick implicitly associates this energizing, though unsettling, model of US health care with both the labor movement (the novel is set in the same year as Chicago’s Pullman strike) and certain aspects of the New...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
... evangelical author Angela Hunt, the essay reflects extensively on the metaphors and mythologies involved in contemporary genomics. Here Powers has the distinct advantage of being one of only eight individuals, as of 2008, to have had his entire genome sequenced. Hamner interweaves essays about such...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 357–383.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Hao Jun Tam Abstract Through a reading of Vietnamese American author Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt (2003) and Parisian writer-in-exile Duong Thu Huong’s The Zenith (2012), this essay examines the ways in which the two diasporic Vietnamese novels revise modern Vietnam’s founding father Ho Chi...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 691–719.
Published: 01 December 2019
... conventions of ancient and antique scripture to recast execution as a prelude to salvation. But in the ill-fitting spaces between the criminal’s story and the forms to which these authors suited it, readers could see a character who was something more—or less—than murderer or martyr: a sympathetic victim...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2016
... melodrama to a desire for freedom. She argues that Americans desire the freedom promised in melodrama because they seek compensation for the lived experience of unfreedom in the conditions of neoliberalism. Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom . By Anker Elisabeth R. . Durham...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 426–427.
Published: 01 June 2001
... or Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha county out of sympathy for the author; gener- ally speaking, we are drawn into the details of street names and accountants’ ledgers because we have forgotten about the author...