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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 379–395.
Published: 01 June 2017
... or tools of production. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 pedagogy liberal education American literature neoliberalism metacognition critical agents social change Calling on the work of Edward Said, Henry Giroux ( 2012 ) suggests that teaching must be rooted in the world...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Grande’s The Distance between Us (2012), and Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s Undocumented (2015) as examples of the critical DREAMer memoir, foregrounding suppressed and subversive self-representation. Such self-fashionings are constrained by overachievement while still troubling the myth of meritocracy...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 204–205.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Scott Andrews By Elvira Pulitano. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2003. x, 233 pp.$50.00. By Paul Pasquaretta. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press. 2003. xviii, 202 pp.$40.00. 2005 204 American Literature Toward a Native American Critical Theory. By Elvira Pulitano. Lincoln: Univ...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2005
... genres. These shortcomings are not major weaknesses if the volume is intended as a basic introduction, a role it ably fills. Cover- ing a great deal of the right ground fairly quickly (here the plot summaries are useful, it presents its argument clearly. And unlike much of the criticism...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Crystal Parikh The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean: A Critical Study of English-Language Works since 1950. By Mitali P. Wong and Zia Hasan. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2004. ix, 142 pp. Paper, $35.00. The Politics of the Visible in Asian North American...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 March 2000
... a rereading of Wheatley’s work as well as her life; in so doing, she constructs a young prodigy who is con- sciously aware of the Africa she left and critical of the system that brought hertoAmerica...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 463–466.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... Native American Drama: A Critical Perspective . By Christy Stanlake. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2009. xi, 242 pp. Cloth, $99.00; paper, $35.99. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Book Reviews Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible. By Robert Alter. Princeton...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of transatlantic culture. Matt Cohen, Duke University John David Miles, Duke University American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige, 1880–1995. By Phillip...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and liberation continues this critical trend. Following other theorists, Mitchell recasts slave narratives as principally ‘‘liberatory Focusing on the politi- cal and psychological agency demonstrated by female characters who escape enslavement, Mitchell displaces the labels ‘‘slave’’ and ‘‘neoslave arguing...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2004
..., all solidly historicist and all meant to recuper- ate his radicalism while facing its limits. Together, they add up to an important reassessment of Emerson’s cultural politics based on dialectical synthesis of the polarized critical positions that have gone before. Laura Dassow Walls opens a new...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 American Literary Regionalism in a Global Age . By Philip Joseph. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2007. xii, 232 pp. $45.00. Critical Regionalism: Connecting Politics and Culture in the American Landscape . By Douglas Reichert...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 194–195.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Josefina Niggli, Mexican American Writer: A Critical Biography . By Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez. Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico Press. 2007. x, 317 pp. Paper, $24.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Allen Hibbard © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English Literature . By Paul Giles. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford Univ. Press. 2006. xii, 419 pp. $115.00. Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 654–657.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Magdalena J. Zaborowska Unbought and Unbossed: Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation . By Melancon Trimiko . Philadelphia, PA : Temple Univ. Press . 2014 . xv, 235 pp. Cloth , $74.50 ; paper, $26.95 ; e-book, $26.95 . Critical Appropriations: African...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
... at the far reaches of the detective fiction genre and those at its center.” Making a genuinely deep contribution to the critical analysis genre, Robinson notes how a genre like detective fiction may be present in individual works as an “adjectival property . . . rather than a substantive.” (Her example...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adam Gordon Abstract This essay takes the critical reception of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Frederick Douglass’ Paper as an occasion to rethink modern constructions of critical authority while arguing for a print culture approach to literary criticism. Although scholars of antebellum culture typically...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 121–150.
Published: 01 March 2019
... according to the reigning canons of scholarly importance. If early critics of the Jewish American literary field celebrated this emergence, its ethic of assimilation was starkly at odds with an increasingly influential multiculturalism, even as these critics relied on an implicit multicultural logic...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 672–674.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Capshaw. I take minor issue with the classics chapter, in which Nel concludes—reluctantly—that we should teach racist classics critically; I think there’s a stronger argument for ignoring those books altogether. But I agree that some aren’t going away anytime soon and that it’s better to teach...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 213–223.
Published: 01 June 2017
... exigencies of our time. This volume presents an opportunity to integrate discipline- and field-specific knowledges more fully into a critical discussion of pedagogy. By leveraging the location of our teaching as developing out of specific scholarly concerns, this special issue illustrates the intersection...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 440–442.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Nicole M. Merola The Meaning of Rivers: Flow and Reflection in American Literature . By McMillin T. S. . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2011 . xviii, 220 pp. Paper , $34.95 . Environmental Evasion: The Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of “Nature’s Nation...