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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 553–574.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Jennifer T. Kennedy Duke University Press 2000 Jennifer T. Parricide of Memory: Thomas Jefferson’s Kennedy Memoir and the French Revolution 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 97 of 237 Thomas...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2000
... University Scenes of Instruction: A Memoir. By Michael Awkward. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 1999. xii, 208 pp. $25.00. Michael Awkward navigates the territory of the academic memoir by using...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 847–850.
Published: 01 December 2014
... , $72.00 ; paper , $25.95 ; e-book available . Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market . By Rak Julie . Waterloo, ON : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press . 2013 . viii , 249 pp. Paper , $29.99 . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Guadalupe Escobar Abstract This article takes up the figure of the DREAMer in the twenty-first-century Latinx memoir by the formerly undocumented to consider the coupling of the right to education with narratability. The author reads Alberto Ledesma’s Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer (2017), Reyna...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 620–622.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Reginald Dyck Duke University Press 2006 A Theater of Our Own: A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago . By Richard Christiansen. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern Univ. Press. 2004. xvii, 317 pp. $29.95. Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1919...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 459–496.
Published: 01 September 2001
...David Kazanjian Duke University Press 2001 David Charles Brockden Brown’s Biloquial Nation: Kazanjian National Culture and White Settler Colonialism in Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist Toward the beginning of Charles Brockden Brown’s...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and a generative platform for cross-cultural understanding. Twitchell posits that this turn can be productively situated in relation to two seemingly unconnected “problem” genres of U.S. literature: representations of Africa and memoirs of suffering. By positioning What Is the What —the fictionalized autobiography...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
...) and Sylvia Beach's memoir Shakespeare and Company (1956) use ideas about consumer capitalism espoused by U.S. consumer elites (policy makers, industrialists, and public relations professionals) to construe their authors as American modernists. In these two texts, Stein and Beach regard consumption...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Joycelyn Moody This essay examines the second of two virtually unknown texts coauthored by Frances Whipple (Green McDougal) and Elleanor Eldridge, both of Providence, Rhode Island: Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge (1838) and Elleanor's Second Book (1839). Whereas the Memoirs exclusively chronicles...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 121–154.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Robin Bernstein Abstract This essay historicizes Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home in the context of the presidency of George W. Bush. Bechdel created Fun Home from 1999 through 2005—dates that corresponded with Bush’s campaign, election, and presidency. As Bechdel frequently laments...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 281–307.
Published: 01 June 2020
...” of slave spirituals by Northern missionaries and educators at Port Royal, this essay tracks how later writers, performers, and sociologists returned to the Sea Islands to reimagine the promise of free labor. The archive thus assembled includes Civil War–era ethnographies, memoirs, and reports...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 459–490.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and semiotics that together constitute a critical methodology. I then use the methodology at work in macandal artifacts to read one key piece of the archive pertaining to Makandal: his judge and executioner Sébastien-Jacques Courtin’s Mémoire . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 indexical...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kate McCullough Abstract This article assesses the queer world-making potentiality of the comics form as demonstrated in Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home . By deploying the temporal openings of the graphic form, Fun Home challenges the putative fixity of heteronormative family time...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Jean Franzino Abstract This article considers texts written or sold by disabled Civil War veterans for their economic support as an understudied precursor to twentieth-century disability memoir and an instructive subgenre of the literature of poverty. These so-called mendicant texts challenged...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., and theorized a new way forward for the avant-garde. This scene has been the subject of anthologies, academic studies, and now memoirs that present the history of Language poetry largely on its own terms. Kaplan's essay argues, however, that central positions associated with Language poetry first took shape...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 755–782.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Hayley C. Stefan Abstract This article outlines a crip archival analysis of Karen Tei Yamashita’s creative family memoir Letters to Memory (2017) and the separate Yamashita Family Archives; the analysis revolves around the concept of disorder. The book and digital archives move the daily lived...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 297–324.
Published: 01 June 2024
... texts produce direct sensory effects. Scott Smith’s The Ruins (2006) is a horror novel, William Goldman’s Marathon Man (1974) a thriller, and Aron Ralston’s Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2004) (film: 127 Hours ) an adventure-survival memoir. Reading pain in each of three triple texts—book, film...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 701–724.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., Harry Lehr, when they reported his outrageous social performances. A conventional socialite’s memoir in most ways, “King Lehr” tracks in breathless prose the lavish lifestyle of the most elite New Yorkers during the first decade of the twentieth century.- For mally, too, Lehr’s memoir...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2014
... recent changes in industry—in this case, the publishing industry—have impacted cul- tural production. Specifically, she examines the so-called memoir boom of the last decade, which gives name to a dramatic rise in the publication of and popu- lar interest in memoirs. Rak argues that memoir...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of author with text, Anderson considers “a book, not a man” (1). The intro- duction reviews the memoir’s challenging textual history not to resolve chal- lenges of reading but to enrich them. And Anderson offers nothing less than his own ethos of reading wherein Franklin’s “life story must remain...