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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Press; Cranbury, N.J.: Associated Univ. Presses. 2001. 314 pp. $47.50. Everybody’s Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity. By Juliana Spahr. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2001. xiii...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 531–533.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Christopher Bundrick Ultimately, both these studies have provocative things to say about the ways we think about art and its relationship to value. Where Burnett’s argument points toward an understanding of antebellum southern literature as something that expresses its autonomy when it “exposes...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 647–649.
Published: 01 September 2017
... it emerges. Conceptual and minimalist works, agree Cotkin and Michaels, refuse to be read as the expression of a coherent artistic intention. Effacing the boundaries that separate them from everything around them, they deny their own autonomy, while foregrounding the chaotic and banal elements of which...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 468–471.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Victor Bascara The Interethnic Imagination: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction . By Caroline Rody. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2009. xx, 196 pp. $65.00. The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University . By Mark Chiang...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., Autonomy, and Contemporary Native American Writing . By Kirwan Padraig . New York : Peter Lang . 2013 . xi , 342 pp. Paper, $72.95 ; e-book, $72.95 . Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance . By Rifkin Mark . Minneapolis : Univ...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 855–858.
Published: 01 December 2016
... . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2014 . 239 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; e-book, $59.95 . The Life and Undeath of Autonomy in American Literature . By Hamilton Geoff . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 152 pp. 2014. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper, $24.50 ; e-book, $24.50...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Marshall’s novel Praisesong for the Widow (1983) and Audre Lorde’s biomythography Zami (1982), the essay demonstrates how US black feminist literature used Hurston’s work as a stimulant and script for representing the Caribbean as a free zone of individual autonomy and desire outside of hegemonic...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
... that produced populist imperialism. Moby-Dick narrates how hegemonic redeployments of the working-class rhetoric of loss transformed the hands of industry, seeking autonomy through territorial imperialism, into the prostheses of an Ahabian empire. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Christopher...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Sonya Posmentier Reading Claude McKay’s “The Tropics in New York” as a twentieth-century aesthetic equivalent of a slave provision ground, Posmentier argues that the poem asserts cultural autonomy even in the face of the dislocation it describes. In doing so, she suggests that formal lyric poetry...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 509–540.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Larsen’s “Sanctuary” bitterly critiques the triumph of culture, education, and moral agency in Wharton’s tale, while reworking “Mrs. Adis” to expose group solidarity as a poor substitute for autonomy, segregation in another guise. Larsen’s “Sanctuary” reveals the false promises held out to African...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 269–295.
Published: 01 June 2024
.... In a moment when abortion legislation faces continued assaults, these narratives invite a consideration of how the embodied, personal pain of abortion can facilitate creative models of community that rethink the power structures that restrict reproductive autonomy. aoconn02@syr.edu Copyright © 2024...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 495–523.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Sentimentalism in the United States has been seen as divorced from aesthetic theory and the claims to autonomy that define the liberal subject, in part because sentimentalism seems to point to moments of what Jacques Rancière calls ‘‘heteronomy’’ rather than ‘‘automony 8 Critics such as Richard Brodhead...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 716–718.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and profound divergences” from Ralph Waldo Emerson (167). Womack’s influence also shapes the political investments of both books. He argues in Red on Red that “autonomy, self-determination, and sovereignty serve as useful literary concepts” (11). Both authors draw on these terms to convey the stakes...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2005
...). Strong foregrounds Seneca autonomy and continuity; Bryant works to excise both in favor of the Euro-American romantic fiction of the vanishing Indian. As Konkle demonstrates, from the 1820s on, Native writers counteract the anti-Indian fictions of empire. 182 American Literature Strong’s speech...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and thing” under the legal fiction of double character), Benito Cereno probes the limits of legal personhood by demonstrating the impossibility of pinpointing the moment of transformation from subjection to the will of another to liberated, responsible autonomy.7 As illustrated...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 659–685.
Published: 01 December 2009
... government intrusion, or the right of individuals to be the sorts of people they wished to be? Was Texas’s law against sodomy a restriction of liberty or of autonomy? Kennedy would have it both ways: Liberty protects the person from unwarranted government intru- sion into a dwelling or other...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 889–890.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Dorothy Bryant’s Miss Giardino)asrepre- sentatives of a more familiar bildungsroman genre; here, women characters achieve an autonomy that allows them to integrate both American and Italian elements...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 123–150.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., and novels, sentimental language pervades depictions of both femininity and slavery. In the Northern texts, we are invited to imagine that the concerns of white women and black slaves overlap around the impor- tance of autonomy and freedom—that the desire for freedom crosses race and gender boundaries.2...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to formulate its ideologies, though her cries are muted in the masculinist imagination. Maternal acts become abrogated in nationalistic texts by black men who enact their own metaphorical rebirthings through proxy wombs and black women’s songs or sounds of pain. These men then claim subjective autonomy...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 609–611.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of color or slave—becomes a site upon which various racial fears and fantasies get written. For example, she traces the literary rise of the tragic mulatta figure, who has no sexual agency nor autonomy, as a response—and effort to contain—the unruly public mixed- race mistress figures...