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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2002
... of Crane studies. John Clendenning, California State University, Northridge Sentimental Materialism: Gender, Commodity Culture, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. By Lori Merish. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2000. ix, 389 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $21.95. Sentimental Materialism...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Naomi C. Reed Duke University Press 2004 Naomi C. The Specter of Wall Street: ‘‘Bartleby, the Reed Scrivener’’ and the Language of Commodities Ere introducing the scrivener, as he first appeared to me writes the lawyer in Herman Melville’s ‘‘Bartleby, the...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... antebellum debates about diet and food commodity consumption. A turn to Sylvester Graham's vegetarian movement, however, shows that far from being divorced from civic concerns, the vegetarian dietary theory driving Thoreau's practices at Walden Pond plays a complicated role in the political design of Walden...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Katie McGettigan Abstract This article uses Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s experience in the transatlantic literary market to analyze how British publishers constructed antebellum American literature as a cultural commodity and an aesthetically valuable tradition through their material texts...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Chandler’s The Little Sister (1949), Budd Schulberg’s What Makes Sammy Run? (1941), and Frederic Wakeman’s The Hucksters (1946), describe the intellectual labor of producing the commodities on which the industry subsisted, while at the same time struggling to identify and preserve regions of culture as yet...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as to both comment on its errors and let them remain evident to the reader. Lorde's emphasis on knowledge as an ongoing phenomenon rather than a finite commodity, and her understanding of prose as a means to inscribe that process, informed this technique and became evident to Rich in a series of...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 June 2008
... region—are affected by, and their texts keenly respond to, developments in Caribbean-U.S. relations during the last half of the nineteenth century. This is particularly so in light of the dependence of corporations like the Panama Railroad Company and United Fruit Company on commodities produced by, and...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... and its object, the agent blurred with the process of her continual self-invention as a hybrid of multiple cultures. Meditating on relations between subject and object, viewer and vision, consumer and commodity, Yezierska makes plain the role of citizen as consumer. Her work crystallizes the dominance...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of education as a commodity in the marketplace. This promise, education as a gift of freedom, fails—it fails to speak to students today, fails to remedy racial and gendered disparities, and fails by giving students tests to pass that fail to make them think. Douglass, by contrast, sees literacy and...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
... decisive transition in America, as a model of commodity-centered competitive capitalism yielded to the regime of corporate finance. The young academic economists of the period and their literary counterparts explained the economic landscape in much the same way and to many of the same ends. Both began with...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... abolitionist movement, mainly due to its strict guidelines on commodity consumption. As the supporters of the movement saw it, the boycott of slave-produced goods was central to the eradication of slavery, for it kept money out of slaveholders’ pockets. True commitment to such goals would have been radical and...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2006
... act of comparison lies at the heart of the marketplace. A commodity acquires a spe- cific amount of exchange value only when it is to be exchanged with another commodity with which its worth can be compared. Because marketplace relations are firmly embedded in social and domestic registers, the...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
... (1933) and Sylvia Beach’s memoir Shakespeare and Company (1956), American ideas about consumerism and commodities hinge the modernist projects they narrate.4 Recent scholarship has elaborated the relationship between commercial markets and modernist literature, complicating...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
... commodities andthetri- angular trade in human flesh, manufactured goods, and raw materi- als rapidly produced a superabundance unprecedented in both extent and maldistribution. The enduring effects of this superimposition still operate in the fiercely laminating adhesion of bodies and objects, in which the...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that predate and anticipate the developments he wants to describe. One of the book’s intriguing interventions concerns a neoliberal phenomenon that Breu calls avatar fetishism , which replaces the role of commodity fetishism in earlier stages of capitalist production (23). In avatar fetishism...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
... functioning as an ashtray (38)—Brainard reveals Nancy as an imaginative commodity that lives by extension of and in response to her master manipulator. Brainard positions Nancy, like Bushmiller’s Nancy, in mediation of his daily personal experiences. She becomes his preferred brand of cigarette. She inhabits...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 435–436.
Published: 01 June 2003
...? Rohrbach thoughtfully depicts both abolitionists and realists as producers of literary commodities; her argument that the roots of realism are found in the slave narrative would have been strengthened by a comple...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 875–876.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- keted, luxury commodities still manage to convey antimodernist values? This is a question that extends to the production of scholarly books as well as to fine editions. Beauty and the Book exposes the self-undermining rhetoric of a...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 649–652.
Published: 01 September 2019
... City, New York. The exhibit enacted the entangled and fraught relationships that characterize the postplantation by displaying the engagement of a group of artists with their environment and materials, slavery and colonialism, and the circulation of commodities as art and activism. Produced by the...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Andrew Ross’s sense of camp not as parodic gender performance but as recycling capitalism’s discarded commodities and aesthetic practices. Viewing Schuyler’s work as camp poetics provides a much better-fitting alternative to the labels of urban pastoral or New York School satellite that are applied, when...