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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Kurt Eisen, Tennessee Technical University America’s Sketchbook: The Cultural Life of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Genre.By Kristie Hamilton. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 1998. xiii, 190 pp. $29.95. Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth- Century America. By...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 680–682.
Published: 01 September 2002
... second section, we learn that when representing Yellowstone National Park, writers in the 1890s were not only imagining the contradictory frontier narratives of Hall’s plays but also negotiating anxieties about working- and middle-class bodies engaged in urban industrialization and insurgent labor...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Thomas W. Devine © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Men in the Middle: Searching for Masculinity in the 1950s . By James Gilbert. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2005. x, 269 pp. $39.00. Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Postwar American Culture By...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 463–465.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Nancy McCabe The American Essay in the American Century . By Stuckey-French Ned . Columbia : Univ. of Missouri Press . 2011 . xiv, 256 pp. $60.00 . Reading as Therapy: What Contemporary Fiction Does for Middle-Class Americans . By Aubry Timothy . Iowa City : Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 596–598.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Alan Nadel Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” . By Foley Barbara . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2010 . xi, 386 pp. Cloth , $99.95 ; paper , $29.95 . A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2015
...John Ernest To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class . By Ball Erica L. . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2012 . xv , 175 pp. Cloth , $69.95 ; paper , $22.95 . Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Frank Donoghue Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Literary Scholarship . By Anesko Michael . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2012 . xvi , 248 pp. $35.00 . Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Paul Giles Between Two Fires: Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry . By Quinn Justin . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . x, 218 pp. Cloth , $95.00 ; e-book available. After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East . By Edwards Brian T. . New...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 835–838.
Published: 01 December 2007
... in the Great Depression . By Susan Currell. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2005. 235 pp. $39.95. The Twilight of the Middle Class: Post-World War II American Fiction and White-Collar Work . By Andrew Hoberek. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. x, 158 pp. Cloth, $57.50...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
... improvisation on the iconography of black vernacular life. In the middle of this cacophony of frantic chant and scream, Baraka posits silence, and not speech, as the condition of black cultural distinctiveness. In doing so, he presents a vision of black vernacular culture that does not privilege orality and...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... “winner-take-all” labor market with a few superstar earners and many struggling unknowns. Both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick used their respective versions of The Shining to describe the conditions of the 1970s media industries. Each told the story of a would-be middle-class writer grappling with the...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... place either in the atomizing political geography of Indian policy or the hybridized critical imaginary of the “middle ground.” © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Mark Documenting Tradition: Rifkin Territoriality and Textuality in Black Hawk’s Narrative...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 333–359.
Published: 01 June 2009
... oppression with that of Native Americans. Anglo-American poets sometimes turned to haiku (after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the wars with Korea and Vietnam) to escape an identity they scorned: white, American, middle-class. Haiku's famed impersonality promised a release not merely from Western...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 547–570.
Published: 01 September 2011
... contributed to the vexed proximity of the Middle East and the United States, proposing that we explore the broader archive of immigrant Americanism that subtends, but also redefines, the terms of American hegemony. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Swati The Production of Nativity in Rana...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 March 2012
... modernity in order to conceal the regressive barbarisms of racist violence, a violence understood as the resilient legacy of convulsive, psychoaffective white supremacy; as a conspiratorial compromise between a reunited North and South; or as a response to the rise of an African American middle-class in the...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... read ing were revealed most clearly in Ball’s claim to authorship, which was based on this middle-class gentleman’s emotional legitimacy as evidenced by the private circulation of (what he claimed as) his poetry. Rather than asserting her own femininity, however, Akers Allen exposed the gender and...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
... surveys contemporary fictions of alternate history, particularly Philip Roth’s The Plot against America ( 2004 ). The essay contends that historical fantasy offers a particular mode of engagement with the past—one that steers a middle course between nationalist chauvinism and revisionist debunking...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thomas Koenigs Abstract This article explores the recent popular press debates about the Common Core State Standards and their curricular mandates about the percentage of reading that can be fiction in middle school and high school curricula. I suggest that early American arguments about fiction’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
... experts, saving “future citizens” by rescuing them “out of a life of crime” and into white, middle-class domesticity, at the same time articulating the child’s biological mother as criminal and nonwhite. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 adoption realism race and ethnicity...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
...David Faflik Abstract This essay makes a pair of interrelated claims about apathy. One of these is literary-historical, the other critical-literary. During the turbulent middle decades of the nineteenth century, a number of US writers resorted to the emotionless state of apathy even as the wider...