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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 387–389.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Deanna P. Koretsky Poetics of Character: Transatlantic Encounters, 1700–1900 . By Manning Susan . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2013 . xiii , 315 pp. Cloth , $99.00 ; paper , $34.99 ; e-book , $79.00 . Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 618–622.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Srikanth . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 192 pp. $40.95 . A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature . By Edmond Jacob . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2012 . xv , 272 pp. Cloth, $70.00 ; paper, $26.00 . The...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Beyond Cheering and Bashing: New Perspectives on the Closing of the American Mind (Bowling Green Popular Press, 1992). Banished: Common Law and the Rhetoric of Social Exclusion in Early New England . By Goodman Nan . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2012 . 206 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., Autonomy, and Contemporary Native American Writing . By Kirwan Padraig . New York : Peter Lang . 2013 . xi , 342 pp. Paper, $72.95 ; e-book, $72.95 . Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance . By Rifkin Mark . Minneapolis : Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Common Schools in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction . By Allison Speicher . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2016 . x, 237 pp. Cloth, $54.95 ; e-book, $54.95 . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Historians of childhood have heralded British political philosopher...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Trish Loughran Duke University Press 2006 Trish Disseminating Common Sense: Loughran Thomas Paine and the Problem of the Early National Bestseller Two figures stand out as icons of Revolutionary communication and community. The first is Paul...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ellen Weinauer Duke University Press 2007 Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau . By Peter J. Bellis. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. vii, 221 pp. $ 39.95. Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thomas Koenigs Abstract This article explores the recent popular press debates about the Common Core State Standards and their curricular mandates about the percentage of reading that can be fiction in middle school and high school curricula. I suggest that early American arguments about fiction’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 641–643.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Virginia Kennedy © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Listening to the Land: Native American Literary Responses to the Landscape . By Lee Schweninger. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2008. ii, 242 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Hannah Wells Abstract In The Common Law (1881), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote famously, “the life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.” This essay turns to this seminal work of American legal pragmatism to reconsider the stakes of pragmatism for contemporary studies of race...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... a malleability of racial formation that it simultaneously critiques and authorizes. Ultimately, the novel's intratextuality inflects Blake 's depiction of a disjointed nation-state and reworks common understandings of periodicity and nation formation. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Katy...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... geography, Wilhite argues that we should read suburban narratives for the ways they update and revise long-standing regionalist approaches to local and global concerns: the charged insularity of the domestic sphere, the geographic containment of racial difference, the repressive construction of a common...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-dreadfuls, and pantomimes share a common fascination with the occult forms of sensation obeah enabled, explaining away these experiences as misrecognitions of a stable material reality. Jaudon draws together recent reassessments of the history of the senses by anthropologists and challenges to secularism by...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the novel, I identify a provocative fermata, theorized here (drawing on the work of Christina Sharpe, Hortense Spillers, and Édouard Glissant) as a temporal hold, that both exists within and ruptures linear time. This essay, then, responds to the common association of linear time with oppressive...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... celebratory model of either an ideal embodied pluralism or a free-floating deconstructive signifier. It presents an alternative model in Islas's use of hybridity for critiquing readerly desires for identity representation and common, everyday habits of thinking of identity in terms of a one-to-one relation...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Ann Mikkelsen The work of Anzia Yezierska presents a challenge to early-twentieth-century models of personhood, citizenship, and reading based on common assumptions regarding the nature of sympathy. Yezierska's deployment of what Mikkelsen terms “aesthetic empathy” draws on an emergent discourse...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... surrounding the HIV/AIDS pandemic are similar to those surrounding the history of African enslavement. In particular, Reid-Pharr criticizes the all-too-common assumption that the disasters of both slavery and AIDS have been a necessary precursor to the modernization—and maturation—of both blacks and “queers...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., arguing that liberty achieved its truest expression when free people mixed their labor with nature in the pursuit of self-reliance. Democratic access to arable land was a precondition of real emancipation, which required reversing capitalism's expropriation of the commons. Douglass fictionalized these...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
... primarily in terms of its communicative practices. On the one hand, a deliberative democracy would appear to need some minimal “common standards” of what constitutes reasoned communication. On the other, it also seeks to allow as much genuine difference to enter into democratic deliberations as possible...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 361–386.
Published: 01 June 2009
... otherwise transforms cultural knowledge. Through a close analysis of works by Frank Chin and N. Scott Momaday, Su argues that essentialism does not necessarily imply the existence of static identities or common experiences that define a people; rather, it implies the possibility for certain personal...