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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 871–873.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Book Reviews 871 Portraying the Lady: Technologies of Gender in the Short Stories of Henry James. By Donatella Izzo. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2001. viii, 312 pp. $60.00. Henry James and the...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paula Rabinowitz © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration . By Sylvia Jenkins Cook. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford Univ. Press. 2008. 292 pp. Cloth, $99.00; paper, $24.95. Grotesque Relations: Modernist...
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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 2011) 83 (1): 59–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Susan M. Ryan The media firestorm that followed Harriet Beecher Stowe's exposé of Lord Byron's supposed incest (which she first detailed in an 1869 Atlantic Monthly article and later in the book Lady Byron Vindicated [1870]) provides an apt cultural site for analyzing the intersections among...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 151–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
... this book ‘‘a vast amount of gossip Potter’s narrative authority is corroborated by the description of her as ‘‘a colored hair- dresser, extensively known and patronised by the ladies of this city5 Given our current understanding of the antebellum era’s racially polar- ized public spheres, where...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., Huntting and the Republican Girl, 1787–1810 Howell In the summer of 1787, Benjamin Rush delivered the commencement address for the newly organized Young Ladies’ Academy of Philadelphia. The speech, titled “Thoughts upon Female Education, Accommodated to the...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Ladies Home Journal. In that capacity, from 1902 until 1912, as Blair explains, Mabie, a minor though erudite and prolific essayist and critic, had the job of recommending reading for the sub- scribers to the Journal. The content of the books he discussed turn out to have been fairly irrelevant...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
... white belle the invention of white Southern men, the lady on a pedestal required to bring on the Klan, to uphold the virile hard-on of the Confederacy? No, the belle is the invention of black women, a machine for wreak- ing vengeance. Randall’s Scarlett ‘‘was Mammy’s revenge on a world of white men...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., than by calling him an Old Bachelor—a thing that lives only for itself 12 The bachelor was assumed to elevate self-regard to a kind of mis- anthropic social philosophy, as the article ‘‘Old Bachelors’’ from the Ladies Literary Cabinet makes clear: ‘‘It is too much the custom of that useless race...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 19 November 1772 (W, 31). In January 1773, Calef reported to Susannah Wheatley that in early December (before he had arrived with the new documents of attestation), Bell had carried the poems to be read to the Lady Huntingdon. After question- ing Bell closely about Phillis Wheatley...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
... engraving of a mother and child praying together, lifted from an 1868 issue of Godey’s Lady’s Book , on the dust jacket. The second monograph emphasizes fear and the uncertain results of sentimental engagement, especially foregrounded because its cover features the well-known image of John Brown, on his...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 113–141.
Published: 01 March 2007
... “lady” to Joe’s Eats prompts more irony at his expense. Brooks’s semiotic richness anticipates Ralph Ellison’s zoot-suiters in Invisible Man, “men of transition” who disrupt the narrator’s formu- laic attempts to categorize them.29 In the last section of the poem, Brooks flushes out the social...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 471–500.
Published: 01 September 2008
... narrative of Palestine, describes seeing the Bible in action. In Letters from the Old World by a Lady of New York (1840), she recounts watching “Father Abraham” pass “by on his mule” as “Rebecca,” a “beautiful Syrian Christian girl,” offers “him a drink.”18 Frequently, writers envision their own...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
... African (1810) and The Life and Religious Experi- ence of Jarena Lee, A Coloured Lady (1836), the most pervasive black biographies in the United States by 1838 would have been accounts of the lives of fugitive and former slaves. Something more sinister than a lack of textual models and their...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 575–594.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of the undead lady would of course walk again, and much to Mrs. Todd’s cost, in the near farcical form of Vinnie at the trial. To simplify what was often fraught and ambiguous, the point of...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 199–201.
Published: 01 March 2014
... different forms of “puppy love” in the animal autobiographies of Katherine Lee Bates and former First Lady Barbara Bush, Boggs brings together popular cultural and canonical literary examples to argue that animal representations have been central to the forma- tion of the liberal American subject...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2005
... thief. She was a high-class bag lady. She threw herself at Marcel Duchamp and William Carlos Williams, who claimed that ‘‘a reek stood out purple from her body The Baroness produced sculpture and poems in a delightfully second-hand English. She seems to have produced the first ready-mades, and Jones...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 654–657.
Published: 01 September 2017
... transcends “silence, omission, and limitation” since she neglects to notice the ways in which her own reading of Obama as a series of mute visual representations reifies some of these very stereotypes (190). This book came out, alas, long before the First Lady’s “epic” October 2016 speech on women’s rights...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2009
... relative merits of stasis and motion. The old lady enticingly dangles the pleasures of permanence: “I wouldn’t pass up a chance to live in a permanent place and get the sweetest girl in the world myself” (178); but for Shiftlet, the prime attraction of marrying her daughter is that he will simulta...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 454–456.
Published: 01 June 2003
...- rigid imposition of Lacanian theory onto the poem (the bust of Pallas Athena is the mother although her chapter on Poe’s series of ‘‘lady’’ poems has some nice punning work on lying in ‘‘For Annie Wardrop also has two chap...