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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
...John Levi Barnard Abstract This essay tracks the interrelated histories of the cod and the whale from John Smith’s colonial American vision of abundance to the near disappearance of the living resources he described as inexhaustible. Working at the intersections of animal studies, food studies, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2016
... interactions between places of food production and experiences of food consumption” (9) is clearest in chapter 4, where the sticky sweetness of a candy bar in Morrison’s Tar Baby unlocks deep histories of imperialism, slavery, and racism. Both works bridge food studies and agricultural history, drawing...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... Doris Witt’s study breaks important ground in highlighting food as a site through which to explore the interplay of race, gender, class, and sexuality. In this regard, her critical approach resists and encourages us to rethink the...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 853–855.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Josephine Nock-Hee Park © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture . By Anita Mannur. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press. 2010. xiv, 255 pp. Cloth, $72.50; paper, $26.95. The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 847–858.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... Watson, and Carrie R. Matthews. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2005. ix, 299 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $24.95. Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies . Ed. Jon Smith and Deborah Cohn. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 521 pp. Cloth, $89.95; paper, $26.95. Hosam...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 839–854.
Published: 01 December 2016
... explores the poetics and politics of space in Asian American urban literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. Rachel Lee interrogates how a biopolitical framework can reorient the ways the field of Asian American studies approaches race, and in turn what Asian American cultural productions...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 871–886.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Claire F. Fox Duke University Press 2004 Claire F. Comparative Literary Studies of the Americas Fox Postethnic Narrative Criticism: Magicorealism in Oscar ‘‘Zeta’’ Acosta, Ana Cas- tillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie. By Frederick Luis Aldama. Austin: Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 677–690.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Kathryn McKee; Annette Trefzer Duke University Press 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Kathryn Preface: Global Contexts, Local Literatures: McKee The New Southern Studies and Annette...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 301–325.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Janet Fiskio In light of Ursula Heise’s recent critiques of the concept of a “sense of place” in ecocriticism as well as the vibrant social movement for food justice emerging in the United States, Fiskio asks whether the concept of place can be reformulated in ways that are inclusive of communities...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... antebellum debates about diet and food commodity consumption. A turn to Sylvester Graham's vegetarian movement, however, shows that far from being divorced from civic concerns, the vegetarian dietary theory driving Thoreau's practices at Walden Pond plays a complicated role in the political design of Walden...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... response that have enjoyed critical favor in recent years as a broadly conceived affect studies. If apathy is not a foil for the study of affect, it does extend the emotional range of our criticism by modeling a way to formulate feelings—those associated with the literary subjects of our scholarship, as...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
... money or food, for example, took a variety of forms, and they also took on erotic connotations. This article reads the erotics of begging in little-known literature from the Great Depression, especially Tom Kromer’s Waiting for Nothing (1935), and argues that when a man on the down and out “makes” a...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jordan Alexander Stein This essay posits that scholars interested in studying the history of secularism might avail themselves of the tools attendant upon the study of another well-worn historically important but empirically fraught object: literature. Precisely because secularism is a story—a bad...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the genre. Presentism as an early national orientation suggests an alternative to historical progressivism and antiquarianism, both of which depend on linear approaches to the study of early U.S. culture and literary history. Cooper, when read alongside his contemporary Neal, reveals a deeply...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
...David M. Stewart Misgivings about consumption as a biological metaphor reflect the extent to which our turn to the body in literary and cultural studies too often reduces it to abstractions of text and theory. This limits treating literature whose bodily appeal seems obvious, even when the...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of hunger in Mary Rowlandson's 1682 captivity narrative, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God , serve as the essay's principal case study. The essay argues that rethinking the history of sexuality in terms of the cultivation of sensations forces a reconsideration of the archives from which examples of...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... abstraction, the essay contextualizes “multicultural” picture books that enlist animal surrogates within the “here and now” innovations of Lucy Sprague Mitchell’s Bank Street Writers Lab and the animal stories of Margaret Wise Brown. In keeping with studies in developmental psychology that explain how...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
... valuations of the sleep-waking continuum as a spiritual and bodily mandate. Using the lens of disability studies to link Thoreau's own private sleep disturbances to his broader critique of modernity, I argue that a reading of Walden can help uncover the origins of how sleep has become a problem in our...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... as national and transnational “sites of contestation.” To develop this line of thinking, Wilhite offers Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections (2001) and Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft (2004) as case studies for his broader claims about region and the spatial effects of residential sprawl and suburban domesticity...