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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 637–638.
Published: 01 September 2002
...) than his argument suggests they are. Rosalie Murphy Baum, University of South Florida Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market. By Walter Johnson. Cam- bridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 1999. 283 pp. $26.00. In recent years there has been a regular flow of scholarship on the Atlantic...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2014
...James Dawes Quirks of the Quantum: Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction . By Coale Samuel Chase . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2012 . x , 223 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $24.50 . Getting inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... to 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 (2010) 82 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Cody Marrs Marrs's essay considers how Melville's Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) provides an immanent account, or inside narrative, of the author's transition from novelist to poet. Focusing on the relation between his figurations of time and the structures of his verse, Marrs argues...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
... rooted in the body’s somatic life rather than in social conven- tions and moralistic notions of feminine virtue. But in opening up what Stein called “the insides of people” to the scientific gaze (AABT, 119), medical science also threatened to reduce human consciousness to biological process...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 779–806.
Published: 01 December 2002
... object in the represented world. He describes how Navidson takes Karen’s jewelry box out of a crate and removes the lid and inner tray to look inside, although u]nfortunately, whatever he sees inside is invisible to the camera’’ (10). Later when we learn that Karen keeps old love letters in her...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 297–324.
Published: 01 June 2024
..., emphasis mine) Scarry’s account of pain’s recalcitrance depends on a topographical metaphor. Physical pain comes from the depths of a person’s body, hidden from sight in a place that is anatomically inside but also geologically submerged. Such depth suggests a second, more global, layer of concealment...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
... particular engagement with modernity produces an ontology of negation, an ironic way of knowing derived from his critical estrange- ment and self-conscious observations as an insider amongst the South’s internal outsiders, its diverse African American communities. His book not only reflects upon...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., community and idiosyncrasy, politics and privacy, uptown and down- town, insider and outcast, surface and depth, serious and trivial, composition and improvisation, friendship and sexuality. O’Hara’s...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... Critics inevitably relegate local-color writers of the late nineteenth century to one side of a series of paired di- chotomies: insider-outsider, native-tourist, autoethnographer-ethnog- rapher, marginalized-advantaged, and regionalist-local colorist.5 Of all these binaries, Judith Fetterley...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 895–896.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- duction. As both a production member and film scholar, Hadley provides an insider’s view of this award-winning PBS series. Clyde Taylor’s ‘‘Paths of En- lightenment’’ deals with the television documentary. He provides extensive...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the inside out by shaping intimate “feelings” and political “interests.” In the desire for conversion, this Sunday school–book vision does not distinguish between the poor at home and colonial subjects abroad, subordinating national sovereignty to spiritual and emotional connections. This essay...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
... pattern. I’m different. I got to be what’s inside of me” (Yezierska [1995], Univ. of Illinois Press, 131). The question of making oneself over “on another person’s pattern” stands at the center of both Tova Cooper’s The Autobiography of Citizenship: Assimilation and Resistance in U.S. Education...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to morph into one another . . . much as a Moebius surface goes from inside to outside to inside, so there is necessarily a certain amount of arbitrariness in labeling a given instance as either imitating electronic textuality or intensifying print traditions” (71). Rohrbach explains...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., suggesting yet a third way Porter is trying to imagine and reimag- 676 American Literature ine relations of space in Life of an American Fireman. His experimen- tation is on display most dramatically in the notorious final two shots of the film, the rescue of mother and child as seen first from the inside...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 871–873.
Published: 01 December 2003
... intricacies of characters’ erotic lives. In her chapter on The Golden Bowl,for instance, she writes that James helps us to sense ‘‘an erotic secret space inside the anxious world, not extended into chronological real time and real futures...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 March 2007
... with the avant-garde. “Poetry, Mattering?” puts into a broad social context Wheeler’s im- pulse, articulated in other prose, to challenge conventional aesthetic divisions, particularly among contemporary poetic camps: “If we allow ourselves to codify our assumptions about what is inside and outside...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 387–390.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Dowling’s Slumming in New York studies the relationship between mainstream outsiders and marginalized insiders—immigrants, racial minori- ties, and the urban poor—as represented by realist narratives from the 1880s to the Great Depression. Reading texts by canonical and lesser-known authors...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 390–392.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Dowling’s Slumming in New York studies the relationship between mainstream outsiders and marginalized insiders—immigrants, racial minori- ties, and the urban poor—as represented by realist narratives from the 1880s to the Great Depression. Reading texts by canonical and lesser-known authors...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 392–394.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Dowling’s Slumming in New York studies the relationship between mainstream outsiders and marginalized insiders—immigrants, racial minori- ties, and the urban poor—as represented by realist narratives from the 1880s to the Great Depression. Reading texts by canonical and lesser-known authors...