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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Meina Yates-Richard Abstract Building on black women’s critical negotiations of black nationalist discourse, this essay names the matrix of black maternal sounds, songs, and approximated womb-spaces as the site of production for black nationalist ideologies and black male identity. Listening to...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Emily Hainze Abstract This essay explores the 1907–11 Child-Rescue Campaign run by the Delineator , a fashion magazine for women edited by Theodore Dreiser. I argue that the campaign mobilized social science to reconceptualize maternity as based in affective expertise rather than biological...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... have been scarred by maternal abandonment, suicide, or early death. Joe and Violet share an object relation with Golden Gray, the white-raised son of Hunter's Hunter who is present at Joe's birth. Golden is also the boy who haunts Violet's childhood, as True Belle tells Violet stories about him when...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
... biological process, and wary of entanglement in popular associations of women's nature work with maternal sentiment and feminine virtue, Stein and Cather sought to modernize their “feel for mother earth” by rewriting it in unsentimental and authoritatively modern terms. To that end, both writers adapted...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 691–719.
Published: 01 December 2019
...’ ability to consent and dissent in early New England and an unexpected orientation toward choice in early American literature. Rogers and his contemporaries engaged the conventions of the early modern criminal narrative to organize the chaos of maternal tragedy according to fictions of choice and the...
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American Literature 9003568.
Published: 26 February 2021
... well as in an emphasis on futurity—all grounded in the maternal. As She Lay Dying: Locating theGothic in Kaui Hart Hemmings s The Descendants Amber P. Hodge Abstract This essay seeks to expand the scope of both US southern and Pacific Islander Ameri- can studies by examining The Descendants (2007) in...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 873–874.
Published: 01 December 2000
... and maternity by the text’s end. In chapter 1, ‘‘The Breeding Ground while Patton makes a distinction between sex and gender and successfully argues that black females were not ‘‘women’’ by European standards, their African...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2005
... theoretical con- tribution, given the scads of post-Freudian attention already given to love between women in women’s texts over the last few decades (and, as Juhasz notes, the growing skepticism of maternal metaphors for lesbianism). I will 208 American Literature say that the discussion of lesbian...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 859–885.
Published: 01 December 2002
... notions of hyperreproductive and socially vampiristic black maternity.10 How she secures her claim to natural maternity is a story of twin contracts: with the fertility clinic that offered technological assistance for genetic reproduction and with the state that sanctioned and naturalized, via the...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... readers with a figure who adapts republican ideals of maternity and civic virtue, a figure I have dubbed the Republican   American Literature Mammy. In her representation of Milly, Stowe revises the early- nineteenth-century ideology she learned from her female family members...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 872–873.
Published: 01 December 2000
... genders that she begins with fall prey to universal notions of motherhood and maternity by the text’s end. In chapter 1, ‘‘The Breeding Ground while Patton makes a distinction between sex and gender and successfully argues...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 874.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- der roles and cultural values. Ultimately, the language of maternity is used to encompass both slave mistresses and those they enslaved. In chapter 4, Patton turns her analysis to the novels of Frances Harper and...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2000
... events’’ (164). Yet maternal fixation seems apt here, because when Awkward faces his mother’s death in the section entitled ‘‘The Mother’s Breast he reveals his fascination with the image of a mother who...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 894–895.
Published: 01 December 2000
... claims that Manning’s work ‘‘threatens his sense of the importance of events’’ (164). Yet maternal fixation seems apt here, because when Awkward faces his mother’s death in the section entitled ‘‘The...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 164–166.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and again the struggle over land rights is a central concern. Like Roybal, Suzack shows how land entitlement is bound up with questions of inheritance and therefore is never far from issues of maternity. But Suzack is also concerned with other forms of dispossession of indigenous women, including the...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2004
... texts in a variety of flexible genres. Both A Love Token for Children (1838) and Stories for Young Persons (1841) presented short moral stories designed for maternal home teaching of middle-class children. Means and Ends, or Self-Training (1839), Morals and Manners, or, Hints for Our Young People...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 811–835.
Published: 01 December 2001
... about maternity and female sexuality. Deborah Clarke’s important work in Robbing the Mother: Women in Faulkner follows just such a line of inquiry. She argues that the ‘‘colli- sion between fluidity and solidity throughout the novel can be read as a struggle with maternal power Citing Barbara...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in order to question modernity’s human exceptionalism and the hierarchies of violent inequality it supports. The annual Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature in 2016 was awarded to Meina Yates-Richard, for her essay “‘WHAT IS YOUR MOTHER’S NAME?’: Maternal...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 660–662.
Published: 01 September 2019
... reappear in the aunts, grandmothers, and nonbiological maternal figures of Grace Paley’s fiction, whereas Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (1991, 1993) can be recognized as a play of and about yihus brifs. Kushner’s play opens with a genealogical recitation (as do the nineteenth-century memoirs of the...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 882–890.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., about national culture. Mama’s Gun: Black Maternal Figures and the Politics of Transgression . By Marlo D. David. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2016. xvi, 217 pp. Cloth, $79.95; paper, $29.95; e-book, $19.95. David employs a black feminist and cultural studies approach to analyze the...