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American Literature (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 (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...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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...
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American Literature (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 (2014) 86 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . By 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...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of Race . Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press . Duvall John N. 1997 . “ Descent in the ‘House of Chloe’: Race, Rape, and Identity in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby .” Contemporary Literature 38 , no. 2 : 325 – 49 . Essence . 1970 . “ Paris, 1970 .” October , 28 – 37 . Essence . 1980...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 527–549.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Crystal S. Rudds Abstract This essay seeks to expand the genre of black literary urbanism by examining Frank London Brown’s Trumbull Park (1959) and Jasmon Drain’s Stateway’s Garden (2020) as literary bookends of public housing history in the United States. The essay argues that public housing...
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American Literature (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 (2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of Wonder (New York: Harper and Row, 1965), 42–43. 13 Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (1968; reprint, New York: Random House, 1971), 45. 14 Mitchell Thomashow, Bringing the Biosphere Home: Learning to Perceive Global Environmental Change (Cambridge: MIT Press...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 505–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to be a 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...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 651–676.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Evan Brier Abstract How should Toni Morrison’s work as a Random House editor be understood? How does it figure, that is, in the larger contexts of literary history, publishing history, and the history of African American expression? Positioning Morrison’s editorial work in relation to the corporate...
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American Literature (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 region—are affected...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (2022) 94 (3): 497–525.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., this essay contends that these texts account for how the juridical architecture of eviction itself creates the space and social mechanisms for anti-eviction resistance to take place. In so doing, this article positions housing and homeless justice as a politics central to the aesthetic experimentations...