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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Erin Gentry Duke University Press 2006 The Biology of Horror: Gothic Literature and Film . By Jack Morgan. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 2002. xi, 263 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $25.00. Gothic Passages: Racial Ambiguity and the American Gothic . By Justin D...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 859–867.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Southern and Spanish American Fiction . By Deborah N. Cohn. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt Univ. Press. 1999. x, 236 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $22.95. Reading Africa into American Literature: Epics, Fables, and Gothic Tales . By Keith Cartwright. Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky Press. 2004. 270 pp...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jennifer Rae Greeson Duke University Press 2001 Jennifer Rae The ‘‘Mysteries and Miseries’’ of North Carolina: Greeson New York City, Urban Gothic Fiction, and Incidents in the Life...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Katie Bray “‘A Climate . . . More Prolific . . . in Sorcery’: The Black Vampyre and the Hemispheric Gothic” proposes that Uriah Derick D’Arcy’s pseudonymous The Black Vampyre ( 1819 ) exemplifies the hemispheric gothic through its exposure of the connected, but disavowed histories of the Haitian...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 September 2004
...James Dawes Duke University 2004 James Fictional Feeling: Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Dawes and the American Gothic An interest in the deep structure of aesthetic plea- sure and in the emotions that shake us when reading has in recent years come...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 719–747.
Published: 01 December 2004
...David Anthony Duke University Press 2004 David Banking on Emotion: Anthony Financial Panic and the Logic of Male Submission in the Jacksonian Gothic I love the paper money and the paper money men They ought to pay...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 194.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General America's Gothic Fiction: The Legacy of “Magnalia Christi Americana .” By Dorothy Z. Baker. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2007. viii, 161 pp. Cloth, $37.95; compact disc, $9.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2007
...) . By Kathryn Bond Stockton. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2006. 217 pp. Paper, $22.95. Queer Gothic . By George E. Haggerty. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2006. x, 231 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $20.00. Book Reviews Heartless Immensity: Literature, Culture, and Geography in Antebellum...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 855–858.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Carrie Hyde Episodic Poetics: Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution . By Garrett Matthew . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2014 . viii, 232 pp. $69.00 . Gothic Subjects: The Transformation of Individualism in American Fiction, 1790–1861 . By Roberts Siân Silyn...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 372–376.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Protestantism’s bogeyman. Farrell O’Gorman’s Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination bolsters this work by noting Catholicism’s recurrence in the gothic imaginings of J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, Herman Melville, Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2015
...David Schmid The Golem Redux: From Prague to Post-Holocaust Fiction . By Baer Elizabeth R. . Detroit : Wayne State Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 229 pp. Paper , $27.95 . Haints: American Ghosts, Millennial Passions, and Contemporary Gothic Fictions . By Redding Arthur...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 227–253.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Amber P. Hodge Abstract This essay seeks to expand the scope of both US southern and Pacific Islander American studies by examining The Descendants (2007) in conversation with William Faulkner’s southern gothic mainstay As I Lay Dying (1930). The essay positions Hemmings’s novel in a gothic...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 557–590.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., but cartography was not the principal form associated with this paradigm; it was the gothic. Turning back to the mid-nineteenth-century pandemics, this essay explores the contours of an emergent global health approach on both sides of the Atlantic. It demonstrates why the gothic was the form through which...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 445–472.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Rebecca Evans Abstract This essay argues that contemporary African American novels turn to the gothic in order to dramatize the uncanny infrastructural and spatial afterlives of the plantation through a literary strategy it identifies as geomemory : a genre friction between mimetic and gothic modes...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Maurice S. Lee Edgar Allan Poe's texts famously set reason against irrationality, usually formulated in terms of gothic horror, linguistic indeterminacy, psychosexual anxiety, racial fear, or some combination thereof. The disruptive power of chance is less noticed but nonetheless crucial to Poe's...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 665–693.
Published: 01 December 2016
... action from the actions of others. This essay argues that for Brown, this conundrum constituted the narrative precondition of fictional storytelling and served as the source of his fiction’s formal innovation, theoretical self-consciousness, and gothic weirdness. This essay suggests, too...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., and embodiedness to the gothic gloom of war and surveillance, finding its end in a subgenre of regressive telegraphic romances. Discussing short journal pieces from periodicals such as the Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s as well as more canonical texts (from Walt Whitman to Emily Dickinson), “Tapping the Wire...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 527–551.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of the Gothic,” chapter six of the second volume of The Stones of Venice (1853). There Ruskin details in a handful of pages the effects he believes industrial capital- ism and its factories have had on the labor and thus the lives of the working class, grounding his analysis in a consideration...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 678–686.
Published: 01 September 2019
...), intellectuals (1960–79), individualists (1980–99), and nomads (2000–present). Across this historical arc, the book analyzes key themes such as the making of money and the question of whether there is ever an authentic American literature. American Gothic Literature: A Thematic Study from Mary Rowlandson...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
...-century narrative conventions such as the use of juridi- cal rhetoric and their engagement with literary traditions like senti- mentalism and gothicism. Through their representations in law and nineteenth-century American print culture, these two women’s nar- ratives employ literary...