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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 841–844.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jonathan Levin Pragmatic Modernism . By Schoenbach Lisi . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2012 . xv , 197 pp. $45.00 . Pragmatist Politics: Making the Case for Liberal Democracy . By McGowan John . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2012 . xxxii , 231 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Andrea L. Hibbard; John T. Parry Duke University Press 2006 Andrea L. Law, Seduction, and the Sentimental Heroine: Hibbard and The Case of Amelia Norman John T. Parry In 1841 Henry Ballard, a fashionable New York City merchant, pretended to court Amelia Norman...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 893–895.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Cara Fabre Reconstituting Americans: Liberal Multiculturalism and Identity Difference in Post-1960s Literature . By Obourn Megan . New York : Palgrave MacMillan . 2011 . vii , 229 pp. $85.00 . identity complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity . By Hames-García Michael...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
...: Ellis Frederick Douglass and the Environmental Case against Slavery Early in his second and much-revised autobiogra- phy, My Bondage and My Freedom ([1855] 1994), Frederick Douglass reminds us that to be a slave is to be treated as a fungible commodity...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of the Free States; or, Remarks Suggested by the Case of the Creole . Boston : William Crosby . Cowper William . 1787 . The Task: A Poem . . . A New Edition . Philadelphia : Thomas Dobson . Douglass Frederick . ( 1846 ) 1979a .“ American and Scottish Prejudice against the...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., and the Nation: Staging American Identities.ByS.E.Wilmer.New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2002. vii, 281 pp. $60.00. The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study. By Barry B. Witham. New York: Cam- bridge Univ. Press. 2003. xiii, 190 pp. $60.00. In the opening pages of Theatre, Society, and the...
Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 1 Honoré Daumier, “Soulouque, trouvant qu’à Paris, la location des cases est beaucoup trop chère,” Le Charivari , April 9, 1859. Lithograph 29 × 29.5 cm. Robert D. Farber Univ. Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis Univ. Libraries. Figure 1. Honoré Daumier, “Soulouque More
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 823–826.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Cases . By Kristin Boudreau. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus. 2006. 292 pp. Paper, $20.00. Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American Literature, 1852-1867 . By Deak Nabers. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2006. xii, 234 pp. $49.95. Book Reviews Heartless...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 666–667.
Published: 01 September 2001
... examination of H.D.’s classicism, and it demonstrates strongly that critics ignore the cen- trality of Greece in H.D.’s writing to their detriment. Clearly, H.D. involved herself in a lifelong (and life-giving) revision of ancient myths. And Gregory makes the case for the pivotal place of these concerns...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Emersonian method is to ‘‘avoid nar- rative plod, purge inert data, go for the core, make the case stand’’ for the greater whole (10). And its goal is to demonstrate that Emerson has been misunderstood by those who read him as an icon of cultural nationalism and ‘‘liberal-capitalist ‘possessive...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Edlie Wong Wong's essay charts the legal controversies over slaves brought into New England after Massachusetts Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw's forceful application of the celebrated British civil suit, Somerset v. Stewart (1772), in the landmark case of the slave girl Med, or Commonwealth v. Aves...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... copyright and privacy laws and to show how these complexly interrelated areas of legal discourse manifest themselves in Salinger's fiction. The two opposed rulings in the case (district and appellate courts) reveal the twin purposes of copyright law: to provide the public with great art through the granting...
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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...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... as national and transnational “sites of contestation.” To develop this line of thinking, Wilhite offers Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections (2001) and Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft (2004) as case studies for his broader claims about region and the spatial effects of residential sprawl and suburban domesticity...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Harding Davis’s 1861 novella Life in the Iron Mills presents an apposite case study for the constitutive relation of art and politics in the nineteenth-century American context. The text’s efforts culminate in its central figure: the korl woman statue carved by Hugh Wolf out of the waste material of the...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 753–784.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the material and intellectual terms of Taylor’s initial critical reception and on the political forces and critical assumptions that bear on those terms. Taylor’s devotional Meditations offer an exemplary case for understanding how many of the ordinary labors associated with recovery and publication...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Williams’s tenet of toleration, wherein Muslims are offered only temporary acceptance. In each case, the pluralism of the present is set off against an anticipated cultural homogeneity. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Roger Williams religious toleration American exceptionalism...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
... recognized that, in many cases, it could go where the physical black body could not and thus could uniquely challenge white control of public space while also mapping that space as a field for further political action. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Mike The Sounds of Black Laughter and...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... overlapping arguments. On the one hand, Hochman makes a case for the centrality of anthropological theories of sound (especially the emergence of sound technology) to Cable's work and thought. On the other, he demonstrates more broadly that the phonograph's documentary authority evolved out of late-nineteenth...