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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 439–462.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... The unexpected pairing reveals the visual racial logics built into skyscraper aesthetics and adds an architectural thread to the well-established scholarship on Larsen’s novel. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 skyscraper modern architecture formalism passing Nella Larsen Louis Sullivan...
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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 (2012) 84 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2012
...J. Peter Moore Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry . By Shockley Evie . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2011 . xii , 264 pp. Paper , $39.95 . Anthems, Sonnets, and Chants: Recovering the African American Poetry of the 1930s...
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Published: 01 June 2020
Figure 3 “Contrato formal y official.” Reies López Tijerina Papers, box 45, folder 14, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico More
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... that traumatic events produce formal changes in narrative strategies that reflect transformations in historical and political thinking, but many 9/11 novels, like Don DeLillo's Falling Man , do not demonstrate significant formal departures from pre-9/11 works. Others, like Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
... accessible the material effects of the American military-industrial-media-entertainment network on historical consciousness. Braid adopts the affordances of game form to develop a formally experimental analytic of processing—one that is aesthetic, affective, and interactively experiential as opposed...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Brian Russell Roberts Drawing a distinction between culturally oriented and formally oriented geographical approaches to American literary studies, this essay frames Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) as engaging with the geographical form and spatial materiality of the vast...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Jasmine An Abstract This article draws on the formal and aesthetic qualities of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée as a critical model for theorizing the transnational legacies of colonialism and empire embedded in the acts of language learning and as an opening for Asian American literary studies...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Cosmopolis functions as a work of cyber naturalism. The question of form and its relationship to refracting global environ men tal crisis is a matter of increasing concern in eco critical scholar ship, which must, Merola insists, consider the ways different formal strategies, genres, and media enable...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in the development of the subgenre? How do its ethical pressures generate formal patterns and, in turn, how do its formal patterns generate ethical pressures? And finally, since both the textual and political forms are rapidly evolving, what can this rising subgenre teach us about the near futures of literature...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
... demonstrates how tales used the developing forms of plot and dialogue to argue for biblical precepts by reading several shorter works as well as Helen Cross Knight’s 1846 tract tale Robert Dawson; or, The Brave Spirit . In closing, Howard considers the formal analogies between this work and the century’s best...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... into “a real thing.” But the sculpture—described as “rough” and “ungainly”—in its atypical expression of the feminine simultaneously disables any easy aesthetic distance that would result in the attribution of beauty normatively defined. Instead, its particular non-normative form of femininity formalizes...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., Kahf uses the formal strategies of the bildungsroman to contest the moral superiority of secular feminism and to assert an Islamic feminism that works in tandem with American identity. She situates her protagonist’s ultimate independence from the family fold, patriarchal Islam, and mainstream US...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 811–839.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The essay argues for a notion of “adaptive belonging” as a formal and political strategy for coping with neoliberal policies’ hemispheric shift. 18 For an analysis of this recent phenomenon of the corrido, in which the border patrol adopts the genre for a US...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of vengeance in black-authored texts from the period following formal emancipation to the dawn of the twentieth century: the petitions of the freedmen of Edisto Island, South Carolina; the minutes of the 1865 Virginia State Convention of Colored People; the narrative of the ex-slave Samuel Hall...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 721–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... This therapy is recommended in the course of narratives that are insistently conclusive, without the fragmentation usually assumed to distinguish representations of trauma. Thus, this essay challenges the premise that narratives of trauma formally resemble the condition’s broken mind, instead imagining how...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 753–778.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Jesse Zuba The proliferation of first book prizes for poetry reflects the increasingly professionalized academic culture in which poetry was published, written, and read during the 1950s and 1960s. This change threatened the validity of the poetic vocation by formalizing the career and thus opening...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 591–626.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Whereas the novel was originally praised as a landmark text in Philippine literature in English, His Native Soil was later dismissed by postwar critics as an imitative, formally flawed, and stylistically inferior work. Taking up Roberto Schwarz’s challenge to advance a reading practice that takes...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., did more to shape future political conflicts than to describe those of its own time. By examining how Adams’s Democracy even further developed this formal nonpartisanship, I show what the political stakes were for this shift in the nineteenth century, how it related to the abandonment...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... is a vital formal resource for unsettling colonial realism in the contemporary United States. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 risk Anthropocene nuclear waste apocalypse Native American literature If contemporary ecocriticism has a shared premise about environmental risk...