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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2014
... . Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies . By Allen Chadwick . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2012 . xxvi , 304 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Book Reviews Red Ink: Native Americans Picking up the...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., Minstrelsy, and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s . By Sarah Meer. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2005. viii, 332 pp. Cloth, $54.95; paper, $24.95. Confluences: Postcolonialism, African American Literary Studies, and the Black Atlantic . By John Cullen Gruesser. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 882–884.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Anne Gulick Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies . By Jay Paul . Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell Univ. Press . 2010 . xi, 231 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $19.95 . Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures . By Lifshey Adam . New...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Tina Chen Abstract This article proposes ethical alienation as a critical pedagogical practice by analyzing the neoteric critical consolidation of Asian American literary and cultural studies, a consolidation marked by the recent (and near simultaneous) publication of four major compendiums— The...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Gretchen Murphy © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Gretchen Nation, Ocean, Hemisphere, and Planet: Murphy New Geographies of American Literary Studies Hemispheric American Studies. Ed. Caroline F. Levander and Robert S. Levine. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 871–886.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Claire F. Fox Duke University Press 2004 Claire F. Comparative Literary Studies of the Americas Fox Postethnic Narrative Criticism: Magicorealism in Oscar ‘‘Zeta’’ Acosta, Ana Cas- tillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie. By Frederick Luis Aldama. Austin: Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 833–857.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Martha Nell Smith Duke University Press 2002 Martha Computing: What’s American Literary Study Nell Got to Do with IT? Smith Two encounters, five years apart, inspired the ques- tion in my essay’s title. The first one occurred in spring 1995, when the...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Brian Russell Roberts Drawing a distinction between culturally oriented and formally oriented geographical approaches to American literary studies, this essay frames Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) as engaging with the geographical form and spatial materiality of the vast...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 121–150.
Published: 01 March 2019
... justifying the field. A critical exploration of this paradox—and a critical genealogy of how the field got to this point—shows how the marginalization of Jewish American literary study in the contemporary academy reveals an important story about the origin and development of a currently dominant concept of...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2010
...-Century America’s Aesthetics of Alienation. By Rochelle L. Johnson. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2009. xvii, 300 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $24.95. In these stimulating new studies, Paul Gilmore and Rochelle Johnson approach nineteenth-century literary aesthetics from the...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Paul Giles Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies . By Underwood Ted . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2013 . viii , 199 pp. $35.00 . Where Is American Literature? By Levander Caroline F. . Malden, MA : Wiley...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Rebecca Wanzo, Duke University Neo-Slave Narratives: Studies in the Social Logic of a Literary Form. By Asraf Rushdy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1999. 232 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $17.95. In this...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 704–707.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Deborah Cohn Duke University Press 2006 The U.S. South in Global Contexts: A Collection of Position Statements The following collection of position statements seeks to probe the academic possibilities of ‘‘a new Southern studies’’ as an intellectual enterprise that aims to be, as...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... queer theory. I do this to emphasize an important but still-developing ethic in contemporary queer literary studies: the need to center the study of queer representation and politics on more than homosexuality and especially on blackness. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 LGBTQ...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
... a text—its language, tone, syntax, and style—but also to the technological and social mechanics of its circulation. The methodologies of literary studies may offer some inroads to the historical study of secularism, because secularism is like literature in the sense that each is reliant for its...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Mark Chia-Yon Jerng Science fiction poses particular dilemmas for referential reading practices privileged in ethnic literary studies and African American literature. Because science fiction often requires the reader to discern the governing norms and values of its constructed, alternative world...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Rosalie Murphy Baum By Jeffrey A. Hammond. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2000. xv, 264 pp.$59.95. 2002 Book Reviews The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study. By Jeffrey A. Hammond. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2000. xv, 264 pp. $59.95. Jeffrey Hammond speaks...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 March 2016
... literature and literary studies in the United States? James Dawes is the DeWitt Wallace Professor of English at Macalester College. He is the author of The Language of War (Harvard Univ. Press, 2002), That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (Harvard Univ. Press, 2007), and Evil Men...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 397–423.
Published: 01 June 2017
... second examines selected writing on these problems in the United States, including writing on pedagogy associated with the New Criticism, which until the 1990s was the main approach to literary studies in Taiwan. The third reflects on how commentary on English in the United States might apply in the...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 847–858.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American Literature will recognize this as a transition on my part to the important new volume of literary criticism, Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies. Before considering this path- breaking volume, however, it is worth returning briefly to Spivak. Reading the two volumes I have been...