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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 93–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Janet Dean Duke University Press 2005 Janet Nameless Outrages: Narrative Authority, Rape Dean Rhetoric, and the Dakota Conflict of 1862 Mr. President, let us relate to you some facts with which we fear you have not heretofore been made...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
... here. Focusing on different sites of ideological contestation, these books together argue for the centrality of theater in any consideration of national formations while also suggesting that the conflicts staged in and through the theater— before the audience, backstage, and beyond—are rather easily...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Going by Contraries: Robert Frost’s Conflict with Science. By Robert Bernard Hass. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2002. xiii, 220 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $16.50. It is hard to tell whether...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
... for the Anglo-American reading public. Their conjoinment similarly functions in ambivalent ways that both celebrate unity and suggest discomfort with it. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Cynthia The Siamese Twins in Late-Nineteenth-Century Wu Narratives of Conflict...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Kevin Modestino If the nation is a null space for projecting conflict, what does that tell us about the violent longing to make America great again? For scholars of US history and culture, it nearly goes without saying that the danger of populist nationalism is precisely how it motivates...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Duncan Faherty Duke University Press 2007 Securing the Commonwealth: Debt, Speculation, and Writing in the Making of Early America . By Jennifer J. Baker. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2005. x, 218 pp. $50.00. The Backcountry and the City: Colonization and Conflict...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 823–826.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Dawn Keetley Duke University Press 2007 The Kentucky Tragedy: A Story of Conflict and Change in Antebellum America . By Dickson D. Bruce Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2006. 176 pp. $40.00. The Spectacle of Death: Populist Literary Responses to American Capital...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lucy Maddox © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 The War in Words: Reading the Dakota Conflict through the Captivity Literature . By Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2009. xxxiv, 363 pp. $60.00. Captive Arizona, 1851–1900 . By Victoria...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 172–175.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Gilbert . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2018 . xii, 370 pp. Cloth, $90.00 ; paper, $32.95 ; e-book available. The Hell of War Comes Home: Imaginative Texts from the Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq . By Owen W. Gilman Jr. Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2018...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and of conflict itself—that is, conflict as an aesthetic device within narrative as well as the thing being narrated, the manifestation of force between actors aboard the slave ship. Because the enforcement of US law and security by 1850 tended toward something supra-territorial if not transnational in scope...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Mary B. Hale Abstract This article examines a post–Civil War trend in novels that focus on the mechanics of governmental process. Remarkable for the smallness of their concerns, these novels replace the bitter conflicts of the war and Reconstruction with plots that hinge on matters of political...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... reliance on the conception of self-interest as a way of managing conflicting beliefs about the world. Taking Franklin as an influential early proponent of “interest-thinking”—the view that a self automatically or naturally possesses interests that fit an economic model, even if the interests are not solely...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 471–500.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Molly Robey U.S. women's Holy Land writings—a body of novels, travel narratives, and children's literature—uniquely illustrate Americans' complex and often conflicting imperialist and religious investments in the Near East. U.S. women writers embraced the Holy Land as an extranational domestic...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and afterwards, the movements of Black Hawk's band were represented as a direct threat to the safety of the American public and a violation of existing treaties. In contrast, Black Hawk's Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk (1833) offers a genealogy of the conflict that contextualizes it within...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and interracial thinking about Asia and Asians exists in a complementary and conflicted relationship with a need to articulate local community problems without extra-ethnic distractions. Sae-Saue argues that the marginalization of Asia and Asians in early Chicana/o literature symbolizes the historical tensions...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., trusts, and corporations. The book presents the competition between these alternative paradigms by following the shifting career choices and internal conflicts of its protagonist, Dr. Howard Sommers, as he strives to satisfy his own vision—at times itself contradictory—of medical professionalism...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 December 2020
... black lives” to the setting of twentieth-century African American literature, where Beethoven’s Romantic sublime often stands in for the racial sublime. This transference, I argue, is not an expression of the artist’s repressed instinctual conflict, the mere sublimation of their devotion to “white...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 705–731.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ted Hamilton Abstract This article describes how the law inflects the narration of environmental conflict in William T. Vollmann’s Dying Grass (2015) and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead (1991). By focusing on the legal common sense of settler colonialism—its emphasis on private property...
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American Literature 10950753.
Published: 13 September 2023
... conflict of World War II, but also elucidates the dialectic of power and agency modeled by the form of the network as articulated in the council’s reader-producing experiment itself. What is ultimately at stake in positing an uneven network of actors who negotiate, maintain, extend, and possibly even...
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American Literature 10950740.
Published: 13 September 2023
... American support of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 when news of Benito Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia galvanized members of the Harlem Renaissance. These two conflicts triangulated the imaginaries of the United States, Spain, and Ethiopia, producing a distinct form of antifascist Black transnationalism...