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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 543–569.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and prompt the question, “But is it Asian American?” In order to theorize a postvisible definition, this essay engages twentieth-century philosophy of art to delineate three distinct approaches to definition in Asian American literary history: a “real” definition in its founding period that pursued...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Dana Seitler When the question of aesthetics and politics is addressed, it is usually in the context of the Marxist and Frankfurt school debates. Nonetheless, what we think of as the well-rehearsed, and to some thinkers, transhistorical, polarity between art and activism is actually a fairly recent...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 601–628.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and Madeline Yale Wynne. Although their values were antithetical, Arts and Crafts and New Thought shared striking similarities in the ways they yoked consumption habits to personal well-being and used fiction to understand and endorse popular secular philosophies. These women-led movements shaped enduring...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 914–921.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Renaissance, and the Black Arts movement, demonstrating how African American writers have enlisted the sonnet—both a site of restraint and of freedom—to challenge conventions surrounding nationality, racial identity, and literary expression. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Phillis...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... 57 ‘‘Hegel’s Aesthetics: The Philosophy of Art, Particularly in Its Applica- tion to Poetry American Eclectic: or, Selections from the Periodical Lit- erature of All Foreign Countries 4 (July 1842): 71. 6986 AMERICAN...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Literature, 1850-1900 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . Merleau-Ponty Maurice . 1964 . “ Eye and Mind .” Translated by Dallery Carleton . In The Primacy of Perception and Other Essays on Phenomenological Psychology, the Philosophy of Art, History, and Politics , translated...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 461.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., awarded biennially to the author of a scholarly, book-length manuscript in eighteenth-century studies in history, literature, philosophy, or the arts. The $4,000 award and publication of the manuscript by the University...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... on Black Boy (1945), announces the fundamentals of his aesthetic approach for explaining African American life with the resistance to sociology and realism he applauds in Bearden’s work. The essay hints at why Ellison’s visual art philosophy—a belief that characters’ confrontations with the produc...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 March 2006
... for Creating Exceptional Black Men. By Haki Madhubuti. Chicago: Third World Press. 2002. ix, 225 pp. $22.95. Medasi. By Haki Madhubuti and Nation: Afrikan Liberation Arts Ensemble. Chicago: Third World Press. 2003. Compact Disk. 45.05 min. $15.00. Rise Vision Comin. By Haki Madhubuti and Nation...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 445–451.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., 302 pp. $99.95. Using literary analysis as well as theory, Kathleen Colgan seeks to ‘‘investi- gate and describe, in the context of political theory, those principles of [con- servative] political philosophy which have defined and directed Hawthorne’s attitudes towards reform principles so...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2019
... approach to affect (in terms of adequation), which suits the aesthetic program of German idealist philosophy and offers a satisfyingly reflexive account of the relation between feeling and thinking, art and criticism, ultimately leaves out the traffic between bodily and symbolic experience that much...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
...: ‘‘The ‘aes- thetic element,’ then, is in our view neither a theory of the beau- tiful, nor a philosophy of art, but a component and indivisible part in all human creations which are not mere works of necessity; in other words, which are based on idea, as distinguished from appe- tite 3 It is clear...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Laura R. Fisher Racial uplift emerged in the aftermath of Reconstruction as a powerful philosophy of social advancement for African Americans subject to the absolute subordination and disfranchisement of Jim Crow, and it found its greatest institutional expression in the African American college...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 December 2013
... . Douglass Jeremy . 2009 . “ The Art of Dominant Color in Film .” Software Studies Initiative (blog) . February 27 . lab.softwarestudies.com/2009/02/art-of-dominant-color-in-film.html . Drucker Johanna . 2010 . “ Humanistic Approaches to the Graphical Expression of Interpretation .” MIT...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 555–581.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., tradition and change coexist. For most readers, the novel's genre, style, setting, and author preclude it from being considered a modernist text; however, this essay argues that Wharton's subtle manipulation of historical detail along with her engagement with the philosophy of memory and the physics of time...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 March 2002
... theological and pastoral philosophies during this era. Davy Crockett’s Riproarious Shemales and Sentimental Sisters: Women’s Tall Tales from the Crockett Almanacs (1835–1856). Ed. Michael A. Lofaro. Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books. 2001. xvii, 334 pp. $29.95. The nineteenth-century Crockett...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 531–533.
Published: 01 September 2021
... all value is defined by the exchange of commodities. The scope of Autonomy is so wide that almost anything said about it will be an oversimplification. Brown’s argument is wide-ranging but comprehensive. He delves into, among other things, aesthetics, Marxism, philosophy, art criticism, and music...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 227–240.
Published: 01 March 2000
... remained untouched. The fact that the buildingwas spared while the family was destroyed fascinated many, and the Willey tragedy was widely documented in literature, art, travel writing, and scientific journals...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 203–215.
Published: 01 March 2004
... 2004 Brief Mention Editions The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition. By Upton Sinclair. Tucson, Ariz.: See Sharp Press. 2003. xxvii, 335 pp. Paper, $12.00. This edition of The Jungle, serialized in 1905 in the socialist journal One-Hoss Philosophy, restores Sinclair’s original...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 681–686.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., many have overlooked the author’s preoccupation with the figure of the art lover and the problem of aesthetic appreciation. Correcting this lacuna, Francescato examines the art collector and the art appreciator in works ranging from The Spoils of Poyn- ton (1897) to The Golden Bowl (1904...