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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Susan Scott Parrish Environmental Practice and Early American Literature . By Ziser Michael . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2013 . ii , 224 pp. Cloth, $90.00 ; e-book, $72.00 . Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2016
... , 263 pp. Cloth, $53.00 ; e-book available. Ecosickness in Contemporary US Fiction: Environment and Affect . By Houser Heather . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2014 . xi , 309 pp. Cloth, $55.00 ; e-book, $54.99 . The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Anne Charles © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice . By Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2006. x, 196 pp. Paper, $29.95. Worlds Apart? Dualism and Transgression in Contemporary Female Dystopias . By Dunja...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Science. By Michael Golston. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2008. xv, 272 pp. $55.00. The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism. By Walton M. Muyumba. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009. xi, 216 pp. Cloth, $48.00; paper, $18.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
... immediately apparent. I suggest that if we as literary scholars are to use word search in our research, we should approach it from a philological point of view, actively exploring the limits of our knowledge about the linguistic practices of the past and considering the effects of technological mediation on...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Michael Lundblad © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Coming into Contact: Explorations in Ecocritical Theory and Practice . Ed. Annie Merrill Ingram, Ian Marshall, Daniel J. Philippon, and Adam W. Sweeting. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2007. ix, 278 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Leonard Tennenhouse © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System . By Michelle Burnham. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press. 2007. viii, 222 pp. Paper, $30.00. Ways of Writing: The Practice and Politics of Text-Making...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 863–866.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Lauren Coats © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 American Literary Geographies: Spatial Practice and Cultural Production, 1500–1900 . Ed. Martin Brückner and Hsuan L. Hsu. Newark: Univ. of Delaware Press. 2007. 367 pp. $65.00. Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., $24.95. Precipitations: Contemporary American Poetry as Occult Practice. By Devin Johns- ton. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ. Press. 2002. xii, 200 pp. Cloth, $40.00; paper, $19.95...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 413–416.
Published: 01 June 2013
... . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2012 . 292 pp. $99.00 . On the Outskirts of Form: Practicing Cultural Poetics . By Davidson Michael . Middletown, CT : Wesleyan Univ. Press . 2011 . 344 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper , $27.95 ; e-book , $21.99 . Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
... primarily in terms of its communicative practices. On the one hand, a deliberative democracy would appear to need some minimal “common standards” of what constitutes reasoned communication. On the other, it also seeks to allow as much genuine difference to enter into democratic deliberations as possible...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... reform project in Walden hinges on diet and Thoreau's attitude toward literal “groceries.” Thoreau's interest in dietary practices has generally been read as apolitical or even antipolitical, primarily because his dietary and consumptive practices have never been adequately situated amid contemporary...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Tina Chen Abstract This article proposes ethical alienation as a critical pedagogical practice by analyzing the neoteric critical consolidation of Asian American literary and cultural studies, a consolidation marked by the recent (and near simultaneous) publication of four major compendiums— The...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the risk of reinforcing stereotypes of Indian savagery. Yet these depictions of the repugnant, that is, of ancient practices now prohibited by law or found reprehensible by a public sense of ethics, allow Howe to escape the integrative thrust of contemporary multiculturalism by preempting...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Mark Chia-Yon Jerng Science fiction poses particular dilemmas for referential reading practices privileged in ethnic literary studies and African American literature. Because science fiction often requires the reader to discern the governing norms and values of its constructed, alternative world...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
... shaped a dominant practice of reading that had a regulative effect, narrowing what counted as acceptable antiracism. Melamed reads Chester Himes's End of a Primitive as a novel where we see satire deliberately misfired in an attempt to dehegemonize racial liberal meanings secured through the discourse of...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Phillip Barrish Robert Herrick’s novel The Web of Life (1900), a self-proclaimed work of literary realism, opens a critical window onto an urban “web” of intersecting practices, institutions, and professional formations at a moment when key dimensions of the US health-care system as we know it...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in the Western tradition: where the feeling of friendship comes from, the nature of the feeling itself, and how we ought to practice it. Situating the verses in relation to literary and philosophical writings on friendship including those of Socrates, Michel de Montaigne, Friedrich Nietzsche...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... used to describe the continuous and changing social practices of patronage and philanthropy in the era of corporate capitalism. Such friendship calls into question simple conceptions about supply and demand, consumer preference, and the diversifying power of markets. Placing Chesnutt's writings in...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... film put it, it depended on the arts as tutor texts in the effort to restrain sensory disorder and reinvigorate communal life. Wholly absent from critical treatments that see film as a model for the most kinetic modernist practices, the journal provides entry to a richly interdisciplinary history of...