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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Frank Donoghue Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Literary Scholarship . By Anesko Michael . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2012 . xvi , 248 pp. $35.00 . Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Darryl Hattenhauer Superpower: Heroes, Ghosts, and the Paranormal in American Culture . By Booker M. Keith . Lincoln : Univ. of Nebraska Press . 2010 . xxiii , 204 pp. Paper , $17.95 . Master Mechanics and Wicked Wizards: Images of the American Scientist as Hero and Villain...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 633–634.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Susan Kurjiaka By Jared Gardner. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 1998. xvii, 238 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $16.95. 2001 Reviews Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787–1845.By Jared Gardner. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 1998. xvii, 238 pp...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2002
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... (1836). It explores material that has been largely left out of the antislavery story: the cases brought by abolitionists to free slaves who had traveled with their masters into free territory. Wong's essay reconstructs the records of these cases from popular literature, newsprint, and legal pamphlets to...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... closure. As a literary figuration, this soldier represents a disruptive discourse in the early nation, one that contradicts master narratives of progress and national destiny. Thus, the suffering soldier complicates criticisms of early popular novels by suggesting a highly complex cultural function for...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 June 2006
... servicebutifyouwillnotgiveyourtimetohim,youwilltoa worse Master, the Devil stands waiting, yea endeavouring for you, and if God’s yoke please you not, he will easily persuade you to take his, and though that may seem delightful for the present, yet know it, it will be bitterness in the latter end.(UI,37) American...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 59–86.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to master his discipline and, through an impres- sive variety of academic projects, to escape what he called in a letter ‘‘this land of Barbarians—this miserable Down East 1 In exchanging Brunswick for Cambridge...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... proportion of government representation for each state. He explains: In being compelled to labor, not for himself, but for a master; in being vendible by one master to another master; and in being sub- ject at all times to be restrained in his liberty and chastised in his body, by...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... when he presented Huddie Ledbetter as both a killer and a master musician. Because Lomax was white, no one questioned his objectivity, but black interviewers, it was claimed, were naturally biased. Zora Neale Hurston, for example, had to straddle the two approaches. To whites, Hurston had to be an...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 517–538.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to enable strategic conflations of Europe and the United States. A stunningly explicit example appears in H.D.’s book review ‘‘I Sing Democracy published in a 1937 issue of Life and Letters Today.Here,inareviewof Edgar Lee Masters’s Whitman, H.D.’s treatment of the United States reconstructs and...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... very great Fright, and refused to proceed.” To his master’s inquiry as to what was the matter, the boy replied by pointing “with a Look of Anxiety to something on one Side [of] the Road.” There, the master saw “nothing more than a Glass Bottle hung by the Neck upon a Stick which was fixed in...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
... an earlier nineteenth-century view of habituation as a moral failing or vice and an emergent late-century view of addiction or “inebriety” as an uncon- trollable disease. Roe, a master of the sentimental novel who could combine sensation with didacticism, used Without a Home to frame this...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... master’s lips but that would not speak to him (“this thought immediately presented itself to me, that every body and everything despised me because I was black” [11]) is rewritten in Olaudah Equiano’s 1789 autobiography as the book he holds to his ear to hear it speak as it does to his master (“I found it...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2005
... other. This special issue may add new layers to our understanding of what it really means to erase the ‘‘proverbial commas’’ separating these master signifiers, which are incredibly naturalized even as they con- tinue to float. New questions emerge when intersectionality is em- braced as both the...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2017
... conception of the idea by novelist John W. De Forest and its first realization in The Scarlet Letter (1850), the “reluctant master text” (71); (2) the salience, indeed, providence, of the obscurity-to-prominence plot, beginning with Benjamin Franklin and culminating in Philip Roth; (3) “the romance of the...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 465–467.
Published: 01 June 2003
... that master narratives neglect or obfuscate countertexts to enable their own dominance. Harris’s thesis is bold: by overcompensating for nineteenth-century rep- resentations of black women as physically...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 891–892.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the bachelor narrator, however, offered a male perspective that included alternative sexual, social, and artistic possibilities. In ‘‘The Les- son of the Master ‘‘The Aspern Papers and ‘‘The Figure in the Carpet...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 426–427.
Published: 01 June 2001
... his race, and of Gordon Parks’s Shaft (1971), whose masterful opening scene with Shaft strolling through traffic overturns Jones’s anxieties about public space, creating a sexy consumer icon in the process. By enabling such in...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2001
... his race, and of Gordon Parks’s Shaft (1971), whose masterful opening scene with Shaft strolling through traffic overturns Jones’s anxieties about public space, creating a sexy consumer icon in the process. By enabling such in...