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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
...David Grant Nathaniel Parker Willis's novel Paul Fane (1856), which tells the story of a painter who journeys to Europe to learn the significance of a slight he has received in America from an Englishwoman, is the meeting place of two traditions that were already converging in the discourse...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Roberta Wolfson Abstract This essay examines two oppositional figures in Paul Beatty’s debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle (1996), and most recent novel, The Sellout (2015): the exalted race leader and the excoriated race traitor. Positioned at extreme ends of the spectrum of exceptionalism...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 880–881.
Published: 01 December 2000
...James R. Giles By Heather Hathaway. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press. 1999. xi, 200 pp.$29.95. 2000 880 American Literature Caribbean Waves: Relocating Claude McKay and Paule Marshall. By Heather...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Patricia Stuelke This essay reframes the recovery and canonization of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) in the late 1970s and early 1980s in relation to the US economic restructuring and military invasion of the Caribbean in that same period. Focusing on Paule...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 557–586.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Benjamin Child Abstract With attention to representations of the land and labor in the postslavery agricultural South of the nadir—a period when American apartheid was at its most violent—this essay uses Paul Laurence Dunbar’s plantation poems and W. E. B. Du Bois’s cotton novel, The Quest...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Bo McMillan Abstract Early twentieth-century Black literature on the city from the likes of Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, and Nella Larsen pondered questions of what it meant to be Black and urbane and also how to reformulate Black identity from a new position removed from the violent...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2021
...T. Austin Graham Abstract “The Unacknowledged War” is an inquiry into the phenomenon of Civil War revisionism, focusing on the tendency of white Americans to deny, against all available evidence, that the “war between the states” was waged over slavery. In doing so, the essay turns to Paul Laurence...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., as well as those that inform and motivate our work in the first place—in relative and relational terms. Apathy is more than a generational disposition of postmoderns or the cool, emotionless province of “critique” that Rita Felski identifies with what she (after the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur) names...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 169–183.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Shane Vogel Abstract This article places Ann Petry’s work in conversation with the existential phenomenology of contemporaneous writers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Frantz Fanon. Examining a key sequence in her final novel, The Narrows (1953), the author shows how Petry’s work...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of 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...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the limits of national belonging. By paying particular attention to the writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Thomas Dixon Jr., and William Faulkner, the essay traces the fixation on “the purity of the ballot box” from its moorings in the post-Reconstruction South to its reemergence in the disputed 2000...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 639–669.
Published: 01 December 2023
... that extends work by Brent Hayes Edwards, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, and Nadia Nurhussein. To manifest this argument, this article examines Paul Robeson’s speeches at rallies in London that he later reprinted in his autobiography Here I Stand (1958) and Claude McKay’s posthumously published novel Amiable with Big...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Paul Gilmore Duke University 2004 Paul Romantic Electricity, or the Gilmore Materiality of Aesthetics Perhaps the central problem for contemporary crit- ics who address aesthetics is defining exactly what we mean by the term. In addition to the abundance...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Paul Gutjahr By Jim Egan. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. 1999. x, 182 pp. $37.50. 2000 Book Reviews 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 185 of 246 Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century...
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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 (2019) 91 (3): 675–677.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Martin Paul Eve Finally, Hungerford’s book, by now itself well established as an important text in the field of contemporary literary studies, straddles these divides of close reading and material textuality, of aesthetics and politics. With her carefully documented histories of underground...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 591–626.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Paul Nadal Abstract This essay recovers a once celebrated but now forgotten Filipino novel in English, Juan Cabreros Laya’s His Native Soil ( 1941 ), which marked the emergence of realism during the Philippine Commonwealth’s slow, decade-long transition to independence from the United States...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Paul Grimstad The African American Experience in Crime Fiction: A Critical Study . By Crafton Robert E. . Jefferson, NC : McFarland . 2015 . 204 pp. Paper , $29.95 . The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection . By Huh Jinny . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 477–504.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Paul Gilmore In this essay, Gilmore argues that examining the largely forgotten early romances of John Neal within a transatlantic framework leads to a reconsideration of our understanding of romanticism in the United States. Focusing on Randolph (1823) and Logan (1822), he draws parallels between...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 648–649.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Paul Gutjahr Ed. Mary Chapman and Glenn Hendler. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 1999. ix, 288 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $19.95. 2000 Book Reviews 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 169 of 237 Institutional...