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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Jennifer L. Schulz Duke University Press 2002 Jennifer L. Restaging the Racial Contract: James Weldon Schulz Johnson’s Signatory Strategies In his autobiography Along This Way (1933), James Weldon Johnson describes his confrontation with a white man in a bi...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... classroom’s contingency, temporariness, and interpersonal exposure yield a form of queer kinship that is contracted rather than intentionally developed. This kinship, a social iteration of the unintentional, symbiotic collaborations that anthropologists have described as “emergent ecologies,” burgeons in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jeannine Marie DeLombard DeLombard's essay departs from previous legally oriented readings of Benito Cereno by foregrounding not the title character's mysterious deposition but the novella's hitherto neglected series of contracts in order to interpret Herman Melville's only sustained literary...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 859–885.
Published: 01 December 2002
... notions of hyperreproductive and socially vampiristic black maternity.10 How she secures her claim to natural maternity is a story of twin contracts: with the fertility clinic that offered technological assistance for genetic reproduction and with the state that sanctioned and naturalized, via the...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
... nineteenth-century Americanist, literary historian, or political theorist. Downes argues that Hobbes powerfully deconstructs liberal social contract philosophy. Hobbes accomplishes this feat by imagining a democratizing supplement or “a social sovereignty that belongs to the community but which does not...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2019
... argues that before the middle of the nineteenth century, the capacity to read was represented as “the royal road to Lockean self-possession,” as a form of “symbolic property” that ushered children “into a world of commodity and property relations.” This “literacy contract” promised to protect children...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 665–667.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, Virginia 23005–5505 tinge@rmc.edu). Contract negotiations will be handled by the University Press of Mississippi. John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowships The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately twenty-five short- and long-term Research Fellowships...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
... vernae , in ancient Greece and Rome. The third poem in the collection, “A Contract. (for the Destruction and Rebuilding of Paterson,” firmly abolishes the assumption that silence is strictly a matter of white aesthetics. Establishing the context for appraising a silence of the black vernacular...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” 1852–2002. By Claire Parfait. Hamp- shire, Eng.: Ashgate. 2007. vi, 269 pp. $89.95. In this study of the long, dramatic publishing history of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Par- fait tracks the early serialization; Stowe’s negotiation of the contract for the novel; and the...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2018
... process and the trauma at the center of his work, Young relies on extensive materials donated to the Harry Ransom Center, including typescripts, page proofs, correspondence, research notes, fan mail, contracts, royalty statements, interviews, reviews, lectures, and even a baby book (6). O’Brien’s texts in...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 645–647.
Published: 01 September 2016
... poetry, but rather a summary metaphor for the tragic nature of neoliberalism’s effect on, primarily, the Southern Hemisphere. While late capitalism leaves the world of these poets’ social contracts broken, the poets themselves, in a range of “creative pushback” (9) techniques and styles, break from the...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 June 2006
... progeny of Adam’s bro- ken covenant with God, Man’s only chance for salvation lay in obe- dience to the terms of God’s contract with Abraham, the covenant of grace. Willard grimly reminded his audience that the covenant of grace could be an instrument of damnation as well as salvation, ‘‘for it is a...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 315–344.
Published: 01 June 2002
...; ours is to re- duceittoasystemW]omen observe and men reason’’ 231). Rousseau’s gendered theory of labor relies on a biological understand- ing of sexual difference in which women and men have specific ‘‘prov- inces 23 Here Rousseau reveals his alliance with other early contract theorists who, like...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2009
... banished from U.S. civil discourse in the 1860s, while marriage had become the con- venient trope for national union in Civil War–era reunion romances, including De Forest’s own melodrama, The Bloody Chasm (1881). De Forest’s turn away from the marital contract and consent model of federal...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on ideology, hegemony, and social contract go a long way in explaining why citizens can feel so good about relinquishing freedom. No such theoretical shortage characterizes The Colonizing Trick,which enlists Michel Foucault, Immanuel Kant, Fernández Retamar, and especially Karl Marx in an all...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
... his legacy would be preserved only in his published fiction, James proceeded on two fronts. He first contracted with Scribner’s to pub- lish what is now known as the New York edition of his novels and short sto- ries in twenty-four volumes, which appeared between 1907 and 1909, com- plete with...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 458–460.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., from a consideration of writing about bad writing to an excursus on epic in popular fiction to an incisive note on Sicilians’ traditional antipathy to American-style civil contract. The impulse to account for...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 579–602.
Published: 01 September 2004
... are doing my job, but I don’t get the money, some extrapolated node of expansion-contraction gets my money, which I need for time travel.5 What gets me is how compactly this terrific little poem toys with, or speaks through, an affect...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 813–841.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of Renaissance architecture, and he continues in the same vein throughout the novel to lose contract after contract, one chance after another for economic or professional advancement because he will not compromise the...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 865–870.
Published: 01 December 2007
...  American Literature author who was also burdened with debt, Higgins and Parker describe a Mel- ville who, in desperation, accepted a contract from Harper and Brothers that offered him less than half of the royalties he had been paid for previous books. Before publication, however, Melville added a...