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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Wharton, and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism. By Sarah Way Sherman. Durham: Univ. of New Hampshire Press. 2013. xii, 316 pp. Cloth, $85.00; paper, $40.00; e-book, $39.99. Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and US Modernism. By Mary Chapman. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2014. xiv...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 827–830.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Dean Rader How Did Poetry Survive? The Making of Modern American Verse . By Newcomb John Timberman . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2012 . xi, 338 pp . $75.00 . Hog Butchers, Beggars, and Busboys: Poverty, Labor, and the Making of Modern American Poetry . By Marsh John...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... $52.50. Three new books in colonial studies present new constellations of texts by breaking down conventional national and generic boundaries. Each in its own way attends to the mechanisms by which ideas and tropes are circulated, thus specifying and making material the traditional literary topics...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 571–601.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Sianne Ngai Duke University Press 2002 Sianne ‘‘A Foul Lump Started Making Promises in My Ngai Voice Race, Affect, and the Animated Subject an-i-mate vt :1:to give spirit and support to: ENCOURAGE 2a: to give life to b: to give vigor and...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2002
... interweaving of quotations from seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century elegies, with passages from Puritan writers and early American critics clarify- ing the literary conventions and theological underpinnings of the genre. There is even greater irony in the fact that Hammond’s delightful analysis makes...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to recuperate O’Connor into a feminist literary tradition; instead, she makes clear that O’Connor’s female voice refuses suppression and enters the text, if only to express ‘‘a certain amount of self-hatred’’ (161). Prown’s book bears...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 653–656.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Fragments of Union: Making Connections in Scottish and American Writing.By Susan Manning. New York: Palgrave. 2002. viii, 339 pp. $69.95. The Devil & Doctor Dwight: Satire & Theology in the Early American Republic.By...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 221–246.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Caroline Levander Duke University Press 2004 Caroline ‘‘Let Her White Progeny Offset Her Levander Dark One The Child and the Racial Politics of Nation Making In his famous critique of slavery, Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes (1754...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 615–617.
Published: 01 September 2004
... largely incompatible. Dawes’s interrogation of violence, like Grasso’s, challenges assumptions that U.S. culture resists violence and converts dissent into consent. Both books make clear that terrorism, violence, and radical dissent can neither be dismissed as antagonistic to nationalism nor...
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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 (2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Patricia Yaeger Duke University Press 2006 Patricia Circum-Atlantic Superabundance: Yaeger Milk as World-Making in Alice Randall and Kara Walker Whenissomethingtoomuch?Ifonewishedto define an aesthetics of excess, what would be its formal...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Paul Grimstad © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century . By Theo Davis. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. vi, 203 pp. $85.00. One True Theory and the Quest for an American Aesthetic...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2005
... supplies a useful name glossary (which would have beenhelpfulinvolume1aswell). Jason Stacy, Loyola University, Chicago Making Girls into Women: American Women’s Writing and the Rise of Lesbian Identity. By Kathryn R. Kent. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2003. xi, 355 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... American Literature Blood Talk: American Race Melodrama and the Culture of the Occult. By Susan K. Gillman. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2003. xi, 245 pp. Paper, $19.00. Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro. By Barbara Foley. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2003. x...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 648–651.
Published: 01 September 2005
... ambitiously, that the chang- ing constructions of whiteness and blackness across the temporal divide of slavery’s end should help account for the formation of the poetics of moder- nity’’ (5). Although Gray attempts to develop her thesis as an interaction ‘‘between the making of poetry and the making of...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2005
... ambitiously, that the chang- ing constructions of whiteness and blackness across the temporal divide of slavery’s end should help account for the formation of the poetics of moder- nity’’ (5). Although Gray attempts to develop her thesis as an interaction ‘‘between the making of poetry and the making of...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 653–655.
Published: 01 September 2005
... formation of the poetics of moder- nity’’ (5). Although Gray attempts to develop her thesis as an interaction ‘‘between the making of poetry and the making of the historical category of race’’ (6), this point is not as radical as she attempts to make it, nor is she completely successful in proving her...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 869–872.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Matthew G. Kirschenbaum 2005 The Fluid Text: A Theory of Revisioning and Editing for Book and Screen . By John Bryant. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2002. x, 198 pp. Cloth, $55.50; paper, $20.95; Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries . By Loss Pequeño Glazier. Tuscaloosa...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
... activists. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Kaplan New Narrative and the Making of Page Language Poetry Harris One of the foundational scenes of Language poetry was the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970s and early 1980s, spe- cifically the...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Leonard Tennenhouse © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System . By Michelle Burnham. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press. 2007. viii, 222 pp. Paper, $30.00. Ways of Writing: The Practice and Politics of Text-Making...