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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Daniel Grausam The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State . By Melley Timothy . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press , 2012 . x , 289 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $26.95 . No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives . By Belletto...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lindsay Thomas This essay examines two kinds of speculative fiction focused on the management of climate change: preparedness documents on climate change as a threat to national security, and Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (1993–96), a science fiction trilogy about the terraformation and...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 553–581.
Published: 01 September 2010
... sometimes monolithic focus on modernist or experimental writing in assessments of the postwar moment as an antiwar watershed. Vincent emphasizes war narrative's continuities with prior Progressive-Era longings for compulsory civic foundations as well as the bourgeoning culture of national security that, in...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... From an interview streamed by Google on February 27. Posted March 4 . www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBDARw5fdrg . NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) . 1947 . National Security Act of 1947. Pub. L. No. 80–253, 61 Stat. 495 . ———. 1949 . National Security Act Amendments of 1949...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
... recent arguments for bi- or multilingualism as a crucial ingre- dient for a nation’s economic advantage and security, Mother Tongue irreverently questions the claims of modern nations to adequately rep- resent centuries of María’s indigenous, Sephardic, Spanish, and mes- tizo ancestors of the U.S...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 843–867.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- temology of containment by affirming that external threats exist and that protective barriers provide a measure of security against them. In this sense, the poem is a Kennanite cultural document, deriving from national...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 517–538.
Published: 01 September 2002
... after colonialism, a sister nation to Europe through its old colonial ties, and a subject nation among othered, colonial objects. Modernism’s Song of Itself 521 The modern United States secured its place in the ranks of Western empires precisely because it...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 821–845.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Cuban critics of Fidel Castro’s government.1 Despite its recent resurgence in U.S. international policy, this ‘‘bizarre obses- sion’’ with Cuba is not new but has a history of almost two hundred years. Charting such a history, I want to suggest, not only reframes familiar accounts of U.S. national...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2011
... reductive dialectic of self/not-­self. A weak cosmopolitan perspective, in contrast, proposes that there are universal values that are “right and true for every per- son, in every society,” as President George W. Bush suggests in his 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States of...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 865–886.
Published: 01 December 2014
... American Narratives, 194–97. Review: Melley, The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State, 194–97. Review: Végsö, The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture, 194–97. Review: Wald, American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 207–214.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Carosso examines cultural narratives from the 1950s that speak to the con- flict between a perception of America as “a prosperous and confident nation” and a national sense of “fear, rebellion, and inequality.” Seeking to complicate our own narrative of the 1950s as an “age of consensus,” Carosso...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- ing children like Pecola Breedlove? In Sula, is Shaddrack’s National Suicide Day empowering or ultimately debilitating? Are Sula and Milkman heroes, villains, or simply foils for their communities? Does Tar Baby’s obsession with...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Stelfreeze 2016 ) are Aneka and Ayo, members of the all-female elite military force that the hero relies on to secure his person and maintain the peace in the fictionalized African nation of Wakanda, where T’Challa, the Black Panther, reigns. This feature of the comics originated with Priest in 1998...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Cuba. In that case, the United States could safeguard its national security by taking Cuba by force. The complexity of Delany’s fictional intervention into this hemi- spheric context accounts, in no small part, for the growing criti- cal appreciation of Blake. The novel’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., central to both James Fenimore Cooper's The Spy and John Neal's Seventy-Six, serves as a contemporary allegorical expression of historical change, a figure best explained by Walter Benjamin's definition of the allegorical ruin. The suffering soldier complicates national origins and resists narrative...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 451–453.
Published: 01 June 2011
... diverse literary archive in which the West’s mythically open landscapes appear as refuse of our post–World War II national security state: arsenals, test sites, internment camps, dumps. In contrast, Starr, California’s State Librarian Emeritus, treats California’s ascent in the 1950s to become the...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 443–445.
Published: 01 June 2011
... archival projects that reani- mate the mid-­twentieth century. Beck, a senior lecturer at Newcastle Univer- sity, assembles a diverse literary archive in which the West’s mythically open landscapes appear as refuse of our post–World War II national security state: arsenals, test sites, internment...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 446–448.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Dirty Wars. But both are fundamentally archival projects that reani- mate the mid-­twentieth century. Beck, a senior lecturer at Newcastle Univer- sity, assembles a diverse literary archive in which the West’s mythically open landscapes appear as refuse of our post–World War II national security...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 449–451.
Published: 01 June 2011
... archival projects that reani- mate the mid-­twentieth century. Beck, a senior lecturer at Newcastle Univer- sity, assembles a diverse literary archive in which the West’s mythically open landscapes appear as refuse of our post–World War II national security state: arsenals, test sites, internment...