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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shirley Samuels The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion . By Stokes Claudia . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2014 . 281 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; e-book, $59.95 . Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in U.S. Antebellum...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Matthew A. Taylor Taylor’s essay complicates Simon Estok’s analysis of ecophobia by illustrating, first, that fear of the natural world need not lead to its domination, and second, that ecophilia —ecophobia’s presumptive opposite—represents not a solution to this problem but an extension...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 214–215.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: Univ. of California Press. 2001. x, 260 pp. $27.50. At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture. By Edward J. Inge- 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 218 of 252 bretsen. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2001...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... economic concern, in favor of the factory woman’s sexualized body as a burdened symptom of antebellum market change. Sexualizing wage-earning women’s labor in the unsexy atmosphere of a factory, I argue, conveniently enabled male authors to suppress fears about how industrial economies challenged the male...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
... by thinkers like Frederick Douglass. If the first strategy depends on familiar but discrete bonds of sympathy between her reader and slaves like Uncle Tom, the second involves recognition of uncontained levels of fear compulsively linking emancipation with slave insurrection. The title Dred deliberately puns...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and Nature’s God.” However, this aesthetic and political framework intersected uneasily with the early nineteenth century’s racially and economically diverse electoral public sphere. This public sphere was rife with fear that electoral “combinations” would so badly misrepresent the electorate that the United...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
... interrogates US mass culture at a crucial moment in its foreign expansion, during a period when many Europeans feared an Americanization of their cities and cultures concomitant with US-funded postwar rebuilding. The text’s fictive geographies represent a Faulknerian spatial imagination unthinkable...
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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 (2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
... value. Attending more carefully to how these urban ecologists redeveloped the ways in which their communities should be understood, Rowan argues, allows us to reexamine the legacies left by those who opposed it—a heritage that many now fear turned a blind eye to issues of social justice. © 2010...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the content of the older complaint in the tone and with the emphasis of the newer political fear. The novel thus contributed to those Republican warnings against self-abasement that gave the new party a fresh power derived from a traditional feature of patriotic rhetoric. Paul's seduction into and recovery...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Maurice S. Lee Edgar Allan Poe's texts famously set reason against irrationality, usually formulated in terms of gothic horror, linguistic indeterminacy, psychosexual anxiety, racial fear, or some combination thereof. The disruptive power of chance is less noticed but nonetheless crucial to Poe's...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 799–823.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... By analyzing The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas , and Haley's and Thompson's other magazine writings for Playboy, Rolling Stone , and the Saturday Evening Post , the essay argues that Haley's and Thompson's nonfiction prose styles articulate a view of the social world that can now...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer C. James Abstract Reinterpreting nineteenth-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard’s theory of “dread,” this essay situates the fear surrounding COVID-19 within a larger historical framework to consider the affective dimension of the virus’s emergence for African Americans. Copyright ©...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Sprawl trilogy (1984–1988) to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, this essay argues that cyberspace’s infinite, virtual territory provided a solution to the apparent ecological crisis of the 1980s: the fear that the United States was running out of physical room to expand due to overdevelopment...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 September 2004
... want to contribute to the discipline’s renewed interest in the feelings of reading, its anticipated return to the ‘‘tears and prickles’’ of litera- ture dismissed so long ago by Wimsatt and Beardsley.4 Iwilldosoby using Charles Brockden Brown as a case study in the experience of fright. Fear...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Heather Russell Andrade Duke University Press 2006 Heather Poetry, Prose, and Politics: Russell Perspectives on Works by Haki Madhubuti Andrade Run towards Fear. By Haki Madhubuti. Chicago: Third World Press. 2004. xi, 68 pp. $12.00. Tough Notes: A Healing Call...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 619–633.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... By John Lardas. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2001. x, 316 pp. $39.95. ‘‘Strange Prophecies Anew Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg. By Tony Trigilio. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press. 2000. 209 pp. $37.50. In Cold Fear: ‘‘The Catcher in the Rye Censorship...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 557–590.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of its moral potential. Some did worry that the gothic was a dangerous and morally irresponsible form, since fear was understood to be a predisposing condition for illness. 20 However, others saw the gothic as an opportunity to promote moral action. Ann Radcliffe ( 1826 , 149), for example...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
... no image of any of these. They simply existed, unrelated to each other; the snow and the daylight and the soft sound of breath- ing cast a strange spell upon him, a spell that waited for the wand of fear to touch it and endow it with reality and meaning. He lay in bed, only a few seconds...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
... queerness as something in everyone, whether recognized or not. Through his thoughts about what he fears and what he would like, Tom makes queerness other, in a minoritizing model of queerness. At the same time, he universalizes it by denying his own queerness in a form that also asserts it. In making...