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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 649–650.
Published: 01 September 2000
... connection, that is, by affiliating with (choosing to act like or resemble) a church or state father—an act of representation ultimately embodied in Puri- tan conversion, which John Cotton terms a ‘‘better birth’’ because it refiliates...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 403–405.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Press . 2013 . xx , 290 pp. Paper , $45.00 ; e-book , $45.00 . Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature . By Day Sarah K. . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2013 . i , 240 pp. $55.00 . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... . ———. 1978 . Richard Wright Reader , edited by Wright Ellen Fabre Michel . New York : Harper and Row . Susan “Just Like Home”: Louise Richard Wright, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edmunds and the New Deal Few critics can get through an essay on...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 642–644.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and justice are in constant tension in American literature, with thinkers like Thomas Jefferson and St. John de Crèvecoeur embracing freedom (at the expense of Native Americans and African Americans) and others like Thomas Paine, Frederick Douglass, Sarah Winnemucca, and John Brown reminding us of...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 862–864.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Scott Saul 2005 Blows like a Horn: Beat Writing, Jazz, Style, and Markets in the Transformation of U.S. Culture . By Preston Whaley Jr. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2004. 260 pp. $29.95; Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry . By T. J. Anderson III...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Joanna Brooks © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer . By Michael A. Elliott. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2007. vii, 336 pp. $25.00. Speak Like Singing: Classics of Native American Literature...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... intertwined beliefs that African Americans were children, and that children's subjectivities could be shaped according to the will of their educators. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Anna Mae ​“Like a Motherless Child”: Racial Education Duane at the New York African Free School and...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Robert F. Reid-Pharr In a reading of Samuel R. Delany's underexamined 1984 science fiction novel, Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand , Reid-Pharr uses the work of theorists such as Leo Bersani, Mary Douglas, Orlando Patterson, and Hortense Spillers to question the necessity of gay men's...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 460–462.
Published: 01 June 2003
...- jects with a respect—even a delight—that enlivens their arguments and helps tomakethemsatisfying. Carlo Rotella, Boston College Looking like What You Are: Sexual Style, Race, and Lesbian Identity. By...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 424–426.
Published: 01 June 2005
... sudden revela- tions of disadvantaged positions and offers detailed accounts of specific plays and artists that most readers will find very useful. A more savvy historian than Wilmer, Barry Witham, like McAllister, tells alargestorybyholdingtoarelativelynarrowfocusinThe Federal Theatre Project...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 3 “Mom said I didn’t need fixing. She likes that we are different”: Renata Galindo’s My New Mom and Me (2016) Figure 3 “Mom said I didn’t need fixing. She likes that we are different”: Renata Galindo’s My New Mom and Me (2016) More
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Laura H. Korobkin This essay challenges received readings of William Dean Howells’s A Modern Instance and well-established critical assumptions that associate his realist project with public male legal discourse and define it strongly against presumptively feminine rhetorical strategies like...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
...-color stories and toward a recognition of how local color constituted an aesthetic that could be configured in radically antithetical ways by an archrealist like Mary Murfree and an impressionist like Hamlin Garland. Ultimately, local color helps us see realism not as an indiscriminate, antiliterary...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
... by thinkers like Frederick Douglass. If the first strategy depends on familiar but discrete bonds of sympathy between her reader and slaves like Uncle Tom, the second involves recognition of uncontained levels of fear compulsively linking emancipation with slave insurrection. The title Dred...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Merve Emre This essay argues that literary redescriptions of international American Express offices by queer writers like Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, and James Baldwin allowed the 1960s literary counterculture to establish a relationship to American corporate culture grounded in irony: the...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... historiography of wartime culture. Cohen analyzes a series of contraband works: abolitionist poems by John Greenleaf Whittier; African American spirituals like “O Let My People Go”; minstrel songs like “Kingdom Coming”; and an assortment of anonymous poems published as broadsides and in periodicals such as the...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... traumatic events produce formal changes in narrative strategies that reflect transformations in historical and political thinking, but many 9/11 novels, like Don DeLillo's Falling Man , do not demonstrate significant formal departures from pre-9/11 works. Others, like Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Emily Ogden Controversy over Freudian approaches to Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly (1799) has obscured the novel’s sensory politics. Psychoanalytic readers like Leslie Fiedler, in Love and Death in the American Novel (1960), discovered in Brown’s novel a striking confirmation of their...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-betweenness.” Reading popular fiction like Lippard’s and Southworth’s and visual material like The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley for how it depicts the recurrence and copresence of temporalities alerts us to the narrative forms of settlement and reminds us of earlier efforts to...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Elizabeth Barnes Following Donna Haraway’s concept of the “killable” animal in When Species Meet , this essay looks at the social conditions and literary conventions that render ostensibly “priceless” objects, like pets and children, disposable in the Victorian period. Through the Victorian trope...