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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Kathleen McClancy The Oriental Obscene: Violence and Racial Fantasies in the Vietnam Era . By Chong Sylvia Shin Huey . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 364 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper , $26.95 . Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Paul Gutjahr By Jim Egan. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. 1999. x, 182 pp. $37.50. 2000 Book Reviews 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 185 of 246 Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 892–895.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Giunta. New York: Palgrave. 2002. xix, 203 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $18.95. Learning from Experience: Minority Identities, Multicultural Struggles. By Paula M. L. Moya. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2002. xii, 235...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 440–441.
Published: 01 June 2001
... The Line’s Eye: Poetic Experience, American Sight. By Elisa New. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 1998. x, 342 pp. Cloth, $52.00; paper, $24.95. In her introduction to this developmental study of experience through...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 198–199.
Published: 01 March 2001
... of slaveryandtheinsultofdiscriminationandevolvesintoasetofresponses on the part of a people acting for themselves to alleviate their condition’’ (6). The political utility and activist weight of this metaphor, Glaude argues, can- not be understood apart from religious thought and experience: through the Exodus story, ‘‘the nation is imagined not alongside...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Paul Grimstad © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century . By Theo Davis. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. vi, 203 pp. $85.00. One True Theory and the Quest for an American Aesthetic...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Robert E. Abrams Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses . By Grimstad Paul . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . ix , 176 pp. Cloth, $69.00 ; e-book available. Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that might be applied to determine what is and is not a crime, itself becomes something in need of investigation. Three recent scholarly books tackle versions of this problem in relation to the politics of race. Crafton’s The African American Experience in Crime Fiction has the most to say about...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 169–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . By Harris Feinsod . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2017 . xxiii, 413 pp. Cloth, $65.00 ; e-book available. Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño . By Jeffrey Lawrence . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2018 . x, 298 pp. Cloth, $39.95 ; e...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 450–452.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Suzanne Schneider Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination . By Scott Darieck . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2010 . x, 317 pp. Cloth , $49.00 ; paper , $22.00 . Embodying Black Experience: Stillness, Critical...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that the soldier may quickly recover and return to his duties. Yet as the dispatch continues, this explanation seems less and less “reasonable” and “simple.” While the narrator of the dispatch, whose opening “I” betrays a firsthand experience of war violence, claims his own memory has become “dreamlike” and “vague...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Bellew, John McLenan, and Augustus Hoppin experimented with the multipanel sequences they encountered in the Francophone “picture story.” However, rather than replicating the Francophone genre, these artists sought to adapt it in ways that conveyed the rhythms and cadences of everyday American life. What...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 281–307.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Todd Carmody Abstract This essay traces the cultural legacy of the Port Royal Experiment, the Civil War–era social experiment in free labor conducted by Union forces on the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Whereas literary and cultural historians typically focus on the “discovery...
Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 2 Alice experiences dissociation when sexually abused. From Moore and Gebbie ( 2006 ), Lost Girls , chap. 1, p. 5 More
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Sari Altschuler Abstract This essay demonstrates the value of disability history for literary and cultural studies. It develops historical cripistemology as a method through which to examine the historical experiences and epistemologies, rather than representations, of disability in particular...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 719–745.
Published: 01 December 2009
... with theories of color sensation and perception offered by empirical psychologists to produce new opportunities for and understandings of color experience. Color—increasingly puzzled over in the abstract, apart from any instantiations within objects—came to be regarded as an affective force with direct...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Franny Nudelman Nudelman’s essay examines Mary McCarthy’s Vietnam journalism in light of the challenge that modern warfare posed to realist method, and the experiments in narrative journalism that resulted. In the aftermath of Hiroshima, McCarthy feared that realism could not describe social...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Hsuan L. Hsu Hsu's essay argues that the racially differentiated experiences of mobility depicted in Huckleberry Finn are informed by a range of vagrancy laws that restricted access to public spaces. Such legal constraints on mobility were deployed throughout the South and West to control...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... representations of obeah, a creole religion practiced by enslaved persons in the British Caribbean, arguing that such narratives use religious experience to craft an alternative transnationalism. Works such as William Earle’s 1800 novel Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack and similar chapbooks, penny...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 181–209.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., one where the priming of affect rubs up against the sociopolitical frictions that shape individual play experiences. Ultimately, this article argues that border games like Papers, Please enable players to experiment with the forms of national belonging that subtend our experiences of gamification...
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