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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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 transnationalism Great...
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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
... 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 American Literature, Volume 82, Number 2, June 2010 DOI 10.1215/00029831-2010-004...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 213–240.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 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-Dutch frenzy. The passage suggests both the volatile political situation of London in the 1620s and the vividness of the oil painting. The “murderers” are members...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 June 2013
... refusal, boycotts and demonstrations, expatriation and imprisonment (1974, 10–12, 54–56).6 As the war escalated, McCarthy was increasingly drawn to the practice of direct action and, at the extreme, to martyrdom as a sign of political commitment. In response to the carpet-bombing of North Vietnam...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 novel like Hold Back...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 807–820.
Published: 01 December 2007
... 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 whom, like an artist, behavior is not to be coded by morality. Artist and pedant both “serve...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to say” or give that would be better than Lafayette’s entry. Another entry in Eliza Lea’s album, signed A.M. Botton, does simi- lar work to associate itself with Lafayette’s entry, remarking on: the circumstance how queer, That Martyrdom should get The name of A.M. Botton near...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 151–174.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 achieve her “trium- The Old Men and the “Sea of Masscult” 167 phant . . . happy death...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
... rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments,—I say, let it be done!” Brown foretold his own martyrdom, and his letters and speeches seemed,32 to some, to recruit their readers to take up the fight that he had begun. In a frequently quoted note to Virginia Gov- ernor Henry Wise...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 647–675.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the Iconography of Martyrdom to the Burkean Sublime,” New Literary History 30 (spring 1999): 411–37; Catherine Weinberger- Thomas, Ashes of Immortality: Widow-Burning in India, trans. Jeffrey Mehlman and David Gordon White (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 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: violence’s pasts do not expire; they instead create patterns of change that extend...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 357–383.
Published: 01 June 2019
... whole life. My 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...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... had passed away”; Schiller, “toiling for twenty years up the topless pinnacle of thought, unconquered by physical pain”; Shelley, “who made his stricken life with all its stern agonies and cruel disappointments, ‘A doom / As glorious as a fiery martyrdom’” (24). A similar glorification of the martyred...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 243–273.
Published: 01 June 2007
... surround exactly by emphasizing the Puritans’ “per- secuting spirit” (9). Thus one ancestor, he admits with seeming open- ness, “made 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...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 533–561.
Published: 01 September 2012
... as a national hero of the Civil War and nineteenth-­century Indian Wars, and mourned his death as a national martyrdom and rallying cry for Indian battles yet to come. Walt Whitman immortalized the general in “A Death-­Sonnet for Custer,” which appeared in the New York Tri- bune only weeks after...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
... single-handedly:  Er mebbe theyd say: He smiled a little. Tha wouldnt be so bad, would it (UTC, 50). Dreams of self-made martyrdom become more compelling than communal comfort...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
... stronger tone of martyrdom I have not suffered for them in vain’’ [I, 108]; ‘‘I should have been thankful to die; but, for their sakes, I was willing to bear on’’ [I, 127 Jacobs partially recuperates the womanhood of her...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 387–390.
Published: 01 June 2009
... 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 wonder as well what...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 390–392.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., 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 missionaries to Japan is commensurate with that of the Holocaust or U.S. slavery. (One might...