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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Findeisen , a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is completing a dissertation titled “Absent-Minded Forms: The Academic Novel, American Meritocracy, and Other Educational Fictions.” His e-mail address is cfinde2@uic.edu . © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 campus novel...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 611–635.
Published: 01 September 2010
... private funding is what caused the inequality to start with. This dilemma is as true for advanced research as it is for general college attainment. I will end by mentioning the faculty role here. Our elitist model of meritocracy has made faculty inadvertently complicit with administrators who are...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 March 2006
...- taking often prevents the child in question from ‘‘traveling outside’’ to the ‘‘best’’ institutions. The realities of anti–Affirmative Action dis- course, the newly emergent ideological commitment to meritocracy, and the sweeping testing and assessment criteria now institutional- ized in most public...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 March 2003
... delight; so it is, too, with Garber’s take on jargon, which is of course laced with jargon (micromanage, meritocracy, autograph, infomercial) as well as brief meditations on the many uses of trendy and fashionable as epithets...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 423–435.
Published: 01 June 2009
... this study demon- strates how their failure to participate in the war affected the representation of sexuality, meritocracy, and ethnicity in their works. The study also makes use of previously unexamined archival materials from the U.S. Army. Writing the Lost Generation: Expatriate...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 381–406.
Published: 01 June 2008
... finding work in a library and having access to books, he finds that the subject position of Little Brown Brother does not enfranchise him in an American meritocracy but, instead, provides a way for him to consider how such entitlements are racialized. Later in life, when he reads that Richard...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 7–32.
Published: 01 March 2005
... embrace of notions of meritocracy. He runs the 221st Chemical Smoke Generating Company ‘‘like it was a chain gang’’ (33), demotes Wilkie, and plans to promote Peterson, who conforms to his ideal of black manhood. However, Fuller points to the idealism and hopelessness of this outlook by stressing...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 June 2005
... conflict with a culture characterized by self-invention and self-creation, and both narrate the demise of lineage in favor of meritocracy, the decline of aristocracy in favor of populism. The discourse of Anglo-American political history that made the dyad of populist-aristocrat particularly weighty in...