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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... marked by permanent war, literary authors are returning to Korea to tell a different story. Many of these authors trace the rhetorical and material origin of the war on terror back to 1945, when the United States established a military government in Korea, and 1950, when the war began in earnest. It was...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
... pedagogical practices. This article considers the centrality of ethics to a postidentity Asian American studies, suggesting how ethical alienation—signaled both by the figuration of “comfort women”/military sex slaves/ halmoni and our own estrangement from it—can create productive classroom and...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
... accessible the material effects of the American military-industrial-media-entertainment network on historical consciousness. Braid adopts the affordances of game form to develop a formally experimental analytic of processing—one that is aesthetic, affective, and interactively experiential as opposed to...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 659–685.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of the relations between privacy and personhood, as inscribed by the recent Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas and the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy. Rather than tracking the curve along which U.S. notions of privacy transformed during the antebellum period and after, Insko's essay...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Patricia Stuelke This essay reframes the recovery and canonization of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) in the late 1970s and early 1980s in relation to the US economic restructuring and military invasion of the Caribbean in that same period. Focusing on Paule...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... by white, male Americans who fought in the war, reported on the war, or had some other ties to the US military. Work of this phase renders the Korean War in terms of the bipolar global imaginary dictated by the Cold War: even as this imaginary is ultimately unsuitable for capturing the complexities...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Mary Elene Wood Abstract This article begins with the discovery in a Wellcome Library war psychiatry archive of a carbon copy of one of John Steinbeck’s 1943 dispatches to the New York Tribune from the Italian front. The article examines Steinbeck’s dispatch in relation to documents in the military...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 359–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
... argues, may lead to new acts of solidarity between combatants, but they also hold the potential to compound the traumas of combat and produce new acts of violence. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Iraq War Generation Kill military trauma References Appadurai Arjun . 2010...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 7–32.
Published: 01 March 2005
... death, assumptions accrue: N]obody colored killed the man T]he Klan did it and C]olored soldiers aren’t devious like that4 Military officials bring in Captain Richard Davenport, a Howard University Law School graduate, to conduct an investigation. Poised and intelligent, he struggles to gain respect...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Paul Giles, Wai Chee Dimock, and others. Stephen Cushman’s Belligerent Muse concentrates on one aspect of the war’s history, tracing the ways in which verbal artistry emerged from select Northern writers’ engagements with military units and battlefield events. This approach provides new, tightly...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 553–581.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the administrated society.7 As Cecilia O’Leary attests, the “association of the military and the national ideal . . . became officially linked in national culture during the course of the first world war.”8 Emergent as the “primary function of the nation,” preparedness could streamline...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Cloth, $60.00; e-book available. Sally Bachner’s The Prestige of Violence is a daring reassessment of the history of violence in American fiction. With the rise of the postwar military-indus- trial complex, Bachner suggests that violence had a hold “over the imagina- tion of elite taste-makers...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
... uprisings and military expeditions to libuster’’ the island of Cuba.6 Unsuccess- ful military attacks were launched in 1850 and 1851 from the United States by soldiers led by Narciso López, a Venezuela-born general who Cecilia Valdés and a Memory of Nation 3 worked with...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 843–867.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... The Korean War, the U.S.–Soviet military buildup in Europe, and the commencement of a nuclear arms race seem to exist for Bishop as per- sonal inconveniences, potentially disruptive of her travel plans, rather than as...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Literature and US Imperialism in the Philippines. By Meg Wesling. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2011. xii, 236 pp. Paper, $21.00. The course of US empire traced in both Susan K. Harris’s God’s Arbiters and Meg Wesling’s Empire’s Proxy might well be described by borrowing terms from military and...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2001
...-wrenching and convincing portrayals of military conflicts, from the Civil War to Vietnam. But in general, it is in her analysis of the short stories that Weston excels; her reading of ‘‘Midnight and I’m Not...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
...: Latin America and the United States . Albuquerque : Univ. of New Mexico Press . Cooling Benjamin Franklin , ed. 1979 . Combat Operations. Vol. 4 of The New American State Papers: Military Affairs . 19 vols. Wilmington, DE : Scholarly Resources . Corré Jacob I . 2002...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., my argument is with the frontier model as a powerful but limiting frame for understanding Pacific expansion at the turn into the twentieth century. According to the frontier model, U.S. 32  American Literature military and economic contact with Native America, Hawaii, the Phil- ippines...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 615–628.
Published: 01 December 2013
... kinetic, placing import on how and where it travels, transforming social and material realities through which it passes. Third, we might produce new literary histo- ries that attend to the societal and military contexts behind textual pro- duction and consumption as these contexts both circumscribe...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... And if Southern courthouses count merely as military facilities in Battle-Pieces, Northern military activity itself counts as a kind of law- giving enterprise. Not only is its ultimate effect the reestablishment of...