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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 387–416.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Arlene R. Keizer Duke University Press 2000 Arlene R. The Geographyof the Apocalypse: Keizer Incest, Mythology, and the Fall of Washington Cityin Carolivia Herron’s Thereafter Johnnie 6059...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 345–372.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Gillian Silverman Duke University Press 2002 Gillian Textual Sentimentalism: Incest and Authorship Silverman in Melville’s Pierre In November 1851 Melville received a letter from Hawthorne praising his most recent literary endeavor, Moby-Dick. Shortly thereafter...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 59–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Susan M. Ryan The media firestorm that followed Harriet Beecher Stowe's exposé of Lord Byron's supposed incest (which she first detailed in an 1869 Atlantic Monthly article and later in the book Lady Byron Vindicated [1870]) provides an apt cultural site for analyzing the intersections among...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the taboo or obscene in order to address sexual and gender inequalities. These comics suggest that the obscene can push against purity narratives attached to womanhood, narratives that potentially stigmatize all girls and women. Lost Girls keeps the taboos of children’s sexuality and incest central to...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... between two much-disputed incest romances, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy (1789) and Herman Melville's Pierre; or, The Ambiguities (1852). Dill's interpretations show how both books refuse to fit into any genre category. The romantic yearnings of the sibling lovers in both books, Dill suggests...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2005
... canon, Zender assesses major themes in Faulkner’s fiction beginning with ‘‘the poli- tics of incest Rather than reading incest in Faulkner’s fiction as the author’s condemnation of modern moral corruption or as a complex oedipal bid for social, paternal, and historical power, as recent critics...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2005
... poli- tics of incest Rather than reading incest in Faulkner’s fiction as the author’s condemnation of modern moral corruption or as a complex oedipal bid for social, paternal, and historical power, as recent critics generally do, Zender opens new critical space by linking Faulkner’s understanding of...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 245–246.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- ture in 2002 was awarded to Gillian Silverman, Rutgers University, for ‘‘Tex- tual Sentimentalism: Incest and Authorship in Pierre’’ (June, 345–72). Mem- bers of the judging committee were Ed Folsom, University of Iowa (Chair...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 629–652.
Published: 01 September 2003
... modern’’ and the ‘‘decrepit’’ traditional (37–38). Humbert’s fantasy of incest, his preferred model for his relation- ship with Lolita, is likewise racialist at base. His passion foregrounds...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Scrivener” (1853) For Herman Melville’s contemporary reviewers, reading Pierre ([1852] 1999 )—his melodramatic novel of incest and authorship—inspired nothing so much as a desire to return to the South Pacific setting of his first book, Typee ([1846] 1996 ). Evert Duyckinck ( 1852 , 119), for instance...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2016
... relat- ing to the lands. Even as he engages the queer ways of relating to the land and inhabitance through singlehood, onanism, homoeroticism, and incest, Rifkin demon- strates that these positions emerge within a settler colonial field that limits the imaginations of possible relations. Rifkin...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., in and out’’ and declares that the most appropriate critical response to Jane Smiley’s incest narrative, A Thousand Acres, would be ‘‘to sit for days and weep for daughters everywhere But she does not...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
... is an incestuous relationship. The threat of and the ultimate union of half-brother and sister situ- ate Cecilia Valdés in a literary tradition outside the nation, namely, those novels throughout the Americas that tap into the incest trope in the nineteenth century. Similar brother-sister...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 417–426.
Published: 01 June 2014
... linked. The Romance of Race: Incest, Miscegenation, and Multiculturalism in the United States, 1880–1930. By Jolie A. Sheffer. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2013. xiii, 234 pp. Cloth, $72.00; paper, $24.95; e-book available. Sheffer draws attention to the radical critique latent in...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Savannah. For all the power Mammy has in ‘‘Planter’s’’ household, why couldn’t she protect her own daughter’s body? This is a question of the first order, easily answered. As John Irwin tells us, and Absalom, Absa- lom! and Gayl Jones’s Corregidora (1975) teach us, miscegenation and the incest...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 203–215.
Published: 01 March 2004
... racially marked themes, her eventual tran- sition to a more nomadic stance, and recurrent themes in her work, such as incest, miscegenation, the blues, and patriarchy. Vanished Act: The Life and Art of Weldon Kees. By James Reidel. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2003. xvii, 398 pp. $35.00. James...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2000
... within his new one in this more optimistic renderingof the libertine-driven incest plot seen earlier 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 9 of 246 inWilliamHillBrown’sPower of Sympathy.11 A pedagogical tale (as...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 339–366.
Published: 01 June 2004
... order to overcome the incest taboo (273–74). History, he finds, can help him: European aristocrats have engaged in incest. Yet he cannot discover any history to overcome his racial taboos: ‘‘So it’s the miscegenation, not the incest, which you cant bear’’ (285). In terms of the ethical challenge...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 473–486.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., breast cancer, and incest, attempting to establish comparative frameworks that will enhance the ‘‘unique texture’’ of each situation without instituting a hierarchy of trauma. Marianne Hirsch, Sandra Gilbert, and Eve Kosofsky...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
... 4 , no. 3 : 282 – 302 . Hancock Mary Elizabeth . 2008 . The Politics of Heritage from Madras to Chennai . Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press . Harkins Gillian . 2009 . Everybody’s Family Romance: Reading Incest in Neoliberal America . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press...