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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 845–847.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Mary Paniccia Carden Duke University Press 2007 Remembering the Past in Contemporary African American Fiction . By Keith Byerman. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2005. viii, 228 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Re-Forming the Past: History, the Fantastic, and the...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 660–661.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Greta LaFleur Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America . By Coviello Peter . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2013 . xiii , 265 pp. Cloth, $85.00 ; paper, $26.00 . If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past . By...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2001
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Sharpe . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2016 . xi, 175 pp. Cloth, $84.95 ; paper, $22.95 ; e-book available. Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers’ Project . By Catherine A. Stewart . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2016 . xv, 353 pp. Paper...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 693–695.
Published: 01 December 2006
... studies. Kathryn McKee and Annette Trefzer Department of English University of Mississippi The U.S. South in Global Contexts 693 Barbara Ellen Smith Place and the Past in the Global South It has become common to assert that globalization is highly destruc...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 223–225.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Stacey Peebles Duke University Press 2007 Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots . By Min Hyoung Song. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 285 pp. Paper, $22.95. The Edge of Modernism: American Poetry and the Traumatic Past . By Walter Kalaidjian...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Mary Caton Lingold The Black Atlantic Reconsidered: Black Canadian Writing, Cultural History, and the Presence of the Past . By Siemerling Winfried . Montreal, QC : McGill-Queen’s Univ. Press . 2015 . xiv, 545 pp. Cloth , $110.00 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book available. Black Atlas...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Economies in Antebellum America . By Leon Jackson. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2007. x, 331 pp. $60.00. Contesting the Past, Reconstructing the Nation: American Literature and Culture in the Gilded Age, 1876–1893 . By Ben Railton. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2007. xii, 312 pp...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... conflicted temporal sensibility, one as much concerned with past losses as it is hopeful of future gain. Historical allegories, because they articulate between past and present, offer an important discursive frame for studying the emerging significance of novels in early national culture. © 2010 by Duke...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 185–186.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Paul Gutjahr By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii,417 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.95. 2001 Book Reviews Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America. By Robert Blair St. George. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2000. xii, 417 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Christopher Findeisen This essay argues that in its opposition to the business of college sports, the American campus novel has undergone very few changes over the past century. Debates about college sports replicate, either literally or metonymically, the assumed economic and social functions of...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Bradley, Octavia Butler, James McBride, and Phyllis Alesia Perry, Dubey explores the various ways the generic choice of speculative fiction sponsors a purposefully antihistorical approach to the past. Speculative novels of slavery employ paranormal narrative devices of time-travel and supernatural...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... figures: exploited laborers whose lives are sacrificed in building monolithic technology. For Rukeyser, this empirical and metaphysical haunting of capitalism’s history links its technological artifacts to its settler-colonial past. Both Rukeyser and Benjamin displace technological narratives from...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the representation in order to reframe possibilities of women’s healthy sexual subjectivity. Injurious pasts and irreconcilable desires do not preclude joyous futures. Painful pasts enable the eponymous lost girls’ agency, creating the conditions that help them find homosocial and queer belonging with...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Daniel M. Radus As channels of print distribution and production widened in the early nineteenth century, Native Americans employed print as a means of expressing their pasts and thus their historical claims to territories coveted by the United States. In this essay, Radus shows how the nature of...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
... necessarily drinkers (the writer’s fondness for drink is well known), but rather those reformers and idealists who, in their zeal for perfection, seek to obliterate the past. In his richest portrait of this temporal intemperance, “The Birth-Mark” (1843), Hawthorne portrays the perilous nature and effects of...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Psychometric geology suspends itself between materialism and vitalism in an effort to develop a theory, at once practical and ethical, of interobjectivity. A certain attunement, at once intellectual and intuitive, to the geological past would, according to the Dentons, lay the foundations for a vitalized and...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
... surveys contemporary fictions of alternate history, particularly Philip Roth’s The Plot against America ( 2004 ). The essay contends that historical fantasy offers a particular mode of engagement with the past—one that steers a middle course between nationalist chauvinism and revisionist debunking...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Kosofsky Sedgwick’s model of reparative reading, I demonstrate how Fun Home ’s form produces a version of reparation that emerges from a shared artistry and embraces ambivalent affective responses to the past. Ultimately, Bechdel produces a queer feminist reparative reading that understands futurity’s...