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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
... pedagogical practices. This article considers the centrality of ethics to a postidentity Asian American studies, suggesting how ethical alienation—signaled both by the figuration of “comfort women”/military sex slaves/ halmoni and our own estrangement from it—can create productive classroom and...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... one another. The comic thus models the temporalities of surviving trauma. The feminist temporalities of survivorship here also model utopian futures that are homosocial, queer, often ecstatic, and resistant to normative scripts of what should give women comfort. Undergirded by a radical feminist...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 461–463.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Jean Marie Lutes A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx . By Showalter Elaine . New York : Knopf . 2009 . xiv, 586 pp. Cloth , $30.00 ; paper , $16.95 . Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in US Women’s Life Writing . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., was a dream gone ‘‘wrong’’ (199), and Fuller—a passionate woman whose ideas about the female sex appear in many of Hawthorne’s dark women—was a ‘‘potentially disruptive influence’’ on it (20). Mitchell’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Emily Klein Duke University Press 2007 Women, Money, and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts . By Joyce W. Warren. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2005. viii, 373 pp. $44.95. Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood . By...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 628–631.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Cynthia Wu Activism and the American Novel: Religion and Resistance in Fiction by Women of Color . By Romero Channette . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2012 . viii , 217 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle: Radicalism’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 872–873.
Published: 01 December 2001
... that the women factory workers who wrote for the Lowell Offering found their way into author- ship through the medium of the sketch, laying claim to their own participation in the refinements of bourgeois privacy, while the more radical among them invoked the conventions of the sketch to expose their...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Renée Bergland 2005 Writing for Immortality: Women Writers and the Emergence of High Literary Culture in America . By Anne E. Boyd. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2004. x, 305 pp. $55.00; The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 858–861.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Yoonmee Chang 2005 Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech . By Patti Duncan. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. xvi, 274 pp. $34.95; Crossing Cultures: Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature .By Judith Oster. Columbia...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 833–836.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Economic Desire in American Fiction, 1789–1814 . By Karen A. Weyler. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2005. x, 269 pp. Cloth, $41.00; paper, $21.00. The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion, 1780–1830 . By Martha Tom-have Blauvelt. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2007. xi, 275 pp...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 847–849.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Barbara Eckstein © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Henry James: Women and Realism . By Victoria Coulson. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. ix, 240 pp. $95.00. Henry James and the Visual . By Kendall Johnson. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. xv, 246 pp. $95.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 659–660.
Published: 01 September 2000
... that current feminists ‘‘more comfortably identify with leaders of the suffrage associations’’ (1), and she agrees with Lori D. Ginzberg that the result has ‘‘distort[ed] the history of women’s participation in the political process’’ (1...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 636–637.
Published: 01 September 2000
... that current feminists ‘‘more comfortably identify with leaders of the suffrage associations’’ (1), and she agrees with Lori D. Ginzberg that the result has ‘‘distort[ed] the history of women’s participation in the political process’’ (1...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 647–648.
Published: 01 September 2000
... that current feminists ‘‘more comfortably identify with leaders of the suffrage associations’’ (1), and she agrees with Lori D. Ginzberg that the result has ‘‘distort[ed] the history of women’s participation in the political process’’ (1...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 158–159.
Published: 01 March 2002
... analysis of women in crisis who use body-centered language, connected to pregnancy and mother- ing, to challenge binary idioms and assert ‘‘a spiritual self-identity to which community is inherently crucial’’ (177). This richly nuanced study of early- eighteenth-century women in New England excavates...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 645–647.
Published: 01 September 2002
... only gloom in the ‘‘repetitive, predictable laments for the Puritan dead’’ (xiii), in the ‘‘heartlessly reductive’’ elegies that ignore the survivor’s ‘‘agony’’ (2) and lack the comfort of ‘‘the enduring monument, the treasured urn, or nature weeping in sympathy with survivors’’ (xiv). The...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 679–680.
Published: 01 September 2002
... laments for the Puritan dead’’ (xiii), in the ‘‘heartlessly reductive’’ elegies that ignore the survivor’s ‘‘agony’’ (2) and lack the comfort of ‘‘the enduring monument, the treasured urn, or nature weeping in sympathy with survivors’’ (xiv). The opening of chapter 1 is brilliant: a description...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 148–149.
Published: 01 March 2002
... develops her analysis of women in crisis who use body-centered language, connected to pregnancy and mother- ing, to challenge binary idioms and assert ‘‘a spiritual self-identity to which community is inherently crucial’’ (177). This richly nuanced study of early- eighteenth-century women in New...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 443–445.
Published: 01 June 2011
... really vanish into the economies that have followed slavery” (xi). Both of these books are about what does not vanish, and each recovers traces of the plantation where it may be more comfortable to believe there are none. In Entitled to the Pedestal, Lewis examines selected works of five women...