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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Brian Russell Roberts Drawing a distinction between culturally oriented and formally oriented geographical approaches to American literary studies, this essay frames Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) as engaging with the geographical form and spatial materiality of the vast...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 671–672.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and explanatory notes. Exploring the Freudian implications of The Great God Brown, for example, Black mentions that ‘‘the concept of the ego ideal is a precursor to the later idea of the super- ego’’ (321) without further clarification. In spite of the paucity of psychoana- lytic illumination...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to rewrite [Francis] Bacon into an American idiom’’ (40). Likewise, the natural theology of such figures as Ralph Cudworth and William Paley shaped Emerson’s sense of nature as the ‘‘art of god’’ and science as the discovery of divinely ordained laws. Walls is not concerned with denying Emerson’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 753–779.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Martyn Bone Duke University Press 2007 Martyn The (Extended) South of Black Folk: Bone Intraregional and Transnational Migrant Labor in Jonah’s Gourd Vine and Their Eyes Were Watching God Times have changed for Zora...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 209–210.
Published: 01 March 2000
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Victor Bascara God’s Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902 . By Harris Susan K. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . xii , 257 pp. $35.00 . Empire’s Proxy: American Literature and US Imperialism in the Philippines . By Wesling Meg . New York : New York...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 418–419.
Published: 01 June 2000
... relate the activities of God on earth in the inception of American litera- ture—specifically, the American novel—and in certain ‘‘cultural motifs that have reverberated throughout American culture’’ (14). In his examination of...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Ramzi Fawaz Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes . By Nama Adilifu . Austin : Univ. of Texas Press . 2011 . i , 180 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $24.95 . Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes . By Saunders Ben . New York...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 583–611.
Published: 01 September 2009
... masculine bravado of Oscar Zeta Acosta's Revolt of the Cockroach People (1975), for example, Alfredo Véa's 1998 novel Gods Go Begging demonstrates the tension between the warrior male ideal of Chicano nationalism and the divided loyalties of Chicano soldiers. Gods Go Begging also continues a tradition in...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2010
... book, glamour repackages the sensation, usually associated with gods and saints, of transcending materiality through otherworldliness. In Marsha Orgeron’s book, celebrity offers a godless form of salvation from the circumstances of biography and the limits of personality to anyone irradiated by...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 693–722.
Published: 01 December 2018
... discovers a Puritan theory of grace that sought to come closer to God by escaping idolatrous thinking, on the one hand, and mechanistic cognition, on the other. Reconceiving Hooker’s preparation as a memorial style and placing that ars memoria at the center of transatlantic Puritan controversies about grace...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of hunger in Mary Rowlandson's 1682 captivity narrative, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God , serve as the essay's principal case study. The essay argues that rethinking the history of sexuality in terms of the cultivation of sensations forces a reconsideration of the archives from which examples of...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Patricia Stuelke This essay reframes the recovery and canonization of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) in the late 1970s and early 1980s in relation to the US economic restructuring and military invasion of the Caribbean in that same period. Focusing on Paule...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
... discourses of literary aesthetics were bound to a set of questions about whether meaning derived from God, language, or man. The literary was not a mark of the secular, understood as the absence of spiritual concerns, but part of a process of thinking about the relationship of individual will to moral law...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 287–313.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... The idea of Indian malice not only rationalizes English violence; as a trope for individual liberty, it is ingeniously faithful to a Calvin- American Literature, Volume 74, Number 2, June 2002. Copyright © 2002 by Duke University Press. 288 American Literature ist theory of God’s providence...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 783–811.
Published: 01 December 2003
... souls will one day possess the world through the power given to them by God 3 Other critics link male authority with the novel’s ‘‘thor- oughly patriarchal God approaching religion as part of a system of social...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 June 2006
... to his congregation. Published the fol- lowing year under the jeremidic title Useful Instructions for a Profess- ing People in a Time of Great Security and Degeneracy, these sermons established the trademark image of Willard’s evangelism: the cove- nant between God and the elect.1 As the sinful...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 595–624.
Published: 01 September 2000
... tempers it with a wry humor (as in ‘‘Earth’s Holocaust but he doesn’t disguise it. Moreover, although Calvinism was a gloomy religion, it was not downright black. A just God, it presumed, was in his Heaven and had taken the...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 429–461.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the United States as a Biblical Nation, 1776-1885 .” In The Bible in America: Essays in Cultural History , edited by Hatch Nathan O. Noll Mark A. , 39 – 58 . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . ———. 2002 . America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln . New York : Oxford...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Woman Preacher of Uncle Tom’s Cabin  271 In light of such censure, Stowe’s notorious assertion that “God wrote” Uncle Tom’s Cabin reads as an attempt to disarm paternal disap- proval by claiming the “special guidance of the spirit” that her father had relegated to apostolic times.19...