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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
... not only a sophisticated theory of diasporic collaboration but also meditated on the stakes of fighting for black liberation by repeatedly employing accounts of black martyrdom. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Martin R. Delany John Greenleaf Whittier Cuba slavery...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 691–719.
Published: 01 December 2019
... granted the ability to consent only in order to certify her legal culpability, religious conversion, and complicity in the macabre spectacle of her own public execution. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Puritans execution martyrdom maternity consent The Book of Judges...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
...- ber 1856 ​In On Suicide Bombing (2007), a probing book about modern-day Islamist martyrdom operations, anthropologist Talal Asad raises only to reject popular and academic accounts of suicide terror- ism that focus on the individual psychopathology of the bombers or...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 213–240.
Published: 01 June 2016
... perhaps even wrong action is better than no action at all. By widely distributing the image through the press, the authors of A True History seek to counter those who had taken too calm or too pragmatic a view of the secular martyrdom of the English traders and to whip their readers up into an anti...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 807–820.
Published: 01 December 2007
... subvert: “Or so we can imagine.” The difficulty of this proposal is evident as McGann at first elevates the inconsequential pedant to a kind of morally splen- did martyrdom (“the pedant dies so that something else—something judged better—might live and then frames “him” as a figure for...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 June 2013
... martyrdom as a sign of political commitment. In response to the carpet-bombing of North Vietnam in December 1972, for exam- ple, she hoped to organize a delegation of “leading Americans” to travel to Hanoi and “live under the bombs as witnesses—in the Biblical, not the legal, sense of the term” (46...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Korean chapter in the history of Chris- tian martyrdom” (R. Kim 1964, 18–19). This meta-engagement with the symbolic politics of the Korean scenario acknowledges that the meaning of Korea was premised on “substitution and metonymy” when viewed in light of US Cold War imperatives. But whereas a...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 September 2015
... associate itself with Lafayette’s entry, remarking on: the circumstance how queer, That Martyrdom should get The name of A.M. Botton near To that of LaFayette! This, in Eliza’s Album gives some lustre to a name, Which whilst the heart of Friendship lives, Secures an honest fame...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 151–174.
Published: 01 March 2012
... bad job,” “breeding children who do not understand them and who they do not understand . . . in a world of poverty” (CP, 356, 364). Celia, it becomes apparent, is Eliot’s real heroine—she has chosen martyrdom, the way of “the Saint,” pay- ing “the highest price / In suffering” in order to...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 533–561.
Published: 01 September 2012
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2010
... occurred. The “future veils its face” not simply because this abolition- ist’s martyrdom has disabled the models of happy synthesis offered by those like Plinlimmon, but because the future can be read only in its antecedents. And this is the thrust of Melville’s retelling of the war’s events...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
... furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children, and with the blood of millions in this Slave country, whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments,—I say, let it be done!” Brown foretold his own martyrdom, and his letters and...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 647–675.
Published: 01 December 2008
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., 50). Dreams of self-made martyrdom become more compelling than communal comfort in corn pone, a realization confirmed by witness- Tseng 2003.4.24 08:08 Gender(ed) Politics in Wright’s Radicalism 403...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 243–273.
Published: 01 June 2007
... himself so conspicuous in the martyrdom of the witches, that their blood may fairly be said to have left a stain upon himSo deep a stain, indeed, that his old dry bones, in the Charter Street burial- ground, must still retain it” (9). Hawthorne avows that “I, the present writer, as their...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... martyrdom’” (24). A similar glorification of the martyred genius lingers in the writings of one of the most vociferous pro-copyright advocates of this period, Cornelius Mathews. Discoursing on the evils of the anti-copyright party, Mathews ( 1863 , 361) is forced at the same time to mention that truly great...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 357–383.
Published: 01 June 2019
... death will be my most sincere apology before the highest judiciary of all existence as well as of conscience itself. (H. Duong 2012 , 502) Ho’s end will coincide with the anniversary of the country’s beginning, and his martyrdom will announce the regime’s end. This is not a suicidal wish but at...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2009
... testifying to one’s humanity in the face of near total dehumanization. Such laughter emanates from extreme circumstances indeed, although one might ask whether the martyrdom suffered by European missionaries to Japan is commensurate with that of the Holocaust or U.S. slavery. (One might...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
... disempowered for denying ille- gitimate authority, resisting physical and symbolic violence, and testifying to one’s humanity in the face of near total dehumanization. Such laughter emanates from extreme circumstances indeed, although one might ask whether the martyrdom suffered by European...