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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... was to annul its role in history. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 David Self-Abasement and Republican Insecurity: Grant Paul Fane in Its Political Context Late in the 1856 presidential campaign, several Republican newspapers reported an endorsement...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Lindsay Thomas One of the book’s strengths is this advocacy for a more expansive understanding of security and insecurity. Voelz emphasizes that fear is not the only affect insecurity produces, showing in each chapter how “security and insecurity are multifaceted in ways that go far beyond...
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American Literature 11218865.
Published: 07 March 2024
... Jacobs, Mary Prince, Sojourner Truth, and James Baldwin, the essay argues for what it calls the story of the heart : a minoritized account of pain that deforms sentimental language to register at once somatically, mentally, and intersubjectively. Because of its insecure legibility, the story of the heart...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in O’Brien’s memoir If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1973) and O’Brien’s process of working through “a delicate and important choice” (34) about the ramifications of that language. While Canavan accentuates Butler’s deep insecurity about her place in literature and her discomfort...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 397–423.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and the have-nots that George Levine ( 2001 ) calls the “two nations” of research and teaching. This gap is social, Levine reminds us, and as such extends from the stigmatizing of practical labor that has long marked class division in the United States, making it difficult for those perennially insecure...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2016
... this the “postindustrial pastoral” (17), and she perceptively notes that postindustrialism furnishes the necessary conditions for alternative agricultural projects—vacant lots, food insecurity, and precarious laborers. Carruth’s understanding of “the history of modernity” as structured by “ the interactions between...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 600–602.
Published: 01 September 2023
...-alienation and insecurity. Her theme is the projection onto others of what the self cannot abide. For scholars who study such matters, this will not exactly be news, but nor is Morrison’s endeavor here to construct a grand new theory. The Origin of Others originated in her 2016 Charles Eliot Norton...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 622–624.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of black writers’ journey through insecurity toward autonomy” (5). Hill argues that it was the aesthetic choice of these writers to “shed anxieties regarding Eurocentric literary ideas” and excavate their literary traditions—a choice to “walk with . . . dignity,” or to “swagger”—that ironically...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
...-born threats and fixations with homeland security, we seldom listen to the differential positionings of insecurity for racialized others within the United States. For undocumented students, in particular, the twenty-first century has led to further ostracization and an endless suspension of distressing...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... British Colonel George Croghan, described by Taylor as “the most avid, indeed manic, land speculator in colonial North America” managed to obtain title to Indian deeds in the Otsego region as early as 1768.20 Croghan’s means for securing the deeds were suspect and, finally, insecure: “He cheated...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 618–622.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Critics Award, and Ernest Gaines’s receipt of the same prize for A Lesson before Dying, as well as Morrison’s Nobel Prize in Literature, the period “signaled the end of black writers’ journey through insecurity toward autonomy” (5). Hill argues that it was the aesthetic choice of these writers...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 651–676.
Published: 01 December 2022
... arrangements. Their idea is that until the conglomerates took over, the publishing business had been uniquely structured to nurture the noneconomic specialness of the book. The power of the corporatization-and-decline narrative, in an age of increasing economic insecurity and accelerating commodification...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 911–931.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., the insecurity of its territorial borders, occasioned, I argue, by an even more fundamental insecurity—that of chronology. A year, a decade, a Robert Lowell and Non-Newtonian Time 921 century: these time slots are not ironclad. They are not made like file cabinets. They cannot lock...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 697–706.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and structural destitution,” and its “spread has resulted in new forms of insecurity, undermining the capacity of many to remain masters of their own lives” (Mbembe 2017 : 161). That loss of mastery, in this case, is an inability to hold still to preserve one’s own health because one’s body must be out working...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 603–605.
Published: 01 September 2004
... have firm explanations for the historical processes that have resulted in contemporary notions of masculinity. Herbert and Thompson each underscore the fact that straight masculinity is based on a rather devastating insecurity. For Herbert, men’s anxiety produced by fears of their vulnerability...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2004
... have firm explanations for the historical processes that have resulted in contemporary notions of masculinity. Herbert and Thompson each underscore the fact that straight masculinity is based on a rather devastating insecurity. For Herbert, men’s anxiety produced by fears of their vulnerability...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 608–610.
Published: 01 September 2004
... have firm explanations for the historical processes that have resulted in contemporary notions of masculinity. Herbert and Thompson each underscore the fact that straight masculinity is based on a rather devastating insecurity. For Herbert, men’s anxiety produced by fears of their vulnerability...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 610–612.
Published: 01 September 2004
... have firm explanations for the historical processes that have resulted in contemporary notions of masculinity. Herbert and Thompson each underscore the fact that straight masculinity is based on a rather devastating insecurity. For Herbert, men’s anxiety produced by fears of their vulnerability...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 612–615.
Published: 01 September 2004
... have firm explanations for the historical processes that have resulted in contemporary notions of masculinity. Herbert and Thompson each underscore the fact that straight masculinity is based on a rather devastating insecurity. For Herbert, men’s anxiety produced by fears of their vulnerability...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 615–617.
Published: 01 September 2004
... have firm explanations for the historical processes that have resulted in contemporary notions of masculinity. Herbert and Thompson each underscore the fact that straight masculinity is based on a rather devastating insecurity. For Herbert, men’s anxiety produced by fears of their vulnerability...