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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 875–877.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Kathleen McClancy Embattled Home Fronts: Domestic Politics and the American Novel of World War I . By Piep Karsten H . Amsterdam : Rodopi . 2009 . xi, 310 pp. Paper, $96.00 . Masculinity in Vietnam War Narratives: A Critical Study of Fiction, Films, and Nonfiction Writings...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 457–484.
Published: 01 September 2020
... . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . Armstrong Nancy . 1987 . Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . Bannister Robert C. 1979 . Social Darwinism: Science and Myth in Anglo-American Thought . Philadelphia : Temple Univ...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the history of sentimental and domestic discourse in the United States and the pivotal role that discourse played in the formation of a two-track US welfare state. Attentive to the racist effects of the New Deal’s long-term provisions for African Americans, Wright’s novel gives us the story of a marginal man...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
... religion and Protestantism that seeks to represent the phenomenology of secularity, to understand the motives for religious establishment, and to imagine postestablishment alternatives. The novel’s concluding vision of religious toleration achieved through sentimental domesticity—although more inclusive...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... on the novel while in Cuernavaca, Mexico, but his domestic situation there was less than conducive to writing (196–98, 205). While in Mexico, Wright received newspaper clippings from Ralph Ellison detailing the plight of black domestic workers in Brooklyn. Ellison wrote to Wright on April 22, 1940...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 471–500.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Molly Robey U.S. women's Holy Land writings—a body of novels, travel narratives, and children's literature—uniquely illustrate Americans' complex and often conflicting imperialist and religious investments in the Near East. U.S. women writers embraced the Holy Land as an extranational domestic...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... (2004) as exemplary cases for my claims about region and the spatial effects of residential sprawl and domestic privatism. Both novels work through outmoded patterns of suburban living, but they produce radically different responses to the suburb as a symptomatic fact of twenty-first­ century...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
... action, white feminism, and domestic violence. Throughout, the novel uses the Tar Baby story to link the “Black Is Beautiful” slogan not with an emancipatory politics but instead with New World histories that have constituted racial blackness in and through division and that position black women...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2005
... similar dynamics of ‘‘sentimentalized pedagogic relations between women’’ (106) even as it ex- plores different socially rooted possibilities. She then turns to Djuna Barnes’s Ladies Almanack, which she argues imaginatively transforms ‘‘the intimate queer pedagogy of the domestic novel...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 251–285.
Published: 01 June 2002
... piety that broke sales records in an undiscriminating marketplace—set the tone for critics in the next century. ‘‘What can be said of the intrinsic merit of the books them- selves asks one scholar, writing in the 1940s about ‘‘the vogue of the domestic novel’’ in which The Wide, Wide World...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . “ Indiana: Birthplace of Migratory Divorce .” Indiana Law Journal 26 : 515 – 27 . Papashvily Helen . 1956 . All the Happy Endings: A Study of the Domestic Novel in America . New York : Harper . Riley Glenda . 1991 . Divorce: An American Tradition . New York : Oxford Univ. Press...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the Harlem domestic novels’ “violent fictional universe” can be traced not only to Himes’s philosophical development, as Jonathan Eburne ( 2005 , 807) suggests, but also to his dramatization of events from his time in prison. Indeed, news reports confirm that on May 8, 1930, two prisoners had their “heads...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to ascend by” (344). In framing Nina’s growth toward spiritual enlightenment in botanical terms, Stowe natu- ralizes her trajectory in the domestic tradition, and connects Nina’s development to the success of other horticultural projects in the novel.3 In addition to linking Nina’s plot with Dred’s...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 783–811.
Published: 01 December 2003
... drew more sus- tained critical attention, however, in the wake of two seminal works. In Woman’s Fiction (1978), Nina Baym explained the principles of the plot common to domestic novels, approaching The Wide, Wide World...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 675–689.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., the domestic novel and the health tract. Called a ‘‘didactic comedy’’ by Nina Baym, who wrote this volume’s introduction, the novel is the story of a young woman suffering primarily from boredom and inactivity and the parade of doc...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... American literary and cultural formation, has suggested that most classic African American texts have “runaway values,” especially in domestic and sentimental novels. When African American novels fail, Reid-Pharr argues, to perfectly maintain the image of African American domestic ideality, they illustrate...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 March 2002
... ambition to western adventure, a popular genre of the period and of nineteenth-century literature more generally.47 Within the adventure narrative, however, we find a literary sentimentality assumed by many to be characteristic of the female domestic novel. In chapter 6, for example, the ‘‘manly...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to what Stowe would famously call the duty to “feel right,” and the sensational current of social feeling known as sympathy would seemingly be tamed into a domestic senti- ment.5 Yet beyond the sentimental novel’s surface engagement with cultivating innocence, a critical survey of recent work...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
... tidy rooms and relationships have nowhere to go.8 Jane Austen knew this well, launching each of her novels with some kind of family squabble or separation. How then to manage an ending? What Austen illustrates, too, is domestic fic- tion’s usual trick for restoring order: its ultimate...