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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 811.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Curtis Marez Marez’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Cesar Chavez’s Video Collection,” which finds in Chavez’s store of graphics, photos, films, and videos from the 1940s to the 1990s evidence of farm workers’ appropriation of visual technologies to project social alternatives...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 691–692.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Kathryn McKee; Annette Trefzer Duke University Press 2006 The U.S. South in Global Contexts: A Collection of Position Statements The following collection of position statements seeks to probe the academic possibilities of ‘‘a new Southern studies’’ as an intellectual enterprise...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Melville’s fiction in light of postcolonial theories, primarily Homi Bhaba’s re- flections on mimicry. Focusing on Typee, Moby-Dick, and ‘‘Benito Cereno Sanborn argues that Melville treated cannibalism not as a collection of em...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 193–194.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of the ‘‘African collective identity and literary tradition’’ of the African 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 188 of 246 Diaspora. She avoids the pitfalls of earlier ‘‘Afro-Centric’’ analyses by acknowl- edging that neither blackness, Diaspora, nor community need ‘‘conjure up...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Country . In terms of form, His Queer Country represents a hybrid genre very much of its time, in which Harris united his earlier interest in collecting African American folklore with a formal convention this essay refers to as the queer fantastic . A tradition beginning with Lewis Carroll’s Alice...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 656–659.
Published: 01 September 2019
... . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2018 . xv, 288 pp. Cloth, $74.00 ; e-book available. Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas . By Scott Henkel . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2017 . xii, 224 pp. Cloth, $65.00 ; paper, $35.00...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Press; Cranbury, N.J.: Associated Univ. Presses. 2001. 314 pp. $47.50. Everybody’s Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity. By Juliana Spahr. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2001. xiii...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Odile Harter The Great Depression engendered a special kind of first-person plural, which drove fundamental changes in Marianne Moore’s quoting practice during the period. She moved toward a quotation practice that was less dense, drawn increasingly from mottoes and collective speech, and couched...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 183–184.
Published: 01 March 2005
... The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman: The Journalism, Volume II: 1846–1848. Ed. Herbert Bergman, Douglas Noverr, and Edward Recchia. New York: Peter Lang. 2003. xxviii, 501 pp. $59.95. Walt Whitman warned against reading Leaves of Grass ‘‘without first carefully tallying the preparatory background...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., Hughes’s 1930s verse—especially his 1938 pamphlet A New Song —represents, I suggest, a formal response to shifting ideologies of poetic labor, namely, an effort to disentangle poetry from capitalist individualism and align it with proletarian collective labor. I argue that Hughes’s socialist poems...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 737–743.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Kari Nixon Abstract Many public health ethics debates are construed as the rights of the collective versus the rights of the individual. This essay demonstrates that in the context of diseases which are transmitted by healthy carriers, the issue is more complex than this. Instead of arguing about...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... The infrastructures of relationality that emerge in a world in which climate crises have broken down the infrastructures of capitalism provide a platform from which individuals can practice a mode of collective thinking and being that offers an alternative to the alienation upon which extractivism depends. In short...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the modern user’s experience of the internet as a private space under their sovereign control. In turn, the individualism of the internet experience restricts our ability to create collective responses to the climate crisis, encouraging internet users to see themselves as disassociated from conditions...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... complicates notions of transparent relationships among the parts and wholes of periodicals and national collectives. The complex serial publication of Blake performs the logic of what Martin Delany called elsewhere the “nation within the nation.” The conversation among various texts within texts—what I call...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in the wake of harm and helps us respond collectively to the precarity that constitutes our (experience of the) world. Ultimately, I argue that in a moment when the changing climate of higher education inspires (and perhaps even requires) paranoia, such a pedagogical practice constitutes a significant...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the poetics of everyday life, and a related move away from hierarchical models of teaching and learning to a more collective, activist pedagogy, inspired by movements for women’s liberation, anti-imperialism, and black liberation and self-determination. The literary pedagogy that emerges from these classrooms...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 553–581.
Published: 01 September 2010
... made use of the cultures of allegiance and collectivity fostered by war mobilization as rhetorical means by which to bridge gaps in notions of political obligation enabled by the flimsier, more local interests of laissez-faire. Borrowing from supplementary logics of valuation extrinsic to the liberal...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 June 2013
... conditions that staggered perception and belief. Despite these doubts, she traveled to Saigon in 1967 and to Hanoi a year later to report on the US war in Vietnam for the New York Review of Books . Both trips resulted in a series of essays that were quickly collected and published in book form. If Vietnam...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sonnet Retman In this essay, Retman explores Sterling Brown’s radical use of signifying ethnography in his posthumous collection A Negro Looks at the South (2007), a work of mostly unpublished essays written in the early 1940s when Brown journeyed as a participant observer to take stock of African...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Sarah Rivett From 1790 to 1810, Thomas Jefferson inaugurated a massive effort to collect and preserve native languages. Compiling as many languages as he could, Jefferson worked to solve the question of Indian origins. More interesting for its failures than for what it achieved, the Indian...