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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jordan Alexander Stein © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 The Word and Its Witness: The Spiritualization of American Realism . By Gregory S. Jackson. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009. xiv, 409 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $29.00. Believing Again: Doubt and Faith...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 150–151.
Published: 01 March 2002
... with power,—that was in the right direction General Ethan Allen Hitchcock, author of RemarksonAlchemyand the Alchemists (1857), sought out Hawthorne in 1862, surely because Hitch- cock assumed that the author of ‘‘The Great Carbuncle’’ must believe as fully as he in the alchemy of love between man...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
... as productive, elevate entrepreneurship to an avant-garde activity, and consider modernist audiences a cultivated subset of a standardized mass market. The risk, resistance, and marginality that Stein and Beach believed distinguished their endeavors were derived from the rationales of U.S. capitalism, even...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 611–635.
Published: 01 September 2010
... leaders face little resistance from faculty in perpetuating the current funding system? In part this is because faculty mistakenly believe that their own interests are served by the current system. In fact, Newfield shows, the current funding model also creates inequities in research funding that have...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 243–271.
Published: 01 June 2012
...-century theories of John Cleves Symmes, who believed the earth was hollow and accessible through openings at the poles. In discussing an early-nineteenth-century hollow-earth theorist and his influence on hollow-earth fictions—beginning with the narrative Symzonia (1820)—the essay considers the unexplored...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 523–551.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Stefan Andriopoulos Abstract How was it possible that numerous nineteenth-century readers believed in the authenticity of a made-up sensational story about a mesmerist experiment that supposedly arrested its subject between life and death? By juxtaposing Edgar Allan Poe’s “Facts in the Case of M...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Dunbar’s grievously understudied 1901 novel The Fanatics , a historical fiction of the war years that focuses on the white North and argues that the Unionists who battled the Confederacy did so only because they wrongly believed that the war’s purpose had nothing to do with enslaved Black Americans...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of the most frightened (mis)readers in all of Brown’s fiction is Baxter in ‘‘The Man at Home A character developed from Brown’s observations of the yellow fever epidemics in Philadelphia in 1793 and 1797, Baxter falls ill and dies because he believes, falsely, that he has just witnessed the midnight burial...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 871–873.
Published: 01 December 2019
... . By Emily Ogden . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . 2018 . xiv, 267 pp. Cloth, $82.50 ; paper, $27.50 ; e-book available. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 The paranormal makes believers and unbelievers out of us all. The compulsion to debunk that which we can neither see nor...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 737–743.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to factually interpret scientific findings, they tended to revert to in-group thinking about the issue, siding with whatever their main social group already believed. We humans are social, after all. Our social nature is why solitary confinement is potentially a human rights violation, why just about all...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... average scale scores are 273/263 (National Center for Education Statistics 2013 ). 8 As an example of this analysis, bell hooks ( 2004 , 34) writes in We Real Cool : “Most boys from poor and underprivileged classes are socialized via mass media and class-biased education to believe that all...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
... ,” translated into English as “dread” or “anxiety,” to describe the feeling of unease we experience when we realize we are free, and within that state of freedom, we can choose faith (Grimsley 1956 ). Faith, he understands, is irrational. In the absence of all empirical evidence, the decision to believe...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 721–750.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Brockden Brown’s novel Wieland (1798), Clara Wieland is confronted late at night by Car- win, the mysterious stranger whose appearance in her family circle first disrupted its peace, and then, she believes, destroyed...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 729–760.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of the United States. As the sectional crisis deteriorated, and as scientific racism grew more insistent, Emerson came to believe that the volatile energy of racial conflict, like that of individual dissent, would serve not to disrupt the Union but to provide the dialectic of change and progress necessary...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 650–653.
Published: 01 September 2017
... counterculture” (90). Such exhaustion with the ironies of the hipster and the punk eventually yields the believer, a postironic figure Konstantinou associates chiefly with Wallace and Dave Eggers. As opposed to the eschatological evangelical narratives of the same period, “Wallace and Eggers’s postironic...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 783–810.
Published: 01 December 2019
... believed that the denial of racial difference would safeguard the racial status quo, while liberals believed that it would facilitate the gradual reform and eventual abolishment of racial hierarchies. That “color-blind” consensus led to the transformation of racial difference (social structure...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 545–569.
Published: 01 September 2003
...- steader, believed to be the first African American talking film,5 and in 1944, he self-published The Wind from Nowhere, his third literary account of his frontier experience, which served as the basis for his last film...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 783–811.
Published: 01 December 2003
... audience highly sensitive to textual allusion. Warner’s fiction reproduces the interplay of authorship, figuration, and fulfillment that she believed the material world to embody, and she invites readers to join in the design...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... and would target the entire society. Beecher enthusiastically asserted that with this inclusive approach, she had “no hesitation in saying, I do not believe that one, no, not a single one, would fail of proving a respectable and prosperous member of society.”2 There were no limits to who...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... a sense of novelistic fictionality’s historical specificity but also its novelty and strangeness. Gallagher argues that the eighteenth century saw the emergence of a distinctive kind of story about “nobody,” which asked readers to credit not its factuality but only its believability. This, she contends...