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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and of conflict itself—that is, conflict as an aesthetic device within narrative as well as the thing being narrated, the manifestation of force between actors aboard the slave ship. Because the enforcement of US law and security by 1850 tended toward something supra-territorial if not transnational in scope...
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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 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2010
... that gained global currency in the media surround of the mid-1930s, triggered by the rumored alliance of two colored empire-nations, Ethiopia and Japan. Black Empire , narrated in the first person by one Carl Slater, ex-reporter for the Harlem Blade , presents a rendition of race war that both participates...
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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 (2009) 81 (4): 659–685.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the extent to which the often-contradictory coordinates that delineate this curve animate modern philosophical and legal conceptions of privacy in the same ways they animate The Pioneers —a novel that presciently narrates the fraught conditions of the right to privacy in U.S. history. © 2009 by Duke...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of invisibility evolves from the confluence of these relationships together with his appreciation for the ways that visual art portrays black interiority. Crucial moments in the novel, including the narrator's college experiences, interactions with women, Harlem work for the Brotherhood, and unpublished episodes...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., eager to preach yet uneasy about violating gender norms, created a narrator whose sermonic interventions move steadily from the culturally feminine to the culturally masculine—from sentimentality to a dark and angry theological vision that pushed the boundaries of acceptable religious speech. Stowe's...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and indigenous people expose the differences that the two women bring to their collaborative project. Whipple's ambivalence about her literary subject becomes apparent in the descriptions of Eldridge she offers through the narrator and white female characters in Elleanor's Second Book . The essay argues...