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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 382–384.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Michael P. Bibler Laying Claim: African American Cultural Memory and Southern Identity . By Patricia G. Davis . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2016 . xiv, 216 pp. Cloth, $ 34.95 ; e-book, $ 34.95 . Precious Perversions: Humor, Homosexuality, and the Southern Literary...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 361–386.
Published: 01 June 2009
... experiences to yield reliable knowledge about broader social patterns of exploitation. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 John J. Ghosts of Essentialism: Su Racial Memory as Epistemological Claim The idea of essentialism maintains a curious after- life...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2000
... are the first born of the American family of nations.— Washington Irving, unpublished notebook William Hazlitt’s comments in the first epigraph above show that an American claim...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 889–890.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Lindon Barrett, University of California, Irvine Claiming a Tradition: Italian American Women Writers. By Mary Jo Bona. Carbon- dale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 1999. xii, 253 pp. $39.95. Mary Jo Bona’s...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 154–156.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Bernadine Hernández Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature . By Christopher González . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2017 . xii, 194 pp. Cloth, $129.95 ; paper, $29.95 ; e-book, $29.95 . Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 452–454.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Karen Dubinsky Kin of Another Kind: Transracial Adoption in American Literature . By Callahan Cynthia . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press . 2011 . 190 pp. $70.00 . Claiming Others: Transracial Adoption and National Belonging . By Jerng Mark C. . Minneapolis : Univ...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 609–611.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Joseph Keith Claiming Exodus: A Cultural History of Afro-Atlantic Identity, 1774–1903 . By Thomas Rhondda Robinson . Waco, TX : Baylor Univ. Press . 2013 . 208 pp. $34.95 . Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse . By Manganelli Kimberly...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Stephen Germic Duke University Press 2007 Stephen Land Claims, Natives, and Nativism: Germic Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Fealty to Place A flock of wild pigeons wheeling beautifully over the mountain this afternoon. We have had but few...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Jennifer Greeson Duke University Press 2007 Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South . By Catherine Kerrison. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2006. xiii, 265 pp. $49.95. American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 . By Melissa J...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... read ing were revealed most clearly in Ball’s claim to authorship, which was based on this middle-class gentleman’s emotional legitimacy as evidenced by the private circulation of (what he claimed as) his poetry. Rather than asserting her own femininity, however, Akers Allen exposed the gender...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 571–599.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that supported his claims for elite cultural status and full democratic citizenship. Cedar Hill allowed Douglass to claim both legal and symbolic possession over the landscape, establishing his connection with nature in ways that rivalled southern agrarian plantations and responded to his and other African...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Christopher Trigg Abstract This article reconsiders the legacy of American Puritanism in the context of the current controversy around “radical Islam.” The rise of Salafi jihadism has emboldened those who maintain that Islam is incompatible with Western secularity. Liberal responses to this claim...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jake Mattox According to his 1868 biography, in 1852 Martin Delany had been elected mayor of the Nicaraguan town of San Juan del Norte, a port attracting gold rush travelers, international capitalists, canal engineers, Miskito Indians, free African Americans, and British subjects. This claim...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... privileged access to knowledge, just as Clithero does in Edgar Huntly . By treating somnambulists as knowing figures, Brown’s novel, and animal magnetism itself, transvalued an eighteenth-century sensory pathology: insensibility. In a period when the ability to produce public knowledge and even to claim...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Laura L. Mielke This essay claims that antebellum theatrical star Edwin Forrest registered the era’s investment in oratorical eloquence and anxiety concerning the potentially incendiary nature of free expression in a democracy marked by economic and racial inequality. Forrest’s July 4, 1838, speech...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
... histories of imperial violence and settlement, helps us recognize articulations of settler colonialism not merely as “forgetting” (forgetting previous claims on space, for example) to be combatted with the “hauntings” or “remembering” of postcolonial approaches, but as various, ongoing processes...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Daniel M. Radus As channels of print distribution and production widened in the early nineteenth century, Native Americans employed print as a means of expressing their pasts and thus their historical claims to territories coveted by the United States. In this essay, Radus shows how the nature...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 147–169.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Orleans’s profound discontinuity from the United States in the wake of Hurricane Katrina—dominated the national conversation about the city’s suffering and recovery. This paper seeks to examine what Barbara Eckstein calls “claims for New Orleans’s exceptionalism,” considering theorizations of the city’s...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... The Deserted Wife ; that Gaylord’s courtroom narration is a reductive, parodic version of Southworth; and that Howells’s ending punishes Gaylord and Marcia, who have functioned as sentimental author and heroine. Critics have long accepted Howells’s 1908 claim that Euripides’s Medea inspired the novel, but I...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... with the Cold War rhetorical frame that shift the meaning of the war away from US claims about it. The category of “Korean War literature” changes how we understand “Cold War literature” and therefore post-1945 American literature and culture. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Korean War literature...