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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Margaret D. Bauer, East Carolina 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...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 September 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 . By...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 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 as...
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American Literature (1 March 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 in...
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American Literature (1 June 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 and...
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American Literature (1 December 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...
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American Literature (1 December 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 as a...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Autobiography. Resisting the confu- sion 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Autobiography after 9/11 , Megan Brown focuses on the cultural work done by memoir and other forms of life writing, analyzing the way that autobiographical texts reflect the problems and possibilities for living a meaningful life in the post-9/11 era. Lee-Potter’s wide-ranging book traces the collective...
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American Literature (1 December 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 is...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 892–893.
Published: 01 December 2000
...: 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 his commencement exercises as reference...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
... on 48). Here Whitman developed two innovations, argues Cushman. One was a bottom-up perspective, telling the stories of individual soldiers in contrast to the officers’ memoirs that proliferated following the war. Another was a claim to represent the general by means of the particular, which Cushman...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 418.
Published: 01 June 2001
... alternative solution. Marshal- ing evidence from newspapers, letters, and memoirs, he proposes that Poe was followed on a fateful boat and train trip by three brothers of Elmira Shelton, a wealthy widow of...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 449–450.
Published: 01 June 2005
...; autobiographies and biographies, the cultural work of life writing texts; testimonio; genres of life writing in ethnic contexts; travel and travel writing; family memoirs; narra- tive perspectives in history and auto/biography; questions of ethics in life writing; autobiography, history, and law; concepts of...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
... prefer it to France, the country he lived in for most of the New Negro Renaissance. In his lively memoir, A Long Way from Home (1937), McKay enthuses over Spain’s alleged primitivism and paganism, claiming that it retained its premodern, pre-Enlightenment mood notwithstanding Western bourgeoisification...