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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 872–873.
Published: 01 December 2000
... own right. Dana D. Nelson, University of Kentucky Inventing the ‘‘Great Awakening By Frank Lambert. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 1999. viii, 300 pp. $35.00...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Taylor Hagood © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Inventing Black Women: African American Women Poets and Self-Representation, 1877–2000 . By Ajuan Maria Mance. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press. 2007. x, 202 pp. $36.00. Writing the Roaming Subject: The Biotext in Canadian...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 881–884.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Lisa M. Gordis Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England . By Van Engen Abram C. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 311 pp. Cloth , $74.00 ; e-book available. Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 432–433.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Inventing Southern Literature. By Michael Kreyling. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mis- sissippi. 1998. xviii, 200 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $17.00. In his thought-provoking and iconoclastic Inventing Southern Literature, Mi...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Aviva F. Taubenfeld © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Inventing Modern Adolescence: The Children of Immigrants in Turn-of-the-Century America . By Sarah E. Chinn. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2009. xi, 199 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $24.95. Immigration and...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... recognizing that queer, no matter its alleged slipperiness, is fundamentally a site of invention: a category interwoven with historical particularities, which should not be mistaken as somehow post- or extraracial. This essay argues that queer’s status as a site of contestation, and as a term indexing...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 439–440.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture. By Siobhan B. Somerville. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2000. xi, 259 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $17.95. There are any number...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 421–423.
Published: 01 June 2002
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., whether the same may be said of other passing novels—whether the painful secret keeping of literary passers is, for writers and readers alike, more pleasurable than we have imagined. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Geoffrey James Fenimore Cooper and the Sanborn Invention of the...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
... inattention and misreading has been a result of failing to see how Lin's engagement with the discourse on technology (and especially his decades-long attempt to invent an electric Chinese typewriter) was central to both his literary work and its transnational circulation. Whereas some scholars have argued...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Adalaide Morris Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions . By Bernstein Charles . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . 2011 . 282 pp . Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life . By Goble Mark . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2010 . xiii, 374 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Abram Van Engen Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism . By Traister Bryce . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2016 . Ix, 232 pp. Cloth , $69.95 ; e-book, $19.95 . Cast Down: Abjection in America, 1700–1850 . By Miller Mark J. . Philadelphia : Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2004
... historicizing political analysis that are deeply rooted in psychoanalysis (9). Not every book on sentimentalism must quote Freud. But it is strange to find no semblance of psychological theory in a book that deals with sympathy and sentiment, notions that were crucial to the invention of the...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Taylor Evans Abstract The steam man is a trope of early US science fiction, one inaugurated by the first dime novel Edisonade, Edward Ellis’s 1868 story The Steam Man of the Prairies . Focusing on early steam man stories as well as the historical origin of the trope—Zadoc Dederick’s 1868 invention...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... turns to the work of three prominent U.S. ethnographers (Franz Boas, Jesse Walter Fewkes, and Benjamin Ives Gilman) who posited the newly invented phonograph as a more ideal form of cultural listening and writing. “Hearing Lost, Hearing Found” combines literary and media history to advance two...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... and its object, the agent blurred with the process of her continual self-invention as a hybrid of multiple cultures. Meditating on relations between subject and object, viewer and vision, consumer and commodity, Yezierska makes plain the role of citizen as consumer. Her work crystallizes the dominance...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2011
... were published contemporaneously with the popular “airmindedness” that accompanied the invention of the airplane, and Tarzan's ability to “fly” expresses the types of fantasy by which this advance was popularly understood. For Burroughs, Tarzan's flight signified the white race's “natural” superiority...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... regeneration of the comic book was made possible by the revamping of a key American fantasy figure, the superhero, from a transparent champion of the national interest to a genetic and species outcast mapping the limits of the human. This refashioning was most visible in the invention of the “mutant superhero...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 719–745.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Nicholas Gaskill Gaskill's essay situates Stephen Crane's well-known fascination with color within the historical and philosophical contexts of the late-nineteenth century. The invention of bright synthetic dyes and pigments and their applications within emerging advertising culture combined with...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2000
... 872 American Literature and political texts, providing a rich reading of antebellum race culture in its own right. Dana D. Nelson, University of Kentucky Inventing...