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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 897–898.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., Hunter College Invisible Natives: Myth and Identity in the American Western. By Armando José Prats. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2002. xxi, 317 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $21.95...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 194–195.
Published: 01 March 2001
... conversation. Susan Albertine, Temple University Dreaming Black/Writing White: The Hagar Myth in American Cultural History.By Janet Gabler-Hover. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky. 2000. xii, 196 pp. $34.95. In Dreaming Black/Writing White, Janet Gabler-Hover examines thirteen nov- els written...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 207–208.
Published: 01 March 2001
... conversation. Susan Albertine, Temple University Dreaming Black/Writing White: The Hagar Myth in American Cultural History.By Janet Gabler-Hover. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky. 2000. xii, 196 pp. $34.95. In Dreaming Black/Writing White, Janet Gabler-Hover examines thirteen nov- els written...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 563–597.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Peter Lurie Duke University Press 2001 Peter ‘‘Some Trashy Myth of Reality’s Escape Lurie Romance, History, and Film Viewing in Absalom, Absalom! I must be in the story (verisimilitude needs me), but I must also...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 623–625.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Michelle A. Stephens Duke University Press 2007 Creole America: The West Indies and the Formation of Literature and Culture in the New Republic . By Sean X. Goudie. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2006. 275 pp. $55.00. Reworlding America: Myth, History...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 533–536.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, that patrolled the US-Mexican border in the early 2000s and detained migrants at gunpoint. This present-day vigilantism brings (back) to real life the frontier violence that is only play-acted for tourists. Such instances demonstrate how the unexamined and ritualized myth...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 693–721.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Annette Kolodny Annette Kolodny 2003 Annette Fictions of American Prehistory: Kolodny Indians, Archeology, and National Origin Myths 6986 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:4 / sheet 5 of 255 In the midst of a national debate...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Dan Moos Duke University Press 2007 Exploding the Empire: Myths of Empire on the Postmodern Frontier . By Sara L. Spurgeon. Texas A & M Univ. Press. 2005. 189 pp. Cloth, $40.00; paper, $17.95. Spaces of the Mind: Narrative and Community in the American West . By Elaine...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Steven Belletto © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Civic Myths: A Law-and-Literature Approach to Citizenship . By Brook Thomas. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. xiii, 298 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $21.95. A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Grande’s The Distance between Us (2012), and Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s Undocumented (2015) as examples of the critical DREAMer memoir, foregrounding suppressed and subversive self-representation. Such self-fashionings are constrained by overachievement while still troubling the myth of meritocracy...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
...-Jaber uses the figure of the Palestinian refugee to signal the elided presence of the Native American, thus disrupting the historical homogeneity of the myth of U.S. nation formation and bringing to light instead the model of settler colonialism on which the United States is based. As such, the novel...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 547–570.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Swati Rana Rana's essay reads two pioneering works by Syrian immigrant writers, Ameen Rihani's The Book of Khalid (1911) and Abraham Rihbany's A Far Journey (1914), that inaugurate Arab American fiction and autobiography, respectively. She shows how both texts proliferate myths of origin...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 557–590.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Sari Altschuler Abstract Global health traces its origins back to a single moment in 1854 when John Snow eradicated cholera with a map. It is a nice story, but it’s a myth, a fantasy of empiricism. The modern global health approach did begin with the nineteenth-century, worldwide cholera pandemics...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 591–619.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., repetition is not enough for such facts to become mythi- cal; they must, instead, become part of their occasion. The image of the spiral is not just a structure that reappears constantly but a struc- ture that changes and develops by virtue of its occasion, feeding off its earlier appearances. Myth...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 891–893.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Prize Committee and the Western Literature Association for the best essay published on western American literature in the previous year. Call for Papers: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Myth More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 431–433.
Published: 01 June 2003
... John Shields’s book is a provocative challenge to the venerable Adamic myth so exhaustively deployed in examinations of early American literature and in American studies. Moreover, The American Aeneas builds wonderfully...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 March 2010
... University; and Elisa Tamarkin, University of California, Berkeley. Call for Papers: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Myth More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction as a form is where theological narrative went after Paradise...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of centuries (or rather, different versions of a drama) unfolding in such a short space. The book contains five chapters, plus a prologue and epilogue, and then a final section containing twelve sample tales from across the globe. Wagner’s chapters work thematically, looking at ideas of culture and the myth’s...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 723–749.
Published: 01 December 2003
... the afternoon ‘‘Oh said Coyote, ‘‘You told me enoughCoyote—His Myth Chinook Texts One hundred four years after the anthropologist Franz Boas published his...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 September 2001
... readings in ethnographic history, his memories of his grandmother’s and his father’s stories, his contact with Kiowa living on reservations, and, not least significant, the myths of the American frontier.6 While the Native side of Momaday’s cultural dialogue has been discussed at length by others, only...