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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Bryce Traister Duke University Press 2000 Bryce Libertinism and Authorship in America’s Early Traister Republic 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 5 of 246 Late in the first book of Tabitha...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 427–429.
Published: 01 June 2003
... libertinism. If the first half of the volume addresses cooptation and collabora- tion in black Atlantic writing, the essays in this section find subversion almost as a matter of principle. Robert Desrochers Jr. reads vernacular language...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 719–747.
Published: 01 December 2004
...-1850s, an influx of this new breed of young men looking to capitalize on growing economic opportunities dramati- cally changed the demographics of New York and other northeastern cities.15 Often depicted as predatory rakes or libertines, these men were almost always single, sexually promiscuous, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 June 2006
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... that insist on chaotic genre confusion. Their desires are neither restrained by chill- ing domestic prudery nor urged by the sultry prurience of libertin- ism. Rather, Harrington and Pierre revere their sisters and mothers by lusting after them. The resulting violence to genre stability signals...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
... versions on the figure of the libertine and a deemphasis on the internal sensibility and character of the heroine, a preference that he links to the diasporic audience’s heightened anxiety about the basis of community and kinship regulations. With its methodological rigor...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... Press . Taylor Christopher . 2011 . “ The Limbs of Empire: Ahab, Santa Anna, and Moby-Dick .” American Literature 83 , no. 1 : 29 – 57 . Tennenhouse Leonard . 1999 . “ Libertine America .” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 11 , no. 3 : 1 – 28...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 497–524.
Published: 01 September 2001
... libertine, the slave. In Kennedy’s telling, Whitman’s inclusion of ‘‘many long dumb’’ and ‘‘forbidden voices’’ marked him as a prophet who, unlike Higginson, ‘‘was not so childish in his philosophy as the milk-and-water Boston Unitarians who print their Sunday-school God...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., significantly, it is also, I contend, a hovering between the derogatory and the sexually libertine, what the undoing of affirmative versus negative valuation means in the reclamation of queer —and, by extension, the indefinite status of child and adult. I do not, then, show that children necessarily take the...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... interest in libertine black sexuality. As Hughes ( 1994 , 95) writes in “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,” “We know we are beautiful. And ugly too.” Thurman, in novels like Infants of the Spring (1932), would go on to represent this liberating and individual “ugliness” as, among other things...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 785–813.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Libertines , which first appeared in 1644, two years into the English Civil War, begins by following these conventions: “At Boston in New England , upon the 17. day of October 1637. The wife of one William Dyer , sometimes a Citizen & Millener of London . . . was delivered of a large woman childe...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
... he is egalitarian but is, in fact, only self-serving. This form of critique is evident in an often-discussed scene where Harriot appears to seduce Harrington to virtue, a moment in which sentimentality supposedly transforms Harrington from a libertine to a democrat. The opening of the scene seems...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... them) as inhuman” (see Washington 2006, 58). To those who were insensible, one could permit oneself to be cruel. In this respect, insensibility-as-disability circles round to another form of insensibility, the unfeeling cruelty of rakes and libertines who were “‘hard,’ ‘hardened,’ ‘hard-hearted...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 March 2002
... bachelor’s sexual agency—whether of monastic or libertine persuasion—disqualified him as a man, and whether a bachelor chose the life of (presumptive) celibacy or had his bachelorhood conferred upon him by the trials of failed courtship, he passed through the world as incomplete, as an example of...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
... object of criticism. I have always been from my very incapacity of methodical writing a chartered libertine free to worship & free to rail lucky when I was understood but never esteemed near enough to the institutions & mind of society to deserve the notice of the masters of literature & religion...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2009
... potentially libertine) possessive individualism: it articu- lates distributed modes of reading, writing, and being that resist assimilation into the interlocking conceptual frameworks of Lockean liberalism and exceptionalism. The emulative poetics of femininity in the postrevolutionary...