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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 199.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 Collections Back to Peace: Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period . Ed. Aránzazu Usandizaga and Andrew Monnickendam. Notre Dame, Ind.: Notre Dame Univ. Press. 2007. vii, 312 pp. Paper, $35.00. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 633–635.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Rosenberg. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2007. x, 260 pp. $74.95. Cuban Currency: The Dollar and “Special Period” Fiction . By Esther Whitfield. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2008. 217 pp. Paper, $22.50. Book Reviews Freedom’s Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Frank Kelderman Red Ink: Native Americans Picking up the Pen in the Colonial Period . By Lopenzina Drew . Albany : State Univ. of New York Press . 2012 . xxix , 412 pp. Cloth , $95.00 ; paper , $29.95 . The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism . By Byrd...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Sarah Robbins Duke University Press 2004 Sarah Periodizing Authorship, Characterizing Genre: Robbins Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Benevolent Literacy Narratives The favored class of society wrote Catharine Maria Sedgwick in 1848, ‘‘owe...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Claudia Stokes Duke University Press 2005 Claudia Copyrighting American History: Stokes International Copyright and the Periodization of the Nineteenth Century With the publication in 1930 of the third and final volume of his Main Currents...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jeannine Marie DeLombard Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder , African American Literature, and Periodical Culture . By Eric Gardner . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xi, 329 pp. Cloth , $105.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book, $30.99 . The Black Newspaper...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Monica Miller Upon Provincialism: Southern Literature and National Periodical Culture, 1870–1900 . By Hardwig Bill . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2013 . xii , 184 pp. Cloth , $49.50 ; paper , $24.50 ; e-book , $24.50 . Rural Fictions, Urban Realities...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in narrative, or promised to another person. Monica Huerta, Duke University DOI 10.1215/00029831-3329674 Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies. By Ted Underwood. Stanford, CA: Stanford Univ. Press. 2013. viii, 199 pp. $35.00. Where Is American...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... complicates notions of transparent relationships among the parts and wholes of periodicals and national collectives. The complex serial publication of Blake performs the logic of what Martin Delany called elsewhere the “nation within the nation.” The conversation among various texts within texts—what I call...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Margaret Galvan Abstract Alison Bechdel’s renown has been building since the success of Fun Home (2006). While scholars have focused on her contemporary production, her comics work within grassroots periodicals, including her long-running strip, Dykes to Watch Out For (1983–2008), has received...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michael A. Chaney Chaney analyzes cartoons representing slaves and slavery from the British satirical periodical Punch, or the London Charivari to argue that African American readers such as Frederick Douglass engaged in an evolving role as readers, interpreters, and users of Punch 's iconographic...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in the period. This essay revisits consumption as a metaphor that joins reading and eating, arguing that the attitudes of working men require a more faithful materiality than our qualms about the term's biologism permit. Sensational reading was a response, this essay argues, to coercive disciplinary rhetoric...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of vengeance in black-authored texts from the period following formal emancipation to the dawn of the twentieth century: the petitions of the freedmen of Edisto Island, South Carolina; the minutes of the 1865 Virginia State Convention of Colored People; the narrative of the ex-slave Samuel Hall...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Henry B. Wonham Abstract This essay argues that late nineteenth-century American fiction, as exemplified by William Dean Howells’s The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885) and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (1900), is entangled in the period’s embrace of a new understanding of economic conditions, one...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Suzanne F. Boswell Abstract This essay uncovers the environmental and historical conditions that played a role in cyberspace’s popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. Tracing both fictional and critical constructions of cyberspace in a roughly twenty-year period from the publication of William Gibson’s...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 3. The Distance Machine’s ngram chart for the word boss in Google’s US English corpus. The gray area indicates the period in which the word is relatively infrequent according to the model that is used to highlight words. More
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... in the historiography of wartime culture. Cohen analyzes a series of contraband works: abolitionist poems by John Greenleaf Whittier; African American spirituals like “O Let My People Go”; minstrel songs like “Kingdom Coming”; and an assortment of anonymous poems published as broadsides and in periodicals...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., contrasting it with the other board games of the period as a way of understanding the competing perspectives on selfhood that existed in this moment. Using Bradley's innovations in Life to codify these differences, Guerra then explores Whitman's use of the figure in “Song of Myself.” Whereas Bradley's game...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
...”—a figure popularized in Marvel Comics's acclaimed X-Men series—whose genetic difference from humanity positioned the superhero as a cultural outsider akin to racial, gender, and sexual minorities struggling for political recognition in the post–Civil Rights period. In this essay, Fawaz theorizes...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... privileged access to knowledge, just as Clithero does in Edgar Huntly . By treating somnambulists as knowing figures, Brown’s novel, and animal magnetism itself, transvalued an eighteenth-century sensory pathology: insensibility. In a period when the ability to produce public knowledge and even to claim...