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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 571–599.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Scott Hess Abstract This essay explores the overlooked significance of Cedar Hill, the landscape estate Frederick Douglass bought in 1877 near Washington, DC, both as a literary landscape and as a form of participation in the nineteenth-century elite culture of nature. Literary landscapes...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 894–897.
Published: 01 December 2004
.... Writing out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture.By Judith Fetterley and Marjorie Pryse. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2003. 422 pp. $44.95. Translating Southwestern Landscapes: The Making of an Anglo Literary Region.By Audrey Goodman. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press. 2002...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 American Literary Regionalism in a Global Age . By Philip Joseph. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2007. xii, 232 pp. $45.00. Critical Regionalism: Connecting Politics and Culture in the American Landscape . By Douglas Reichert...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 641–643.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Virginia Kennedy © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Listening to the Land: Native American Literary Responses to the Landscape . By Lee Schweninger. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2008. ii, 242 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 863–866.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Lauren Coats © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 American Literary Geographies: Spatial Practice and Cultural Production, 1500–1900 . Ed. Martin Brückner and Hsuan L. Hsu. Newark: Univ. of Delaware Press. 2007. 367 pp. $65.00. Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
...David Lawrimore Abstract Scholars of material and print culture have recently challenged the theory of an early American public sphere, arguing that the literary landscape of eighteenth-century America was composed instead of fragmented publics, local networks frequently partisan in nature...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... introduced into the literary landscape a complicated view of what readers and writers increasingly saw as a suspect “free” market. Writers such as Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, and John Greenleaf Whittier imagined a world of goods haunted by the touch of enslaved laborers—goods...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 485–511.
Published: 01 September 2020
...—in dramatic landscape descriptions and an aesthetic of environmental crisis. Considering Norris’s last novels in the context of LeConte’s proto-Anthropocenic theory of the Psychozoic era reveals the environmental significance of Norris’s work and American literary naturalism more broadly as capturing...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of decisive transition in America, as a model of commodity-centered competitive capitalism yielded to the regime of corporate finance. The young academic economists of the period and their literary counterparts explained the economic landscape in much the same way and to many of the same ends. Both began...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2021
... imagined as glorious. Historical scholarship has long assessed the mania for cutting roads and canals into the landscape. But engaging an emerging infrastructuralism—and turning to imaginative texts that exist underneath the ground typically trod by US literary studies, from Philip Freneau’s celebratory...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Stefan Schöberlein Abstract Focusing on mid- to late nineteenth century texts about the telegraph, this essay traces a US literary discourse around this groundbreaking technological innovation that sees writers move from a sense of euphoria over seemingly having overcome the confines of time, space...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-century form. In the hands of mostly immigrant writers, these texts critique the master narratives of ideological données and instead function within a digitally linked, multiply mediated literary landscape. I also very much appreciated her in-depth analysis of the neo–Peace Corps novel, a genre I...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 413–421.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... Brief Mention 415 General The Gentleman in the Garden: The Influential Landscape in the Works of James Fenimore Cooper. By Russell T. Newman. Lanham, Md.: Lexington. 2003. v, 107 pp. $50.00. In an ecocritical look at the literary work and pioneer aesthetic that guided Cooper, Newman’s study...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 892–895.
Published: 01 December 2003
... images of the other, images that then infuse the American literary landscape with cultural meaning. To argue this point, Huang begins with the work of Percival Lowell, Ernest Fenollosa, and Florence Ayscough, ethnographers...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 857–863.
Published: 01 December 2015
... authors including Theodore Dreiser and Langston Hughes; and mythmakers like Edith Wharton and John Steinbeck. The project’s goal is to assess “the literary landscape that the reading audi- ence responded to.” “Tender Is the Night” and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Sentimental Identities. By Chris...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 914–921.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2018. xvi, 256 pp. Cloth, $90.00. In 1949, poet Ezra Pound received the first-ever Bollingen Prize, igniting a cultural controversy that altered the national literary landscape. Taking a transnational approach, this monograph offers a reception history, analyzing...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Moreover, rather than simply attributing cultural capital to Longfellow’s writing by presenting his work in a prestigious and expensive format, Bogue’s layout and Foster’s illustrations register the literary value of Evangeline ’s representations of the American landscape and locate the poem within...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 753–779.
Published: 01 December 2007
... landscapes of the 1930s look much less regionally insular” than tradi- tional Southern literary studies has allowed (DD, 51). What is more, Jonah’s Gourd Vine maps the kind of rural and intraregional migrant labor patterns overlooked by Carby’s overly simple model of African American migration from...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2022
... critical attention. As DiGirolamo ( 2019 : 6) writes, “the capitalist press relied more extensively on children’s labor than any other sector of the economy except agriculture.” But as Elizabeth Oakes Smith observed, newsboys also wielded considerable power within the literary landscape. They were, she...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and the Form of Memory 293 raphy, environment, agriculture, and nature—shapes (and perhaps is) literary form. Indeed, it is in this sense that, for McKay, “describing the landscape is not enough.” But if landscape is form, it is not so in an easily mimetic sense. Glis- sant frames his discussion...