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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Daniel Grausam The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State . By Melley Timothy . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press , 2012 . x , 289 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $26.95 . No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives . By...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Maurice S. Lee Edgar Allan Poe's texts famously set reason against irrationality, usually formulated in terms of gothic horror, linguistic indeterminacy, psychosexual anxiety, racial fear, or some combination thereof. The disruptive power of chance is less noticed but nonetheless crucial to Poe's...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Stephanie LeMenager John William De Forest's Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty was written from 1864 to 1867, when Reconstruction still had a chance of changing the face of American reality. It could be called the only U.S. realist novel that reports to us from within this moment...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., for both suggest a flux, a swarm, a realm of randomness, of quantum jumps and uncertain events, an open-ended space of spontaneity, discontinuity, and chance. . . . Many postmodernist novels, as we shall see, inhabit a similar realm, a present moment entirely in flux, suspended between a past...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 475–477.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., and I am grateful to have gotten the chance to know him. I will miss seeing him in the hallways and the neighborhood, but wanted most of all to acknowledge—and thank—him for being such an inspiration to me and to others throughout his long career. Priscilla Wald Editor, American Literature...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 891–892.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- ist melancholy’’ in Chance, Lord Jim, The Good Soldier, and The Great Gatsby and finds that sentimentalism, usually considered antithetical to modernism, persists in the homoerotic performances of narrators like Nick Carraway...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2003
... opportunities so intelligently explored, Fahs does miss the chance to reckon more than sporadically with soldier audiences. As David Kaser’s Books and Libraries in Camp and Battle has documented, many sol- diers...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
... chance to reimagine not only the kinds of experience subjects qua matter might discover and the kind of adhesive connections they might form to one another; it also means the chance to reimagine and relocate the spiritual power of subjectivity immanently within the material. In the...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 243–247.
Published: 01 June 2000
... chance, I know not what the blessings of Professor Davidson’s goodness have been bestowed upon me. I am almost over- whelmed in the most positive ways by her legacy: a skilled team of managing editors in Carol Rigsby...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., 210 pp. $90.00. Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century Amer- ican Literature. By Maurice S. Lee. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2012. x, 239 pp. $65.00. Secularism in Antebellum America: With Reference to Ghosts, Protestant Subcul- tures, Machines, and...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
... not stand a chance against rumor’s democratic power. Noting that being “‘used up’ meant to be perpetually in the public eye” in the nineteenth century, she argues that “the fact of the gossip” about the General, not the content, generates his mystery and celebrity (55). The many opinions about him...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 429–431.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in the field (most significantly, those engaged in black study) have implored that humanistic and social science discourses sharpen their critical reflexes; these scholars have taken the intellectual chance of aligning critical theory and black music. New studies on black music have fundamentally...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
... a visualization of the counting going on, what exactly is it visualizing? The answer suggests Bradley’s innovation: to make the “exercise of judgment” the primary focus of his game (“SG Combining chance and choice, Life foregrounds decision making. Reform Games in Milton...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... rative. Here, coeditor Jonathan Gottschall’s chance rereading of the Iliad while perusing Desmond Morris’s The Naked Ape (1967) leads him to a vision of Homer’s epic as “a drama of naked apes—strutting, preening, fighting . . . in fierce competition for social dominance, desir- able mates, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
... profitably explore writing, reading, format, and publish- ing in the past. Although they miss certain chances (perhaps because they do), they also augur new directions for the field. Lara Langer Cohen’s The Fabrication of American Literature seeks to juxta- pose “the period’s proliferating ideologies...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 415–417.
Published: 01 June 2015
... single, to be in solitude, with no immediate sexual/rela- tional prospects . . . in sight (31). Thus, singleness for Cobb is a social form that activates enormous possibilities—the utopian chance to exist outside desperation, loneliness, and the fear of death (31). Reading this book, I often...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 855–858.
Published: 01 December 2016
... than of its disappearance. Roberts reads the American gothic as “literary evidence” of the cultural development of fluid, changeable selves and collectivist imaginaries, which were “better suited to an early Atlantic world bound by the fluctuations of the market, immigration, accident, chance...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 459–496.
Published: 01 September 2001
... ‘‘violent apprehensions’’ of ‘‘gob- lins and spectres His response is to ‘‘hallowasloudasorgans of unusual compass and vigour would enable methewordswhich chanced to occur to merepeat[ing] in the shrill tones of a Mo- hock savageCow!cow!come home! home 1 As the echoes of these tones in the rocky...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... rational self-interest,­ friendly relations can occur: “[W]hen it comes to business, pure and simple . . . the Negro is given a man’s chance” (220). “No race that has anything to contribute to the markets of the world,” he emphasizes, “is long in any degree ostracized” (223). The most prevalent...