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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 888–890.
Published: 01 December 2003
... The White African American Body: A Cultural and Literary Exploration. By Charles D. Martin. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2002. xi, 221. Cloth, $59.00; paper, $22.00. Passing and the Rise...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Mikko Tuhkanen Duke University Press 2007 Mikko ​“Out of Joint”: Passing, Haunting, and Tuhkanen the Time of Slavery in Hagar’s Daughter . . . that mystic clock, whose ticking is rarely heard in the slaveholder’s breast.—Harriet Jacobs...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 672–674.
Published: 01 September 2002
... knowledge of Mel- ville, his life and works, or even an acquaintance with literary criticism This seems an impossible claim. On a single page, for example, Spark assumes at least a passing knowledge of T. S. Eliot, New Criticism and new historicism, Aristotle, Longinus, free-thinking Judaism, Catholic...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 813–841.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Julie Cary Nerad Duke University Press 2003 Julie Cary Slippery Language and False Dilemmas: Nerad The Passing Novels of Child, Howells, and Harper...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Geoffrey Sanborn Sanborn's essay seeks to demonstrate that The Headsman , an overlooked 1833 novel by James Fenimore Cooper, is an allegory of racial passing. After showing that the dominant aim of this melodrama about a Swiss executioner's family is to critique white American prejudice against...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Nick Bromell Bromell's essay argues that Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Nella Larsen's Passing both represent and enact a core problem in theories of deliberative democracy: how to assess the value of differences among citizens (of race, gender, or age) when democracy is understood...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 612–615.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Tim Engles Duke University Press 2007 Fugitive Empire: Locating Early American Imperialism . By Andy Doolen. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2005. xxvii, 254 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $20.00. To Be Suddenly White: Literary Realism and Racial Passing . By Steven J...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 625–627.
Published: 01 September 2007
...David L. Eng Duke University Press 2007 Passed On: African American Mourning Stories (A Memorial) . By Karla F. C. Holloway. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2002. xii, 232 pp. $24.95. Book Reviews Securing the Commonwealth: Debt, Speculation, and Writing...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
... reform in US health care has proven so difficult to achieve in the more than a century that has passed since the novel was written. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 References Baker Samuel L. 1984 . “ Physician Licensure Laws in the United States, 1865-1915 .” Journal...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
... than history. Through their refusal to grasp slavery as an occurrence that has decisively passed into the register of history, these novels dispute the meta-narrative of U.S. racial history—as a progressive movement launched with the abolition of slavery and culminating in the Civil Rights movement...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 439–462.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to the skyscraper by reading formalist theories by the father of modern architecture, Louis Sullivan, alongside a work of African American modernist fiction, Nella Larsen’s Passing (1929). Reading Sullivan alongside Larsen explains how skyscrapers and blackness together have defined what gets seen as modern...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and as the shameful, emasculating servitude of self-enslavement. Attempting to pass as a breadwinner, husband, and professional, Jocelyn's addiction makes him an impostor of freedom. But it also shows how the history of chattel slavery haunted the late nineteenth-century conceptualization of addiction, in spite...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of education as a commodity in the marketplace. This promise, education as a gift of freedom, fails—it fails to speak to students today, fails to remedy racial and gendered disparities, and fails by giving students tests to pass that fail to make them think. Douglass, by contrast, sees literacy and freedom...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... sensing and imaging, satellite media often pass as uninterpreted weather reality for popular audiences, offering visual and textual narratives of weather crises that abstract the human from environmental disaster. This essay considers the twentieth-century turn toward uninterpreted and visually centered...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 833–869.
Published: 01 December 2004
... a pro- vocative lens through which to examine the iconographic aspects of Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929). In portraying both the psyche and the facade of their subjects, Larsen and Motley complicate the figure of the mulatta beyond the nineteenth-century’s pathetic victim...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 119–140.
Published: 01 March 2003
....13 Techniques of local color writing can be found in urban newspaper accounts of slumming or passing. In many ways, Harland’s project is similar to that of the urban reporter who ‘‘slums’’ for his material...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
... as a series of practices enacted by persons inhabiting bodies marked by race. ▪ ▪ ▪ This scene ends with Travis’s dramatic ingestion of the free papers, a form of material destruction that clearly evokes Douglass’s depiction of Henry eating his slave pass in My Bondage . Afterward, Travis sells...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the binary of hetero- and homosexu- ality and, interestingly, provides a framework for “understanding his fascina- tion with liminality and passing” (208). Situating Thurman in an international bohemian literary movement, Garner argues that Thurman’s resistance to limiting labels challenged...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 607–609.
Published: 01 September 2007
... to how Thur- man’s “transgressive sexuality” resists the binary of hetero- and homosexu- ality and, interestingly, provides a framework for “understanding his fascina- tion with liminality and passing” (208). Situating Thurman in an international bohemian literary movement, Garner argues...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 610–612.
Published: 01 September 2007
... to how Thur- man’s “transgressive sexuality” resists the binary of hetero- and homosexu- ality and, interestingly, provides a framework for “understanding his fascina- tion with liminality and passing” (208). Situating Thurman in an international bohemian literary movement, Garner argues...