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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... to make the play accessible, emotional, and persuasive also sets real limits on how audience members are asked think about personal and social responsibility. Some of these efforts include a focus on the wrongly convicted instead of the guilty, a balance of white and black interviewees in the face of...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... mobility of African Americans, Native Americans, and Chinese immigrants. Post-Reconstruction practices such as convict lease and the enforcement of vagrancy laws help account for Huck and Jim's divergent experiences of mobility and captivity as they travel downriver in Twain's novel. Racially...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... economic in nature—the essay examines the failure of interest-thinking to capture the most important features of conviction or belief (religious or not). To the extent that secular civil society relies on interest-thinking to manage conflicting beliefs, secularism as we know it may be limited and...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
... male preachers—both proslavery and antislavery—and how liberally it puts sermons into the mouths of numerous “lowly” characters, strategies by which Stowe transfers the power to preach from the ordained clergy to ordinary people who speak their convictions across the lines of gender, class, and race...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 811–835.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Although Faulkner claimed that he added the ‘‘Old Man’’ narrative after having started ‘‘The Wild Palms’’ Excesses in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem 813 ‘‘simply to underline the story of Charlotte and Harry the manner in which the tall convict’s tale in ‘‘Old Man...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2017
... self-reflection and the grandness of its nation-making, nation-contesting novels. To dig into these monographs is to be struck, time and again, at how wondrous canonical formations and their religio-aesthetic convictions are, especially those of New England. And it is to be struck, time and again, by...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Himes. The catastrophic fire would form the narrative crux of Himes’s autobiographical novel, Yesterday Will Make You Cry ([1953] 1998 ). In 1928, at age nineteen, Himes was arrested in Chicago and extradited to stand trial for a robbery committed in Cleveland. He was convicted, given an...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 470–472.
Published: 01 June 2003
... discursive and artistic responses to an ecological crisis, the North Ameri- can Dust Bowl, expressed and mediated national convictions and anxieties about ‘‘the frontier as well as about nature, development, science, and the...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 202–203.
Published: 01 March 2005
... between that variable and the dearth of female scholars in his bibliography. That said, Van Noy’s evocative agenda will be appreciated by all who share his conviction that ‘‘knowing places in order to care for them becomes more and more urgent’’ with each passing day (183). In showing how four U.S...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 444–445.
Published: 01 June 2003
... developed versions of the ethic of care identified by Carol Gilligan and others, effectively writing their ethical and political convictions into their subsequent work and ultimately shaping their environments through writing both fiction...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 875–876.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., for example, to the gorgeous mosaic of speech introduced into the Ameri- 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 186 of238 can idiom by the influx of immigrants), Rowe regards James’s conviction that the ‘‘ultimate social capital is communication’’ as a formula by...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 876–877.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., for example, to the gorgeous mosaic of speech introduced into the Ameri- 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 186 of238 can idiom by the influx of immigrants), Rowe regards James’s conviction that the ‘‘ultimate social capital is communication’’ as a formula by...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 207–234.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Literature, Volume 78, Number 2, June 2006 DOI 10.1215/00029831-2006-001 © 2006 by Duke University Press 208 American Literature institution: ‘‘In Concord, N.H. I visited the prison & went into the cells. At this season, they shut up the convicts in these little granite cham- bers at about 4 o’clock...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
... beliefs and convictions that exist in a buffer zone between at least four sets of conversations. These include the reemergence of attention to religion as an explanatory force in American culture, the revisionary impulses brought to popular literature, the recovery movement involving women writers, and...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 881–884.
Published: 01 December 2017
... positions himself as an intellectual and literary historian, and suggests that his “convictions that ideas shape the course of history and that the study of literature allows readers to reconstruct that otherwise irrecoverable influence” are “out of favor among some scholars of American literature and...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 433–435.
Published: 01 June 2003
...’’ and ‘‘true While realists shared with the slave narrators a conviction that liter- ary works could and should serve as instruments of social change, Rohrbach concludes that they coopted generic features...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2005
... relationship between that variable and the dearth of female scholars in his bibliography. That said, Van Noy’s evocative agenda will be appreciated by all who share his conviction that ‘‘knowing places in order to care for them becomes more and more urgent’’ with each passing day (183). In showing how four...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 442–444.
Published: 01 June 2003
... developed versions of the ethic of care identified by Carol Gilligan and others, effectively writing their ethical and political convictions into their subsequent work and ultimately shaping their environments through writing both fiction...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Frost, Hass does claim that Frost wrote out of concerns similar to those that O’Leary and Johnston describe. Con- fronted by the nineteenth-century conviction that science—that is, materi- alism...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
... simply progressive one” (4). In order to support her convictions about the uniqueness of comics as medium, Chute moves ably between theoretical overview and close reading. She is particularly adept at providing an inside glance at how comics artists negotiate the overwhelming task of representing...