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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . By Batiste Stephanie Leigh . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2011 . xii , 326 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper , $25.95 . The Angelic Mother and the Predatory Seductress: Poor White Women in Southern Literature of the Great Depression . By Lancaster Ashley Craig . Baton Rouge : Louisiana...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 7. From Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, 229. Copyright © 2012 by Alison Bechdel. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 8. From Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, 233. Copyright © 2012 by Alison Bechdel. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. More
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2004
...-Century Women’s Travel Writing. By Sidonie Smith. Min- neapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2001. xvii, 224 pp. Cloth, $59.00; paper, $19.95. Mothering the Race: Women’s Narratives of Reproduction, 1890–1930.ByAllison Berg. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2002. x, 186 pp. $35.00. These two books...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 182–185.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Carolyn Sorisio From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry. By Mary Loeffelholz. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2004. xi, 275 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95. Managing Literacy, Mothering America: Women's Narratives on Reading and Writing...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ( 1965 ) that the matriarchal structure of black American families oppresses black men. While the impact of Moynihan’s report cannot be denied, black nationalist tendencies to marginalize and silence black mothers encompass a broad historical terrain into which that moment must be situated. Black...
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American Literature (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 (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Marjorie Pryse In Jazz , Morrison explores the transferential relation between book and reader, invoking Kleinian object relations, Gates's Talking Book, and her characters' search for lost mothers to drive the reader into his or her own psychoanalytic search for origins. Joe, Violet, and Dorcas...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... in comparison with the novel's male characters, but the essay concludes by considering the larger implications of replacing the idealized figure of the Republican Mother with a figure dubbed the Republican Mammy. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Elizabeth The Republican Mammy? Duquette...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
... as biological process, and wary of entanglement in popular associations of women's nature work with maternal sentiment and feminine virtue, Stein and Cather sought to modernize their “feel for mother earth” by rewriting it in unsentimental and authoritatively modern terms. To that end, both writers adapted...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
... into his back.—Demetria Martínez, Mother Tongue (1994) This empire fears translation.—Amy Kaplan, presidential address to the American Studies Association, 17 October 2003 In 1987 Demetria Martínez was indicted on charges...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 March 2020
...” to describe what replaced these earlier models, a phenomenon in which intimacy between parents and child—especially mother and child—is deepened and in which “enmeshing the child in strong bonds of love” is imagined to be “the way authority introduces its charge to its imperatives and norms” (20). While...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 March 2007
...-072  © 2007 by Duke University Press 86  American Literature master or employer, a man who she knew did not physically abuse his subordinates, who was decent enough to keep a mother and child together. Or was their relationship more intimate? Was George Whita- ker the father...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and boarded a boat headed to New Bedford, Massachu- setts. His sister Harriet Jacobs would remain confined in their grand- mother’s suffocating crawlspace for another four years until, certain of her children’s safety, she too risked escape. Although reunited with kin on Northern soil, Harriet lived...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Soon after the appearance of Akers Allen’s Poems in 1866, Ball’s defenders pub­ lished A Vindication of the Claim of Alexander M. W. Ball, of Elizabeth, N.J., to the Authorship of the Poem, Rock Me to Sleep, Mother (1867). The primary argument of the authors of the pamphlet is that Ball’s status...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
... and mother- hood provide the primary tropes and modes of experience through which Wright critiques reductive conceptions of both nationalism and Marxism. In doing so, he does not merely subordinate the Woman...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... intensified by the inefficacy of absent or negligent black mothers. As Hortense Spillers has argued, the black mother has been both a powerfully generative force and a vigorously denied absence in American culture.14 These early lessons in narrating black childhood through the denial of black...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 813–841.
Published: 01 December 2003
... do not know they are their father’s property until Royal dies suddenly with his estate near bankruptcy. Still in shock from the loss of their beloved father, Rosa and Flora are told of their mother’s legal status...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2004
... narratives as models to guide theirmoralprogress.Muchasshehadalreadytakenanactiverolein nurturing her siblings’ children through literacy-based teaching, she envisioned using her authorship to ‘‘mother’’ her readers. Blending Genres One aim of my essay is to counter a problem Dobson has identified...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 539–567.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., the speaker looks at a photograph of himself nestled between aunt and mother. Glancing at this picture conjures the speaker’s memories of his experience in the liminal space of a refugee camp. Refugee camp in the Philippines. I sit, flanked by mother and aunt: my saviors. Here, they are young again...
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