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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 575–594.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Peter Stoneley Duke University Press 2000 Peter ‘‘I—Pay—in Satin Cash Commerce, Stoneley Gender, and Display in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 119 of 237 The...
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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 March 2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Christopher Taylor Taylor reads Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851) through the history of the captured prosthetic limb of Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. U.S. travel narratives, soldiers' accounts, and P. T. Barnum's 1847 display of the captured prosthesis in his American Museum...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as words “we” said rather than words put in the mouths of others. Subtle changes in Moore’s well-known poem “Silence” show her questioning the kind of artistic superiority displayed in the act of quotation, while her letters to various correspondents allow us to connect her changing notion of...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... display one’s adherence to conventional public morality. Melville’s fiction shows us how privacy became a language of morality across the nineteenth century while at the same time imagining various counterprivate forms that resist entanglement with domesticity, property, and liberal individualism...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
... focus on critical responses that are most readable by twenty-first-century standards (lengthy, signed reviews by readily identifiable critics in prestigious journals), paradoxically the less authoritative liminal critical forms (unsigned, unoriginal criticism circulated as reprinted reviews) displayed...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Vocabulary archive displays telling instances of cross-cultural mistranslation as indigenous words spill beyond Jefferson's rules of orthography and beyond the word list itself in formal defiance of Jefferson's goal of recording the ancient and pure sounds of “primitive” America. This essay argues that the...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and enacted forms of display that aspired as much to grace and intimacy as vulgarity and intimidation. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 David M. Consuming George Thompson Stewart George Thompson was a fat man. In his 1854 memoir, My Life: Or the Adventures...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... culture normalized the possession and display of feelings. The antebellum writings of author Herman Melville are hardly alone in demonstrating apathy’s hermeneutic and aesthetic uses; they nevertheless suggest a concentrated encounter with apathy, given how the author thematically foregrounds unfeeling in...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2003
... inquiry directs attention to the crucial matter of how the public display of such spectacularly ‘‘other’’ bodies serves historically to both dramatize the limits of national belonging and project the uncanny specter of their unmaking...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 315–344.
Published: 01 June 2002
... interior ‘‘virtue the folly of which is vividly suggested in the attentions of Major Sanford, a rake known for his ‘‘gaiety of appearance’’ and the ‘‘splendor of his equipage rather than for his moral sensibility. Although it first appears that Lucy is objecting to Eliza’s preference for display over...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2004
... ideological implications of its display, we will have a clearer reading of the vexed and contested legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Relying on the latest museological notions and technologies, the National Civil Rights Museum claims to be a bullhorn for the op- pressed, for those denied civil...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2013
... may represent a return to that most fundamental of relationships: the forever in flux and deeply unstable relationship between human beings and our surroundings—a return to where the meanings are, and aren’t, as when Thoreau, displaying his outsider status, subverts the traditional...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2001
... gothicism and his hilarious reinventions of the bildungsroman). Throughout her discussion, she draws parallels between Hannah and his predecessors and peers, display- ing a wide range of reading, on both her...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 703–704.
Published: 01 September 2002
... area or chronological period but seeks to recognize journal articles that display a pathbreaking character in extending historical knowledge and raising new avenues of investigation. Indi- viduals as well as editors are encouraged to submit nominations. Each entry must be published during the...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... displays a striking negative image of a still from Gone with the Wind: a shot of Mammy lacing up Scarlett O’Hara’s corset. According to McPherson, Mammy ‘‘polices the borders of white southern womanhood’’ (56). The image seems to typify a major thread in McPherson’s argument and to illustrate the...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 435–436.
Published: 01 June 2003
... women on display or on stage, anxiety about the saturation of culture by mar- kets, and middle-class anxiety about alienation in a market culture. Getting at the Author is engagingly and concisely written, and although it...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 210–211.
Published: 01 March 2003
... difference are truly ethnic and, hence, worthy of study—as if resistance and 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 214 of 252 difference were displays of imaginative power and assimilation simply a fail- ure of imaginative nerve. Contemporary ethnic writing presents...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Race Theory in the Early Republic . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . Drucker Johanna . 2011 . “ Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display .” Digital Humanities Quarterly 5 , no. 1 . www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/5/1/000091/000091.html . Elmer Jonathan . 1998 . “ The...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Ellison’s visual art philosophy—a belief that characters’ confrontations with the produc- tion, display, and interpretation of plastic art reveal their conscious- ness—became significant to his literary technique. In his review, he applies a music-based critical apparatus to Wright’s autobiography...