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Published: 01 December 2017
Figure 1 “Convenient Fashion.” Separately issued comic valentine (H. De Marsan, New York, c. 1840–80). Image courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia Figure 1. “Convenient Fashion.” Separately issued comic valentine (H. De Marsan, New York, c. 1840–80). Image courtesy of the Library More
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
... decolonization issues in their fiction, they struggled to reconcile the coexistence of a colorblind and a colonial Paris. The two-faced city is located in the periphery of expatriate fiction, in Wright's lesser-known novel The Long Dream (1958) and its 1959 sequel, “Island of Hallucination,” an unpublished roman...
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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 December 2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... an older radical discourse of friendship stemming from the revolutionary era. On the other hand, especially in The Colonel's Dream (1905), he finds himself continually frustrated by what corporate philanthropic friendship evades—namely issues of justice. This essay therefore finally challenges...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Toni Wall Jaudon In a recent journal issue, Jordan Alexander Stein and Justine Murison observe that work on non-Protestant religions has the potential to upend conventional accounts of religion’s place in British America. Taking up that challenge, Jaudon’s essay discusses Revolutionary-era literary...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Grant Shreve Since its recovery in the 1980s, Lydia Maria Child’s first novel, Hobomok (1824)—a Puritan historical romance set in Salem, Massachusetts, in the 1620s—has been read primarily in terms of how issues of race and gender operate in the novel. However, these readings ignore the fact that...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
... value. Attending more carefully to how these urban ecologists redeveloped the ways in which their communities should be understood, Rowan argues, allows us to reexamine the legacies left by those who opposed it—a heritage that many now fear turned a blind eye to issues of social justice. © 2010 by...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
... visualizations of Hemings’s archival trace with Jefferson’s own charts and tables, Klein demonstrates how we must rethink the empiricist epistemology of the visible that endures to this day. After a brief discussion of data visualization as it relates to the construction of race, Klein turns to the issue of...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
... relation to issues of empire surrounding the US-Mexico war, the essay refocuses attention on broader discourses of settler colonialism. Attending to the recurrence embedded in the ostensibly linear forms of these works, and to images in which they confront US settlement of lands that contain other...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
... reproduction. Readers were able to write in to the magazine to adopt “dependent” children whose images and stories were featured in each issue. The essay suggests that these serialized images and “tragic histories” constructed a form of realism in which the Delineator ’s readers were invited to act as maternal...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Harriet Monroe. The essay also brings to light the connections between this promotional brochure and back issues of Monroe’s Poetry: A Magazine of Verse , further underscoring the close ties between commercial tourism and literary modernism. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Fred...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... explore how these issues intersect with racially uneven geographies in the twentieth century. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 naturalism smell ecocriticism geography environment race risk In an effort to counteract an affliction that gradually transforms him into a “brute...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the Wire” analyses this cultural evolution in light of poststructuralist media-theoretical paradigms to come to a closer understanding of the epistemological issues these fictions brought to bear on telegraphy as the first truly digital means of communication—and arguably the founding technology of...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... This essay elucidates the genre’s contemporary contours in the work of US Latin@ writers, including Héctor Tobar, Sonia Nazario, Daniel Alarcón, and Daniel Hernandez, whose lives and writings traverse multiple American borders as they cover issues like undocumented migration, narcopolitics, and...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
...), this essay finds that Language poetry assimilated lessons from New Narrative that informed—and in some cases determined—its engagement with such issues as narrative structure, cultural politics, and sexual identity. More than an internecine quarrel among competing avant-gardes, these conversations...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Americans at the vanguard of the pro-Ethiopian campaigns. For all its obvious concerns with issues of black internationalism raised by the Italo-Ethiopian War—and though it gripped the black popular imagination of its time—Schuyler's Black Empire , originally serialized from 1936 to 1938 in the Pittsburgh...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 5 Cover of the first Frank Reade story (originally published in 1876), from a reprint in the January 24, 1883, issue of the Wide Awake Library . From the holdings of the Eaton Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of California, Riverside Figure 5 Cover of More
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 689.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., “Toward a Cosmo- politan Science Fiction,” appeared in the June 2011 “Speculative Fictions” issue of American Literature ( June 2011, 331–54). Everett Hamner received an honorable mention for his essay “The Predisposed Agency of Genomic Fic- tion,” published in the same issue (414–41...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 223.
Published: 01 March 2009
... be found in current issues of the journal and in the daily operations of the AL office. To authors and colleagues, she brought a gracious manner, formidable erudition, and an unerring ear for language. Tasks of whatever size received her crisp, unwavering efficiency. Every issue of American...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2011
... special issue will explore the insights that emerge when we think about mediation in general and digital technologies more spe- cifically in the context of American literary history and cultural production. Over the last decade, the work of scholars such as Alexander Galloway and Lisa...