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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Ostrowski. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2004. x, 261 pp. $39.95. Cultural Secrets as Narrative Form: Storytelling in Nineteenth-Century America . By Margaret Reid. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2004. xxxii, 259 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $22.95. Book Reviews Black and White...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 892–893.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Literature 72:4 / sheet 202 of238 The Narrative Forms of Southern Community. By Scott Romine. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 1999. xi, 226 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $24.95. Scott Romine...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 902–904.
Published: 01 December 2019
... discussion around narratives of “foreign” wars, Vincent reinforces a postnationalist view of the United States and its relationship to militarism. Debjani Ganguly’s This Thing Called the World: The Contemporary Novel as Global Form advances this critical impulse in light of more recent cultural history...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 845–847.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., this narrative frontier led novelists to rely on forms already familiar to readers— sentimentalism, melodrama, and mesmerism—to give shape and order to otherwise unfathomable market shifts. Zimmerman is particularly skilled at glossing topical contexts, which he then uses as interpretive rubrics...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Narratives. By Eleanor Ty. Toronto, Ont.: Univ. of Toronto Press. 2004. xv, 227 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $24.95. America's Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945. By Colleen Lye. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. x, 342 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $21.95. 2006 Book...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Rebecca Wanzo, Duke University Neo-Slave Narratives: Studies in the Social Logic of a Literary Form. By Asraf Rushdy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1999. 232 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $17.95...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 609–612.
Published: 01 September 2020
... counterdictatorial imaginary, mobilizing the novel genre to connect “structures of power, narrative control, and social location” (15). Each chapter centers on one novel—allowing a deep exploration of the relationship between content and form. Especially attentive to form, chapter 1 examines the competing dictators...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 657–660.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Lauren Coats The Genius of Place: The Geographic Imagination in the Early Republic . By Christopher C. Apap . Durham : Univ. of New Hampshire Press . 2016 . xiii, 282 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper, $40.00 ; e-book, $34.99 . American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
... works and the narrative forms of recursion and repetition that result produce an aesthetic engagement with the past that emphasizes simultaneity and overlap. Highlighting the presence of multiple temporalities as they are represented in landscapes and topographies within popular works frequently read...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... narrative forms. However, Doolen argues that Martin Delany uses the novel form to identify how the fictions of white supremacy established the terms and categories of U.S. historiography. Recognizing that white-authored histories helped maintain the institutions of slavery, Delany attempts to remove African...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of Paredes's narrative satisfies the conventions of both forms even as it critiques these narratives and the subjectivities that they produce. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Leif The Anti-corrido of George Washington Gómez: Sorensen A Narrative of Emergent Subject Formation...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... history, Bechdel produces a reading of that past that is reparative at both the personal and the public level. I will turn now to this reparative narrative and its production from within the comics form, considering its significance to current debates on queer futurity as well as to our understanding...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
... in this article: the idea of age suitability but, significantly, the question of age itself in thinking about how the graphic narrative form is particularly positioned to radicalize the definitional borders of adulthood and childhood. To work through this, I turn to examples from underground American graphic...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... In this sense, the novel can be read as con- sciously attesting to the disturbing resiliency of narrative form in the face of the event that was supposed to change everything.5 This resiliency runs contrary to what many critics would like to see from September 11 fiction because of assumptions about...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... such a necessary form in contemporary American society. Keywords campus novel, college sports, higher education, Chad Harbach, meritocracy Owen Johnson’scampusnovelStover at Yale (1912) rehearses a familiar narrative about college life. The idealistic protagonist Dink Stover comes...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and remaining skeptical of the truthful qualities of the photographic image, the fugitive notice, and the slave narrative itself, Douglass and Jacobs enact a complicated form of resistance that alters our under- Runaway Slave Portraiture  97 standing of both...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 June 2013
... to hybrid forms, most commonly dubbed “nonfiction novels” or “new journalism,” in an effort to rejuvenate narra- tive form. Whether these writers tried to rescue conventional realism or to supplant it, narrative journalists addressed the problem of knowl- edge, and its relation to narrative voice...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... representations of obeah, a creole religion practiced by enslaved persons in the British Caribbean, arguing that such narratives use religious experience to craft an alternative transnationalism. Works such as William Earle’s 1800 novel Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack and similar chapbooks, penny...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 665–693.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., that the conundrum of complicity served as the prompt for a synoptic mode of reading that Brown introduced to American fiction. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 blame gothic narrative form individualism history of the novel causative acts Charles Brockden Brown’s four major novels...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
... recognition of a still readable form of Indigenous writing—not simply on the land but literally through the medium of the land itself—toward nothing less than imagination of possible renewal.2 In the opening narrative poem, the speaker describes Blood Run as a “trading place” and “settlement” where...