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Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 10 The artist’s physical state as character extension. From Bushmiller, Nancy , September 23, 1949 Figure 10 The artist’s physical state as character extension. From Bushmiller, Nancy, September 23, 1949 More
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 387–389.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Deanna P. Koretsky Poetics of Character: Transatlantic Encounters, 1700–1900 . By Manning Susan . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2013 . xiii , 315 pp. Cloth , $99.00 ; paper , $34.99 ; e-book , $79.00 . Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 861–863.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ben Railton Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America . By Salazar James B. . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2010 . Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00 . Thinking America: New England Intellectuals and the Varieties of American Identity . By Taylor...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Alisse Portnoy Duke University Press 2007 The Rhetoric of Rhetoric: The Quest for Effective Communication . By Wayne C. Booth. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. 2004. xvi, 206 pp. Cloth, $57.95; paper, $19.95. Living to Tell about It: A Rhetoric and Ethics of Character Narration . By...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 857–859.
Published: 01 December 2007
... in Twentieth-Century Southern Writing . By Mary Weaks-Baxter. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2006. xi, 191 pp. $42.95. How They Shine: Melungeon Characters in the Fiction of Appalachia . By Katherine Vande Brake. Macon, Ga.: Mercer Univ. Press. 2001. xiii, 298 pp. Paper, $20.00...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 889–890.
Published: 01 December 2001
... on one side of the Atlantic and actualized on the other. If it required Whitman’s 1855 preface to Leaves of Grass to characterize America as a great poem, Gravil’s study contends that this great poem had, in effect, been written decades earlier by Wordsworth and Blake. Influence studies are...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2013
...David Tomkins Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America . By Lukasik Christopher J. . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2011 . viii, 319 pp. $45.00 . Reading the “Century Illustrated” Monthly Magazine: American Literature and Culture, 1870...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 642–644.
Published: 01 September 2005
... be pinned down. Thus, the term ‘‘fugitive’’ in the title of this book reflects the fleeting character of property throughout the nineteenth century, from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Oliver Wendell Holmes’s legal theories, from articles describing Blind Tom the piano player to the intellec- tual copyright...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 650–653.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daniel Chaskes Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction . By Konstantinou Lee . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2016 . xiii, 368 pp. Cloth , $39.95 ; e-book available. Death beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference . By Hong Grace Kyungwon...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... token stories revolve around dying child “saints,” of whom Stowe's character Eva is one iteration. Upon death, these ideal children leave a powerful emotional memory that can transform incorrigible children into eager students. As the example of Mary Martha Sherwood's The History of Little Henry and His...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
... turns to Salinger's fiction, arguing that the abundance of letters quoted verbatim in his texts acknowledges the power of the personal epistle to reveal a character's authentic self. Simultaneously, Salinger's most famous character, Holden Caulfield, exhibits a deep anxiety over the act of revealing...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
... characters are juxtaposed against the “colored” Eldridge, as Whipple, Eldridge's de facto amanuensis, conforms to Rhode Island's rhetorical institutionalization of a black-white racial binary. This label and Whipple's condescending and unguarded use of racist terminology and stereotypes of black and...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Allison S. Curseen Abstract Focusing on the minor details of suffering cats, I read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as an exemplary illustration of the way in which American novels of individual development destabilize around the movement of minor bodies and minor characters. This destabilization...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Andrea Stone Representations of the sexual abuse of enslaved women merit a specificity of analysis that has so far eluded scholars of American literature and culture. The definition of legal character in this context calls for further study. Stone addresses the peculiar legal conundrum in which...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2015
... labor. While The Black Vampyre appears to contain the gothic horrors of a version of the Haitian Revolution with the end of a slave revolt and the end of the main characters’ vampirism, the text titillates readers with the possibility that a vampiric descendant of its eponymous hero has moved on from...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Women and other supposedly vulnerable readers were excluded from its audience, appearing instead as instruments for masculine self-contemplation. Thus, the magazine describes female characters such as Clarisse, the “girl next door” in Fahrenheit 451 , and Janet Pilgrim, the first girl-next-door Playmate...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
... love songs to racially liberal Paris to William Gardner Smith's shrewd attack on French colonialism, the trope of interracial romance undergirds both the construction and the questioning of a colorblind Paris. I argue that as African American expatriate writers included North African characters and...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Nancy Glazener Assessments of Benjamin Franklin have often been implicit assessments of civil society, whose double character of facilitating market transactions and promoting more expansive forms of public reflection have fueled competing accounts of Franklin. This essay explores Franklin's...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
... male preachers—both proslavery and antislavery—and how liberally it puts sermons into the mouths of numerous “lowly” characters, strategies by which Stowe transfers the power to preach from the ordained clergy to ordinary people who speak their convictions across the lines of gender, class, and race...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 295–322.
Published: 01 June 2019
...David Anthony Abstract This essay focuses on the consistently deployed but previously unnoticed figure of the Jew in the post– Uncle Tom’s Cabin plantation novel, whether “anti- Tom ” or abolitionist in orientation. I argue that this character does complex ideological work in these novels, in...