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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Clare Callahan Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture . By Wu Cynthia . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press . 2012 . xiii , 203 pp. Cloth , $84.50 ; paper , $28.95 ; e-book , $28.95 . Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
... encounter with Communist China. The essay narrates this story by exploring the United States Information Agency’s (USIA) recruitment of a major Chinese author, Eileen Chang, to the cause of information fabrication and deployment in Hong Kong. It combines this story with a brief history of 1950s US...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 619–621.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William J. Maxwell Liberalism and the Culture of Security: The Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric of Reform . By Henry Katherine . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2011 . xiv , 213 pp. Cloth , $36.50 ; e-book , $36.50 . Downwardly Mobile: The Changing Fortunes of American...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 618–622.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeanne Heuving The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly . By McCaffery Steve . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2012 . xii , 282 pp. Paper, $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry . By Reddy...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lindsay Thomas This essay examines two kinds of speculative fiction focused on the management of climate change: preparedness documents on climate change as a threat to national security, and Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (1993–96), a science fiction trilogy about the terraformation and...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 823–826.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Dawn Keetley Duke University Press 2007 The Kentucky Tragedy: A Story of Conflict and Change in Antebellum America . By Dickson D. Bruce Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2006. 176 pp. $40.00. The Spectacle of Death: Populist Literary Responses to American Capital...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 652–654.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Mark Conroy. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2004. viii, 232 pp. $42.95. Reading Oprah: How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads .By Cecilia Konchar Farr. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2005. xiv, 164 pp. Cloth, $54.50; paper, $17.95. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Mark Rifkin Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663–1880 . By Round Phillip H. . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2010 . xii , 275 pp. $24.95 . Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America . By Snyder...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 699–728.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Christopher Hager © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Christopher Hunger for the Literal: Writing and Industrial Hager Change in Elizabeth Stoddard’s The Morgesons The strikingly oblique prose of Elizabeth Stoddard’s 1862 novel, The Morgesons, its...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Brian M. Reed © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 A Change in the Weather: Modernist Imagination, African American Imaginary. By Geoffrey Jacques. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2009. x, 185 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $28.95. Rhythm and Race in Modernist Poetry and...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
... sought to redistribute institutional power and resources. Although Rich’s poetry and essays have been widely praised for their contributions to feminism, little attention has been paid to the way she changed her life course, moving from Columbia to City College, to participate in one of the most...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Heather Houser Writing the Goodlife: Mexican American Literature and the Environment . By Ybarra Priscilla Solis . Tucson : Univ. of Arizona Press . 2016 . xx, 216 pp. Paper , $29.95 . Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change . By Trexler Adam...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 213–223.
Published: 01 June 2017
... willingness to be touched and changed and impressed , where we expose ourselves—intellectually, affectively, and materially—to the strangers in our midst, where we avow that we are susceptible. . . . The physicality of the classroom space is not simply the background for or incidental to the lessons that we...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 212–213.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Yoonmee Chang By Rachel C. Lee. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 1999. xi, 205 pp. Cloth, $49.50; paper, $16.95. 2001 Book Reviews Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America. By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii, 417 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 858–861.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Yoonmee Chang 2005 Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech . By Patti Duncan. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. xvi, 274 pp. $34.95; Crossing Cultures: Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature .By Judith Oster. Columbia...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Cynthia Wu This essay uses both ethnic studies and disability studies to read two late-nineteenth-century American texts that refer to Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twin entertainers from the country then known as Siam who were popularly called the Siamese Twins. Mark Twain's sketch “Personal...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Odile Harter The Great Depression engendered a special kind of first-person plural, which drove fundamental changes in Marianne Moore’s quoting practice during the period. She moved toward a quotation practice that was less dense, drawn increasingly from mottoes and collective speech, and couched...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... traumatic events produce formal changes in narrative strategies that reflect transformations in historical and political thinking, but many 9/11 novels, like Don DeLillo's Falling Man , do not demonstrate significant formal departures from pre-9/11 works. Others, like Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Aaron Bady By placing the Tarzan novels and films in the historical context of the development of aviation and aerial bombardment, Bady traces how changing fantasies of flight mediate the Tarzan franchise's changing relationship to white supremacist violence. Edgar Rice Burroughs's original novels...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
...-engagements with the Cold War rhetorical frame that shift the meaning of the war away from US claims about it. The category of “Korean War literature” changes how we understand “Cold War literature” and therefore post-1945 American literature and culture. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Korean...