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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 430–433.
Published: 01 June 2002
... colonial activity. Bach’s reading of the sonnet sequence makes the case forcefully that Spenser’s language there is much stronger and more violent than conventional tropes such as the-beloved-as-warrior would 404 American Literature demand. Collating the work with colonialist texts, including...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Haven : Yale Univ. Press . 2013 . xi , 484 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Ecopoetics: The Language of Nature, the Nature of Language . By Knickerbocker Scott . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2012 . x , 203 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper , $26.95 . © 2015 by...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 171–173.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jake Mattox Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language amid Wars of Translation . By Rafael Vicente L. . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2016 . xii, 255 pp. Cloth , $89.95 ; paper, $24.95 ; e-book available. Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 449–451.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Mark Rifkin Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England . By Jean M. O'Brien. Minneapolis: Univ. Minnesota Press. 2010. xxvi, 269 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.95. Indian Work: Language and Livelihood in Native American History . By Daniel H. Usner Jr. Cambridge...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 668–669.
Published: 01 September 2000
... showing how these key terms are deployed and understood. For Cotton, conversion can occur only through language, but since language operates through signification, not by delivering unmediated essences, language...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 198–199.
Published: 01 March 2001
... and readers’’ (ix). Johannesen revealingly describes Ostrander as a ‘‘deeply patriotic manwhospoke no language but English’’ yet became ‘‘stranded’’ at Canada’s University of Water- loo (xi). Republic of Letters—which took thirteen years to find a publisher—is in many ways an old-fashioned and...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 September 2001
... passionate search for the origins of language (xiii). Philology and grammar were pursued not as mere academic subjects but as keys to un- lock basic cultural anxieties and hopes. (Anglo-Saxon, for example, was tied to ‘‘free political institutions’’ [148 The great writers of the era, sharing this...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adam Sonstegard Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890–1940 . By Christoph Lindner . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 228 pp. Cloth, $105.00 ; paper, $30.95 ; e-book available. The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2007
... . By Lisa Cohen Minnick. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. xxi, 194 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $22.50. The Language of Caribbean Poetry: Boundaries of Expression . By Lee M. Jenkins. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2004. x, 232 pp. $59.95. Their Right to Speak: Women's...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Frederick Luis Aldama Duke University Press 2007 Lost and Found in Translation: Contemporary Ethnic American Writing and the Politics of Language Diversity . By Martha J. Cutter. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2003.336 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $22.50. Mulattas...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 624–626.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Robert McRuer © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature . Ed. H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Jennifer L. Nelson, and Heidi M. Rose. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2006. xxviii, 264 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 848–850.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Patrick Jagoda © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Reading Network Fiction . By David Ciccoricco. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2007. x, 244 pp. $39.95. This Book Contains Graphic Language: Comics as Literature . By Rocco Versaci. New York: Continuum. 2007. ix, 237 pp...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Kaplan Page Harris One of the foundational scenes of Language poetry was the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970s and early 1980s, specifically the urban concentration of activist poets who—in the face of regressive national politics—curated reading and lecture series, launched independent presses...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Naomi C. Reed Duke University Press 2004 Naomi C. The Specter of Wall Street: ‘‘Bartleby, the Reed Scrivener’’ and the Language of Commodities Ere introducing the scrivener, as he first appeared to me writes the lawyer in Herman Melville’s ‘‘Bartleby, the...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Place, Language, and Identity in Afro–Costa Rican Literature. By Dorothy E. Mosby. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2003. xiii, 248 pp. $34.95. The Fugitive Race: Minority Writers Resisting Whiteness. By Stephen P. Knadler. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2002. xxviii, 249 pp. $40.00. In...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 899–901.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Book Reviews 899 Language Shift among the Navajos: Identity Politics and Cultural Continuity.By Deborah House. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press. 2002. xxvii, 122 pp. $35.00. A Forest of Time: American...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2004
... States. Joanne van der Woude, University of Virginia The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women’s Literature in America, 1820–1860. By Linda M. Grasso. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2002. xi, 249 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $18.95. The Language of War: Literature and Culture in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Crystal Parikh The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean: A Critical Study of English-Language Works since 1950. By Mitali P. Wong and Zia Hasan. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2004. ix, 142 pp. Paper, $35.00. The Politics of the Visible in Asian North American...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
... , 213 pp. $55.00 . A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania . By Erben Patrick M. . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2012 . xvi , 335 pp. $45.00 . © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Book Reviews The Rise and...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 186–189.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Mentors in Nineteenth-Century America . By Dowling David . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State Univ. Press . 2012 . 240 pp. $39.95 . Words at Work in “Vanity Fair”: Language Shifts in Crucial Times, 1914-1930 . By Banta Martha . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . 2011 . 233 pp. $95.00...