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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... . 1984 . “ Politically Correct? Politically Incorrect? ” In Vance 1984a , 138 – 64 . Everson Mark D. , and Boat Barbara W. 1994 . “ Putting the Anatomical Doll Controversy in Perspective: An Examination of the Major Uses and Criticisms of the Dolls in Child Sexual Abuse...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
... undeveloped energy but, in Haring’s own words, is simultaneously akin to mature sexual energy (Frankel 1997 , 58). Indeed, both Haring’s queer sexuality and artistic investment in youth iconography should be thought of as a mixed adult-child aesthetics of radiance: in some of his other work the radiating...
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American Literature (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 (2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., are Child’s stories collected in Fact and Fiction (1846), the Cassy subplot of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), and Brown’s Clotel (1853). Shorter vignettes of sexual abuse, such as the few contained in American...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., domestic violence, and child abuse stands behind these portrayals. Though the essays do not fully anticipate the terms of Morrison’s critique, they record a chapter in black and Latina women’s ongoing response to white feminism that helped make it possible. In the magazine’s first years of publication...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 387–416.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Press. Tseng 2000.5.26 10:49 OCV:4 388 American Literature John Christopher’s sexual abuse of his daughter is linked to a history of incestuous sexual abuse in slavery. One of the primary questions...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 338–341.
Published: 01 June 2021
... accidentally conceived by heterosexuals to the born children of gay couples, conceived in other relationships, adopted, or produced with assistive reproductive technologies. The “irresponsible” adults—both gay and straight—whose sexuality must be controlled, as implied by the rhetorical and legal arguments...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
... starting menstruation at younger and younger ages, “their bodies came to serve as the locus for growing social anxi- ety about the impact of modern life” (5). Cultural anxieties regarding female sexuality are arguably assuaged in child death as an event to be gratifyingly grieved over. If it is true...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 March 2007
...-072  © 2007 by Duke University Press 86  American Literature master or employer, a man who she knew did not physically abuse his subordinates, who was decent enough to keep a mother and child together. Or was their relationship more intimate? Was George Whita- ker the father...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
...] . . . and foregrounded those melodramatic and senti- mental parts illustrating the destruction of families and especially the sexual victimization of girls and women under slavery, along with the devastating effects this abuse brought to their grieving mothers.” Mills seems to think that such a revision...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of queerness. Rebecca Wanzo’s “The Normative Broken: Melinda Gebbie, Feminist Comix, and Child Sexuality Temporalities” positions the fantasy erotica comic Lost Girls , by Alan Moore—a figure from the comics pantheon in both independent comics and superhero comics for mainstream publishers—and Melinda...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in many of the interviews Wright conducted. As in “Black Hope,” Wright uses these interviews to highlight the sexual abuse endured by domestic ser- vants. Miss P. recalls being instructed to walk by a male employer who ordered her to style her hair “like Shirley Temple” and try on the uni- form...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 875–876.
Published: 01 December 2000
... marginal links disparate considerations (child abuse, homosexuality, race, New women) and necessarily contradictory accounts of James’s personal con- servatism. In readings of ‘‘The Last of the Valerii The American, The Tragic...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
... and appreciate her Chicano history, he also transfers his unresolved memories of being tortured by the Salvadoran government onto her body in a traumatic incident of domestic abuse. This incident occurs the same night that they con- ceive their only child, also named José Luis. Narrated mostly in the first...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of whipping as the image of slave suffering that defined (and fetishized) enslavement for the white reader originates in and has provided the blueprint for subsequent readings of Douglass’s narrative. For Hartman, the central event of this scene is the sexual humiliation and violent physical abuse...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 123–150.
Published: 01 March 2005
... writing, although it does not address slavery specifically, nonetheless figuratively deracinates and degrades her, makes her ‘‘black’’ and potentially sexually impure. Edna’s career as a writer positions her as both the masochistic slave who suffers threats of brutal abuse and sexual victimization...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 876–877.
Published: 01 December 2000
... marginal links disparate considerations (child abuse, homosexuality, race, New women) and necessarily contradictory accounts of James’s personal con- servatism. In readings of ‘‘The Last of the Valerii The American, The Tragic...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 141–168.
Published: 01 March 2003
... explicitly connecting these codes to the suppressed history of white men’s sexual abuse of black women (NM, 278). But in part 1 of Cane, Toomer offers a more nuanced and unstable portrait of such ambiva- lence, depicting...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
... would help them forge a more satisfying and egalitarian union. She goes to work in a factory and lives with Esther Copeland, another exile from marriage whose husband had sexually abused her (LLB, June 16, 1893). Years later, Paul proposes marriage to Hagar again. She responds in Fourierist...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... undermines the state’s claims to rationality and moderation and that the book’s exploration of queer, criminalized, and racialized subjectivity resists the pathologizing discourses that legitimized state violence. The novel’s transformation did not merely excise its sexual content, then, but greatly...