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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2009
...James R. Giles © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Don't Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition . By Lorenzo Thomas. Ed. Aldon Lynn Nielsen. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2008. 224 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.95. Black Heart: The Moral...
Devils and Rebels: The Making of Hawthorne's Damned Politics; The Arbiters of Reality: Hawthorne, Melville, and the Rise of Mass Information Culture; Literature and Moral Reform: Melville and the Discipline of Reading; Herman Melville and the American Calling: The Fiction after “Moby-Dick,” 1851–1857
American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 192–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Information Culture . By Peter West. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 229 pp. $44.95. Literature and Moral Reform: Melville and the Discipline of Reading . By Carol Colatrella. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2002. x, 337 pp. $55.00. Herman Melville and the American Calling...
American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 673–674.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of What Matters: The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy. By Anthony Cunningham. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2001. x, 296 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.95. This study oﬀers a lucid...
American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 197–198.
Published: 01 March 2001
...- cially true of the treatment of Northern freedom celebrations in chapter 5. Far more successful is Glaude’s careful analysis of African Americans’ heated debates over the question of racial solidarity, most evident in the American Moral Reform Society’s adoption of a ‘‘color-blind’’ position...
American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 868–870.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Martyn Bone Darker than Blue: On the Moral Economies of Black Atlantic Culture . By Gilroy Paul . Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press . 2010 . 207 pp. $22.95 . Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature . By Goyal Yogita . New York : Cambridge Univ...
American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Gordon Fraser The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace . By Ryan Susan M. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . x, 217 pp. Cloth , $69.00 ; e-book available. Plagiarama! William Wells Brown...
American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2009
... compelling counternarratives to constitutional patriotism, models of local attachment that De Forest recognizes as the political sensibility of “geographical morality.” Geographical morality implies allegiance to a prediscursive and so-called natural state whose limits are set by climate and human biology...
American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 603–605.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Joanne van der Woude By Ruth H. Bloch. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2003. x, 225 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $21.95. By Paul Downes. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2002. xii, 239 pp.$55.00. 2004 Book Reviews Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture...
American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2003
... The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism. By Wendy Steiner. Chi- cago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 1995. xi, 251 pp. Paper, $14.00. Modernism and Morality: Ethical Devices in European and American Fiction.By...
American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 393–411.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Zachariah Pickard Duke University Press 2007 Zachariah The Morality of Aesthetic Action: Pickard Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Jarrell, and the Politics of Poetry In Axel’s Castle (1931), Edmund Wilson argues that the symbolists...
American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 172–175.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Stephen Cushman Remembering World War I in America . By Kimberly J. Lamay Licursi . Lincoln : Univ. of Nebraska Press . 2018 . xxiii, 294 pp. Cloth, $55.00 ; e-book, $55.00 . A Shadow on Our Hearts: Soldier-Poetry, Morality, and the American War in Vietnam . By Adam...
American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Elizabeth Twitchell Twitchell's essay examines Dave Eggers's What Is the What (2006) in the context of recent international interest in the morality of uncertainty, a stance which looks to self-erasure, not-knowing, and imaginative empathy as providing both the most humane response to trauma...
American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 665–693.
Published: 01 December 2016
...David Zimmerman Abstract Charles Brockden Brown’s four major novels, all written between 1798 and 1800, are devoted to the conundrum of moral complicity—the impossibility of pinpointing moral accountability for harms in a world where intersubjective life makes it impossible to separate one person’s...
American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one...
American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and display one’s adherence to conventional public morality. Melville’s fiction shows us how privacy became a language of morality across the nineteenth century while at the same time imagining various counterprivate forms that resist entanglement with domesticity, property, and liberal individualism. 13...
American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., as media technologies operated by men. Drawing on Michel Foucault and the history of the book, this article uses the example of Hefner to theorize the editorial subject. Like Foucault’s author function, the editor function represents a position of legal, moral, and authorial responsibility that binds...
American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to the complex meaning of agency in a world in which political, economic, and moral crises have been recast as the medical condition of specific “risky” bodies and doubts over their competence at maintaining sanitary self-care. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Beck Ulrich . 1992...
American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
... discourses of literary aesthetics were bound to a set of questions about whether meaning derived from God, language, or man. The literary was not a mark of the secular, understood as the absence of spiritual concerns, but part of a process of thinking about the relationship of individual will to moral law...
American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Cristin Ellis Ellis’s essay reconstructs the history of environmental crisis—the crisis of Southern soil exhaustion—at the heart of the antebellum slavery debates. Through readings of landscape in My Bondage and My Freedom , the essay argues that in the 1850s, Douglass displaces the moral...
American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... contend that it was more likely conceived as an appropriation and revision of Southworth, whose pivotal chapter is titled “The New Medea.” Anxiously competing for the role of moral and cultural advisor to female readers, Howells writes his own deserted wife novel, in which he vanquishes Southworth...