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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as to both comment on its errors and let them remain evident to the reader. Lorde's emphasis on knowledge as an ongoing phenomenon rather than a finite commodity, and her understanding of prose as a means to inscribe that process, informed this technique and became evident to Rich in a series of...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Monika Barbara Siebert Surprisingly for a novel evidently invested in representations of contemporary Choctaw traditionalism as a viable alternative to settler society, LeAnne Howe's 2001 Shell Shaker gives unrelenting play to the gruesomeness, horror even, of the traditional rituals it depicts at...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
... culture or as reactionary polemics rejecting the impingements of nation, market capitalism, urbanization, or modernity. This essay, instead, reads these fictions in terms of locality and for their articulations of alternative democratic socialities. These socialities, Emerson argues, evidence local...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 811.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Curtis Marez Marez’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Cesar Chavez’s Video Collection,” which finds in Chavez’s store of graphics, photos, films, and videos from the 1940s to the 1990s evidence of farm workers’ appropriation of visual technologies to project social alternatives...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in New York’s Broadway Temple has often been cited as evidence of his Jacksonian commitments and, by extension, of the political conservatism of his most famous dramatic roles. Close analysis of the speech and its treatment in the press, however, suggests that Forrest delivered his vision of the...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
... evident both in her first publication, The Decoration of Houses (1897), and in her home the Mount, built in keeping with Decoration 's vision. Yet Wharton's house-love, far from celebrating sentimental attachments, may be seen as the opposite: an expression of unhappiness in her marriage, anticipating her...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... pre- and early modern sexuality are drawn—a reconsideration that nominates aesthetic representations, rather than empirical evidence, as key sites of sexuality's modern articulation. The essay concludes that any concern for the manner in which the articulation of sensation produces human interiority...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
... citation of these images in various mid-nineteenth-century speeches, Chaney argues that this intertextual and transatlantic dialogue with Punch enabled Douglass to renegotiate inscriptions of racialization, authority, and iconic celebrity. Beyond the cartoons, key pieces of evidence utilized in the essay...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Gregg Mitman describe as “community” ecology. Later, postwar urbanists such as Jane Jacobs would draw on the authority of community ecology to reckon with the physical and social transformations then being carried out within New York City's urban renewal programs. Offering scientific evidence of...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 721–750.
Published: 01 December 2000
... actions have possibly ef- fected more than I designed.’ ’’ Though her evidence against him is incomplete, Clara continues to insist on Carwin’s culpability: ‘‘Wretch I cried when my suffocating emotions would permit me...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 884–885.
Published: 01 December 2000
... archival evidence Travisano offers, the close readings of several significant poems, and the remarkable presentation of their interaction. Travisano shows that for these postmodern poets, biography and poetics are...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 418.
Published: 01 June 2001
... alternative solution. Marshal- ing evidence from newspapers, letters, and memoirs, he proposes that Poe was followed on a fateful boat and train trip by three brothers of Elmira Shelton, a wealthy widow of...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 419.
Published: 01 June 2001
... set in a later fictive time, and that he evidently already had such a continuation in mind (see MS 23 and MS 611). Some imbalances in Emerson’s book represent a preoccupation with Clem- ens’s smoking; others...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 876–878.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., for the concept remains, even at the end of the book, difficult to grasp definitively. But this is part of what allows it to persist in otherwise hopeless times. As Shewry notes, hers is a hope that “grapples with loss and responsibility” (145); it is “optimism against the evidence” (175)—and in a...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2001
... evidence on both sides of this ques- tion, all of it somewhat inconclusive. We may presume that the claim is accurate in some degree simply because the text was published at a time when at least some of the magazine’s readers would have been able to confirm or contradict it. Yet there were also reasons...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 650–653.
Published: 01 September 2017
... production” (95). As a theorist of such production, Hong excels, although her readings can sometimes feel compressed and provisional. Rodney Evans’s film Brother to Brother , for example, is given as an example of an improvisational film that creatively approaches history making. Her evidence for this...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 885–887.
Published: 01 December 2000
... for the rich archival evidence Travisano offers, the close readings of several significant poems, and the remarkable presentation of their interaction. Travisano shows that for these postmodern poets, biography and...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 824–826.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... Miller defends her aurally centered argument by observing Dickinson’s indifferently varied punctuation, capitalization, and lineation, but inflexible prosody. She also finds evidence in the fact that in written iterations of the poems, Dickinson capitalizes the first word of each new metrical line...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- proclaimed critical cutting edge? But this is precisely Giles’s gambit: to take canonical scenes of literary nation building, often interpreted in circular fash- ion as evidence for the existence of the national identity they would adduce...