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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 821–824.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Erin A. Smith Emily Dickinson and the Religious Imagination . By Freedman Linda . New York : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2011 . x, 210 pp . $90.00 . Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature . By Lee Maurice S. . New York...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
... to multiply indefinitely. The experience of a religious landscape this diverse was unprecedented and had profound effects on how religious belief was experienced. This essay uses Charles Taylor’s explication of “secularity” in A Secular Age (2007) to briefly consider how the experience of religious diversity...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 416–419.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction . By Annette Trefzer. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2007. xii, 223 pp. $38.50. Matter, Magic, and Spirit: Representing Indian and African American Belief . By David Murray. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 213 pp. $59.95. Crossing Waters...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... reliance on the conception of self-interest as a way of managing conflicting beliefs about the world. Taking Franklin as an influential early proponent of “interest-thinking”—the view that a self automatically or naturally possesses interests that fit an economic model, even if the interests are not solely...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 June 2013
... conditions that staggered perception and belief. Despite these doubts, she traveled to Saigon in 1967 and to Hanoi a year later to report on the US war in Vietnam for the New York Review of Books . Both trips resulted in a series of essays that were quickly collected and published in book form. If Vietnam...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and intertwined beliefs that African Americans were children, and that children's subjectivities could be shaped according to the will of their educators. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Anna Mae ​“Like a Motherless Child”: Racial Education Duane at the New York African Free School...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael Ziser Under the influence of Calvinist and radical abolitionist John Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson reconsidered the value of political activism rooted in absolutist and sectarian religious beliefs. Retreating from the earlier declarations of secular and democratic individualism for which he...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... understanding of indigenous tradition and practice, we begin to see Apess as an active participant in a network of Native community and belief. Eulogy on King Philip shows Apess connecting with Native methodologies in heretofore unnoticed ways, drawing on traditional Native diplomacy and the “tragic wisdom...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of the new Republican party: the long-standing American resentment of foreign aristocratic judgment and the growing belief that the slave oligarchy worked its will by overawing Northerners into a sense of inferiority. The novel helped to strengthen the parallel between these two anxieties by representing...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of college education as such. Campus novels like Owen Johnson's Stover at Yale (1912) are committed to the belief that the corruption of sports by business interests emblemizes the corruption of the university as a whole, while the ideal of sports uncorrupted by business represents the ideal...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 457–484.
Published: 01 September 2020
... heroines of domestic plots not only function as tropes of domestic and national belonging, as has been widely recognized, but also of population regulation at the biological level of species. Sentimentalism functions as a mode of evolutionary theory, one that articulated the Lamarckian belief that sensory...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 601–628.
Published: 01 December 2021
... national ideologies and the literature of their period, which tends to either synthesize the beliefs of both movements or represent one as patently superior to the other through satire or protest. The recovery of the history of these movements and their contribution to American literature not only retraces...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 September 2004
... respond, I will pro- pose an alternative theory that is a hybrid of the three. In part 4, I will draw upon cognitive scientific approaches to emotion and belief in order to develop this hybrid conception of the ‘‘feeling of reading’’ as well as an account of our emotional lives more generally...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
... into one’s reli- gious beliefs, the text counters the myth of the United States as melt- ingpromise pot andof rights challenges for religious the framework minorities. of secular freedom and its Secularism is part of the story we tell about the United States’ evolu- tion into a modern, democratic...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 669–671.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to religiosity but the very conditions for belief—religious and otherwise—in modernity. A secular age, therefore, did not herald the twilight of religion but made possible the rapid pluralization of nominally religious and nonreligious belief systems. Two recent books reveal the stark differences in method...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 783–811.
Published: 01 December 2003
... novel: ‘‘This fiction shares with the reform movement a belief that all true action is not material but spiritual, that American Literature, Volume 75, Number 4, December 2003. Copyright © 2003 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 645–654.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . Hungerford Amy . 2010 . Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since 1960 . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . Jaudon Toni Wall . 2012 . “ Obeah’s Sensations: Rethinking Religion at the Transnational Turn .” American Literature 84 , no. 4 : 715 – 41 . Joas Hans...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
... religions and cultural traditions preached by contemporary fundamentalists and neo-Nazis has an obviously apocalyptic drift. For centuries, the belief that the end of the world would be presaged by the fall of the Ottoman Empire was widespread among Protestant millenarians. Now the Christian Far Right...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 871–873.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the world have not gone anywhere. In Ogden, we get this story as it plays out on American soil: a place that seems, in her care, both near and far from the dust of Europe. Braudy’s Haunted , on the other hand, offers us a look at the simultaneous production of belief in the paranormal (and of superstition...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... not enough Shell Shaker and Indigenous Representation 101 to ease the blow of the execution scene, Howe concludes the chap- ter with a brief lesson in Choctaw spiritual belief. Shakbatina speaks in the wake of her death from a different temporal and spatial realm, where she...