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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 287–313.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Pamela Lougheed Duke University Press 2002 Pamela ‘‘Then Began He to Rant and Threaten Lougheed Indian Malice and Individual Liberty in Mary Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative The most notorious battle of King Philip’s War is the Great Swamp Fight...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 631–632.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Robert DeMott By Richard Francis. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 1997. xiii, 256 pp.$32.50. 2000 Book Reviews 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 169 of 237 Institutional Individualism: Conversion, Exile, and Nostalgia in Puritan New En...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 841–844.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . Reconstructing Individualism: A Pragmatic Tradition from Emerson to Ellison . By Albrecht James M. . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 376 pp. $60.00 . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Book Reviews  841 argues, “enact, rather than merely represent, the immediate, embodied expe...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 432–434.
Published: 01 June 2005
... to the intersections he charts, Moses is compelled to address DuBois’s ‘‘now too frequently cited youthful essay’’ in multiple chapters because his book is organized by individual figures, a struc- ture that detracts from the intellectual networks that are the sources of his most provocative...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 625–626.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Jerome D. DeNuccio By Michael W. Kaufmann. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ. Press; Han-over,N.H.: University Press of New England. 1998. ix, 155 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper,$16.95. 2000 Book Reviews 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 169 of 237 Institutional Individualism...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael Ziser Under the influence of Calvinist and radical abolitionist John Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson reconsidered the value of political activism rooted in absolutist and sectarian religious beliefs. Retreating from the earlier declarations of secular and democratic individualism for which he is...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 719–746.
Published: 01 December 2011
... importantly, what it does. In conduct books, public lectures, and other printed materials, commentators argued that novel reading did not empower individual readers but made them all alike, rendering them passive by invoking passionate and often overwhelming emotions. In short, they posited novel reading as a...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 141–170.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on interpretations of minority mobility. Bildungsroman hermeneutics understands social relations as organized around individual development. This model undermines the collective politics many critics sense in Cisneros’s text and obscures her revisions of the genre. Furthermore, bildungsroman...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Allison S. Curseen Abstract Focusing on the minor details of suffering cats, I read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as an exemplary illustration of the way in which American novels of individual development destabilize around the movement of minor bodies and minor characters. This destabilization...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... between an identity category and an individual body. In La Mollie , sexuality, ethnicity, and race are revealed to be always mutually constituted. They become legible simultaneously as inhabited positions, projected identifications, and metaphors used to describe both internal and external spaces too...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 799–823.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., retrospectively, be described as neoliberalism. The neoliberal style this essay explicates allows for subjects under neoliberalism to inhabit a position that limits politics to the confines of individual entrepreneurialism and consumerism, thus broadcasting politics as not a collective enterprise but instead a...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Laura Soderberg Abstract The publication history of Clotel , which was rewritten and rereleased three times in twenty-five years, puts considerable strain on conventional readings of sentimental activism’s focus on the exceptional individual and private resolution. In the patterns of repetition and...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
... evangelical author Angela Hunt, the essay reflects extensively on the metaphors and mythologies involved in contemporary genomics. Here Powers has the distinct advantage of being one of only eight individuals, as of 2008, to have had his entire genome sequenced. Hamner interweaves essays about such...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Marshall’s novel Praisesong for the Widow (1983) and Audre Lorde’s biomythography Zami (1982), the essay demonstrates how US black feminist literature used Hurston’s work as a stimulant and script for representing the Caribbean as a free zone of individual autonomy and desire outside of hegemonic and...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
... discourses of literary aesthetics were bound to a set of questions about whether meaning derived from God, language, or man. The literary was not a mark of the secular, understood as the absence of spiritual concerns, but part of a process of thinking about the relationship of individual will to moral law...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Kahf’s bildungsroman, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf , challenges the contemporary notion of postsecular literature, which takes a weakened, hybridized, liberal spirituality as its starting point. Although the bildungsroman conventionally plots an individual’s modernization in line with the nation’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 303–330.
Published: 01 June 2015
... both poets make with the bebop jazz of Charlie Parker and his colleagues. By taking “jazz” less as a specific body of sounds than as a conceptual provocation to rethink the very idea (and ideal) of poetry as a musical phenomenon, Hughes and Olson—both individually and together—help us make new sense of...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... display one’s adherence to conventional public morality. Melville’s fiction shows us how privacy became a language of morality across the nineteenth century while at the same time imagining various counterprivate forms that resist entanglement with domesticity, property, and liberal individualism...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., Hughes’s 1930s verse—especially his 1938 pamphlet A New Song —represents, I suggest, a formal response to shifting ideologies of poetic labor, namely, an effort to disentangle poetry from capitalist individualism and align it with proletarian collective labor. I argue that Hughes’s socialist poems...