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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 457–459.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Audra Simpson Deep Waters: The Textual Continuum in American Indian Literature . By Teuton Christopher B. . Lincoln : Univ. of Nebraska Press . 2010 . xxii, 272 pp. $40.00 . When Did Indians Become Straight? Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty . By...
American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 185–186.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Paul Gutjahr By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii,417 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.95. 2001 Book Reviews Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America. By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii, 417 pp. Cloth...
American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2005
... explore (Wilmer, 3). But ultimately each book is dominated by an all-too-familiar national story, so that they become studies, to some extent, of how an exclusive culture has resisted the pressure for inclusiveness. All three books draw our attention to the complex scripting of social performance both...
American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to become simultaneously self-reliant and famous’’ (2). Sacks is not defending cultural nationalism; rather, he shows that the address’s title was little more than a nod to ﬁfty years of organizational tradition. Emerson’s goal was not to call forth a national culture but to attack Harvard for its...
American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 59–86.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Matthew Gartner Duke University Press 2000 Matthew Becoming Longfellow:Work, Manhood, Gartner and Poetry 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 63 of 246 Longfellow’s invention of himself as a...
in “Flesh-to-Flesh Contact”: Marvel Comics’ Rogue and the Queer Feminist Imagination > American Literature
Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 1 Rogue absorbs the powers and abilities of her teammates and becomes an amalgam representing the X-Men as a whole. From Claremont and Romita (1985), Uncanny X-Men #194 Figure 1 Rogue absorbs the powers and abilities of her teammates and becomes an amalgam representing the X-Men as a More
American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Bearer shows, the pedagogic formula from Janeway's original Token books was re-imagined in the nineteenth century to involve colonial missionaries working in imperial outposts such as India. Thus the character Topsy in Uncle Tom's Cabin becomes both the object of a colonizing, missionary effort within...
American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... she raises Violet after the death of Violet's mother. At the same time, Joe and Violet have never met Golden Gray and cannot locate this particular object relation: it exists within the novel's subconscious, recognizable only to narrator and reader. Jazz itself becomes the reader's transitional object...
American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
... become the dominant template for understanding society and the self. Patricia Highsmith's novels provide a nodal point for this political and intellectual history as she recasts representations of violence, murder, alienation, class envy, and social mobility in ways that both represent and helped define...
American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... The novel's diverse challenges to antebellum preaching defied social and religious hierarchies with a brio that implicitly called for broader democratic empowerment. The radicalism of the novel's sermonizing becomes especially clear when juxtaposed with that of the fiery, ultra-liberal Theodore Parker...
American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
... anything to anyone, in part because once he expresses himself, he is no longer in charge of what people may do with that information. Salinger's lawsuit then can be read as a protection not only of his privacy, but of his authenticity, a twentieth-century creation that is becoming a twenty-first-century...
American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of a real-life Sudanese Lost Boy written by a white American author—as the limit case for the imaginative representation of distant trauma, two distinct questions arise and converge: how did the fictionalizing of suffering become a means of rendering it usable, and what confluence of events has made...
American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
... indigenous people expose the differences that the two women bring to their collaborative project. Whipple's ambivalence about her literary subject becomes apparent in the descriptions of Eldridge she offers through the narrator and white female characters in Elleanor's Second Book . The essay argues that...
American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 237–262.
Published: 01 June 2019
... free black people of the United States might activate the volcanic latency of racial discontent in their country just as Ogé had in his. At the same time, Vashon’s revision of John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Toussaint L’Ouverture” (1833) offsets the way in which Louverture’s name had become...
American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
... religious diversity in the United States challenges the binaries out of which European secularity is constructed and to posit American secularity as its New World corrective. Child, the essay argues, was attuned to these conditions, and Hobomok becomes an excavation of a pre-establishment moment of global...
American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 147–169.
Published: 01 March 2014
... bodies become signifiers of disorder and potential in the city, as well as aberrations from economic norms of enslavement in the Upper South. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 References Adams Jessica . 2001 . “ ‘The Wildest Show in the South’: Tourism and Incarceration at Angola...
American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... manufacturing process. The sculpture represents Wolf’s thirst “to know beauty,” a knowledge that would allow him to become “something other than he is.” The explicitly feminized art object is what seems to quench this thirst insofar as it transforms his experience of deprivation into form, turning hope into “a...
American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
... become scapegoats for the failure to achieve racial unity in the face of white domination. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Toni Morrison black nationalism black capitalism black feminism domestic violence In the May 1981 issue of Essence magazine, Toni Morrison published...
American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... between an identity category and an individual body. In La Mollie , sexuality, ethnicity, and race are revealed to be always mutually constituted. They become legible simultaneously as inhabited positions, projected identifications, and metaphors used to describe both internal and external spaces too...
American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
... addiction. A Confederate veteran inured to the slave-owning economy of the South, Jocelyn fails to become a modern professional when he moves to New York City after the end of the war. The cause of his downfall is his dependence on morphine, which is portrayed both as a diagnosable condition and as the...