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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 208–209.
Published: 01 March 2001
... attacks the nativist Thoreau Book Reviews 193 for playing Indian and claiming to be an egalitarian abolitionist. It nails Stowe for sentimentalizing African Americans while endorsing colonization. Even Moby-Dick—which Powell reads as the conflict...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 210–212.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Arthur Knight © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The American Play: 1787–2000. By Marc Robinson. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press. 2009. x, 405 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $28.00. The Scene of the Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance. By Shane Vogel. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2002
... by studying how children learned in the colonial (and for Crain, nineteenth- century) United States, and with the help of what books. Copiously illustrated and beautifully produced, Crain’s The Story of A is a pleasure to hold, look at, and read. Playful and allusive in her treatment of texts...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... he aspires to write a play, Jack finds himself haunted by the specter of mercenary genre fiction, just as King ( 2006 ) unwittingly found himself classed as a writer of horror. Lines from Edgar Allan Poe, the consummate genre author who tried both to produce artwork and to make a living off his...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 March 2002
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ralph James Savarese Ralph James Savarese , author of one book and editor of three collections, teaches at Grinnell College in Iowa. He spent the academic year 2012–2013 as a neurohumanities fellow at Duke's Institute for Brain Sciences. How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ann Keniston Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture . By Keyser Catherine . New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2010 . xii, 225 pp. $39.95 . Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright . By Irr Caren . Iowa City : Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2002
... other territories of the Americas should not be neglected; it is an important part of the larger picture of the forced migration of people of Afri- can descent across the Americas over several generations, and of the roles these people played in the development of numerous societies. Walter John...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 882–884.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Habiba Ibrahim Duke University Press 2006 Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism . By Henry B. Wonham. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. viii, 196 pp. $47.50. Enter the New Negroes: Images of Race in American Culture . By Martha Jane Nadell. Cambridge: Harvard Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Stephen Knadler Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects . By Stephanie Li . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . 299 pp. Cloth, $73.00 ; e-book available. Black Africans in the British Imagination: English Narratives of the Early Atlantic World . By Cassander L. Smith...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Katy Ryan Ryan's essay analyzes the coordination of the innocence argument and sentimentality in Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's The Exonerated (2003), a documentary play based on interviews with people sentenced to die for crimes they did not commit. The play's composition, performance, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... bodies. As I show in the second half of the article, when we pay attention to the textual details of those cat gestures, we find that it is not the singularly masterful play movement of Tom as subject that gives the narrative its compelling sense of freedom. Rather, the feelings of expanse and playful...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 755–786.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Mary Grace Albanese Abstract The transnational material network of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) has enjoyed substantial critical analysis: however, most scholarship tends to focus on the novel’s influence in Europe. Haiti plays a much greater role in the novel than any European...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jeffrey M. Binder Abstract Word-search technologies have played a significant role in literary scholarship for decades, yet they have received little attention from literary theorists. This paper considers how we might more thoughtfully approach the use of search in navigating cultural material...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Monika Barbara Siebert Surprisingly for a novel evidently invested in representations of contemporary Choctaw traditionalism as a viable alternative to settler society, LeAnne Howe's 2001 Shell Shaker gives unrelenting play to the gruesomeness, horror even, of the traditional rituals it depicts at...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... antebellum debates about diet and food commodity consumption. A turn to Sylvester Graham's vegetarian movement, however, shows that far from being divorced from civic concerns, the vegetarian dietary theory driving Thoreau's practices at Walden Pond plays a complicated role in the political design of Walden...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
... purely cognitive. The game uses its formal blends and its play mechanics to complicate how history is typically thought and to imagine how it might be engaged or processed differently. Ultimately, Braid interrogates the impulses that drive videogames and the historical subjects that they produce. © 2013...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the history of sentimental and domestic discourse in the United States and the pivotal role that discourse played in the formation of a two-track US welfare state. Attentive to the racist effects of the New Deal’s long-term provisions for African Americans, Wright’s novel gives us the story of a...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... played a crucial part in national, cultural, and political processes of self-reflection and -identification in the early days of the American Republic. Demonstrating how network epistemology has informed and in turn been generated by US literature and philosophy of the nineteenth century, Schober...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 253–273.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Timo Müller The essay offers a new perspective on the resurgence of Afro-modernism in the 1940s, arguing that the vernacular sonnet—specifically Langston Hughes’s “Seven Moments of Love: An Un-Sonnet Sequence in Blues” and the sonnets of Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Hayden—played a crucial role in...