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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . Bodies and Books: Reading and the Fantasy of Communion in Nineteenth-Century America . By Silverman Gillian . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2012 . xiii , 226 pp. $55.00 . © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Book Reviews The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michael A. Elliott The proliferation of historical commemoration in the United States has led to the willful, overt manipulation of historical facts through imaginative fantasy. This essay argues that a strong literary tradition can help us understand this mode of historical fantasy. The essay...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 859–861.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Suzanne W. Jones Our South: Geographical Fantasy and the Rise of National Literature . By Greeson Jennifer Rae . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . 2010 . x, 356 pp. $39.95 . One Homogeneous People: Narratives of White Southern Identity, 1890–1920 . By Watts Trent...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Sean Metzger A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific . By Hua Hsu . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2016 . 276 pp. Cloth, $29.95 . Transpacific Community: America, China, and the Rise and Fall of a Cultural Network . By Richard Jean So . New...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 872–874.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Shirley Samuels Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing . By Beam Dorri . New York : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2010 . 260 , viii pp. $85.00 . Radical Spiritual Motherhood: Autobiography and Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century African American Women...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Aaron Bady By placing the Tarzan novels and films in the historical context of the development of aviation and aerial bombardment, Bady traces how changing fantasies of flight mediate the Tarzan franchise's changing relationship to white supremacist violence. Edgar Rice Burroughs's original novels...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... regeneration of the comic book was made possible by the revamping of a key American fantasy figure, the superhero, from a transparent champion of the national interest to a genetic and species outcast mapping the limits of the human. This refashioning was most visible in the invention of the “mutant superhero...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Ramzi Fawaz Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes . By Nama Adilifu . Austin : Univ. of Texas Press . 2011 . i , 180 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $24.95 . Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes . By Saunders Ben . New York...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 416–418.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Mark Fulk © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Spaces of Violence . By James R. Giles. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2006. xv, 209 pp. $42.50. The Economics of Fantasy: Rape in Twentieth-Century Literature . By Sharon Stockton. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2006...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 680–682.
Published: 01 September 2002
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 662–663.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 831–833.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Hester Blum Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America . By Berger Jason . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2012 . x , 338 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Epic in American Culture: Settlement to Reconstruction . By Phillips...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
... . Disability Rhetoric . By Dolmage Jay Timothy . Syracuse, NY : Syracuse Univ. Press . 2014 . xi , 349 pp. Cloth, $39.95 ; e-book available. Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race . By Samuels Ellen . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2014 . x , 263 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 673–675.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Daniel Pecchenino Real Phonies: Cultures of Authenticity in Post–World War II America . By Cheever Abigail . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2010 . viii , 312 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; paper , $24.95 . Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post–World...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2019
... ; paper, $27.95 ; e-book, $27.95 . Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy . By Alisha Gaines . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2017 . ix, 213 pp. Cloth, $80.00 ; paper, $27.95 ; e-book, $19.99 . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 The...
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American Literature (1 March 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 in...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 213–240.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., arguing that the two images are linked intertextually. The two images anchor a particular history of torture that suggests how representations of violence are key elements of colonial fantasies that made (and make) real atrocities possible. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 John...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
... cultural nationalist gender and sexual binds. By juxtaposing the spatiotemporalities and affects of these fantasies alongside those of Ronald Reagan’s speeches and CIA literature produced in the wake of the Grenada invasion, the essay shows how these Hurstonian fantasies of the Caribbean worked to both...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Courier , has not attracted much attention from modern critics, largely due to the uncomfortably violent racial scenarios it depicts. Yet, as Taketani's essay suggests, to address such seemingly objectionable scenarios is to confront the origins of black internationalism in the race war fantasy that...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... rationality of scientific management. In addition to offering close readings of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and “The Fly” by George Langelaan, this essay demonstrates that Playboy editor and publisher Hugh Hefner himself was a science-fictional figure, representing the fantasy of a human merging with a...