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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 577–603.
Published: 01 September 2007
... its assertion of gayness, its refusal to feel shame or guilt at being homosexual. Out of this affirma- tion of being gay comes an affirmation of solidarity with other gays, and the transformation of the pseudo-community of the old gayworld into a sense of real community” (H, 140–41). Although...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2018
... analysis of what the author calls “gay modernity” (Pérez, 1). Yet each book contains important readings on gayness in contemporary society and despite their differences could be of complementary use in any queer theory course. Hiram Pérez’s A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jordan Alexander Stein © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Long before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America . Ed. Thomas A. Foster. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2007. ix, 405 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. Gay Artists in Modern American Culture...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Greta LaFleur Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America . By Coviello Peter . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2013 . xiii , 265 pp. Cloth, $85.00 ; paper, $26.00 . If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past . By...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 666–667.
Published: 01 September 2001
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., if implicit, announcement of his theme that efforts to define Whitman as an essentially white or male or gay artist are reductive. Central to all the plural American literatures, Whitman is used by artists of differing genders, sexualities, races, and ethnicities. The epigraphs Price chooses are all...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 648–651.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and doesn’t apply the concept in her three case studies. I hope that in future studies Peel does attempt to develop and test her provocative and promising theory of matching. Kenneth M. Roemer, University of Texas at Arlington The Violet Hour: The Violet Quill and the Making of Gay Culture. By...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 460–462.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Lisa Walker. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2001. xvii, 279 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $18.50. Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall. By Christopher...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Out on Stage: Lesbian and Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Century. By Alan Sinfield. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press. 2000. vii, 407 pp. $29.95. It is a commonplace to assert that ‘‘the media’’ in the last thirty years has...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Robert F. Reid-Pharr In a reading of Samuel R. Delany's underexamined 1984 science fiction novel, Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand , Reid-Pharr uses the work of theorists such as Leo Bersani, Mary Douglas, Orlando Patterson, and Hortense Spillers to question the necessity of gay men's...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... movement and the gay liberation movement to figure “mutation” as an expansive form of cultural difference that wedded fantasy to the ideals of radical politics. By linking the fictional category of mutation to lived categories of difference, the X-Men series produced a mainstream popular fantasy that...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
... ultimately demonstrate the need to situate such groups within the history of the American left, moving from the breakdown of grassroots coalitions of the sixties right through debates on the hierarchies of power in cultural life—in particular the critique of Marxian-derived models by gay and lesbian...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., Catheresque depictions of male friendship, from ‘‘the Greek ideal of a Sacred Band to Whitman’s ‘adhesiveness’ and ‘love of comrades’ ’’ (131). Anders’s aims are to ‘‘present the argument for a gay reading of...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2011
... think about the inherent strangeness of all children. Stockton begins with a general introduction that catalogs dominant tropes by which the queer child becomes legible in twentieth-century literature and culture: the ghostly gay child who haunts the history of the grown gay man or lesbian...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 420–421.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., Catheresque depictions of male friendship, from ‘‘the Greek ideal of a Sacred Band to Whitman’s ‘adhesiveness’ and ‘love of comrades’ ’’ (131). Anders’s aims are to ‘‘present the argument for a gay reading of...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 415–417.
Published: 01 June 2015
... part of a genre she calls “The Cold War Gay Protest Novel” (12). The protest novel “domes­ ticate[s] homosexuality, claiming it as a legitimately American phenome- non” (14). Seeking to make gayness ordinary, “this literature aims to make gay life intelligible, and through that translation, help...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2016
... beyond the usual subjects of multiculturalism: African American writing, and women’s writing, which, he argues, have successfully “established themselves as legitimate academic fields” (11). Instead he focuses on Asian American, Latino, gay, and Native American literatures. Significantly for his argument...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2003
... particular to bear on our general theories and frameworks, and vice versa. Michael Hames-García, Binghamton University, State University of New York Out on Stage: Lesbian and Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Century...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 339–366.
Published: 01 June 2004
..., stuck in it It haunts us, I suggest, partly because we’re stilltryingtoavoidthequestionattheheartofitsnarrative,which is figured in the symbolic threat of interracial gay romance. This novel’s reception history as well as its own thematized reading prac- tices confirm that our official histories...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 422–423.
Published: 01 June 2001
... pervasive presence of gay themes in the culture that Cather herself was part of reminds Cather scholars that homosexuality, as a medicalized, politicized identity, was self-consciously available and utilized in many discourses dur...