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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 2 As noted in the article’s captions, the upper and lower photographs are of Michael Heizer, Dissipate (in Nine Nevada Depressions ), 1968 (deteriorated); wood in playa surface; 45 by 50 by 1 feet (five liners, each 12 by 1 by 1 feet); Black Rock Desert, Nevada. © Artforum , December More
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 695–726.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Matthew Cordova Frankel Duke University Press 2002 Matthew ‘‘Nature’s Nation’’ Revisited: Citizenship and the Cordova Sublime in Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the Frankel State of Virginia Thus, superficial appearances to the contrary, America is...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 862–864.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Scott Saul 2005 Blows like a Horn: Beat Writing, Jazz, Style, and Markets in the Transformation of U.S. Culture . By Preston Whaley Jr. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2004. 260 pp. $29.95; Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry . By T. J. Anderson III...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2002
... use’’ of grief in the sin-repentance sequence (90). Chapter 4 notes the popularity of the ‘‘self-elegy’’ (102), that is, the poem anticipating and wel- coming death at different, even early, stages of a poet’s life. These ‘‘homilies of salvific hope like Puritan autobiographies and biographies...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 59–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
... notions of authorship, moral authority, and literary value in the second half of the nineteenth century. Noting that a significant strain of commentary on the scandal sought to separate Byron's literary genius from the matter of his personal behavior, Ryan argues that this case study allows us to situate...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Susan Zieger The essay examines the first U.S. novel about hypodermic morphine addiction, Edward Payson Roe's Without a Home (1881) in the context of the broader cultural history of addiction. When habituation to hypodermic morphine became a noted phenomenon in the years following the Civil War...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 489–518.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Northern and Southern commentators as a form of political discourse, Brooks's caning of Sumner also reverberated with a broad set of concerns over telegraphic communication. Many noted that the cane with which Brooks assaulted Sumner was constructed of gutta-percha, the substance that was used to insulate...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 247–272.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Lloyd Pratt Pratt’s essay explores how Frederick Douglass responded to the expanding racial segregation of the United States and the inhospitality to “colored” strangers that it represented by occupying and then refiguring the persona of the stranger. Douglass, Pratt notes, also asked his readers...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 509–540.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Barbara Hochman Abstract When Nella Larsen’s story “Sanctuary” appeared in the Forum in 1930, readers noted its similarity to “Mrs. Adis,” a tale by the popular British writer Sheila Kaye-Smith. Scholars concur that “Sanctuary” turns a story about British class-consciousness into a story of African...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 429.
Published: 01 June 2006
... appointment for more than four years; independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply. The prize carries an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Henry James Review. Essays should be 20 to 30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Heather Russell Andrade Duke University Press 2006 Heather Poetry, Prose, and Politics: Russell Perspectives on Works by Haki Madhubuti Andrade Run towards Fear. By Haki Madhubuti. Chicago: Third World Press. 2004. xi, 68 pp. $12.00. Tough Notes: A Healing Call for...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 645.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... The com- petition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appoint- ment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Essays should be 20–30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 183–184.
Published: 01 March 2005
... critic and the American historian. Christopher Beach, in an American Literature review of volume 1 (March 2000), noted that The Journalism provides ‘‘much grist for the mill’’ of Whit- man criticism and scholarship. This is especially true when comparing not only what Whitman was writing but also...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Douglass published an article noting Brown’s down-the-rabbit-hole style of literary theft (Brown had plagiarized from a speech of Benjamin Disraeli, who had been caught for plagiarizing the same speech from Adolphe Thiers), Brown followed up by plagiarizing from Douglass’s former newspaper, the North...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 876–878.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., as Ursula K. Heise notes, on tragedy and elegy. Both Heise’s Imagining Extinction and Teresa Shewry’s Hope at Sea affirm the descriptive power of such narratives, for the realities they describe are themselves dire. Nonetheless, both books examine texts that begin to imagine beyond the standard...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 873–874.
Published: 01 December 2000
... periodicals had incorporated American narratives even earlier— a point noted elsewhere in the book. Lambert contends that British revivals, like their American counterparts, were geographically confined, but he gets...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 432–434.
Published: 01 June 2019
... state. She notes, for example, how black abolitionist petitioners began to adapt the natural rights discourse of settler society, linking freedom with “settlement” in a way that allowed them to stake claims to homeland in either the colonies or Africa (through resettlement). However, by separating...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... identified only as cargo. Here is an echo of Phillis Wheatley who, as Sharpe notes, was named after a slave ship, “the Phillis ” (43). “ How can the system that is designed to unmake and describe ” the Haitian girl, Sharpe asks, “ also be the one to save her? ” (92). The only escape from this hermetically...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theory, and ecocriticism. In particular, Fitzgerald asks how ecocriticism would change if it centered on Native studies. While not claiming to offer a simple answer, she notes that foregrounding Native peoples in the discussion requires us to reconsider what we mean by terms like “nature” or “the...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2005
...), noted that The Journalism provides ‘‘much grist for the mill’’ of Whit- man criticism and scholarship. This is especially true when comparing not only what Whitman was writing but also when he was writing it. For example, investigators of Whitman’s early influences can, for the first time, note that...