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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2001
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 192.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., places, and events; a history of the text; and an interpretation of Adams’s editorial motivations. 192  American Literature Field o’ My Dreams: The Poetry of Gene Stratton-Porter. Ed. Mary DeJong Obuchowski. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2007. ix, 245 pp. $32.95. This Indiana writer and...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 392–394.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Melissa J. Homestead © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist . By Gary Scharnhorst. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 306 pp. $27.95. Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... university itself. Similarly, when commercialized sports are condemned today, the narrative critique imagines an alternative academic world—as we see in Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding (2012)—in which economic corruption is abolished and true academic merit is valued. However, despite the ten-fold...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 121–150.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Benjamin Schreier Abstract This article takes the cliché of Jewish American literary breakthrough in the late 1950s as an opportunity to examine the perverse professional legibility of the Jewish American literary field: everyone knows about it, but few scholars outside the field take it seriously...
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 4 A first-edition Scarlet Letter binding (Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850). Description: The binding is solid brown adorned by impressed flourishes. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society Figure 4 A first-edition Scarlet Letter binding (Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850 More
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 587–617.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Julius B. Fleming, Jr. Abstract This essay examines the cultural and political work of the Free Southern Theater, specifically how this company used plantations, porches, and cotton fields in order to build a radical black southern theater in the civil rights movement. Staging plays like Samuel...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 429–431.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Jonathan Beecher Field By Timothy Sweet. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2001. 222 pp.$45.00. By William Conlogue. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2001. 230 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $18.95. 2003...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Robin E. Field The Nature of Trauma in American Novels . By Balaev Michelle . Evanston, IL : Northwestern Univ. Press . 2012 . xix , 141 pp. Cloth , $79.95 ; paper , $29.95 . Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature . By Chang Juliana...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 432–434.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Robin E. Field © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Transcending the New Woman: Multiethnic Narratives in the Progressive Era . By Charlotte J. Rich. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2009. viii, 230 pp. $39.95. Native Speakers: Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 2015 ). The publication of these four compendiums within the span of a year signals a pivotal moment in Asian American literary and cultural studies, one that both recognizes the institutional gains of the field and addresses the (in)compatibilities between the field’s theoretical developments and its...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Sean X. Goudie This essay brings into dialogue discrete conversations in Caribbean studies, international political economy (IPE), and hemispheric American studies. Contextualizing these fields through the trope of hospitality, a figure of particular significance in Caribbean-U.S. relations, the...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., techniques that derive from the fields of computational linguistics and data visualization—can further illuminate these mysteries. It also describes how the unique demands of the archive of slavery pose challenges to the field of digital humanities as it is currently conceived. By contrasting a set of...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 523–555.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Mississippi delta at the height of Jim Crow? How did the entanglements of labor and literacy at once challenge and correspond with conventional accounts of sharecropping in the Jim Crow South? Further, in light of the Cotton Farmer ’s circulation from Mississippi’s cotton fields to Panama’s banana fields...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
... recognized that, in many cases, it could go where the physical black body could not and thus could uniquely challenge white control of public space while also mapping that space as a field for further political action. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Mike The Sounds of Black Laughter and...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Anne Raine This essay reads Stein and Cather's early autobiographical fictions as part of a complex negotiation of the gendered divide between the professionalizing sciences and the feminized field of “nature work.” Intrigued yet unsatisfied by scientific accounts of human consciousness as...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
... politically committed field of scholarship dedicated to revising humanity’s conventional associations of materiality with passivity and predictability. While this is ostensibly a “new” movement, placing new materialism in the context of American literary history underscores how old—or rather timeless—the...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Meredith L. McGill In this essay I examine the disruption to the textual order caused by reprinted texts, arguing that the American tradition of textual editing can help us identify some of the invisible forms of repetition that structure the literary field. Pioneering figures such as W. W. Greg...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
... reading practices, Jerng turns the attention of critical race theory and SF studies toward the problem of how we notice and evaluate race within the social field. Drawing on frameworks from philosophies of imagination and perception, as well as theories of virtuality, the essay highlights the cognitive...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Patrick Jagoda In recent years, the growing field of game studies has contributed to the ongoing cultural debate about what it means for videogames to be an art form that both selectively draws and dramatically departs from earlier forms such as the novel, theater, and cinema. To achieve a sense of...