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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... perspective that sees injury as being embedded in many women’s experiences, the creation of community from the wound makes it normal to have been broken. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 underground comix feminist comics Lost Girls Alan Moore child sexual abuse fantasy In...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... fourteen years old, possibly raped her on the way back to his home and subse- quently sexually abused her until she killed him five years later.12 His explicitly sexual enslavement of her resulted in the birth of at least one child and possibly that of Celia’s third child, delivered while she was...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... blacks as comic figures in what Eric Lott has called the “schoolyard” dynamics of the minstrel show, replete with a “child’s-eye view of sexuality.”45 In literary terms, McCune Smith and Douglass’s return to retextualize Douglass’s life and childhood in 1855 fell in the wake of Harriet...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Caroline Levander Duke University Press 2007 Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction . By Susan Honeyman. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2005. 184 pp. Cloth, $37.95; compact disk, $9.95. Dependent States: The Child's Part in Nineteenth-Century...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 450–452.
Published: 01 June 2012
... extended reading of Samuel Delany’s novel The Mad Man (2002) becomes proving ground for this theory. Here Scott turns to a text in which the main black male character sub- mits to a host of scatologically tinged sexual scenarios, where racial epithets and abuse are exchanged as freely as fluids, to...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 457–459.
Published: 01 June 2012
... extended reading of Samuel Delany’s novel The Mad Man (2002) becomes proving ground for this theory. Here Scott turns to a text in which the main black male character sub- mits to a host of scatologically tinged sexual scenarios, where racial epithets and abuse are exchanged as freely as fluids, to...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Stephanie A. Smith © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Anachronism and Its Others: Sexuality, Race, Temporality. By Valerie Rohy. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2009. xvi, 178 pp. $70.00. Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 210–212.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Arthur Knight © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The American Play: 1787–2000. By Marc Robinson. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press. 2009. x, 405 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $28.00. The Scene of the Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance. By Shane Vogel. Chicago: Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 217–219.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Marissa López © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 There Was a Woman: La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture. By Domino Renee Perez. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2008. xix, 272 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.95. Chicana Sexuality and Gender: Cultural Refiguring in...
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American Literature (1 December 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... lesbian feminist Audre Lorde ( 2012 , 59) would influentially argue, “To refuse to be conscious of what we are feeling at any time, however comfortable that might seem, is . . . to allow ourselves to be reduced to the pornographic, the abused, and the absurd.” Sexual propriety and a general silence about...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... conundrum: how to instruct against racial prejudice for an audience quite possibly innocent of it. In this sense, animals do no harm. (This same delicacy is required when teaching children about sexual abuse without using either the word sexual or abuse .) Imparting multicultural values without explicit...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 597–626.
Published: 01 September 2016
...), following American literary tradition, offers child-embodied racial innocence as a solution to injustice, Go Set a Watchman (2015) excoriates it as the problem. Deliberately and forcefully violating childlike trust in Atticus Finch’s racial paternalism, Lee in Watchman invites readers into what for many of...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... loving touch, is the fictional apex of this movement—Topsy as an abused child is the “incorrigible” litmus test of corporal punishment, and Stowe renders worship of Eva’s altruism as the most effective discipline.22 The tears on the cheeks of Janeway’s child reader are the marks of his or her...
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American Literature (1 March 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
... was not a response to any changes in the slave system itself, for sexual abuse and extramarital sexual liaisons were intrinsic to North American slavery from its introduction on the continent. Instead, I propose...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the “radiance” is not reducible to the eager baby’s 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...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
... .” Critical Inquiry 28 , no. 1 : 1 – 22 . Cary Alice . ( 1851 ) 1987 . “ Uncle Christopher’s .” In Clovernook Sketches and Other Stories , edited by Fetterley Judith , 67 – 90 . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . Child Lydia Maria . 1831 . The Mother’s Book . Boston...