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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...
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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...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 841–844.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... $25.00 . 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...
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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 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 September 2000) 72 (3): 625–626.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Institutional Individualism: Conversion, Exile, and Nostalgia in Puritan New En- gland. 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...
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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 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 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 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 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 June 2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... think about “texts within texts” that demonstrates the tensions that arise when individuals or entities exist both inside and outside various national or textual totalities. The novel's serialization also enacts a type of history that compresses different periods into the briefer time of the novel's...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2008
... ethics of individual response to the issues of freedom and community raised by international genocide and world war. This essay reads “In Distrust of Merits” as a courageous and complex but not altogether successful poem dealing with tough questions about war, ethics, and trust. Moreover, it reads “The...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... democratic rhetoric of citizenship education, even as they praised the schools for making them who they were. Both the visual and verbal accounts Cooper discusses speak to subaltern students' ability to express individuality in the face of an evolutionary framework that sought to systematize their identities...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 831–857.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Isaac Cates Cates's essay considers the benefits and constraints of genre within superhero comics and recent alternative comics that make use of the figure of the superhero. Individual superheroes (Batman, Superman, Spider-Man) emerge as nearly allegorical figures for particular ideas or ideologies...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 477–504.
Published: 01 September 2012
... modernity’s atomization of the individual. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Paul John Neal, American Romance, Gilmore and International Romanticism Toward the end of his gothic epistolary novel Ran- dolph (1823), John Neal’s eponymous Byronic antihero...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Liberator . In addition, the article examines the use of these works in performances, quotations, recitations, and individual acts of reading. By combining close reading with an archival history of these poems and songs, Cohen proposes that “circulation” and “genre” offer valuable categories of analysis for...