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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 666–667.
Published: 01 September 2000
... essential literature. H. Bruce Franklin, Rutgers University-Newark Light Writing and Life Writing: Photography in Autobiography. By Timothy Dow Adams. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2000. xxiv...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 624–626.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., $29.95. Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities . By Susannah B. Mintz. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. x, 251 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $21.95. Writing Deafness: The Hearing Line in Nineteenth-Century American Literature . By Christopher Krentz. Chapel...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2022
... challenges to scholars studying life writing from the perspectives of US literary studies, disability studies, and poverty studies. While mendicant narratives’ ambiguous authorship and departures from the truth trouble expectations of authentic and resistant self-representation, these elements offer new...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 461–463.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Jean Marie Lutes A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx . By Showalter Elaine . New York : Knopf . 2009 . xiv, 586 pp. Cloth , $30.00 ; paper , $16.95 . Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in US Women’s Life Writing...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Mark Chiang The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American . By Song Min Hyoung . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2013 . 284 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper , $23.95 ; e-book , $23.95 . Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 653–654.
Published: 01 September 2010
...John Hellmann © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization: The Specter of Vietnam . By William V. Spanos. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2008. xx, 321 pp. Cloth, $89.50; paper, $29.95. Writing Vietnam, Writing Life: Caputo...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Origins of the Constitution. By Eric Slauter. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009. xii, 373 pp. $40.00. Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing. By Jennifer Greiman. New York: Fordham Univ. Press. 2009. xi, 276 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $24.00...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2011
... romance addresses the evolution of national form, Southwestern humor recounts the death of local culture and the emergence of the region, and African Ameri- can life writing describes the formation of the modern categories of race” (20). According to Pratt, these genres are rife...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Brent Ryan Bellamy The Argument about Things in the 1980s: Goods and Garbage in an Age of Neoliberalism . By Tim Jelfs . Morgantown : West Virginia Univ. Press . 2018 . xii, 198 pp. Cloth, $99.99 ; paper, $29.99 ; e-book, $29.99 . The Half-Life of Deindustrialization...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 269–295.
Published: 01 June 2024
... basis of feminist community. Against these discourses, the semi-anonymous narrators of The Worst of Times disrupt hierarchized, universal, and exclusionary models of pain. Rather, this article argues that, in constructing life writing centered around the painful experience of illegal abortion...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... US life. As urban planners Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton write, “we have outgrown the old suburban model,” and yet our efforts remain circum- scribed by the reality that “vested interests and inertia often block needed change.”14 I read The Corrections as the novel of inertia and Aloft...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
... locally in conversations with New Narrative, a group of “fellow travelers” composed of Bay Area writers who combined queer practices and politics with the high stakes of formally innovative writing. Drawing on local small press publications and the transcripts of the Left/Write Conference (1981...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 513–541.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Travis Alexander Abstract Writing in 1991 and 1994, respectively, Donna J. Haraway and Emily Martin argued that in the postwar decades the immune system became a material pedagogy for neoliberal and postmodern thought. In its depiction as a decentralized network of response, the immune system...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
...J. Peter Moore Abstract The present essay grows out of an engagement with a single line from Amiri Baraka’s 1964 book, The Dead Lecturer . In the poem “Rhythm and Blues,” Baraka writes, “The people of my life / caressed with a silence that only they understand.” The line appears amid a long...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Danica Savonick Abstract This article examines Adrienne Rich’s teaching materials, writings on education, and participation in the Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge educational opportunity program in order to argue that poetry and pedagogy were interrelated means through which Rich...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 655–683.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to a domestic scene of women’s oppression, feminist internationalists politicized personal life by confronting the entanglement of home, family, and the frontlines of a distant war in Vietnam. Key poems from Rukeyser’s 1968 collection The Speed of Darkness were excerpted widely and embraced as authorizing...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
... , no. 3 : 452 – 89 . Thoreau Henry David . (1854) 1995 . Walden; or, Life in the Woods . New York : Dover . Thoreau Henry David . 1981 . Journal , vol. 1 : 1837–44, edited by Witherell Elizabeth Hall , et al. In The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau . 16 vols. Princeton...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., Hyperstimulus, and the Rise of Popular Sensa- tionalism,” in Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life, ed. Leo Charney and Vanessa R. Schwartz (Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 1995), 91. 7 For more on this relationship, see Laura Marcus, The Tenth Muse: Writing...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reveals this seismic shift in thinking about the human life course: the 1790 census simply recorded whether free white males were older or younger than sixteen, while the 1850 asked individuals to report a specific numerical age. As Judith Treas (2009, 87) writes, chronological age became...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
... eventual divorce in 1913. The Mount was carefully designed to provide Wharton with her own quarters, segregated from her husband's as well as from the public rooms below. Withdrawing there to write, she developed as a professional novelist not by fleeing the domestic but rather by claiming a second order...