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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 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. Figure 7. From Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, 229. Copyright © 2012 More
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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. Figure 8. From Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, 233. Copyright © 2012 More
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American Literature (1 March 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 in the...
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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 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 (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2004
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., particularly 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
... 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 (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2000
... academic memoir by using his commencement exercises as reference points. This strategy works power- fully when he narrates his mother’s appearance at his sixth-grade graduation. Annie Marie Awkward is a woman who...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 183–184.
Published: 01 March 2005
... become ‘handbooks’ for female (and per- haps queer) identities, desires, and identifications’’ (106). Kent begins her stimulating reading of Alcott with Jo March’s pungently naive declaration that ‘‘Mothers are the best lovers in the world Rather than dismissing this as the effervescence of a...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
... 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 of...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2005
... with formal issues, Kathryn Kent largely agrees with Rishoi’s assessment: ‘‘Alcott’s texts become ‘handbooks’ for female (and per- haps queer) identities, desires, and identifications’’ (106). Kent begins her stimulating reading of Alcott with Jo March’s pungently naive declaration that ‘‘Mothers...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... of Chicago Press. 2004. 471 pp. Cloth, $49.50; paper, $25.00. A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Relationships be- tween Women. By Suzanne Juhasz. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2003. x, 247 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.00. An infant and mother gaze into...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
... engraving of a mother and child praying together, lifted from an 1868 issue of Godey’s Lady’s Book , on the dust jacket. The second monograph emphasizes fear and the uncertain results of sentimental engagement, especially foregrounded because its cover features the well-known image of John Brown, on his...
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American Literature (1 March 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 of the...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Astor House Hotel 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 894–895.
Published: 01 December 2000
... claims that Manning’s work ‘‘threatens his sense of the importance of events’’ (164). Yet maternal fixation seems apt here, because when Awkward faces his mother’s death in the section entitled ‘‘The...
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American Literature (1 December 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...