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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Susan Kurjiaka By Susan M. Stabile. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. xiii, 284 pp.$34.95. By Janet Gray. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. viii, 324 pp.$44.95. 2005 Book Reviews Memory’s Daughters: The Material Culture of Remembrance in Eighteenth-Century America...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Dean Franco Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America . By Koltun-Fromm Ken . Bloomington : Univ. of Indiana Press . 2010 . xi , 342 pp. Paper , $28.00 ; e-book , $22.90 . Identity Papers: Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness . By Myers Helene...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 617–619.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Lauren Coats Duke University Press 2006 Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination . By Bridget T. Heneghan. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2003. xxvii, 204 pp. $45.00. Abolition's Public Sphere . By Robert Fanuzzi. Minneapolis: Univ...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Bob Perelman 2005 Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy . By Marjorie Perloff. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. xxxiv, 307 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $29.95; The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to Cultural Poetics . By Barrett Watten. Middletown, Conn...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., Writing, Disfiguration is probably destined to the margins of Crane studies. John Clendenning, California State University, Northridge Sentimental Materialism: Gender, Commodity Culture, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. By Lori Merish. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2000. ix, 389 pp...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that in turn haunted consumers. By parsing out the language of abolitionist boycott literature alongside its historical and material cultural moment, this essay argues that such literature posits a very literal and as yet unaccounted-for version of material relations that collapses the boundaries between...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2009
...William Huntting Howell Howell considers the arts of imitation and emulation as practiced by U.S. girls at the turn of the nineteenth century. He takes the best-selling novels and schoolbooks of Susanna Rowson as a starting point for reading a broad set of material-cultural artifacts, including...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
... from other natural materials, and it has historically raised new questions, prospects, and possibilities about the natural world as a whole. Yet the many prospects coral raised across centuries and cultures, I argue, share a central feature that enthralled antebellum Americans: coral provoked...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Brian Russell Roberts Drawing a distinction between culturally oriented and formally oriented geographical approaches to American literary studies, this essay frames Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) as engaging with the geographical form and spatial materiality of the vast...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 167–194.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... Viewed as part of a charm, the portrait underscores that whiteness is a ritualized notion dependent on material signifiers. mlz3tr@virginia.edu Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 slavery material culture African American literature miniature portraits Near the beginning...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the centrality of criticism to nineteenth-century social and political life in the United States. Drawing on an expanded archive of eclectic critical forms, this essay denaturalizes and expands our sense of antebellum critical culture, examining the ways Frederick Douglass exploited the material diversity...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., “Chapel” Folder, REP. 24 This photographic history comes from Peter Palmquist’s lecture, “The Material Culture of American Photography,” Beinecke Master Class, Bei- necke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 5 May 2001. 25 Sheldon Annis, “Making Histories, Making Memories...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Craig Carey Reveling in the language and logic of markup thrown into relief by digital media, Carey’s essay calls for a renewed scholarly focus on the material histories of markup encoded in literary and cultural history. The essay relocates Ambrose Bierce’s stylistic operations at the intersection...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to the historical participants it was not so certain. Second, and more important for this essay, they abstract the material condi- tions of the labor of Melville’s writing and authorship for the purpose of broader cultural diagnosis before attending to the material practi- calities of writing that existed...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Katie McGettigan Abstract This article uses Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s experience in the transatlantic literary market to analyze how British publishers constructed antebellum American literature as a cultural commodity and an aesthetically valuable tradition through their material texts...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to perceive the ways in which extractivist infrastructures are frequently built upon and facilitate the exploitation of both human and environmental resources. Hard-boiled texts help readers see capitalism’s extractivist infrastructure as a type of material and intellectual entrapment that ultimately...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... where culture has effects. The tendency to think of reading as an act of imagination makes it easy to neglect this materiality or abstract it as disembodied theory. This is 242  American Literature a mistake in treating a period when reading assumed unprecedented influence over the bodily...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
... interrogates US mass culture at a crucial moment in its foreign expansion, during a period when many Europeans feared an Americanization of their cities and cultures concomitant with US-funded postwar rebuilding. The text’s fictive geographies represent a Faulknerian spatial imagination unthinkable...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., audio playback, and visual culture—early magnetic recording materialized. In so doing, the essay offers scholars of both new and old media a sense of how we might better historicize the ostensible permanence and immateriality of contemporary data cultures and their digital economies. “Making the Perfect...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... peoples in the nineteenth century and the archival absences imposed by a settler culture determined to make Natives “vanish” from the colonial scene. When we make the attempt to regard Apess's narrative from “Native space,” weighing the loose materials of his life as he recorded them against a deeper...