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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 218–220.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kevin R. McNamara © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 New York Nocturne: The City after Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850–1950 . By William Chapman Sharpe. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2008. xix, 402 pp. $35.00. New York and the Literary...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Jonathan David Shelly Schroeder Schroeder’s essay works to draw critical attention to the aesthetic history of local color, and, more broadly, to the underrecognized relation between local color and realism. In returning local color to its long aesthetic history within painting, Schroeder argues...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 2 Oil painting of African woman wearing red coral necklace and child, painted by Albert Eckhout in 1641. Photograph by John Lee. National Museum Denmark Figure 2 Oil painting of African woman wearing red coral necklace and child, painted by Albert Eckhout in 1641. Photograph by John Lee More
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 7 Oil painting of Eva and Topsy, featuring Topsy in red coral necklace, earrings, and bracelet, painted by J. A. Bingham in 1857. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT Figure 7 Oil painting of Eva and Topsy, featuring Topsy in red coral necklace, earrings, and bracelet, painted by J More
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Wendy W. Walters This essay juxtaposes two readings of J. M. W. Turner's 1840 painting, Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On : one by British art historian John Ruskin and the other by contemporary Jamaican novelist Michelle Cliff. To examine the racial and national...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... American cinema: in the critical writings and poetry of the journal's contributors, including James Oppenheim, Waldo Frank, Vachel Lindsay, Stephen Vincent Benét, and Babette Deutsch, and in the works of artists close to the journal—John Sloan's painting Movies, Five Cents (1907) and Paul Strand and...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 485–516.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Whistler’s impressionism as ‘‘the spirit of our times and he commended attempts in poetry to reproduce ‘‘the vision of a London street at midnight with its long rows of light 4 Even in 1913 Ford Madox Ford described ‘‘the real stuff of the poetry of our day’’ by painting a Whistler nocturne to describe t...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 781–806.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and of the companion volume, In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art, is an impres- sive assembly of representations of O’Hara painted, sculpted, or photo- graphed by many of the most influential artists of the period.1 These artworks testify to the power of the charismatic...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 833–869.
Published: 01 December 2004
... his people, historically, dramatically, hilariously, but hon- estly.—ArchibaldJ.MotleyJrTheNegroinArt’’ WhilethenameArchibaldMotleybringsinstant recognition only to specialized scholars, two of Motley’s paintings are so well known that they have become, for many...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 719–745.
Published: 01 December 2009
... as explicitly as he did in The Third Violet (1897). In this often-ignored and much-maligned novel of manners, Crane places an artist and a writer before a painting in progress and registers their different responses. As William Hawker works on a landscape of the countryside at...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2005
... essays from various disciplines, explores our images of and interactions with a multitude of things: gloves, shoes, and combs with missing teeth; cigarettes, wine cups, and Bialetti coffee pots; Cartesian com- passes; corpses and fossils; pebbles and paintings; Russian dresses, East Ger...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2017
... figured an issue like rape as a debate between black men and white men over possession of the black female body, or Eldridge Cleaver, who notoriously advocated the rape of white women as a means of recovering black masculine power, the cloth-framed, quilted paintings of Faith Ringgold’s Slave Rape series...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
... invoke. If a hand holds you over a fiery pit into which you might be cast, the kind of love expressed in not dropping you must always be in doubt. Raising such doubts in his investigation of antislavery writers such as Stowe and David Walker, Pelletier wants to understand the role of fear. The painting...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the glass-covered police young enough to be her grandsons, to be in spitting distance of the Japanese embassy. She draws a painting larger than herself of a soldier in mustard green, strapped to a cherry blossom tree with black barbed wire, guns pointed at his chest from 3 directions, white...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
...-imaging Douglass prac- ticed. In addition to writing three autobiographies that established an early standard for African American writing, Douglass constructed his identity in countless daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and paintings displayed throughout the world. Gates concludes that...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2002
... protagonist’s attempt to paint Miriam American Literature, Volume 74, Number 1, March 2002. Copyright © 2002 by Duke University Press. 60 American Literature Quarterman than at first meets the eye.3 Originally published in the Atlantic Monthly as ‘‘A Landscape Painter’’ (without the hyphen), the story...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 307–333.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., the esteemed high stylist, was inspired by the commercial arts. Yet James considered advertising a sufficiently complex art, with techniques that rivaled, rather than simply imitated, those deployed in fine-art forms, such as painting and literature. Incorporating devel- opments in...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 251–285.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., John Humphreys, stand together before a painting of the Madonna and child and consider its meaning. This ideal woman’s beauty, John de- clares, exists as a mere transparency through which the viewer may perceive the light of transcendent truth, the Word of the divine Father. After briefly...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 847–850.
Published: 01 December 2014
... nineteenth century to the present, and they 848  American Literature range across a variety of cultural forms, from works of fiction, to paintings, to pieces of furniture, movies, and memoirs. They are all well worth reading, as they deepen our understanding of how those experiencing the rise and...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Reviews 871 (243) Otter shows how the early Melville investigates depth through artistic interrogation of ‘‘overwrought surface Otter paints a compellingly different Melville, one who examines the bodily...