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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 666–667.
Published: 01 September 2001
... establishes the critical para- digms of realism and sentimental fiction, linking realist ‘‘economy’’ and senti- mental ‘‘excess’’ with male and female literary traditions, respectively. Chap- ter 2 traces the emergence of realist and sentimental voices in Fast and Loose; chapter 3 continues to trace the...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... conversations in which men interpreted women’s labor in relation to an increasingly outdated framework for their activities, here termed the patriarchal shelter . This trope presumes that women’s activities ought to take place under conditions found in the preindustrial household and helps to explain why male...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Candice M. Jenkins © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Breaking the Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism . By David Ikard. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2007. xiv, 191 pp. $35.00. Our Living Manhood: Literature, Black Power, and Masculine Ideology . By...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 624–626.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the national obsession with individualism and the lone male in the wilderness has led crit- ics to overlook recurrent and equally significant literary patterns. Handley builds on Baym’s insight, declaring that a]gainst expectation, the popularly embraced fiction examined in this study is filled not...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 719–747.
Published: 01 December 2004
...David Anthony Duke University Press 2004 David Banking on Emotion: Anthony Financial Panic and the Logic of Male Submission in the Jacksonian Gothic I love the paper money and the paper money men They ought to pay their...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 651–652.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Book Reviews 651 The Poetry of War. By James Anderson Winn. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2008. xi, 241 pp. Paper, $24.99. Male Armor: The Soldier-Hero in Contemporary American Culture. By Jon Robert Adams. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2008. xi, 160 pp. Cloth, $49.50; paper...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 198–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Dana D. Nelson © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Jolly Fellows: Male Milieus in Nineteenth-Century America. By Richard Stott. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2009. 376 pp. $55.00. Paper Money Men: Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Sexual Aesthetics and the Male Homosexual Literary Tradition.By John P. Anders. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 1999. xiv, 187 pp. $40.00. 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 195 of 232 In his study of Willa Cather’s fiction, John Anders...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 833–836.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Joanna Brooks © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Captive's Position: Female Narrative, Male Identity, and Royal Authority in Colonial New England . By Teresa A. Toulouse. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2006. 225 pp. $49.95. Intricate Relations: Sexual and...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 424–425.
Published: 01 June 2000
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Meina Yates-Richard Abstract Building on black women’s critical negotiations of black nationalist discourse, this essay names the matrix of black maternal sounds, songs, and approximated womb-spaces as the site of production for black nationalist ideologies and black male identity. Listening to...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., particularly in comparison with the novel's male characters, but the essay concludes by considering the larger implications of replacing the idealized figure of the Republican Mother with a figure dubbed the Republican Mammy. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Elizabeth The Republican Mammy...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 583–611.
Published: 01 September 2009
... masculine bravado of Oscar Zeta Acosta's Revolt of the Cockroach People (1975), for example, Alfredo Véa's 1998 novel Gods Go Begging demonstrates the tension between the warrior male ideal of Chicano nationalism and the divided loyalties of Chicano soldiers. Gods Go Begging also continues a tradition in...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 155–184.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in the historically male-centered canon of US metafiction, Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010) conscientiously engages the power relations of watching. In the background of the novel and at its chronological center are the 9/11 attacks and also, incidentally, the launch of the iPod. In a sense...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... appetites it served are obscured by history and our own taste for cultural politics. One is antebellum sensational literature, which in various forms has been used to examine the “bad attitudes” (racism, nativism, misogyny) of its main audience: large numbers of male workers who migrated to U.S. cities in...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
... male preachers—both proslavery and antislavery—and how liberally it puts sermons into the mouths of numerous “lowly” characters, strategies by which Stowe transfers the power to preach from the ordained clergy to ordinary people who speak their convictions across the lines of gender, class, and race...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Joanna Brooks This essay challenges the image, popularized by Henry Louis Gates Jr., of eighteenth-century African American poet Phillis Wheatley “on trial” before a jury of eighteen white male judges. Brooks argues that there was no trial and that Wheatley instead made her career by cultivating an...
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American Literature (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 (2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... by white, male Americans who fought in the war, reported on the war, or had some other ties to the US military. Work of this phase renders the Korean War in terms of the bipolar global imaginary dictated by the Cold War: even as this imaginary is ultimately unsuitable for capturing the complexities...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 811–839.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Alberto Varon Abstract This essay examines the figure of the vanishing male in a trio of novels—Cristina Rivera Garza’s La muerte me da , Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North , and James Cañon’s Tales from the Town of Widows —whose circa-2007 publication speaks to the fifteen-year legacy...