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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 186–187.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... Paul Gutjahr, Indiana University Republic of Letters: The American Intellectual Community, 1775–1865. By Gilman M. Ostrander. Madison, Wisc.: Madison House. 1999. xvi, 379 pp. $35.95. In a letter written during the Revolution, Jeremy Belknap called for the cre- ation of an American ‘‘Republic...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Jennifer Greeson Duke University Press 2007 Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South . By Catherine Kerrison. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2006. xiii, 265 pp. $49.95. American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 . By Melissa J...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Science. By Michael Golston. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2008. xv, 272 pp. $55.00. The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism. By Walton M. Muyumba. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009. xi, 216 pp. Cloth, $48.00; paper, $18.00...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
... essay theorizes how the novel genre functions within these publics by reconsidering the literary career of William Hill Brown, best known as the author of The Power of Sympathy (1789). Reading his lesser-known writings, I argue that Brown was an intellectual for a prominent network—often referred to as...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2009
...James R. Giles © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Don't Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition . By Lorenzo Thomas. Ed. Aldon Lynn Nielsen. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2008. 224 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.95. Black Heart: The Moral...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2003
... transatlantic culture. Matt Cohen, Duke University John David Miles, Duke University American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige, 1880–1995. By Phillip...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Allen Hibbard © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English Literature . By Paul Giles. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford Univ. Press. 2006. xii, 419 pp. $115.00. Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 225–227.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Caleb Smith Duke University Press 2007 Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime . By Dylan Rodriguez. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2006. 322 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. Fitting Sentences: Identity in Nineteenth- and...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2008
...John David Miles © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Citizen Indians: Native American Intellectuals, Race and Reform . By Lucy Maddox. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2005. 205 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $19.95. E Pluribus Unum: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 412–413.
Published: 01 June 2009
...John Ernest © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 I Don't Hate the South: Reflections on Faulkner, Family, and the South . By Houston A. Baker Jr. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford Univ. Press. 2007. xvii, 198 pp. Cloth, $125.00; paper, $25.00. Betrayal: How Black Intellectuals Have...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2005
... citizenship. In the face of such resilience, it is nevertheless good to have arguments as dis- ruptive as Kazanjian’s and as patient as Samet’s. Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of Historiography, 1827–1863. By Maureen Konkle...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Benjamin Mangrum This essay charts the development of two entwined intellectual threads during the 1950s: the translation of European existentialism into an American idiom and what Nathan Hale describes as the “golden age of popularization” for psychoanalysis in the United States. I argue that, in...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Will Norman Abstract In this article I argue for a new understanding of the term hard-boiled by tracing the relationship between literary style and historical shifts in intellectual labor in the mid-twentieth-century United States. Novels representing the culture industry, such as Raymond...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of his people. More recently, critics have come to find in Apess a radical voice latching on to the power of the pulpit and the rhetoric of the abolitionist movement to argue for Native rights. In either case, Apess seems to have risen up from a kind of intellectual vacuum with no way of accounting...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Psychometric geology suspends itself between materialism and vitalism in an effort to develop a theory, at once practical and ethical, of interobjectivity. A certain attunement, at once intellectual and intuitive, to the geological past would, according to the Dentons, lay the foundations for a vitalized and...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
... works with a more refined and reenergized perspective on the genre’s perennial concerns. This essay examines the role of the inanimate in Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy as a means for tracing connections and highlighting divergences between these two intellectual movements engaged in drawing...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Holly Jackson This essay aims to restore the vital intellectual and political movement of free love to the study of American literature and culture, offering a brief overview of its major currents and analyzing three examples from a neglected archive of free-love novels, Mary Gove Nichols's Mary...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
...andré carrington Abstract The socially symbolic figure of the superhero comes into close contact with vernacular intellectual critiques of race and modernity through the much-anticipated film adaptation of Marvel’s Black Panther comics. This article analyzes the implications for queer approaches to...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 693–722.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., the essay provides a new model for reading Puritanism not as the start of an American telos but at the end of a European intellectual inheritance. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Thomas Hooker (1586–1647) Puritanism grace (theology) sixteenth century seventeenth century...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 753–784.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the material and intellectual terms of Taylor’s initial critical reception and on the political forces and critical assumptions that bear on those terms. Taylor’s devotional Meditations offer an exemplary case for understanding how many of the ordinary labors associated with recovery and publication...