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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... about representing slavery in black cultural production. While Alain Locke and other critics called for literature to portray the Negro of the new day and discard the old representations, James Weldon Johnson understood the Old Negro’s enduring importance to modern black self-conception. His 1912 novel...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-century American theater, Tin Pan Alley and the music industry, anthropology and ethnography in the southern United States, and Toomer's debts or relations to other writers of the Harlem Renaissance, among them James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, and Langston Hughes. © 2010 by Duke...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2019
... John Locke as the first modern pedagogue to promote a child-centered education that recognized the unique traits and developmental stages of childhood. Two recent books on nineteenth-century American childhood by Patricia Crain and Allison Speicher suggest an alternative way of understanding Locke’s...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 699–728.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., which is central to what I have to say about The Morgesons. In this passage, Cassandra travels in a chaise with her father, Locke Morgeson Jr., 702 American Literature a local whaling and shipping magnate. Mary Morgeson, Cassandra’s mother, recently has died, and Cassandra is emerging as the...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... intersection of politics and culture with particular attention to how the radicalism of the New Negro movement was transformed into the rela- tively isolated culturalism of the Harlem Renaissance, as typified by Alain Locke’s The New Negro (1925). Focusing on the ‘‘Red Summer’’ of 1919, Foley makes cogent...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 315–344.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Locke, see ‘‘Man’s’’ assumption of ‘‘the Rule’’ as man’s natural ‘‘share ‘‘the last determination, the Rule, should be placed somewhere, it naturally falls to the Man’s share, as the abler and the stronger 24 Rousseau’s gendered labor in the republic, his version of comple- mentarity, is more...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2002
... himself not simply as a promoter of elevated writing by African Americans but also as an advocate for the folk. In a like-minded depiction of the relationship between ‘‘high’’ and ‘‘low’’ culture, Alain Locke points out that today’s poets, ‘‘through acquiring ease and simplicity in serious expression...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Christopher . 1979 . “ The Nervous System and Society in the Scottish Enlightenment .” In Natural Order: Historical Studies of Scientific Culture , edited by Barnes Barry Shapin Steven , 19 – 40 . Beverly Hills, CA : Sage . Locke John . ( 1690 ) 1979 . An Essay concerning Human...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2002
... become ex-colored; he has instead chosen a system in which racial hierarchy locks him into a process of public self-denial James Weldon Johnson’s Signatory Strategies 37 and psychological self-doubt reflected in his physical sense of loss and of being lost. Upon returning to...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
... poetry as part of his mod- ern, transnational identity, insisting that his work complicates Alain Locke’s description of the Great Migration and the accompanying New Negro movement as “a deliberate flight not only from country- side to city, but from medieval America to modern,”27 a...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
... republican ideas were circulated and then debated alongside vigorous discussions of John Locke’s model of liberal individualism. Imperfectly synthesized, so the tale goes, republicanism and liberalism came to define nineteenth-century US politics, culture, and letters. Although this narrative was initially...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2018
... demonstrates the impossibility of such a task, his revisions and repetitions echoing the way such memories “remain locked into place and resist the sequentiality of other memories, at least until they are worked through therapeutically” (21). “Writing and revising and publishing [and] republishing a true war...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 403–406.
Published: 01 June 2020
... (and, less often, subversions thereof) by abstract and clearly distinguishable agents locked in easily schematized struggle” (1). Thus, he suggests, such criticism becomes “rote and often cynical predictability, arising from professionalization into a discipline in which a tone of self-congratulatory...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 438–446.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke . By Jeffrey C. Stewart. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2018. xii, 932 pp. Cloth, $39.95. Winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction, this comprehensive study examines the life of the man widely considered to be the father of the Harlem Renaissance...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... saints. Memorial objects—tokens such as books, monuments, or locks of hair that serve as physical reminders of loss—become placeholders for the nuclear family as Stowe explores new forms of kinship in her novel. These objects and the strong emotions they conjure transgress the bound...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 427–429.
Published: 01 June 2003
... approaches thus range from the necessary (Wheeler) to the contingent (Whit- lock) and from gendering (Nussbaum) to generic (Weyler). The second section maps the interactions of property and identity. While most of...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 833–869.
Published: 01 December 2004
... leaders’’ included in the original edition of Alain Locke’s The New Negro (1925).12 The frontispiece of The New Negro is Winold Reiss’s Brown Ma- donna (1925), an idealized portrait of an African American mother and infant child emphasizing the race woman’s social role. Like Mot- ley, Reiss, who...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 855–858.
Published: 01 December 2016
... autonomy sets his account apart from the more commonly discussed Anglo-American lineage of individualism. For this reason, though, the book’s contribution would have been further clarified by explicit engagement with Locke and the scholarship written in dialogue with liberal individualism. Although...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 881–884.
Published: 01 December 2017
... overstatement. In his final chapter, for example, he argues that political theorists such as Hugo Grotius, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke treated the Bible, especially Genesis, as the “primary source” for their ideas about natural law (213). He offers compelling instances in which these writers “explained their...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
...–1963: The Fight for Equality and the American Century . New York : Holt . Locke Alain , ed. 1925 . “The New Negro.” In The New Negro , 3 – 16 . New York : Touchstone . Meier August . 1963 . Negro Thought in America, 1880–1915 . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press...