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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 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 June 2015) 87 (2): 403–405.
Published: 01 June 2015
... macro. Influential 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 475.
Published: 01 June 2012
... excellence in 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
... (chapter 1), Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar (1963; chapter 2), the fiction of Alice Childress and Natalya Baranskaya (chapter 3), Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959; chapter 4), and high fashion (chapter 5). Although the chapters sometimes wander, as it seems that there is no part of the Cold...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2019
... immigrated to the United States in 1926 and subsequently wrote several English-language works. Hsu situates Tsiang’s literary career in the context of several 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the Language of Community 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 415–416.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., middle-class women such as Kate Chopin, Mary E. Wilkins Free- man, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Sarah Orne Jewett. Three types of re- lationships are explored in the three main chapters. The first is ‘‘Family Se...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 434–437.
Published: 01 June 2017
... folders on our desktop —all words 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 873–874.
Published: 01 December 2000
... and maternity by the text’s end. In chapter 1, ‘‘The Breeding Ground while Patton makes a distinction between sex and gender and successfully argues that black females were not ‘‘women’’ by European standards, their African...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2018
... chronologically in the other chapters, examining the black power movement and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Woven throughout Mumford’s book are considerations of Baldwin as a central figure of black gay culture from the civil rights movement through the 1980s. Each chapter after the first examines an aspect of...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2017
... networks. Chon-Smith offers limited discussion of femininity in all of his chapters and fails to consider how racial magnetism might be applied (or not) to representations of white and Asian women as well as various forms of sexuality. Magnetism operates through opposition and thus Chon-Smith avoids more...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... was from what 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 663–665.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as African American journalists, activists, and artists took to the streets, the printing press, and the emerging black media to fight for black liberation. Devorah Heitner’s Black Power TV and Fred Carroll’s Race News offer a richly detailed glimpse into this chapter of US history, recovering...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 879.
Published: 01 December 2000
...), and her interest is in how women use love poetry in a public arena. In her chapter on Millay, for example, she examines both fictional representations of Millay (or women that resemble her) in Floyd Dell’s Love...
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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
... Wake of World War I are a significant contribution to understanding the range of ways US cultures continue to plan for and respond to violence waged abroad and at home. Dodman’s final chapters focus on shell shock in the context of national war memorials, reading works by Mulk Raj Anand, F. Scott...
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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
... Depression. Of her five chapters, the strongest include chapter 1, which deploys solid detail from Warren’s poems, essays, and interviews to show the rising and waning influence of Eliot from Warren’s early to his...
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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...