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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 501–525.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock Duke University Press 2007 Jeffrey Queer Haunting Spaces: Madeline Yale Wynne’s Andrew ​“The Little Room” and Elia Wilkinson Peattie’s Weinstock ​“The House That Was Not” Most ghost stories revolve around the apparition of...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 779–806.
Published: 01 December 2002
...N. Katherine Hayles Duke University Press 2002 N. Katherine Saving the Subject: Remediation in Hayles House of Leaves Isitpossibletosavethesubjectnowthatithasbeen imploded by Jean Baudrillard, deconstructed by Jacques Derrida, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Nick Bromell Bromell's essay argues that Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Nella Larsen's Passing both represent and enact a core problem in theories of deliberative democracy: how to assess the value of differences among citizens (of race, gender, or age) when democracy is understood...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- ica. By Thomas Cooley. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2001. xxvi, 302 pp. $34.95. Conjugal Union: The Body, the House, and the Black American. By Robert F. Reid- Pharr. New York: Oxford Univ. Press...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 571–599.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Sarah Wilson Duke University Press 2003 Sarah ‘‘Fragmentary and Inconclusive’’ Violence: Wilson National History and Literary Form in The Professor’s House 6903 AMERICAN...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 149–175.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Amy L. Blair Duke University Press 2004 Amy L. Misreading The House of Mirth Blair With her first best-selling novel, The House of Mirth (1905), Edith Wharton came face-to-face with a reading public determined to have a happy ending for its upwardly mobile...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Hoffman Tyler . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press . 2011 . 271 pp. $45.00 . Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel . By Kurnick David . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . 2011 . x , 254 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $32.50 . Pioneer Performances: Staging the...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
... model and graduate student at the Sorbonne, is visiting the magnate, Valerian Street, who has paid for her elite education. Son Green, a former soldier now running from the law, has just been discovered hiding in Valerian’s house. The triangulated relationship among Jadine, Valerian, and Son replicates...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 441.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Elizabeth B. House By Philip Page. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 1999. 256 pp.$18.00. 2000 Reviews 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 179 of223 Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature. By James D. Hartman...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Susan Fraiman Fraiman's essay challenges the usual conflation—generally unquestioned in discussions of nineteenth-century U.S. culture—of domestic preoccupations with sentimental views of family and femininity. It does so by turning to Edith Wharton, whose devotion to houses and interior design was...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in such a regionalist, Caribbean American imaginary, specifically Jamaican Creole healer and boarding-house operator Mary Seacole and the Eurasian writer Sui Sin Far. Although from distinct epochs and locations, Seacole and Sui Sin Far—as migrant laboring women of color in the Caribbean American...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 505–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
... defiantly local literary expression, it is in fact a product of the global socioeconomic and cultural matrix of what Clukey calls plantation modernity . In this essay, Clukey seeks to move past cultural similarities between Ireland and the South in order to establish the Anglo-Irish big house and the...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Daniel Pecchenino In this essay, Pecchenino uses Salinger's 1986 lawsuit against his unauthorized biographer, Ian Hamilton, and Random House, Inc. (over Hamilton's use of quotations from Salinger's personal and previously unpublished letters) to explore the highly interpretive natures of U.S...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 141–170.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Long Le-Khac Abstract This essay defines the problem of bildungsroman hermeneutics for literary criticism and social policy in the post–civil rights era. Examining critical responses to Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street , it argues that the traditional bildungsroman exerts a powerful hold...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Timothy Marshall Griffiths Abstract In this essay I discuss how Charles W. Chesnutt’s The House behind the Cedars —through the tropology of spatialization, illustrations of expansive human intimacy, and indictments of the triangulation of antinormatively gendered and sexed bodies as political...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... complicated to house individual and whole identities. Through such representations of sexuality, ethnicity, and race, Islas presents hybridity as both a (sometimes violently) lived experience and a conscious literary aesthetic. The essay ends by discussing how Islas places his readers in a psychic space where...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... related to his time at Mary's boarding house, accrue new meaning when considered in light of Ellison's broader investment in visual culture. Ultimately, Ellison creates a relationship between narrative and visuality that redefines simplistic perspectives on African American identity. As the titular...
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Published: 01 December 2017
Figure 1 The Sacred Cod , pine carving of a New England codfish by an unknown artist, 1784. Massachusetts State House. Photo © Arthur Griffin 2017. Image courtesy of the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA Figure 1. The Sacred Cod, pine carving of a New England codfish by an unknown More