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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 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 University...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2001
... remarkable about his methods—nothing except the excellence with which he employs them. We shall not see his like any time soon. Robert Merrill, University of Nevada, Reno Symbolizing the Past: Reading ‘‘Sankofa ‘‘Daughters of the Dust and ‘‘Eve’s Bayou’’ as Histories. By Sandra M. Grayson. Lanham, Md...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 660–661.
Published: 01 September 2000
...) to his ambivalence about the clutter the past has bequeathed the present (re- lated to his poetic and economic insistence on distribution over production) to produce a new view of Pound as ecologically minded. And Mao revisits...
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American Literature (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 (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 (2015) 87 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Greta LaFleur 614  American Literature Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America. By Peter Coviello. 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...
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American Literature (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 (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 (2006) 78 (4): 693–695.
Published: 01 December 2006
... 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- tive of place. Capital flight, so the typical argument...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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 (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to 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 one another...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 445–472.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in which postplantation spaces in the US South are imbued with temporal slippages such that past and present meet through the built environment. Tracing the plantation’s environmental and infrastructural presence in the Gulf Coast and throughout the US South, this essay argues that the plantation’s...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
... are not 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...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 195–226.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., Wells pushed mere counting past itself to a profound mode of ethical accounting. Two of her contemporaries, Mark Twain and W. E. B. Du Bois, sustained a similarly supraquantitative thrust; each attempted to harness the antilynching potential of numbers by enlisting data visualization. Twain falls short...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... relinquishing a presumably dirty and immature gay past in favor of a newfound respectability. Claiming that this process of cleansing works to create a “deadened subjectivity,” he links the contemporary struggles of gay men and lesbians with that of enslaved Africans by arguing that the ideological structures...