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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 December 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 that...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Univ. 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 183–184.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 193–194.
Published: 01 March 2000
...’’ ‘‘spiritual interrogation which is a process of reading these works in the con- text 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Joel Chandler Harris published a new work titled Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer 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...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Robert Montgomery Bird’s The Gladiator (1831), and thus it contained an implicit threat of collective violence should working-class speech be curtailed. Moreover, Forrest’s close friendship with abolitionist William Leggett and quotation of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Queen Mab and Revolt of Islam (among...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 141–170.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on interpretations of minority mobility. Bildungsroman hermeneutics understands social relations as organized around individual development. This model undermines the collective politics many critics sense in Cisneros’s text and obscures her revisions of the genre. Furthermore, bildungsroman...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
... serial comics form. As queer texts that oscillate between popular iconographies, these iterations of Nancy provide resistance to expectations for normativity, narrative closure, static character performance, and bound space in relation to twentieth-century American collective identities. Copyright...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
... story, novel, and poem to another. Collectively such scenes, recurring across the literature of the 1930s, offer something like a cousinly alternative, on a far smaller scale, to the 1930s ascendency of documentary and the 1920s and 1930s movement for a proletarian literature. Stories of begging for...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Bechdel’s visual rhetoric in the pages of WomaNews , the grassroots periodical where Bechdel first published her work and participated as a member of the collective. Informed by archival research, this analysis embraces grassroots contexts as an overlooked venue for exploring queer histories and tracing the...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 December 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
... employ montage to expose listening as a mediated and socially constructed act often intertwined with the structural violence of racial and economic discrimination. In response, both develop alternative models of collective listening, which together offer contrasting perceptual strategies for remapping...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 799–823.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., retrospectively, be described as neoliberalism. The neoliberal style this essay explicates allows for subjects under neoliberalism to inhabit a position that limits politics to the confines of individual entrepreneurialism and consumerism, thus broadcasting politics as not a collective enterprise but instead a...