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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Paul Grimstad The African American Experience in Crime Fiction: A Critical Study . By Crafton Robert E. . Jefferson, NC : McFarland . 2015 . 204 pp. Paper , $29.95 . The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection . By Huh Jinny . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2017
...), Joseph North defends close reading, arguing compellingly that its waning constitutes the depoliticization of literary study, a regrettable move from interventionist criticism to historicist scholarship. According to North, “race critique” was part of a “storm” of challenges to midcentury critical norms...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Tina Chen Abstract This article proposes ethical alienation as a critical pedagogical practice by analyzing the neoteric critical consolidation of Asian American literary and cultural studies, a consolidation marked by the recent (and near simultaneous) publication of four major compendiums— The...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2010
... on Cooper’s “expression of grief” and “laments” also suggests links to contempo- rary trauma theory (40, 41). Despite the two scholars’ quite different conclusions, their studies consti- tute thoughtful responses to a methodological quandary: How is a historicist critic to approach the...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 839–854.
Published: 01 December 2016
... introduction traverses a wide spectrum of theories drawn from a feminist-inflected strand of STS, performance studies, queer studies, femiqueer theory, critical race studies, disability studies, affect theory, performance art, new materialism, ecology, and the interdisciplines of bioscience. With her focus...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 379–395.
Published: 01 June 2017
... be more straightforward to measure. In this atmosphere, English departments have become more and more service departments. But in service to whom or to what? To market realities? To treating the study of American literature as part of a vocational degree that privileges critical thinking and written...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Canada. Eleanor Ty applies theoreti- cal insights from critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, and cultural studies that highlight the ambivalence and the reverse- or counter-discourses of the self-representing minority subject in Asian American literature and film. The Politics of the...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 167–169.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Godly Letters: The Literature of the American Puritans . By Michael J. Colacurcio. Notre Dame, Ind.: Univ. of Notre Dame Press. 2006. xix, 650 pp. $50.00. Early American Women Critics: Performance, Religion, Race . By Gay Gibson Cima. New...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 704–707.
Published: 01 December 2006
... reality and, I hope, in helping us maneuver for change. Critical Studies Division, School of Cinema-Television University of Southern California The U.S. South in Global Contexts 699 Jamie L. Winders Rethinking Southern Communities, Reconfiguring Race: Latino...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2021
... shapes the world in crucial ways, and they are committed to elucidating its complexities and plumbing its depths. An especially vital line of ignorance studies is situated at the intersection of critical race theory and philosophy and focuses on the ways that particular permutations of ignorance...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
... reading practices, Jerng turns the attention of critical race theory and SF studies toward the problem of how we notice and evaluate race within the social field. Drawing on frameworks from philosophies of imagination and perception, as well as theories of virtuality, the essay highlights the cognitive...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... invoking the divisiveness of US racial history. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 picture books Asian American literature critical race studies transracial adoption biodiversity Deep puritanical distrust of fantasy . . . comes out often among people truly and seriously...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 887–889.
Published: 01 December 2006
... these three books, their simultaneous appearance testifies to the continued currency of New English studies. Recent rumors of the death of the Puritans have been greatly exaggerated. New World, Known World is a book constantly in search of its critical occa- sion and its over-arching argument. It...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 613–615.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to six subfields that have emerged since 1986: postcolonial studies, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, race studies, the his- 616 American Literature tory of the book, and a redefined literary studies. She opens, however, by forcefully reasserting the core thesis of her original...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... Yet his critical stance has its limitations. Given his sociohistorical approach, it is odd that he does not engage more extensively with previous writers on the film western; missing is any sustained conversation with the influential studies of Will Wright, John H. Lenihan, Richard Slotkin, or Jane...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 454–456.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Thrailkill’s book. So does so much postmodernist theory, which posits the ineffability of a socially constructed reality that can only be studied as a function of discourse. Thrailkill disagrees. She criticizes “our commitment to culture and contin- gency,” emphasizing instead an embodied self in...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... These three studies do much to expand the critical frame of nineteenth- century nationalism and race, which has focused largely on the white-black Book Reviews 421 divide. While gestures are made to acknowledge the large population of Mexi...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 591–593.
Published: 01 September 2013
... adequate to the depth and substance of the case studies he presents. These episodes tell the stories of critical moments in the history of race in the United States through their expression in litera- ture: the Louisiana Purchase and Charles Brockden Brown’s novels (like Elmer’s, Levine’s...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2006
... offers a political project that is more clearly defined in its study of Asian Ameri- can literature from the United States and Canada. Eleanor Ty applies theoreti- cal insights from critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, and cultural studies that highlight the ambivalence and the reverse- or...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... machine is keeping the tank plenty full, confirmed, as Coates notes, by a historic fact. “Never forget,” he tells his son, “that we were enslaved in this country longer than we have been free” (70). These three critical studies are testament to the implications of that reality. ...