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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Frank Kelderman Book Reviews Red Ink: Native Americans Picking up the Pen in the Colonial Period. By Drew Lopenzina. 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 Jodi A. Byrd...
American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Paul Giles Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies . By Underwood Ted . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2013 . viii , 199 pp. $35.00 . Where Is American Literature? By Levander Caroline F. . Malden, MA : Wiley...
American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 June 2020
... analysis. This mixed methodology shows how readers participated in the magazine’s cultural campaign against racism by calling for socially progressive depictions of blackness. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 digital humanities periodical studies African American studies text...
American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
...David M. Stewart Misgivings about consumption as a biological metaphor reflect the extent to which our turn to the body in literary and cultural studies too often reduces it to abstractions of text and theory. This limits treating literature whose bodily appeal seems obvious, even when...
American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Richard Jean So So’s essay reconstructs a literary genealogy for the emergence of “information warfare” in the early Cold War period (the 1950s). Specifically, it argues that this form of warfare—which So dubs “literary information warfare”—took shape first and most keenly within the US state’s...
American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of disability more deeply is crucial for scholars studying all periods of American literature and culture. To illustrate how this might work, I would like to return to Moby- Dick, a text I have leaned on throughout the essay as an urtext of Amer- ican disability scholarship, to show how, even...
American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... nineteenth century the historiography of wartime culture has generally criticized poetry and music of the period as conventional and forgettable.2 Twentieth- century intellectual histories of the war slight poetry in favor of prose, while studies of individual poets such as Herman Melville...
American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... E. Sloane. Sloane’s book features nearly fifty distinct authors, providing a series of bibliographic overviews of each magazine. It is rightfully considered the most comprehensive overview of the genre and thus foundational to the study of periodical humor in the United States. However, its...
American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Ramzi Fawaz Dismissed for decades as juvenile entertainment, comic books had by the early 1970s come of age as America's “native art”: taught on Ivy League campuses, studied by European scholars and filmmakers, and taken up as a new generation's cultural critique of American society. The cultural...
American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 429–455.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of public formations is essential to developing a fuller account of the uneven and halting democratization of social relations in the early national period. However, while critical studies of dissensus in the early United States often stress the contentious struggles and violent erasures that necessarily...
American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 245–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
... histories, foundational scholars in a number of related subfields of multiethnic print culture studies have published broad surveys and case studies of specific editorial figures and periodical publications. 3 Along with a groundbreaking set of special journal issues, a wave of recent work has begun...
American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., periodical studies, trauma studies, narratology, and philosophies of fiction, Young focuses on what he sees as the most important questions stemming from O’Brien’s work. For instance, he offers extensive textual analysis of the implications of the racist language employed by a helicopter pilot in O’Brien’s...
American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... transnationality. The essay thus complicates our understanding of both Delany’s fiction and nationalist politics and enhances the critical frameworks we use to analyze the nation-state in American studies. Reading Periodically Only for the past thirty-eight years have readers been able to curl up...
American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 421–427.
Published: 01 June 2015
... El-Rayess. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2014. xiii, 233 pp. Cloth, $90.00; e-book, $72.00. Analyzing Victorian and Edwardian newspapers, periodicals, sales catalogs, and advertising manuals, this study traces how James registers changes in shop culture and shopping experience...
American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 121–150.
Published: 01 March 2019
... ghetto, does Jewish American literary study now so often find itself in a scholarly ghetto? This same period also saw intensive consolidation in the Jewish studies field. Jewish studies as a professional assemblage almost always confidently understands itself as an essentially historiographic...
American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 199.
Published: 01 March 2008
... into, there are always lingering signs of his powerful presence” (4). In addition to analyses of Gernsback’s more well-known work, Westfahl offers studies of his periodicals, including Tech- nocracy Review, Superworld Comics, and Science-Fiction Plus. Brief...
American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 649–659.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Anthony Appiah’s handy but brief gloss of “race” in Critical Terms for Literary Study (1990). By minimizing the analysis of socio- economic and racial diversity and by shrinking the impact of Western expansion and immigration during the period under discussion, Nor- mans and Saxons ultimately...
American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2016
... are themselves exceptional, or are comparable to how other authors across the nineteenth century imagine blackness, could have made the application of the study’s central concerns to other writers, periods, or epochs in American literary history palpable. Alternatively, a coda relating Melville’s aesthetics...
American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 633–641.
Published: 01 September 2015
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Brief Mention General Melville: Fashioning in Modernity. By Stephen Matterson. New York: Bloomsbury. 2014. 232 pp. Cloth, $110.00; paper, $29.95. This study is intended as a way for the general reader to explore Melville’s lesser-known books...
American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... considers the fifty-year period in which no Wharton adap- tations were produced. Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts. By Emily J. Orlando. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2007. xiii, 250 pp. $47.50. This study examines Wharton’s sustained engagement with pre-Raphaelite poetry and painting in her...