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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Cody Marrs Marrs's essay considers how Melville's Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) provides an immanent account, or inside narrative, of the author's transition from novelist to poet. Focusing on the relation between his figurations of time and the structures of his verse, Marrs argues...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 533–561.
Published: 01 September 2012
... sign language to scout for General George Armstrong Custer at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn; Pretty Shield’s account of the sign language in this battle additionally provides a rare and understudied interpretation of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and of the larger American frontier...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 475.
Published: 01 June 2012
... © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Announcement 2011 Hennig Cohen Prize Cody Marrs was awarded the Hennig Cohen Prize for his essay “A Wayward Art: Battle-­Pieces and Melville’s Poetic Turn” (March 2010, 91–119). The prize is awarded annually by the Melville Society for...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Deak Nabers Duke University Press 2003 Deak ‘‘Victory of LAW Melville and Reconstruction Nabers 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 5 of 252 In his famous ‘‘Supplement’’ to Battle-Pieces and...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... juxtaposition of Steinbeck’s literary piece with official war psychiatry documents thus leads the reader to reflect on the ways that psychiatric discourse on “battle anxiety”—in particular discussions of what constitutes ordinary and extraordinary experience during wartime—has pervaded and shaped, as well as...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... The Literatures of the US-Mexican War: Narrative, Time, and Identity. By Jaime Javier Rodríguez. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2010. xiv, 306 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $30.00. Rodríguez’s The Literatures of the U.S.-Mexican War and Fuller’s From Battle- fields Rising straddle the literary...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 413–414.
Published: 01 June 2001
... visibility of female political reformers coincided with another backlash against female preaching within evangelical congregations: the battle over preach- ing became a ‘‘battle over women’s proper place’’ (283). The resurgence in Tseng...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2003
... where fathers are noticeably absent, as in the campfire favorite ‘‘Just before the Battle, Mother That song, like so much else Fahs considers, is publicly available and yet privately reassuring, bound to...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 396–398.
Published: 01 June 2015
...- strates, this is the state from which a politics of recognition and a battle for equality that revises symbols, images, and stories has been launched. And thus it is the state that catalyzes the “critical patriotism” that animates the contemporary battle for civic membership. Tillet’s book is...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 218–220.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- sus and a weapon with which to battle it. 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 223 of 252 Bramen is at her best when she is disentangling the various threads that constitute the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century uses of variety. In...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
...-out assault on citizenship—and not just national citi- zenship, which is the horizon of Samet’s study, but hemispheric notions of identity in the New World. Kazanjian opens up multiple fronts in this battle. Black and white sailors’ narratives from the trans-Atlantic world reveal the underpinnings...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Americans and women, who used it to prove their value and to model productive work; and modern-day battle reenactors, intent on getting the details of battle ‘‘just right’’ in order to understand history as a sen- sory experience. In Long’s study, illness is not just a condition of individual bodies...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 426–427.
Published: 01 June 2001
... upon the battle for basic citizenship rights. ‘‘Fighting, struggling, claiming what was due to [one] even when it meant trouble—these traits were to the DuBoisian Negro what self-control and hard work were to the Victorian white...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the battle for basic citizenship rights. ‘‘Fighting, struggling, claiming what was due to [one] even when it meant trouble—these traits were to the DuBoisian Negro what self-control and hard work were to the Victorian white...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 621–636.
Published: 01 September 2005
... had a wave of memories about my relation- ship to American Literature as a graduate student. In those days, there were two battles: the theory wars and the canon wars. Of course they were interrelated, but my theory-head friends who worked in British litwerealotlessconcernedwith...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 213–240.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Underhill’s narrative is especially well known for its figure of the Mystic Fort attack, a stylized representation of the fort and the battle (see fig. 2 ). If we consider this image in comparison to the widely circulated image of torture in Amboyna, we may illuminate the logics of colonial violence that...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... readers, and as a result, the suburb emerges as the site for an ideological battle about region and literary value. In their recent work on regional writing, Fetterley and Pryse con- tend that “American literary history has viewed regionalism through frames derived from either...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
... against expectations that middle-class black woman dress conservatively. Helga’s ambivalent wardrobe suggests race pride, sexual freedom, and self-expression battling against internalized stereotypes of black female sexuality. As both Cardon’s and Cooper’s work reveals, the realities of identity, self...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2017
... describes, for example, the audience of white gawkers for whom a young Zora Neale Hurston performs in Hurston’s autobiographical essay, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” and the white supremacist audience for the battle royal in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952). Larkin draws reviews and essays by white...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2018
... unnecessary (the battle Stratton seems to want to fight has been over for half a century) and because its presentation of New Criticism as unequivocally conservative and neotraditionalist isn’t that accurate, as Stratton ultimately if unconsciously concedes in his final chapter, which discusses Kenneth...