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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 351–363.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and bureaucratically rearrange human labor and human settlements to shore up certain teleologies and mythologies about the infallibility and foresight of military technologies. And while the books under consideration in this review—Katherine Chandler’s Unmanning , Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan’s edited volume Life...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 701–728.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Kodai Abe Abstract American racial politics during the long Korean War formed what this essay terms Afro-Asian antagonism , a racial hate between African Americans and Asians (and Asian Americans). When the Truman administration issued Executive Order 9981 and proclaimed its commitment to military...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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 (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...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 explores...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 7–32.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., 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 from...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 553–581.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to 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 contending...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
...- sented debates on the future of Cuba for readers in the United States, but they also circulated in Cuba and other parts of the Americas. In the late 1840s and 1850s, newspapers written by Cubans prolifer- ated in the United States in response to several attempted uprisings and military expeditions...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of 1863, which follows a basically good man who knows he is a coward and thus procrastinates taking up the military commission that awaits him. Estranged from his fiercely patriotic fiancée, he enlists incognito, is honorably wounded, and regains his fiancée’s affection. The fiancée plays an appropriate...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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, China, and Japan can be usefully...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 843–867.
Published: 01 December 2003
....–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 events worthy, in themselves...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., as Park explains, is an “adjective first turned into a noun to describe unthreatening ‘natives’, [which] became military terminology most often used to distinguish among raced others” (6). Erik Mortenson uses the broader and vaguer figure of the shadow as a heuristic to unite observations loosely...
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American Literature (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 (2003) 75 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2003
... deeds. (B-P, 98) Indentures, bonds, and deeds are reduced to ‘‘parchment’’ in the seceded South. The courthouse stands as a dwelling like any other. And if Southern courthouses count merely as military facilities...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-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” of the literary...