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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2003
... deserves to be a defining, foundational work in American interdisciplinary scholarship. Claudia Stokes, Trinity University The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet: Madness, Race, and Gender in Victorian Amer...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
... figured the leg as a symbol of the regenerative and reembodying benefits that territorial imperialism offered to Jacksonian working classes. Melville's journalism on Barnum's exhibit evinces a deep anxiety about the enthusiasm of Barnum's working-class audience for the prosthesis of empire, scrutinizing...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2009
... had been canceled, and that he was forbidden to carry it out in any of the hospitals under the Trust’s jurisdiction. Dr. Smith was an experienced and respected surgeon; the procedure, the amputation of a leg, was routine. What made the case unusual, however, was the fact that the leg...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 183–184.
Published: 01 March 2005
... sentimental writing (no matter that Little Women owes its publishing legs as much to its distance from the con- ventions of sentimentality as to its evocation of them). Calling Alcott’s drama of domestic discipline ‘‘arguably the grand narrative of American girlhood for generations Rishoi makes it the...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
...; Hughes 1997, 114, 124; and Schocket 2000, 53). Ahab’s whalebone leg signifies evocatively in terms of psychic deformity; his lost limb stays with readers and crit- ics much longer for what disability-studies scholars have identified as its seemingly pure signification in Herman Melville’s unstable...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 410–413.
Published: 01 June 2015
...-ha’s rigorous and self-reflexive films on Vietnamese women and popu- lar (market-oriented) movies like Long-Legged Girls (2004) and Souls on Swings (2006). Duong uses this wild contrast to show how vastly different forms of cultural production might offer ways to rethink “scripts of gender” (147...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2005
... is nevertheless the most durable popular representative of American women’s sentimental writing (no matter that Little Women owes its publishing legs as much to its distance from the con- ventions of sentimentality as to its evocation of them). Calling Alcott’s drama of domestic discipline...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 113–141.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., promiscuous zoot-suiter the centerpiece of her debut volume’s longest poem might have seemed a counterproductive approach to combating racial stereotypes. Yet Brooks took this risk in “The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith.” According to George Kent’s biography, the poem supplied the longer, signature...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2003
... interdisciplinary scholarship. Claudia Stokes, Trinity University The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet: Madness, Race, and Gender in Victorian Amer- ica. By Thomas Cooley. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2001. xxvi...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
... holes—like so many others in the novel, such as Min’s secret cubbyholeforsavingmoneyinhertable,thetwowindowsthatlit- erally define the life (and body) of Mrs. Hedges, the shoeshine box that Jones helps Bub to build, Jones’s fantasy stocking, a long hole into which he imagines placing Lutie’s leg...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... agents (“spiders”) descend into one of the great woman-­produced tunnels of the charred planet, one won- ders at the incredible amount of energy and expertise they expend in saving Korga, blinded and trapped below a fallen girder, his leg nearly severed, his mind accepting this latest tragedy with...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 843–866.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., between his legs. Every time a bowl of delicious food reached him, he opened the mouth of the sack and shoved everything into it I put my head under the table and saw many sacks of food squeezed tightly between bare...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Louie to the hospital’s waiting room. After being treated the night before for a broken leg, he had dragged himself home in his cast. But the staff of the incom- petently run and probably overwhelmed hospital had earlier given la Mollie the incorrect information that he had died. Encountering...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . . . .” Upon his arrival at Auld’s planta- tion, he lingers on a sketch of his wretched state: “My hair was all clotted with dust and blood; my shirt was stiff with blood. My legs and feet were torn in sundry places with briers and thorns, and were also covered with blood. I suppose I looked like a man...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 451–481.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Pangolin’’ opens with a naturalist’s (as opposed to a fabu- list’s) epistemological approach to this curious other: Another armored animal—scale lapping scale with spruce-cone regularity until they form the uninterrupted central tail-row! This near artichoke with head and legs and...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 253–273.
Published: 01 June 2015
... . Walker Margaret . (1942) 1990 . For My People . 1942 . Salem, NH : Ayer . Williams Kenny J. 1987 . “ The World of Satin-Legs, Mrs. Sallie, and the Blackstone Rangers: The Restricted Chicago of Gwendolyn Brooks .” In A Life Distilled: Gwendolyn Brooks, Her Poetry and Fiction...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
... novel is a prosthetic that shapes, even creates, the wound it ameliorates. The Plot against Amer- ica is not merely a remedy for a missing limb; it is also the amputation. Alvin, the cousin who loses a leg after joining the Canadian Air Force, speaks in the novel about the common phenomenon of...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 665–675.
Published: 01 December 2004
.... There was a small dais and a chair up there for me. The men sat in a circle in front of me, some on the floor. I was wearing a straight skirt and my primitive response was to keep it pulled tightly around my legs. I kept my chin up and tried to channel Hester Prynne as they fired questions at me...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 645–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
... can be forced and reductive, such as when Richard says that Ahab should be regarded as a Prometheus figure: “Just as Prometheus’ liver is eaten daily by an eagle in punishment for his crime, Ahab keeps breaking the replacements for his leg and still feels pain from his broken limb” (143). At...