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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 426–429.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Narrative . By Pfister Jude M. . Jefferson, NC : McFarland . 2014 . x, 205 pp. Paper , $35.00 ; e-book available. Relativism, Alternate History, and the Forgetful Reader: Reading Science Fiction and Historiography . By Thiess Derek J. . New York : Lexington Books . 2015 . vii, 175...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Stephen Knadler Duke University Press 2006 Liberation Historiography: African American Writers and the Challenge of History, 1794-1861 . By John Ernest. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. xiv, 426 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $24.95. The Contemporary African...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... would be a matter of “sexuality” under historical circumstances where genitals did not dominate understandings of that term. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Jordan Mary Rowlandson’s Hunger and the Alexander Historiography of Sexuality Stein “Paul was the...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2005
... citizenship. In the face of such resilience, it is nevertheless good to have arguments as dis- ruptive as Kazanjian’s and as patient as Samet’s. Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of Historiography, 1827–1863. By Maureen Konkle...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... transformation that emerge from Brown’s self-duplication, I therefore argue that Clotel and its successors provide a new historiography of systemic trauma that is highly relevant to current debates on redress and reparations in the United States. Read together, this interlinked series reshapes what narrative can...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 463–496.
Published: 01 September 2017
... comprised of nation-states with entangled nationalist rhetorics and narratives—including Columbus’s “discovery”—underwrites the biography’s unprecedented critiques of nationalist historiography. Examining the politics motivating this work offers new insights for discussions of the textual morphologies of...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... narrative forms. However, Doolen argues that Martin Delany uses the novel form to identify how the fictions of white supremacy established the terms and categories of U.S. historiography. Recognizing that white-authored histories helped maintain the institutions of slavery, Delany attempts to remove African...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... historiography of wartime culture. Cohen analyzes a series of contraband works: abolitionist poems by John Greenleaf Whittier; African American spirituals like “O Let My People Go”; minstrel songs like “Kingdom Coming”; and an assortment of anonymous poems published as broadsides and in periodicals such as the...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
... print in this period was at times incommensurate with the values and practices of Native historiography. Through an analysis of Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations (1827), Radus argues that Cusick, a Tuscarora historian, used various rhetorical and narrative techniques to alter the...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
... alibi, a false descriptor, a failed promise, an expiring explanation of enduring historical transformations—literature may prove to be an exemplary domain for investigations into the historiography of secularism. Moreover, the study of literature at the present time is attentive not only to the form of...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
... scientia sexualis . Primary to Barnes’s vision are the Baptism, the laying on of hands, and the Eucharist, which she opens toward their queer possibilities for affiliation, transmission, and historiography. Her project enables a queer hypersociality, a counterpoint to the antisocial thesis that, in the end...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 357–383.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Minh and thereby challenge the Communist Party’s official historiography. Resisting both the lingering civil war’s Manichaeanism and the militant anti-Communism of the diaspora, the texts present Ho as a figure of hope through which to imagine national reunification and an alternative future for...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... African American folklore could be cultivated, while remaining relatively neutral on the histories by which that folklore circulated. In embarking on a study of competing queer historiographies, this essay also challenges the tendency of the “queer” designated by queer theory to operate outside of...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2018
... its history. Each of these volumes offers important analysis and historiography on gay identity, but they are quite distinct in genre and ideological aims. These authors employ vastly different methodologies—one book is largely a historical account of American black gay men, and the other is an...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2015
... moments, the history of “some of the visions and conceptions of sexual possi- bility that may have disappeared from view” (Coviello 21). Both texts chart the potentials and limitations for doing historiography in the negative, combing the corners of history that would be for histories that would not...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- sial revisions of U.S. slave historiography produced by developments in this country’s public sphere—in particular, the publication of William Styron’s Confessions of Nat Turner. Rehearsing the terms of the...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 889–890.
Published: 01 December 2000
... excavates the origins of neoslave narratives in the controver- sial revisions of U.S. slave historiography produced by developments in this country’s public sphere—in particular, the publication of William Styron’s...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Historiography of Sexuality” (Septem- ber, 469–95) and Hsuan L. Hsu for “Vagrancy and Comparative Racialization in Huckleberry Finn and ‘Three Vagabonds of Trinidad’” (December, 687– 717). Members of the judging committee were Mark McGurl, University of California, Los Angeles (Chair); Michael Moon, Emory...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2006
... reconstitution; however, Paradise and Black Cultural Citizenship 595 when placed in conjunction with one another, these narratives com- pete not only for legitimacy but also for authority. Davidson attributes the competition among Ruby’s individual and communal historiographies...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 483–509.
Published: 01 September 2005
... social- ist theoreticians of Spanish America, necessarily viewed the sweep of historywithlessoftheoptimismthatproducedthehyperemphasis on teleology in the historiography of Hegel (and, for that matter, of Marx). A Peruvian in the 1920s surveyed history from the position of an individual in a...