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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 160–161.
Published: 01 March 2002
... their voices from docu- ments created by ministers for purposes of their own and restores these voices to specific dialogues, within a cultural space threatened by centrifugal social and political forces and filled with the concomitant desires for community and security. Henigman constructs her...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2002
... England excavates their voices from docu- ments created by ministers for purposes of their own and restores these voices to specific dialogues, within a cultural space threatened by centrifugal social and political forces and filled with the concomitant desires for community and security. Henigman...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Leonard Cassuto 2006 To Hell and Back: Race and Betrayal in the Southern Novel . By Jeff Abernathy. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. xii, 240 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $18.95. Race, Work, and Desire in American Literature, 1860-1930 . By Michele Birnbaum. New York...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 487–517.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Denise Cruz Duke University Press 2006 Denise Reconsidering McTeague’s ‘‘Mark’’ and ‘‘Mac Cruz Intersections of U.S. Naturalism, Imperial Masculinities, and Desire between Men In a scene that seems out of place amid McTeague’s minutely...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 621–624.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and psychological costs” of embracing a market that allows self-making on a scale adequate to his desire, and thus as one shot through with “continual oscillation between the refined and the coarse” (xix). Lawson understands this tension as “Whitman’s essen- tial dilemma,” one that is...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 447–449.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell Univ. Press; Cranbury, N.J.: Associated Univ. Presses. 2002. 223 pp. $42.50. Sublime Desire: History and Post–1960s Fiction. By Amy J. Elias. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2001...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 188–189.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Cartographies of Desire: Captivity, Race, and Sex in the Shaping of an American Nation. By Rebecca Blevins Faery. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press. 1999. x, 275 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $18.95. Rebecca Blevins Faery’s subtitle, ‘‘Captivity, Race, and Sex in the Shaping of an American Nation may raise...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 202–203.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Cartographies of Desire: Captivity, Race, and Sex in the Shaping of an American Nation. By Rebecca Blevins Faery. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press. 1999. x, 275 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $18.95. Rebecca Blevins Faery’s subtitle, ‘‘Captivity, Race, and Sex in the Shaping of an American Nation may raise...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
...: Death and Desire in Samuel R. Delany’s Reid-­Pharr Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Far from apologizing for their promiscuity as a failure to maintain a loving relationship, far from welcoming the return to monogamy as a beneficent...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 525–562.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Dana Seitler Duke University Press 2001 Dana Seitler Down on All Fours: Atavistic Perversions and the Science of Desire from Frank Norris to Djuna Barnes [T]here is truly a brute brain within the man’s, and when the latter...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... of Chicago Press. 2004. 471 pp. Cloth, $49.50; paper, $25.00. A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Relationships be- tween Women. By Suzanne Juhasz. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2003. x, 247 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.00. An infant and mother gaze into...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Stefanie K. Dunning A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire . By Hiram Pérez . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2015 . xi, 179 pp. Cloth , $89.00 ; paper, $26.00 ; e-book available. Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., who inhabit urban spaces in an exceptionalist America. However, Sherry does not advocate such an emphasis—it is simply the terrain of his archive—and the book’s evidentiary thoroughness renders an objection like mine less a critique and more a desire for a sequel. One gets the clear sense...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 833–836.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Economic Desire in American Fiction, 1789–1814 . By Karen A. Weyler. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2005. x, 269 pp. Cloth, $41.00; paper, $21.00. The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion, 1780–1830 . By Martha Tom-have Blauvelt. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2007. xi, 275 pp...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
... ( 2016 ) of the title character’s black female comrades-in-arms, this reading interrogates how race consciousness and colonial legacies inform the discourses of desire operating within the text. The term desiring blackness describes an orientation to reading that defers to African Americanist and black...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... celebratory model of either an ideal embodied pluralism or a free-floating deconstructive signifier. It presents an alternative model in Islas's use of hybridity for critiquing readerly desires for identity representation and common, everyday habits of thinking of identity in terms of a one-to-one relation...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... about empathy that defined this concept quite differently from current usages. Rather than designating an interpersonal dynamic, this discourse considered empathy as a relation among bodies, objects, and desire within capitalism. Yezierska's fashion-conscious characters reveal a United States...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 563–587.
Published: 01 September 2012
... movement among different sites of black revolutionary struggle. In this context, jazz plays an explicitly political role in expressing the revolutionary desire for black liberation in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. This is most evident in the opening mood of Ask Your Mama , “Cultural...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of his lectures. This essay, however, considers the possible uses of the celebrity for the culture that both created and mistook him. Viewed in the light of Emerson's celebrity, misinterpretation of his lectures reveals his audiences' appreciation for intellectual accomplishment and their desire for...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... newsprint constituted the agency and subjectivity of slaves who petitioned Northern courts for freedom (in counterdistinction from the criminal will of the fugitive). Their cases reveal the contradictory logic by which abolitionists disregarded the slaves' express desires to remain with their masters, and...