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Published: 01 December 2019
Figure 2 The concluding passages of chapter 15 of Winona , where the narrator meditates on Judah’s “act” of “simple justice.” Colored American Magazine , October 1902. Courtesy of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University Archives, Howard University, Washington, DC More
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Alisse Portnoy Duke University Press 2007 The Rhetoric of Rhetoric: The Quest for Effective Communication . By Wayne C. Booth. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. 2004. xvi, 206 pp. Cloth, $57.95; paper, $19.95. Living to Tell about It: A Rhetoric and Ethics of Character Narration...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Kathleen McClancy The Oriental Obscene: Violence and Racial Fantasies in the Vietnam Era . By Chong Sylvia Shin Huey . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 364 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper , $26.95 . Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... sentimentality. In A Modern Instance , Howells shows the professional effectiveness of strategically deployed affective narration in the courtroom, making it a necessary subject for realist representation. I argue that the novel is Howells’s realist response to and rewriting of E. D. E. N. Southworth’s...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 214–215.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- tributors, the appearance of an issue. The chronology could also use some clarification: Dennie’s death is narrated twice in the text, once in the middle, and once at the end, and in this way and others the text has a circular quality...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Christina Chia 836  American Literature The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era US Literature and Culture. By Michael Lundblad. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2013. xi, 218 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $29.95. Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines. By Susan McHugh...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2024
...Cera Smith Abstract Taking seriously Ralph Ellison’s interest in the sympathetic nervous system and his involvement in the Black hospital movement, this article demonstrates how the protagonist’s pain in Invisible Man ’s factory hospital scene influences the narrator’s writerly “choices...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... she raises Violet after the death of Violet's mother. At the same time, Joe and Violet have never met Golden Gray and cannot locate this particular object relation: it exists within the novel's subconscious, recognizable only to narrator and reader. Jazz itself becomes the reader's transitional object...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of definition. Throughout the nineteenth century, as their adult selves looked back on their early years, formerly enslaved people adopted a number of different strategies to understand and narrate how they came to be who they were and what their formative experiences meant in terms of the trajectory...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 269–295.
Published: 01 June 2024
... basis of feminist community. Against these discourses, the semi-anonymous narrators of The Worst of Times disrupt hierarchized, universal, and exclusionary models of pain. Rather, this article argues that, in constructing life writing centered around the painful experience of illegal abortion...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
... encounter with Communist China. The essay narrates this story by exploring the United States Information Agency’s (USIA) recruitment of a major Chinese author, Eileen Chang, to the cause of information fabrication and deployment in Hong Kong. It combines this story with a brief history of 1950s US...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to be inalienable by nature, but by recognizing that rights are alienable in practice—not simply that they are often divested and withheld, but that they can be transferred to those who do not already possess them—he narrates the extralegal drama of political legitimation. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to narrate the multiple histories of settler space. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 References Alemán Jesse . 2008 . “ The Other Country: Mexico, the United States, and the Gothic History of Conquest .” In Hemispheric American Studies , edited by Levander Caroline F. Levine...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 429–461.
Published: 01 September 2014
...” and were understood by the earliest readers to be the ancestors of Amerindian peoples, and the righteous “Nephites,” the fair-skinned narrators of The Book of Mormon . This essay shows how The Book of Mormon ’s foundational raci(al)ist orthodoxy autodeconstructs, and in so doing not only offers a vision...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
... possession in order to foster an immediate and experiential, affective and embodied knowledge of slavery. Revealing the haunting afterlife of the past in the present, the time-bending mechanisms that are distinctive of the genre of speculative fiction narrate the past of slavery as something other or more...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
... that produced populist imperialism. Moby-Dick narrates how hegemonic redeployments of the working-class rhetoric of loss transformed the hands of industry, seeking autonomy through territorial imperialism, into the prostheses of an Ahabian empire. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Christopher...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... allows not only an interrogation of the limits of US citizenship but also an exploration of how narratives may register something in excess of the citizen and the subject. Distinguishing between the antebellum (boy) characters’ violent play with cats and the postbellum narrator’s ludic play as cat, I...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 705–731.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ted Hamilton Abstract This article describes how the law inflects the narration of environmental conflict in William T. Vollmann’s Dying Grass (2015) and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead (1991). By focusing on the legal common sense of settler colonialism—its emphasis on private property...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 459–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of temporal and sensorial animacy created in the episodic narration of The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian (1920), the life story of a Ho-Chunk man named Sam Blowsnake. Apprehended by settler governance as a “craze,” anti-assimilationist currents of the Peyote movement met with intensifying attempts...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 497–525.
Published: 01 September 2022
... politics of eviction, these authors exploited and contested popular genres of eviction reportage, which narrated dispossession as a pathology of the poor to legitimate the state’s violent protection of private property. Challenging this pathologization as well as the scapegoating of Communist agitation...