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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 September 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. By...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2002
... 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. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $21.95. Sentimental Materialism...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2002
... 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. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $21.95. Sentimental Materialism...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2004
... participating in an African American literary culture located in Washing- ton, D.C.—not in Harlem. Melissa J. Homestead, University of Oklahoma Material Modernism: The Politics of the Page. By George Bornstein. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2001. xii, 185 pp. $55.00. Becoming Marianne Moore: The...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
... enable resistance to biopolitical regimes. Proposing that the era of the linguistic/cultural turn has reached its terminus, Breu’s Insistence of the Material astutely foregrounds the body as both the regulatory target of biopolitics and as a resistive object, never fully constituted by power, that...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
...William Scott Duke University Press 2006 William Material Resistance and the Agency of Scott the Body in Ann Petry’s The Street Like Bigger Thomas in Richard Wright’s Native Son, Lutie Johnson, the protagonist of Ann Petry’s first novel, The Street...
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American Literature (1 March 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...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 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 the...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Susan Albertine By Daniel T. O'Hara. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2003. xiv, 370 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. By Stacey Olster. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. x, 299 pp. Cloth,$49.95; paper, $19.95. 2005 Book Reviews Memory’s Daughters: The Material Culture of...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2016
... what they are supposed to do—a cultural history, to use the language of thing theory that infuses Malewitz’sstudy,ofthe“release of a thing from an object” (37)—and outlines how “rugged consumers” create a “world in which [objects] become raw materials for postproduction reproduction” (23). The...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2009
... leans toward transcendence in her glib use of materialism to refute Warner’s republican public sphere. Post roads were bad, but they did exist, and it is disingenuous to say that the print culture that traveled on them, like the Federalist essays, duped readers into ratifying a union that better...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 June 2002
... 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. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $21.95. Sentimental Materialism...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2007
... participation in transatlantic material culture, colo- nials were relegated to consuming products mandated by metropolitan tastes. Native Americans and enslaved Africans protected the white elite from a too close contact with a nature that threatened, as Cotton Mather put it, “criolian degeneracy...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 615–618.
Published: 01 September 2007
... what it means to think about and through place and space. Betsy Klimasmith, like Lutz, is interested in historical relays, but while for Lutz the role of material space is eclipsed by his focus on literary form and literary cultures, for Klimasmith material space is precisely what allows us...