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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
... obsession. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Daniel “If You Want to Know the Truth”: Pecchenino Fair Use, Authenticity, and J. D. Salinger On 25 May 1986, Random House received a letter informing the publishing company that the reclusive and uncoopera- tive...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Book Reviews White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour: William Brown’s African and American Theater.By Marvin McAllister. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2003. x, 239 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $18.95. Theatre, Society...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 141–168.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Christopher Douglas Duke University Press 2006 Christopher What The Bluest Eye Knows about Them: Douglas Culture, Race, Identity Forays into family history are Toni Morrison’s stan- dard strategy for establishing character motivation in TheBluestEye. But...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... What exactly does it mean for democratic citizens to communicate successfully? How should they understand the act of communication with an “Other” who is different, and how should they understand what it means to “know” this Other? These questions animate both novels. The House of Mirth is concerned...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... privileged access to knowledge, just as Clithero does in Edgar Huntly . By treating somnambulists as knowing figures, Brown’s novel, and animal magnetism itself, transvalued an eighteenth-century sensory pathology: insensibility. In a period when the ability to produce public knowledge and even to claim to...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2013
... across three primary media sites: Jacques Derrida’s writing, criticism of the televisual laugh track, and Miranda July’s 2005 film Me and You and Everyone We Know . Proposing we consider not only parentheses as textual marks but also “parentheticality” as a relational structure, Scheible’s essay weaves...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Robert Dale Parker Abstract Across the fiction and poetry of the Great Depression, when the focus turns to men on the down and out, unable to find work and not knowing where they will find their next meal or place to sleep, a series of representative scenes reappears from one now often-forgotten...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 121–150.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Benjamin Schreier Abstract This article takes the cliché of Jewish American literary breakthrough in the late 1950s as an opportunity to examine the perverse professional legibility of the Jewish American literary field: everyone knows about it, but few scholars outside the field take it seriously...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
... essay shows. Into a novel disparaged by generations of readers for its presumptuous racial knowingness—“she knows nothing about us ,” countered an understandably frustrated Martin R. Delany in a letter to Frederick Douglass on March 20, 1853 (Delany 2003 , 224, italics in original)—coral brings a...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Elizabeth Twitchell Twitchell's essay examines Dave Eggers's What Is the What (2006) in the context of recent international interest in the morality of uncertainty, a stance which looks to self-erasure, not-knowing, and imaginative empathy as providing both the most humane response to trauma and a...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... manufacturing process. The sculpture represents Wolf’s thirst “to know beauty,” a knowledge that would allow him to become “something other than he is.” The explicitly feminized art object is what seems to quench this thirst insofar as it transforms his experience of deprivation into form, turning hope into “a...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Phillip Barrish Robert Herrick’s novel The Web of Life (1900), a self-proclaimed work of literary realism, opens a critical window onto an urban “web” of intersecting practices, institutions, and professional formations at a moment when key dimensions of the US health-care system as we know it...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... economic in nature—the essay examines the failure of interest-thinking to capture the most important features of conviction or belief (religious or not). To the extent that secular civil society relies on interest-thinking to manage conflicting beliefs, secularism as we know it may be limited and...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 475–477.
Published: 01 June 2011
... offset one’s harsh judgment of others: “Remember,” he would say, “we’re all hurting.” His insight stood fast against the whims of the literary zeitgeist: students come to great books, he said, moved by the query “O Master, how shall I live?” It was a privilege to know this man, whose...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2003
... quite getting, seems right. ‘‘For those who wanted to hear it Sinfield asserts, Coward ‘‘contributed specifically to gay subcultural formation’’ (107). Further elaborationofthemakingofthat‘‘knowing subculture’’ (106) would demand...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., readers at large, and journalist-bloggers. Inhabiting the interpretive branches of the literary movements they examine, both New and Buell generate an attractive and powerful, because overdetermined, form of aesthetic knowing, with its attendant advantages and risks. Here, then, I am tasked to ask...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Southwestern modernists’ collaboration with commercial tourism, I will take as my centerpiece a 1928 brochure, They Know New Mexico: Intimate Sketches by Western Writers , which featured several Southwestern modernists. It was produced in collaboration with the Fred Harvey Company, the dominant force in the...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 419.
Published: 01 June 2001
... infarction. If Emerson were a physician, he would know not to be dogmatic about such inferences with regard to any particular person, much less some- one dead for nearly a century. As for the economics motif, this can seem an...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 621–636.
Published: 01 September 2005
... David Thoreau as a social (or is it antisocial?) voice, I find myself quoting to myself his calls to principled self-awareness. This audience knows his most char- acteristic sentences as familiarly as its own thumbnail. And there’s no need to ‘‘for-instance’’ passages from ‘‘Song of Myself’’ about...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 665–675.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Cathy N. Davidson Duke University Press 2004 Cathy N. ‘‘No! In Thunder’’ Davidson The first time I met Ed Cady he taught me a word I didn’t know. It was in September of 1988, when I came to Duke to give my job talk and to meet everyone associated with American Lit...