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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 868–869.
Published: 01 December 2000
... will find this volume an indispensable aid to their research in a myriad of ways. Michael Moon, Johns Hopkins University The Seduction Novel of the Early Nation: A Call for Socio-Political Reform...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 902–904.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Hosam Aboul-Ela The Health of the State: Modern US War Narrative and the American Political Imagination, 1890–1964 . By Jonathan Vincent . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2017 . xii, 293 pp. Cloth, $82.00 ; e-book available. This Thing Called the World: The Contemporary Novel...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Mary B. Hale Abstract This article examines a post–Civil War trend in novels that focus on the mechanics of governmental process. Remarkable for the smallness of their concerns, these novels replace the bitter conflicts of the war and Reconstruction with plots that hinge on matters of political...
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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 (2011) 83 (4): 875–877.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Kathleen McClancy Embattled Home Fronts: Domestic Politics and the American Novel of World War I . By Piep Karsten H . Amsterdam : Rodopi . 2009 . xi, 310 pp. Paper, $96.00 . Masculinity in Vietnam War Narratives: A Critical Study of Fiction, Films, and Nonfiction Writings...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 891–893.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Keith D. Leonard The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium . By Elam Michelle . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2011 . xxiii , 277 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.95 . The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
...William J. Maxwell Sounding Real: Musicality and American Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century . By Ruotolo Cristina L. . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2013 . x, 170 pp. Cloth , $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Jazz in the Time of the Novel: The Temporal Politics...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2009
...? The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America . By Matthew Frye Jacobson and Gaspar González. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 200. 234 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $19.95. Politics, Desire, and the Hollywood Novel . By Chip Rhodes. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2008. 190 pp. $34.95. Book...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2010
...John Morán González © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification . By Marcial González. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2009. viii, 270 pp. Paper, $29.95. Translating Empire: José Martí, Migrant Latino...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as a primary identity category between 1820 and 1900, this essay argues that age offers an especially pertinent lens for nineteenth-century literary scholars. Louisa May Alcott's 1873 novel Work makes the political and social significance of age its central subject. Work acknowledges age as a newly meaningful...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the content of the older complaint in the tone and with the emphasis of the newer political fear. The novel thus contributed to those Republican warnings against self-abasement that gave the new party a fresh power derived from a traditional feature of patriotic rhetoric. Paul's seduction into and recovery...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Man , the essay links the political concerns of the novel with Ellison's and others' resistance to a midcentury ideology of scientism. This scientism, which characterizes both the sociological construction of the so-called “Negro problem” and Ellison's representation of a scientifically oriented...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 113–137.
Published: 01 March 2024
... in regressive sexual politics. In so doing, the novels demonstrate that culture-industry efforts to push back against economic deregulation may be allied with the cultural systems that support that deregulation or enable it. pslawren@mailbox.sc.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher Hager In a standard narrative of Herman Melville's career, the author's initial tendency toward cultural nationalism—most famously displayed in his 1850 essay “Hawthorne and His Mosses”—gave way during the early 1850s to political misgivings and increasingly dark novels. The Democratic...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Emily Ogden Controversy over Freudian approaches to Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly (1799) has obscured the novel’s sensory politics. Psychoanalytic readers like Leslie Fiedler, in Love and Death in the American Novel (1960), discovered in Brown’s novel a striking confirmation...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... in Frank Reade, Jr., in Cuba (1895), a novel that presents Reade Jr. aiding the Cuban revolution against Spain and interacting with fictionalized portrayals of Cuban patriots Máximo Gómez and Antonio Maceo. By applying the Reade novels' narrative formula to create an overtly political text valorizing...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 719–746.
Published: 01 December 2011
... reading, feeling subject amid a coherent public. In doing so, antebellum arguments against novel reading articulated complicated ideas about how sentiment moved through the private and public arenas—ideas that allowed them to impart a political valence to the very experience of novel reading. © 2011...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... plot and disrupts Benedict Anderson's axiomatic theories of how seriality helps imagine the nation. Delany's changing views on Haiti and black emigration plans—published alongside Blake in the Weekly Anglo-African —produce a serial palimpsest of Delany's dynamic politics. In addition, the novel depicts...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the novel’s few representations of direct Anglo exploitation of Mexicotexans in Jonesville. An Anglotexan boy from a politically important family impregnates Guálinto’s sister Maruca and then abandons her to marry Guálinto’s former love interest, María Elena Osuna. Guálinto responds...