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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 427–429.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Srinivas Aravamudan Ed. Vincent Carretta and Philip Gould. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky. 2001. 272 pp. $34.95. 2003 Reviews 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 185 of 246 ‘‘Genius in Bondage Literature of the Early Black Atlantic. Ed. Vincent...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 607–609.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Wheatley to Melvin B. Tolson, Fettered Genius provides a series of meticulous close read- ings of the representative poetry Leonard argues is indicative of an African American bardic tradition. “I call these fettered geniuses bardic poets, then,” he writes, “because, even in their occasional...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Wendy Graham Duke University Press 2007 Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James . By J. Hillis Miller. New York: Fordham Univ. Press. 2005. xiii, 350 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.00. Troubling Minds: The Cultural Politics of Genius in the United States, 1840-1890...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 165–167.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., $17.95. A woman waiting to be hanged for infanticide; a daughter and wife of minis- ters, undergoing a spiritual crisis over taking communion; the brilliant wife of a theological genius, experiencing a vision of divine grace—these are the cases from which Laura Henigman develops her analysis...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Edward Cahill Duke University Press 2004 Edward Federalist Criticism and the Fate of Genius Cahill At the end of the eighteenth century, Fisher Ames retired from a distinguished career as an orator and statesman to shore up the failing Federalist cause...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 33–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... for a new civil order; its vul- nerability to derangement by what Clara calls ‘‘evil geniuses’’ dem- onstrates, in this antirevolutionary novel, the perils of grounding the new national warrant in refined minds or the compacts formed among them.16 Women’s genius thus functions in the republican era...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2013
... . Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century . By Perloff Marjorie . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . 2010 . xv, 201 pp . © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 830  American Literature have received less critical attention than the High Modernists. And yet, the work...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michelle Neely Book Reviews Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution. By Michal Jan Rozbicki. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2011. x, 288 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $24.50; e-book, $24.50. The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and Citizenship...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 657–660.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Lauren Coats The Genius of Place: The Geographic Imagination in the Early Republic . By Christopher C. Apap . Durham : Univ. of New Hampshire Press . 2016 . xiii, 282 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper, $40.00 ; e-book, $34.99 . American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 59–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
... notions of authorship, moral authority, and literary value in the second half of the nineteenth century. Noting that a significant strain of commentary on the scandal sought to separate Byron's literary genius from the matter of his personal behavior, Ryan argues that this case study allows us to situate...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
... uplift brought by physical proximity to “genius.” In addition, because Emerson's celebrity encouraged a range of interpretations of his cultural relevance, it required individuals to examine Emerson's reputation for themselves, and it thereby fostered the kind of self-reliant thinking that Emerson...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 571–599.
Published: 01 December 2021
... African Americans remain marginalized in the still-powerful discourses of the literary landscape, genius, and nature today. ▪ ▪ ▪ Douglass himself was the most widely proclaimed of all nineteenth-century Black geniuses. Famous for his commanding physical presence and sublime oratory, Douglass’s...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 December 2020
...” culture and the cult of genius, as Amiri Baraka once suggested. Rather, Beethoven’s music formed a persistent and powerful political allegory of the racial sublime for many prominent twentieth-century authors in their literary works, where the sublime constitutes a sublimation of direct forms of power...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to Carey, the genius is the heroic founder of human knowledge, of what he calls “ideas” and “facts.” A blind seeker after truth, the genius is not someone who cares about money or copyright. “If [these geniuses] labored,” writes Carey, “it was because they had a thirst for knowledge. They could expect...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 301–329.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... knadlers@spelman.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 disability studies cognitive biopolitics antiblackness African American literary history posthumanism Genius . It is a word Pauline Hopkins invokes often in her Colored American Magazine series of essays on “Famous...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 827–830.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the actual card is genius. His the- sis is that early-twentieth-century market culture was saturated with poetry (as opposed to “Poetry”) that was participatory rather than exclusionary. This emotional interactivity with poetry, Chasar posits, set the stage for the bizarre matrix of media...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Laura Henigman Book Reviews Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution. By Michal Jan Rozbicki. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2011. x, 288 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $24.50; e-book, $24.50. The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and Citizenship...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... x, 288 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $24.50; e-book, $24.50. The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and Citizenship in the United States, 1860–1945. By Victoria Olwell. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2011. 288 pp. Cloth, $59.95; e-book, $59.95. Liberty of the Imagination...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... 2011. x, 288 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $24.50; e-book, $24.50. The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and Citizenship in the United States, 1860–1945. By Victoria Olwell. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2011. 288 pp. Cloth, $59.95; e-book, $59.95. Liberty of the Imagination...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., $35.00; paper, $24.50; e-book, $24.50. The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and Citizenship in the United States, 1860–1945. By Victoria Olwell. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2011. 288 pp. Cloth, $59.95; e-book, $59.95. Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory...