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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 849–851.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Stephanie A. Smith © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 One Nation, One Blood: Interracial Marriage in American Fiction, Scandal, and Law, 1820–1870 . By Karen Woods Weierman. x, 214 pp. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2005. $34.95. Modern Love: Romance, Intimacy...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Chadwick Allen Allison Hedge Coke's remarkable sequence of two narrative and sixty-four persona poems, Blood Run , gives voice to the traditions of Indigenous North American mound-building cultures and, most strikingly, to Indigenous earthworks themselves. Central to this project is the poet's...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Monica Huerta American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850–1900 . By Jackson Holly . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2014 . x , 201 pp. $65.00 . Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era . Eby Clare Virginia . Chicago : Univ...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 617–619.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... of Minnesota Press. 2003. xl, 331 pp. Cloth, $63.95; paper, $22.95. Blood and Irony: Southern White Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937 . By Sarah E. Gardner. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. x, 341 pp. $39.95. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous Monster of the Mind American...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 418–421.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... Injun Joe’s Ghost: The Indian Mixed-Blood in American Writing. By Harry J. Brown. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2004. viii, 271 pp. $47.50. While the capitalist mode of production was emerging in Western Europe, the great geographical ‘‘discoveries’’ at the end of the fifteenth century were...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... American Literature Blood Talk: American Race Melodrama and the Culture of the Occult. By Susan K. Gillman. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2003. xi, 245 pp. Paper, $19.00. Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro. By Barbara Foley. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2003. x...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2004
....: Cornell Univ. Press. 2002. xii, 244 pp. Paper, $18.95. Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts. By Chadwick Allen. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2002. x, 308 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. In The Invention of Native American Literature...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theo Hummer © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 A Freedom Bought with Blood: African American War Literature from the Civil War to World War II . By Jennifer C. James. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. 324 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.50. Behind the Lines...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 433–435.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Ian Finseth Duke University Press 2007 Mixed Bloods and Other Crosses: Rethinking American Literature from the Revolution to the Culture Wars . By Betsy Erkkila. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2004. xii, 272 pp. $55.00. Growing Up Ethnic: Nationalism...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2016
...” (1957) and the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood (1965), I argue that Capote’s most enduring text is his celebrity—an embodied serial that may be read as the performance of his unfinished masterpiece Answered Prayers . Capote as the celebrity-author models a site where narrative identities are rendered...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the peaceable transformation of society in order to recuperate the reputation of the radical Equal Rights Democrats, or “Locofocos,” after the 1837 New York Flour Riot. At the same time, however, Forrest’s performance was “ghosted” by the blood-stained rebels he had portrayed on stage, especially Spartacus...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 513–541.
Published: 01 September 2020
... itself. I understand Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash (1992) and Chuck Hogan’s The Blood Artists (1998) to think, in submerged literary form, an incremental embrace of virality as, ironically, the most viable vehicle for conserving the fantasies of both neoliberal competency and racial containment reified...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 123–149.
Published: 01 March 2020
... If one reads carefully, a short article titled “Animal Blood Jim Crowed?” can be found buried in an April 1942 issue of the Chicago Defender . The dispatch states the following: “Many colored Americans who noticed the announcement April 2 that scientists have almost solved the last problem...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of close blood ties through miscegenation.”1 For Deborah Horovitz and Dana Luciano, slavery’s traumas speak through Hopkins’s hysterical or melancholic mulattas.2 What remains less extensively discussed is Hopkins’s understanding of the postslavery nation’s peculiar temporality, particularly...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 729–760.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., and that national vigor, even survival, depended on racial assimi- lation and amalgamation. This pointed ultimately toward what I call a cosmopolitanism of blood that recognized different racial identities even as it sought to merge them and to submerge the violence they occasioned. The sine qua non...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . “ A Book of Repulsive Jews? Rereading Nightwood .” Review of Contemporary Fiction 13 , no. 3 : 160 – 71 . Anidjar Gil . 2009 . “ We Have Never Been Jewish: An Essay in Asymmetric Hematology .” In Jewish Blood: Reality and Metaphor in History, Religion, and Culture , edited by Hart...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 663–665.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of mixed-blood author Louis Owens. But their goal is the same: to use a variety of theoretical methods (from Derridean- informed poststructuralism to formulations of trickster metafictional tech- niques) to enrich...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Poetic language such as Chandler’s, which imagines the horror of “[feeding] on human sighs” and the unpalatability of “blood [that] is ’neath” the material exterior of foods, put reader-consumers in imagined physical contact with slave producers. By imagining consumption in such proximal ways, free...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Stories (1991), Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata (1998), Octavia But- ler’s Kindred (1976), Wild Seed (1980), and Parable of the Sower (1992), Stephen Barnes’s Blood Brothers (1996) and Lion’s Blood (2002), and James McBride’s Song Yet Sung (2008).3 Taken together, these novels actually...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of identifica- tion, Samuels shows, are frequently grounded in disability as “the trope and embodiment of true physical difference” (3). In this smart and readable book, Samuels traces her subject from the nine- teenth century into the early twenty-first, where it persists in debates over blood quantum...