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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... professional world. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Jennifer Putzi “ Some Queer Freak of Taste”: Gender, Authorship, and the “Rock Me to Sleep” Controversy In June 1865, the poet Elizabeth Akers Allen sent a letter to the New York Evening Post...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- ized gender and race in the nineteenth-century United States. Candice Jenkins, Hunter College, City University of New York Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination. By Rachel Adams...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination. By Rachel Adams. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2001. xi, 289 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $19.00. The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America.By...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the famous showman toward the end of their lives. The burgeoning freak- American Literature, Volume 80, Number 1, March 2008 DOI 10.1215/00029831-2007-061  © 2008 by Duke University Press 30  American Literature show circuit in the United States and abroad brought the twins a mea- sure of...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 897–914.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Gordon. “The Old Men and the ‘Sea of Masscult’: T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and Middlebrow Aesthetics,” 151–74. Posmentier, Sonya. “The Provision Ground in New York: Claude McKay and the Form of Memory,” 273–300. Putzi, Jennifer. “‘Some Queer Freak of Taste’: Gender, Authorship, and the...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 799–823.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Style  803 Digest, and the Saturday Evening Post, coauthored The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and published a massive best seller, Roots. Thompson, by contrast, positioned himself as a radical, an activist writer, and rose to prominence writing for Rolling Stone magazine about drug use, Freak...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 888–890.
Published: 01 December 2003
... essentialized whiteness and blackness. Paraded about in taverns and saloons, exhibited alongside the more familiar sort of norm-reinforcing ‘‘freaks subjected to the scrutiny (and scalpels) of medical professionals 6986 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:4...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., Otter treats it as a dodge, proposing that ‘‘the end of Typee diverts atten- tion from the deeper threat’’ to white bodies: tattooing (18–19). Otter builds an analysis that connects freak-show displays of tattooed cannibals to phren...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 643–672.
Published: 01 December 2007
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
... his head the strangest freaks of despotism . . . . Some of these freaks were of a nature too filthy to be repeated.” This broken and vicious creature forces Luke to work half-naked, chains him to his bedposts, and flogs him with a cowhide. When the young man’s limbs become completely...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 633–640.
Published: 01 September 2007
... attention on Crane, he wants to extend the category of modernist epic to works such as Pound’s Cantos, Eliot’s The Wasteland, and Williams’s Paterson. The book’s concluding chapter investigates Crane’s historical and historiographic investments. Freaks in Late Modernist American Culture: Nathanael...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 907–919.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- drogyny, Gleeson-White argues that McCullers’s seemingly aberrant char- acters are not freaks—that is, metaphors of alienation—but characters with transgressive and redemptive potential, especially in the context of the...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 745–757.
Published: 01 December 2020
... worrying about you ! [REPEATS FOR EMPHASIS:] You’re in the vulnerable demographic! [TRANSLATION: You guys are old.] Historically speaking, human beings are, as Atul Gawande ( 2007 ) writes, “freaks living well beyond our appointed time.” Penelope Lively, in her late-life memoir Dancing Fish and...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 777–806.
Published: 01 December 2004
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... peripheries of texts, they nevertheless argue for disability’s hypervisability and hypersigni- fication; “literary texts,” Thomson writes, “necessarily make disabled characters into freaks, stripped of normalizing contexts and engulfed by a single trait” (1997, 11, emphasis added). While Thomson’s...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Freaking of Boyhood: The Perplex of Gender and Disability in Under the Lilacs.” Children's Literature 34 : 139 – 60 . Medovoi Leerom . 2010 . “Age Trouble: A Timely Subject in American Literary and Cultural Studies.” American Literary History 22 , no. 3 : 657 – 72...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., and Angela Hunt’s 1999 “inspirational fiction” title, The Truth Teller (republished in “updated” form in 2006). Like Generosity, both works rely on ten- sions between freewheeling genomic entrepreneurs and main charac- ters who appear to be genomic freaks, and both highlight the extent to...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 807–831.
Published: 01 December 2002
... for being unnarrated. And the uncanniness is transferred to the negative under- currents in the stories on either side. The Cold War lends its oppres- sive aura to the hackers’ paranoia, while at the same time serving as a warning against unthinking optimism. A group of privacy freaks and...