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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... rhetoric that pervaded the culture of antebellum reform, directly targeting bodies to re-form their conduct. In a parody of Benjamin Franklin, My Life; or, The Adventures of Geo. Thompson (1854), pornographer and sensationalist George Thompson attributes his large size to his being “somewhat of a gourmand...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Brian Hochman Hochman's essay uses the work of George Washington Cable to examine a far-reaching set of debates about media technology, auditory perception, and cultural difference that emerged during the 1880s and 1890s. The first half focuses on Cable's classic dialect novel The Grandissimes...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Leif Sorensen This essay argues that Américo Paredes's George Washington Gómez is structured by a dynamic tension between the forms of the corrido and the bildungsroman. Drawing on recent studies of the Chicano/a literary-historical recovery and accounts of late modernism, this essay calls...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Joanna Brooks © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer . By Michael A. Elliott. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2007. vii, 336 pp. $25.00. Speak Like Singing: Classics of Native American Literature...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Etsuko Taketani First in the chronological table of world affairs relevant to any argument concerning the black internationalism of the 1930s is the Italo-Ethiopian War. George Samuel Schuyler, then the most prominent black journalist in the United States, stood in for international-minded black...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 237–262.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Nathaniel A. Windon Abstract This essay argues that George Boyer Vashon’s epic poem, “Vincent Ogé” (1854), reframes the Haitian Revolution by aligning two moments of imminent revolution—Saint-Domingue in the late eighteenth century and the United States in the mid-nineteenth century—to suggest the...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 121–154.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Robin Bernstein Abstract This essay historicizes Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home in the context of the presidency of George W. Bush. Bechdel created Fun Home from 1999 through 2005—dates that corresponded with Bush’s campaign, election, and presidency. As Bechdel frequently laments in...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 539–569.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Rocco Marinaccio Duke University Press 2002 Rocco George Oppen’s I’ve Seen America’ Book Marinaccio Discrete Series and the Thirties Road Narrative In the late twenties, George and Mary Oppen left George’s well-to-do San Francisco family for two long...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 247–274.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Max Cavitch Duke University Press 2003 Max The Man That Was Used Up: Cavitch Poetry, Particularity, and the Politics of Remembering George Washington 6849...
Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 2 Illustration from George B. Cheever’s The Dream; or, The True History of Deacon Giles’ Distillery and Deacon Jones’ Brewery ( 1848 ), originally published in 1835 as Inquire at Amos Giles’ Distillery . Made available by the Princeton University Library, Graphic Arts Collection More
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Robert Blair St. George By Laura Rigal. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 1998. xii, 253 pp.$32.50. 2001 Book Reviews Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America. By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii, 417 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... rationality of scientific management. In addition to offering close readings of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and “The Fly” by George Langelaan, this essay demonstrates that Playboy editor and publisher Hugh Hefner himself was a science-fictional figure, representing the fantasy of a human merging with a...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as a whole functions as an allegorical critique of precisely the oriental despotism decried as the corrupt source of stagnant expenditure of which the white elephant serves as a prominent symbol. Finally, he examines the relationship between Siam and America in George Bacon's Siam, the Land of the...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
...D. Berton Emerson Emerson’s essay reassesses representative texts of the popular antebellum tradition known as Old Southwestern Humor—among them Augustus Baldwin Longstreet’s Georgia Scenes (1835), Johnson Jones Hooper’s Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs (1845), and George Washington Harris’s Sut...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Melissa Gniadek This essay reads George Lippard’s ’Bel of Prairie Eden (1848), E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand (1859), and a moving panorama, The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley (ca. 1850), to show how the serial structures and temporalities of these particular...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Longfellow’s correspondence with publishers John Walker, George Routledge, and David Bogue and Bogue’s illustrated editions of Evangeline and Hyperion reveal that British reprints manifested overlapping discourses of authorization and value. Publishers used the materiality of their texts to legitimize their...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 723–752.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Webster, George Bancroft, and others; provide a thick description of US antebellum religious persecution in both the North and South; and deploy missionary rhetoric to call on European Protestant churches to remake their US counterparts. For 1840s Douglass, slavery in the United States was not a result of...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 533–561.
Published: 01 September 2012
... sign language to scout for General George Armstrong Custer at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn; Pretty Shield’s account of the sign language in this battle additionally provides a rare and understudied interpretation of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and of the larger American frontier...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 717–719.
Published: 01 December 2006
...George B. Handley Duke University Press 2006 The U.S. South in Global Contexts: A Collection of Position Statements The following collection of position statements seeks to probe the academic possibilities of ‘‘a new Southern studies’’ as an intellectual enterprise that aims to be, as...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2006
...George Uba 2006 Afro-Orientalism . By Bill V. Mullen. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2004. xliv, 240 pp. Cloth, $56.95; paper, $18.95. Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels . By Jennifer Ann Ho. New York: Routledge. 2005. 202 pp. $75.00...