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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 222–223.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- istic genres of this poetry: the child elegy, the epitaph as exemplar of funer- ary art, and the ‘‘language’’ of flowers. She positions Dickinson in relation to selected contemporaries (Lydia H. Sigourney, Frances Sargent Osgood...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Habiba Ibrahim Real Folks: Race and Genre in the Great Depression . By Retman Sonnet . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2011 . ix , 322 pp. Cloth , $89.95 ; paper, $24.95 . Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance . By...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2001
... shared premise, Hamilton and Kete set out to excavate literary genres that have flown under the radar of most literary-historical grand narratives of the American nineteenth century, genres that occupied spaces coded as more intimate and private than the pub- lic arena of the novel. For Hamilton...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 149 women, that she dubs ‘‘domestic detective fiction a blending of elements of domestic, gothic, and detective modes. In this labeling we see one of her key— and one of her most theoretically engaging—preoccupations: close attention to both the formal and ideological elements of genre, and what...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Rafael Pérez-Torres Duke University Press 2006 Narratives of Greater Mexico: Essays on Chicano Literary History, Genre, and Borders . By Héctor Calderón. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2004. 312 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $22.95. Life in Search of Readers: Reading (in...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2011
...David Wyatt © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Making the Detective Story American: Biggers, Van Dine, and Hammett and the Turning Point of the Genre, 1925–1930. By J. K. Van Dover. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2010. ix, 221 pp. Paper, $35.00. Darkly Perfect World: Colonial...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 450–454.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the short-story cycle as a genre in which individual chapters can be read and even published as stand-alone stories that take on additional layers of mean- ing, however, when read within the context of the whole volume. While this...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Sarah Robbins Duke University Press 2004 Sarah Periodizing Authorship, Characterizing Genre: Robbins Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Benevolent Literacy Narratives The favored class of society wrote Catharine Maria Sedgwick in 1848, ‘‘owe an...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jean M. Lutes Abstract The newspaper advice column has shaped the American imagination in unacknowledged ways. Using Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) as a lens into a wily, underestimated genre, I juxtapose West’s riff on the newspaper advice column with readings of the real thing. I...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2011
...David M. Higgins Higgins argues that the depth of science fiction's engagement with imperial themes allows the genre to function as a critical literature of empire. As a literary mode engaged with imperial dream-work, science fiction addresses the operations of imperialism more fully than any other...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
... essay theorizes how the novel genre functions within these publics by reconsidering the literary career of William Hill Brown, best known as the author of The Power of Sympathy (1789). Reading his lesser-known writings, I argue that Brown was an intellectual for a prominent network—often referred to as...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Monica Hanna Abstract Some of the most compelling and widely consumed US Latin@ literature being produced at the turn of the twenty-first century is literary journalism in the form of the chronicle, a transnational and transhistorical genre that draws on US and Latin American literary traditions...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 831–857.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Isaac Cates Cates's essay considers the benefits and constraints of genre within superhero comics and recent alternative comics that make use of the figure of the superhero. Individual superheroes (Batman, Superman, Spider-Man) emerge as nearly allegorical figures for particular ideas or ideologies...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Elizabeth Dill In “That Damned Mob of Scribbling Siblings: The American Romance as Anti-Novel in The Power of Sympathy and Pierre ,” Elizabeth Dill discusses the eruption of genre chaos in early and mid-nineteenth century American works of fiction. In order to do so, she considers the connections...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael C. Cohen Cohen excavates the social history of the contraband song, a genre of poetry and music popular during the American Civil War. Written in the voices of “contrabands,” former slaves living under the protection of the Union army, contraband songs emerged in the intersections of...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Madhu Dubey Since the 1970s, African American novelists have persistently drawn on antirealist genres (including science fiction, fantasy, ghost stories, and magic realism) to revisit the history of slavery. Focusing on literary and mass-market fiction by authors such as Stephen Barnes, David...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
... works with a more refined and reenergized perspective on the genre’s perennial concerns. This essay examines the role of the inanimate in Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy as a means for tracing connections and highlighting divergences between these two intellectual movements engaged in drawing...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Bellew, John McLenan, and Augustus Hoppin experimented with the multipanel sequences they encountered in the Francophone “picture story.” However, rather than replicating the Francophone genre, these artists sought to adapt it in ways that conveyed the rhythms and cadences of everyday American life. What...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
... generative platform for cross-cultural understanding. Twitchell posits that this turn can be productively situated in relation to two seemingly unconnected “problem” genres of U.S. literature: representations of Africa and memoirs of suffering. By positioning What Is the What —the fictionalized autobiography...
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American Literature (1 December 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 or...