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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Frances McDonald Abstract The eruptive burst of laughter—messy, convulsive, and involuntary—appears repeatedly in French poststructuralism as a metaphor for the productive cracking up of subjectivity. This essay posits that the philosophical potential of laughter is taken up in the American context...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Mike Chasar In the first three decades of the twentieth century, a new and modern type of African American laughter was increasingly and aggressively sounded in the sonic landscape of the United States. Praised by poet Helene Johnson as an “arrogant and bold” laugh that did not synchronize with the...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Michael Nowlin © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and Endo . By Jacqueline Bussie. New York: T and T Clark. 2007. viii, 212 pp. Cloth, $110.00; paper, $24.95. Race, Theft, and Ethics...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
... rhetorical.”21 Moreover, the transcription of this version reports Douglass’s performance, his words as well as the audience’s reactions to them, so as to make it more play script than prose, espe- cially where parentheses designate a final moment of laughter: “Still further back in the distance was...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 843–866.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., sometimes create ambiguity in his valuation of both the peasant and privileged classes, despite his allegiance to the peasants. Many early readers of The Laughter of My Father (1944), his first story collection, for...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: literature’s inescapable immersion in culture and the historical 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 221 of 252 forces that create it. In The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1978), Czech exile Milan Kundera underlines the connection between private and public...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Tears and Laughter, Lin accelerates this gendered critique of machine culture, claiming that unless the West turns to the wisdom of the East for cultural redemp- tion, the world will continue to spiral into chaos and war. Indeed, he Lin Yutang and the Chinese Typewriter...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... bank for a moment of laughter.25 That this application of electricity causes laughter in the doctors and likely a feeling of mild horror in the reader recalls an earlier disagreement between Sigmund Freud and Henri Bergson about how we perceive automata. Freud pointed to realistic...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 418–420.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and Endo. By Jacqueline Bussie. New York: T and T Clark. 2007. viii, 212 pp. Cloth, $110.00; paper, $24.95. Race, Theft...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 387–390.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 390–392.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 392–394.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 394–397.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 403–404.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2009
... historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and Endo. By Jacqueline Bussie. New York: T and T Clark. 2007. viii, 212 pp. Cloth, $110.00...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 412–413.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and contingency. In this regard, they are valuable to literary critics and cultural historians alike. Jason Stacy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville DOI 10.1215/00029831-2009-010 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and...