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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 (2019) 91 (4): 783–810.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of the first graduate programs in creative writing were founded in the years after World War II, and their classes were dominated by white vets attending college on the GI Bill. The vets received the now-clichéd advice to write what they know, to turn their war experiences into war stories. The next...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
... 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 potentially transformative skepticism to the logic of racial types. 6 Attention to...
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American Literature 9003540.
Published: 26 February 2021
... intimacy with physically present Black and Indigenous peoples. Although the portrait is said to depict Georges’s father, who readers know is also the man’s white enslaver, the object remains hidden from view in a bag until the final moments of the sketch, which concludes with the father’s beheading and the...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 723–735.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Plantationocene. Turning to the historical revolutionary figure of François Makandal, the essay explores alternative knowledge systems that help us to understand modes of human-environmental connection, semiotics of relation, and text networks of literature and oral history. These alternative ways of knowing the...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
... © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 historical trauma Yellow Fever Spanish influenza futurity knowing References Allen Richard , and Jones Absalom . 1794 . A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Black People, During the Late Awful Calamity in Philadelphia, in the Year 1793...
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American Literature (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 (2020) 92 (4): 681–688.
Published: 01 December 2020
... rising: you will already know so much more than we do now—about COVID-19, about the state of racial justice and reparation in America, about the 2020 presidential election. How many years we will have lived in those days and months. It prompts us to ask: how ought we to read in the middle of our...
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American Literature (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...