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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... contend that it was more likely conceived as an appropriation and revision of Southworth, whose pivotal chapter is titled “The New Medea.” Anxiously competing for the role of moral and cultural advisor to female readers, Howells writes his own deserted wife novel, in which he vanquishes Southworth in a...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Caleb Smith This essay examines previously unexplored divisions within the antislavery movement’s published responses to Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl . Revisiting Jacobs’s conflict with her editor, Lydia Maria Child, over the suppressed chapter about John Brown, Smith...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 403–405.
Published: 01 June 2015
... texts both remembered and forgot- ten get smart treatment, and another of the book’s strengths is the identifi- cation of key genres and modes of discourse. Early abolitionist writing for children, she notes in chapter 1, falls into three categories: radical (insists on full human rights and...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 475.
Published: 01 June 2012
... scholarship and writing in an article or book chapter on Melville published in the preceding year. American Literature, Volume 84, Number 2, June 2012 DOI 10.1215/00029831-1587811 © 2012 by Duke University Press ...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2018
... was not only resisted, but refused and returned in ways that did not correlate with U.S. expectations” (12). Her book follows that undoing through a wide range of American and Soviet literature and media, including the architecture and visual technologies of the American National Exhibition (chapter 1...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2019
... China hands prominent in the 1930s and 1940s. Chapter 1 examines Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth (1931) and the ways it activated certain transpacific dynamics, setting certain conditions of possibility for China commentary within the middlebrow publishing industry. Chapter 2 looks at Tsiang’s early...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in Early Pennsylvania. By Patrick M. Erben. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2012. xvi, 335 pp. $45.00. Jared Gardner’s account of the early American magazine opens with a provoc- ative chapter on the fits and starts of the early eighteenth century. Addison and Steele’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 415–416.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Sarah Orne Jewett. Three types of re- lationships are explored in the three main chapters. The first is ‘‘Family Se- crets which looks at mother-daughter relationships. A chapter on female...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 434–437.
Published: 01 June 2017
... borrowed from the scene of writing. The opening chapter discusses Vannevar Bush’s 1945 essay, “As We May Think.” Bush envisions a machine called the memex , which many consider the conceptual prototype for personal computers. For Punday, “The centrality of writing and reading to Bush’s vision of the memex...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2018
...). The extent to which gay modernity is implicated in empire is absolute, as Pérez argues that imperialism not only supports gay modernity but “instrumentalizes” it (11). His chapters illustrate the centrality of empire in the construction of gay modernity. Of particular concern are the figures of the...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 873–874.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Due to this lapse, the careful distinctions between black and white female genders that she begins with fall prey to universal notions of motherhood and maternity by the text’s end. In chapter 1, ‘‘The Breeding Ground while...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of Asian and black masculinities in literature and popular culture. As such, it must balance a host of different disciplinary approaches and vocabularies, a difficult task for any monograph. The result is an uneven series of chapters that do not easily cohere into an argumentative whole. Although the...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... followed it and how vibrant and complexly meaningful it was on its own terms. In the first chapter, Walsh analyzes what amounts to a kind of primal scene in the history of the American illustrated book, Benjamin Franklin’s account in his Autobiography (1791) of his encounter as a runaway teenager with a...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 879.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... In her chapter on Millay, for example, she examines both fictional representations of Millay (or women that resemble her) in Floyd Dell’s Love in Greenwich Village as well as Millay’s wrestling with sexuality...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 410–413.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Girl around the World Research Group. The chapters move in a loose chronological progression. Chapter 1 inves- tigates byways and midways that crisscross primarily the United States and the Philippines from the turn of the century to the archipelago’s indepen- dence in the 1940s. Reading a...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2018
... United States into a self-consciously global power. As broad and various as the chapters are, they nonetheless follow a reliable pattern. They start with a major historical or cultural turning point (the invasion of Ethiopia, the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War). They map out the full...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2000
... for social regeneration was heightened for Warren by the desperate state of Tseng 2000.12.5 11:42 DST:103 Book Reviews 883 the South during the Great Depression. Of her five chapters...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Anne Charles By Marilyn R. Schuster. New York: New York Univ. Press. 1999. xv, 269 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $20.00. 2000 Book Reviews 883 the South during the Great Depression. Of her five chapters, the strongest include chapter 1...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., and James each get separate chapters, with James’s movement between his dramatic experiments and his late novels seen at the end as prophetic of a new theater, even as James succeeds almost entirely in fiction...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 867–868.
Published: 01 December 2000
... eight of the book’s thirteen chapters. They and their contributors have done an excellent job of demonstrating the intricate interrelatedness of a wide range of practices, from papermaking, bookbinding, and pamphleteering to copy...