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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association . By Gray Jonathan W. . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2013 . ix , 164 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $30.00 . Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 643–672.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Lara Langer Cohen Duke University Press 2007 Lara Democratic Representations: Langer Puffery and the Antebellum Print Explosion Cohen Must expose the wires.—Edgar Allan Poe, notes for “The Living Writers of America...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
... primarily in terms of its communicative practices. On the one hand, a deliberative democracy would appear to need some minimal “common standards” of what constitutes reasoned communication. On the other, it also seeks to allow as much genuine difference to enter into democratic deliberations as possible...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Lovingood: Yarns Spun by a Durn’d Fool (1867)— arguing for a new point of departure from the level of locality and with special attention to democratic decision making. Most nation-oriented readings portray the humor of the Old Southwest either as a regional subset supplementing nationalization via print...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
... today were first taking shape. At this fluid historical moment, Herrick stages a competition between two contrasting possibilities for what that system would, or should, look like in the new century. One possibility consists of a democratic profusion of health-care providers and options, all of which...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... The novel's diverse challenges to antebellum preaching defied social and religious hierarchies with a brio that implicitly called for broader democratic empowerment. The radicalism of the novel's sermonizing becomes especially clear when juxtaposed with that of the fiery, ultra-liberal Theodore Parker...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... democratic rhetoric of citizenship education, even as they praised the schools for making them who they were. Both the visual and verbal accounts Cooper discusses speak to subaltern students' ability to express individuality in the face of an evolutionary framework that sought to systematize their identities...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Francesca Sawaya This essay focuses on the writings of Charles Chesnutt in order to rethink the expressivist and democratizing assumptions about the market that literary historians in the United States have borrowed from classical economics. In particular, it analyzes the discourse of friendship...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher Hager In a standard narrative of Herman Melville's career, the author's initial tendency toward cultural nationalism—most famously displayed in his 1850 essay “Hawthorne and His Mosses”—gave way during the early 1850s to political misgivings and increasingly dark novels. The Democratic...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael Ziser Under the influence of Calvinist and radical abolitionist John Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson reconsidered the value of political activism rooted in absolutist and sectarian religious beliefs. Retreating from the earlier declarations of secular and democratic individualism for which he is...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 553–581.
Published: 01 September 2010
...-democratic tradition—religious, masculine, statist, militarist—many war narratives advanced discourses of sacrifice and preparedness to promote broader metrics of affiliation more likely to achieve national community and the accommodation of a more managerial state. In part, this essay seeks to revise the...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... vegetarians such as Graham and Thoreau restricted appetite for animal foods and commodities in order to reform, reshape, and remake what they viewed as a flawed democratic body, reimagining the limits of citizenship and civic participation in the process. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 247–272.
Published: 01 June 2013
... without their risks. Yet Douglass undertook to construct a new account of the human in which a reformed vision of strangerhood could found a revitalized democratic culture. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... peaceable transformation of society in order to recuperate the reputation of the radical Equal Rights Democrats, or “Locofocos,” after the 1837 New York Flour Riot. At the same time, however, Forrest’s performance was “ghosted” by the blood-stained rebels he had portrayed on stage, especially Spartacus of...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
... capacity of a variety of prephotographic visual technologies, including portraiture, woodcuts, stereotypes, and the camera obscura. Douglass and Jacobs lived in the midst of a photographic revolution. Douglass repeatedly commented on photographic technology and celebrated its democratic potential. But both...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., arguing that liberty achieved its truest expression when free people mixed their labor with nature in the pursuit of self-reliance. Democratic access to arable land was a precondition of real emancipation, which required reversing capitalism's expropriation of the commons. Douglass fictionalized these...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., laboring to fashion a temporary space from which poems of democratic adhesion might be uttered. If in 1856 the atom enables the poet to transcend space and time, in 1860 he may convert matter into spirit, but he may not outlive it. Read in this light, Whitman's early editions of Leaves record an important...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... explores the imperfect correspondence between pedagogic aims and fantastical form, the fissures that arise in turning to nonhuman figures to express adult anxieties over racial difference. Anthropomorphic animals reconcile the paradox of diversity at the millennium: envisioning democratic inclusion without...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
... estranged, public opinion emerged as “the one facet of the democratic public sphere that seemed truly open” in the fiction examined by Margolis (21). Both published shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Downes’s and Margolis’s powerful studies are as timely as they are indispensable for any serious...
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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 656–659.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in interesting and important ways to its failures. As Laski and Henkel in particular show, those failures often called on writers to imagine alternative forms of democratic power and governance. Auerbach’s Weapons of Democracy , as Bill Brown notes in his blurb, is an “unnerving and chilling...