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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Phillip Barrish Robert Herrick’s novel The Web of Life (1900), a self-proclaimed work of literary realism, opens a critical window onto an urban “web” of intersecting practices, institutions, and professional formations at a moment when key dimensions of the US health-care system as we know it...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 799–807.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Rachel Adams Abstract Care is the intimate and necessary labor required to sustain those who are dependent, but it is also about acting in ways that sustain other species and the lives of strangers distant in time and space. The COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on the vulnerabilities and gaps...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
... health care activists, including C. V. Roman, founding member of the National Medical Association (1895) and the first editor of the Journal of the National Medical Association , E. Elliott Rawlins, health columnist for the Amsterdam News , and Mary Fitzbutler Waring, chair of the Committee for Health...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
... argues that Powers’s novel of eco-sickness is a rejoinder to platitudes about connection, awareness, and care that poses the question: Can ethical concern and care for human and nonhuman others take hold without connection? Heather Wondrous Strange: Eco-Sickness,­ Houser Emotion, and...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 745–757.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jane F. Thrailkill Abstract People over sixty-five have been singled out as a uniquely vulnerable risk group for the novel coronavirus. Yet the discourse of risk obscures (and exacerbates) socially created dangers of congregate care in the United States: poorly paid workers holding down multiple...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... racial outsiders and mark them as separate from the religious educators who taught and cared for them. Stowe drew these strategies from James Janeway's seventeenth-century Token for Children storybooks, which evangelicals actively reprinted and adapted for use in Sunday schools in Stowe's time. These...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 123–149.
Published: 01 March 2020
... category of the human by crafting narratives that shuttle black being away from the animal. Rejecting both negative affiliations and shifting away from the animal, this article explores the movement toward the animal in black segregation-era literature. I argue that animals and animal care in Richard...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
... premised on acts of tangible care rather than affective identification or the possession of interiority. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Black studies sentimentality fugitivity Colson Whitehead historical fiction Affect-laden approaches to history are often touted as...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
... with gender difference primarily and Passing mainly with racial difference, but both are careful also to situate these differences within an explicitly acknowledged range of other differences, including those of class and sexuality. These novels depict the failed and successful communicative strategies...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2012
... alters our sense of how we might best move toward it, no longer permitting us to understand the present and future as mutually delimiting terms. The result is a model of care that allows distance, indirection, and aloofness to persist, and that transforms the vexed concept of “enoughness” from a...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 4 Lieutenant (junior grade) Natasha McClinton, a surgical nurse, prepares a patient for a procedure in the intensive care unit aboard the US hospital ship USNS Comfort (April 23, 2020). Source: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Sara Eshleman Figure 4 Lieutenant (junior More
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 202–203.
Published: 01 March 2005
... between that variable and the dearth of female scholars in his bibliography. That said, Van Noy’s evocative agenda will be appreciated by all who share his conviction that ‘‘knowing places in order to care for them becomes more and more urgent’’ with each passing day (183). In showing how four U.S...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... climate enough to make it livable but also constitutes the first steps toward a politics capable of responding to its challenges. In what follows, I suggest that pedagogical relationships—precisely in their irreducible precariousness—enable significant forms of care and paradigms of affiliation amid...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 737–743.
Published: 01 December 2020
... carrier situations allows us to redirect persuasive energies, moving away from a beginning-point of compliance to one of understanding, which may ultimately find a more willing public audience. References Berlinger Nancy , et al. 2020 . “ Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 418.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Baltimore, where they beat him, forced whiskey down his throat, and dumped him near the saloon in which he was ultimately found. Despite his meticulous research, careful presentation of the facts, and de...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the different religious impulses that lie behind the development of politics in the United States. Treatments of sentimental ideology in terms of reform have often been a given in these conversations. What Stokes brings to the table is a careful revisiting of how sentiment and religion might be seen...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2019
...); thus the poems are “fragments that remain adjacent to one another in a poem that exposes the randomness of its own assemblage” (175). Memory is, as Keniston notes in the book’s coda, exposed for its artificiality in such poetry. Belatedness, then, is a sort of artifice that exposes the careful...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 871–873.
Published: 01 December 2019
... 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 (2019) 91 (4): 905–907.
Published: 01 December 2019
... literary texts. He has a strong respect for the virtue of careful denotation and gnostic disavowal. For Scoggins a few well-chosen facts can give insight into much larger configurations, including historical periods. In Intricate Thicket , Scroggins weaves something of his own history, as scholar and...